The more I understand my health and body, the healthier I truly am. Especially learning about the FODMAP diet to figure out what foods are actually trigger foods for me!
Reality hits and one may not be thinking as clearly and this can result in a lot of pain… which is what happened to me last weekend. I want to share my recent experience because it was a very good reminder for me!
My house bound husband was craving some pistachio’s so I picked up a couple packs that were on sale. They were already shelled… making it even easier to eat… (can you see where this is going…).
I enjoyed some on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday. My guts began loudly rumbling Saturday evening. I even looked at my husband and said what the heck is going on what’s wrong? Typically I do watch what I eat, I have to otherwise it results in a lot of pain, discomfort, very little sleep and feeling dehydrated.
Late Sunday night, I was woken up with intense pains. I knew the pains and I knew I wouldn’t be sleeping well at all. Will save you the TMI but it was just NOT fun at all. At all.
Monday I was chatting with a co-worker and she mentioned a “handful of nuts” and that’s when it hit me… The f***ing pistachio’s!!!
I looked it up in my FODMAP app and sure enough… they are RED – which means for anyone with IBS this could be a major trigger food, which it was.
Life happens. When life happens it can be very easy to become unconscious to what we normally would be very conscious about… much like my choice to eat the pistachio’s. It hit me how I wasn’t as conscious as I should be, especially when I was feeling beyond exhausted (from the lack of sleep), and then began feeling horribly dehydrated and when I feel like this I just feel like crap and do not want to be around anyone.
The snowball effect… I share this because the better each of us individually know our bodies and health, the more profound shifts we can make not only in our own life but in society in general!