Disappointing

I got to eat(chew?) some food, and as you may have guessed it was not as exciting as I would have wanted.

It wasn’t like I started with my favourite meal or anything, even choosing what I thought were bland foods, but I seem to be allergic to at least one of the things.

I assumed I would discover that a few of my favourite foods would cause issues (and some of my least favorite, which isn’t too bad), but to have it happen with the first food I ate was disappointing.

I’m still hoping I’ll find that some of the things I enjoy weren’t contributing to my issues, but clearly I have to start with an even simpler diet than I thought.

I’ll grab a latte with toast tomorrow morning (that is one of my favourites) and hope for the best .

One More Day

Until what you ask?

Until I can chew some food!

Sometimes I make decisions I question. For instance, I decided to use a juice cleanse as a precursor to an elimination diet.

I’ve learned things.

I like carbs and it’s more fun if you get to chew said carbs, say yummy bread.

I also learned that there are more fruits and vegetables that I’m allergic to than I first thought and I should avoid eating most vegetables raw.

Not new information exactly, but I went for a week without caffeine (not the first time) and didn’t care, though I remembered that I love coffee and black tea and should never be parted from them.

Also not new information, I hate dealing with food. Thinking about starting to add foods back into my diet one by one to determine if they make me feel gross, is stressing me out. I start over thinking it all. I much prefer if other people figure the whole meal thing out and I just get to eat. (Pretty sure the first thing I’d do if I was a incredibly wealthy would be to hire a personal chef).

Tomorrow is the last day of liquid only. I’m trying to determine how to go about introducing food again, because it is a slippery slope from ‘I’ll just grab my usual at the coffee shop’ to ‘screw it – better happy than grocery shopping – what’s on Skip The Dishes?’.

Plus there is the question of how my stomach will cope with food again after a week of only juice & smoothies. I’m hoping for the best, but it is all about the choices.

In reality I’d really love a pizza tomorrow for dinner but that might be too many food groups at once, so chicken/broccoli/rice will be the less decadent and practical choice.

I really am looking forward to substantial food again. My teeth just feel lazy right now. One more day though and I can eat some toast with tea. 🤤

Things I Learned Today – Part 1

I do not like oat milk.

I can’t drink regular milk, milk fat intolerance not lactose if you’re wondering, so I only drink skim milk. In a pinch I can have small amounts of regular milk/dairy but not much. Make my latte with it, I’ll survive, but I will need to avoid dairy for the rest of the day.

I’ve tried other milk alternatives in the past, but don’t like any for flavour reasons or consistency issues.

At this point I just like my milk to be blue water (have you ever noticed that skim milk looks like that?).

This evening I ordered a London Fog with skim milk at the Tim Hortons’ drive thru. When I got to the window though they had realized they had no skim milk, so they offered me regular, almond or oat.

Knowing I couldn’t have regular milk and I dislike the flavour of almond milk I said they could use oat milk.

The moment I took a sip I knew I didn’t like it. I put it aside for a bit, then remembered it was there and reheated it a little. This did not help. I took another sip but no. The consistency was wrong, the flavour was not right, over all the oat milk had ruined the tea. It tasted like what I imagine a warm edible oil product would, too sweet, too oily and too much. Even my lips felt oily like after you have cheap whipcream on dessert.

Bleh. I poured it down the drain and rinsed my mouth with water (regular, not blue).

Today I learned I do not like oat milk.

And that in future if there is no skim milk, I only want black tea, no milk alternatives.

Allergies

This topic has been coming up a lot. My allergies, today we dealt with puppy allergies for added fun.

My own allergies have always been seasonal but I think as I’m getting older I’m developing new food related ones.

I am not pleased eating is hard for me anyway, most vegetables make my mouth start to go numb, a number of fruits too. Current symptoms seem to be the result of dairy (well fake dairy, I about regular dairy) or sugar or bread.

Umm, does that even leave me with a good group? Water? That isn’t a for group, but it seems to be the only thing that doesn’t bother me, except when it interacts with other food issues and then it is a problem.

What can I eat? Air? Not a food.

I need a pill that I can take once a day that covers all necessary dietary requirements. Why do we but have this yet? Or do we but it was suppressed by the food and restaurant industries? I mean other people can still eat for fun – don’t penalize those of us for whom eating is a hassle/chore/unpleasant experience by forcing us to consume things that don’t agree with us.

I’m going to go have some air and water as a snack before bed. Nom Nom Nom.