So I’ve been keeping a diary not only of my food intake with the Elimination Diet, but what I crave and how I feel. It’s only Day 4 and the cravings log is starting to get very telling. I don’t like being told what to do or that I can’t have something, so I’m craving all the very foods I’m not supposed to eat by very nature of that!
Day One: Feeling fit and trim and not itchy. I totally got this.
Cravings: Marshmallows (my husband had built a fire and was gloriously eating s’mores, offering me gooey marshmallows without realizing they have corn byproducts). [“Ha!” I scoff to myself. “A mere craving for just marshmallows? This diet will be simple.” YEAH RIGHT.]
Day Two: Feeling crabby and tired. This *could* be due to the fact that I’ve been working out hard at the gym to distract myself from all the foods I “can’t” eat, or it could be due to the prospect of a New Year’s Eve without any treats or snacks.
Cravings: Potato chips. Giving up these nightshades better do me some good, because I miss my salty snacks! Pumpkin seeds are just not the same.
Day Three: Woke up with a slight headache. Feeling tired; almost hungover actually. I didn’t drink any alcohol on New Year’s Eve, unless this is just from me staying out later than normal. I hope this is a side effect of my body ‘detoxifying’.
Day Four: Feeling as good as I can feel with having to go back to work after the long holiday break.
Cravings: Diet Mt. Dew. Coffee. Candy. (I’ve already successfully resisted the temptations of some well-meaning person placing candy and chocolate on my desk, offers of four kinds of cookies, and an offer of beef jerky.)
I emailed my husband whining that there were temptations everywhere. His reply – “You are doing really good and your skin looks great right now. Keep those temptations out of sight!” And so I persevere. 🙂