I've blogged a bit about feeling physically crappy of late, you know those 'downer' and 'boring' posts. Those ones.
Anyhoo, as part of a new resolve I'm making some diet changes and trying a few things to see if I have any other food intolerances or allergies. First cab off the rank is ditching wheat. It may not be an issue for me, but I figure if I ditch the main ingredient in two of my favourite food groups - the Pizza food group and the Pasta food group - then I'm kind of forcing myself to change bad habits, right?
It may be coincidence, because I've only been off wheat since Friday, or it may be that I've just been eating a much more healthy diet in generall over the past few days, but I feel great. Really great.
Saturday night dinner: Greek Haloumi fried in a light spray of olive oil, with a chopped salad of cucumber, spanish onion, cherry tomatoes, mung bean shoots and capsicum (bell pepper), dressed with extra-virgin olive oil, italian herbs and balsamic vinegar.
Sunday night I repeated the chopped salad, but with a piece of grilled fish and some dark rye bread on the side. I don't want to eat too much dairy, because I know that I'm lactose intolerant, but some cheese every now and then and yoghurt seems to be fine.
Dessert: kiwi fruit and green apple.
Breakfast for the past few mornings: Bircher muesli (untoasted organic muesli, grated apple and no-fat organic yoghurt - left to soak overnight in the 'fridge, and gets better with age!)
So it has been an interesting exercise. Too early really to tell if I've discovered the evil voodoo curse that has been making me feel bad, but I'm certainly eating better than I was a week ago! I've also discovered some gems, like Carman's muesli. OHMIGOD. I bought the Natural Blend Muesli and made the Bircher muesli recipe on the side of the pack. So good it makes me want to claw at myself in pleasure. Really.
So there you have it. I don't want to be one of those people who are ruled by allergies, I mean, I'm high maintenance enough as it is, right? But it feels good to be more pro-active about eating better and I really do feel less bloated and more energetic this morning. Time will tell.