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Because I am in good health, I find that “just a little bit” of an avoid does not bother me. As I’ve said many times, I don’t eat avoids at home. But when I am at a friend’s home, I am a gracious guest. When I am in a restaurant, I look for the best choices I can find and do not stress over hidden avoids. . However in the last few days, too many “just a little bits” caught up with me and reminded me of why I have stayed with the BTD for seven years.
Last week I had “just a little bit” of cake. It was the social thing to do at the time. My weight popped up two pounds the next day, as it always does when I eat wheat, but I didn’t notice any other ill effects.
Monday my husband and I ate at a Chinese buffet. We love this restaurant because it is MSG free and the vegetables are fabulous. I stayed away from all of the breaded foods, but I know there were avoids in the sauces and melted cheese on one of the vegetables.
Yesterday I met with my book club. While I am the only one on the BTD, most of the ladies are interested in health. I have talked about BTD books, and others also bring in diet books and cook books. There are always healthy choices among the snacks. Yesterday’s hostess had lots of fresh fruit. She also had an egg casserole and cake. I stayed away from the cake, putting lots of fresh fruit and some eggs on my plate.
I thought I was compliant until I took my first bite of the eggs. This was more like French toast casserole. It was layers of white bread with eggs and cheese in between. There was also a layer of sausage hidden on the bottom.
Last night my stomach was gurgling. This morning my weight is up again, and my stomach is not happy. I have that heavy, burning feeling that I lived with for more than 10 years before I found Dr. D’Adamo’s book.
I will be ok. After I post this blog, I’ll fix myself some ginger juice and water. Today will be a beneficial only day, and by tomorrow morning, my stomach will feel right again. The weight is water weight and it will vanish as suddenly as it appeared as soon as the wheat is out of my system.
I still believe that people are more important than things, and that “just a little bit” of an avoid is better than ruining a relationship. This experience, however, was a good reminder, that even the “little bits” are causing inflammation, and that the cumulative effect over several days is not good.
Enjoy your "little bits" and your short recovery time.
I feel like the diet improves me emotionally and my positive emotions and expectations heal my body even more. I am very grateful for that....
Everyday my tongue becomes pinker and pinker too.... Very sweet
Anyway - I devoured the books and honestly stopped dead at my favorite avoid - the coffee and black teas...Argh - so reading your "little bit" made me feel better.
I have only JUST begun - haven't gone cold turkey, but wheat is surprisingly easy to cut. I have been a no red meat gal for well over a decade and it will be HARD to add it.
Had little steak and salmon for dinner with sweet potatoes. Felt spritely after dinner which is unusual.
Earlier I did have a handful of Sun Chips(corn and wheat in ingredients)---immediately felt like a 10 ton bloated weight....but they were so good!!
I am a regular runner and general good health - so I feel like I don't have to completely avoid after reading your blog - - but knowing what foods make me feel unhealthy is huge.
Anyway thanks again good luck to all of us!
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