Making intentional shifts in your life can have it’s up’s and down’s. Especially as you are learning to navigate a new way of living.
Labeling sucks. Honestly why can’t all products list exactly whats in it. Why can’t all companies be honest and ethical with the ingredients they use? I wont solve the worlds problems so what I can do is be more conscious myself in the products I do buy. Always honor yourself.
Ive learned that unless a package of something says “Gluten Free” you should just assume it has gluten. Life lessons. Sometimes they are the best when they are based on our own experiences. Im reminded how good my body feels when eating gluten free and foods my body enjoys.
Friday I enjoyed a late lunch of left over chicken with some fried brussel sprouts (as I always do in a small frying pan with some EVOO). Within 20 minutes I was suddenly visibly bloating in a very painful way. I was confused. The day before I had eaten out every meal, including the night before. I was conscious. I did slip up when I ordered an omelet for breakfast and specifically said no toast. The omelet was served with with a small baked tomato which was delicious. After eating I felt my stomach begin to shift, it suddenly hit me, the baked tomato had a garnish on top, that I suddenly realized was bread crumbs. When I began to feel the discomfort after eating the chicken and brussel sprouts I began to blame it on the bread crumbs… Im sure this contributed towards it, as I felt off before eating. Then I realized I hadn’t tested brussel sprouts yet on my FODMAP Diet. Rookie mistake, one that I can heal from but it would take and is taking time. Ive realized with my body when I get thrown out of balance, it can take me time to get back on track, which is why its so important to acknowledge the slip and move forward.
Investing in yourself honestly is a physical and mental contribution. You have to pay the money for the product, but you also have to be ok with spending the money, use the product by creating new habits and rituals and power through with your mindset. I understand with investing, it can be one of the bigger shifts in your lifestyle. Do your research with products, ingredients and testing. Look local, living a holistic life is becoming so much easier. Buy for quality. From my experience the better quality products, last longer. Same goes for food the healthier the food the less you actually eat and longer you feel full.