Previlean: I Learn Slowly

It’s been quite some time since I’ve been on the PreviLEAN plan. First I took the blood test, then I eliminated foods from my diet and then I (predictably) felt great.

And then I did something else predictable. I ate everything in sight. I ate pasta with wheat flour, cake (more dairy, flour and sugar) and washed it all down with fruity drinks that I have no business drinking.

In addition to having almost instantaneous heartburn I also spent the next 24 hours feeling stiff and store. It’s like a full body hangover without the fun night at the club. This is unremarkable right? Of course I’m avoiding specific foods for just about a month and I have an amazing dinner that I believe will be worth it so I go wild and feel like crap. Happens to everyone.

Well, I’m not a quick study, last night I found myself sitting in front of a linzer torte, a bucket of sea salt caramels, flourless chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. Having apparently learned absolutely nothing I ate bits of all of them and today my body feels like I’m 90. I creaked my way out of bed and stood in a hot shower surprised that I’d do this to myself again.

I knew that avoiding my “trigger foods” was helping me not have indigestion but I wasn’t ready to believe that it was helping with my joints. I’m pretty sure that I won’t be running head first in a brick wall for the third time in order to learn my lesson…. I hope.

 

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  1. Funny how that works, eh? I am so sorry you’re hurting… I know exactly how you feel. Having been strictly Paleo and sugar-free since January, celebrating my birthday over a three-day weekend away about ruined me. I was not a well person when I returned home. The difference eating “incorrectly” made to my joints and spine were unbelievable. First time in a very long time, I had to reach for pain med’s. I’m still recovering.

    It takes time for change to become a habit. We live…and we learn. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  2. I echo Sherree. We live, we learn. I am on Day 13 of my SCD diet (which is Paleo with yogurt – i think) and the only way I am still going is the thought that I would have to do all 13 days over again if I cheat.

    I feel like I am getting 1% better a day which is really slow but I do hope to see sizeable change in the next 6 weeks. I hope.

    I made my bone broth soup yesterday and currently have another batch of homemade yogurt in my yogurt maker.

    The last time I successfully did a diet like this was two years ago. I did it for three months straight but I didn’t see enough healing (I was including rice and sweet potatoes which I now know are bad).

    I’m crossing my fingers and hoping I have learned over the last two years too. It’s hard.

  3. I know the feeling, and I fully admit to not yet being ready to learn from my mistakes.

    I think it’s only natural that we want what we can’t have, so maybe it’s better to allow ourselves that one little taste of particular foods instead of forbidding them forever. I know I don’t NEED to eat meals heavy with white flour and sugary treats all the time–I don’t even need them every day. But it helps so much to think that having a bite of my husband’s ice cream once in a while isn’t going to kill me and/or ruin everything

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