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Summer Nutrition Challenge: Week 14 (almost done!)

Posted Sep 17 2013 5:56pm


That’s all I have for you this week folks. I’ve already explained why alcohol is not the healthiest for us in our week 13 challenge post. I am already a week and a half in to my 2 month “alcohol & processed food vacation.” My CrossFit box started a Lurong Paleo Challenge yesterday. Although I am not signed up, I do plan on cleaning up my act for the next 2 months alongside everyone else. Next week marks my 2 year “paleoaversary” and I can honestly say that most days, I eat 90-95% squeaky clean paleo. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am at that stage where I can not splurge on anything that contains gluten, legumes, or dairy. I get so sick that it’s not worth it. Just this past weekend I made some gluten-free cheese pizza for my kids as a treat. I wanted to try a small piece so I ate literally a 3″ x 3″ piece of pizza. As I ate it I said to Brent something like “wow this is the most dairy I’ve had in over a year.” The pizza was good, but just like when I try a bit of gluten-free pasta, it was really nothing special. And it sure as heck wasn’t worth being sick to my stomach and bloated for 3 days! Yes, 3 days…I am not exaggerating. I had to go back to tracking every bite of food I put into my mouth so I could try to figure out what I was now intolerant to. I researched FODMAP, SIBO, & nightshades deeply looking for some information as to why literally every meal I ate left me looking 4 months pregnant and feeling sick.

Sugar snap peas from Hello bloated belly!

Surely that one small piece of pizza wouldn’t make me nauseous and bloated after every single meal for 3 days? Looking back at what I ate before the pizza, I noticed I also ate a large serving of  sugar snap peas.  I give my kids peas all the time and while yes I do consider them to be a vegetable, peas are technically a legume. DUH! I really never eat peas loose or in its pod but they just looked so good in the store and I’m always looking for new things to take for lunch. Maybe 2 cups of peas was too much and a snack size bag would be better? So after all my food tracking the only thing I can come up that stood out were the peas and the pizza. I will never do that again.

So for the next 2 months I will not be consuming any alcohol or eating any of my top of the fridge foods to get me up to 100% paleo. Care to join me?!


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