Before I knew I had food intolerances I used to dread going out for meals, as I usually suffer a whole host of nasty symptoms including, nausea, IBS type symptoms and chronic fatigue and I didn’t really understand why. All in all, it never made for a particularly pleasant experience (understatement) and was something I avoided like the plague.
But, now I know that the reason I’d often feel so ill, is because I was unknowingly eating many foods to which I am highly intolerant. I still had some of these symptoms when eating at home, of course, but as I tend to cook more simple, fat free meals ( I also can’t digest fat well,) they weren’t as severe.
This morning, I went over to visit my Dad – something in itself which is a great achievement, as I’m not feeling too well today, but I still managed to go! HUGE PROGRESS!
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, so I went over to see him at the restaurant he owns. As lunch time approached he asked whether I’d like to stay and have something to eat, at which point I’d normally make my excuses and leave. BUT, now that I’ve had a comprehensive food intolerance blood test ,which has highlighted all the foods I’m intolerant to – some I used to eat on a regular basis, as I had no idea they were doing me harm – I can now confidently ask for only my good foods.
I, of course, triple checked with my Dad that the fish and potatoes hadn’t been cooked using any oil, and the salad was dressing free, onion free etc, etc. Man, I must sound like such a bore, but believe me, it’s so much better than feeling ill all the time! Plus, I now have special cards (I had to have more than one, as the list of foods I’m intolerant to is so long) which were provided by the lab that did the test, as proof and documentation that I’m not just being a royal pain in the backside. 😉
Day 148, Reason 148: Today I am so grateful that I, at last, feel happy and confident in the foods I’m eating. Horrah!
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