Previlean: I Learn Slowly

08.20.12

It’s been quite some time since I’ve been on the PreviLEAN┬áplan. 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.