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February 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm in reply to: This my whole, long, awful story. (TW) Feedback and advice needed/desired. #15111
Speaking from experience; the “what do I do” piece has nothing to do with diet and exercise. Ultimately, many of us need to come to terms with our natural body size/weight and respect and love the fact that it functions well…and there’s no guarantee we’ll have that luxury long-term. If you can imagine life with no scales and mirrors, how would you gauge your existence and worth?
I had the same problem – I cut out so many things that when I started eating like I used to, I noticed various reactions. I just kept on with it and eventually the reactions subsided.
Hi Chen2011 – I just posted on this forum: “Coming off vegetarianism and paleoish”. For some reason I was notified from that thread and not this one. In terms of heart palpitations: do you exercise?
Hi tibda – sorry about that; I must not have set up notifications properly.
I overcame food intolerance by consuming them and continuing to consume them. I did the opposite of what created them. I realize that I have sensitivities to some things, which I may or may not keep to a minimum. At worst, they’re tolerable symptoms and coming from far too much restriction, I’ll take the symptoms. I can’t be certain whether or not a gradual introduction would have been more helpful, because I got to the point where I was far too annoyed with paying that much attention to food and just said ?F it; this is lame?. I can offer the length of time it took me to get past it, but the place I started was pretty bad and I was having reactions to food in general. It took me about 2 years?although I toyed with adding it…removing it…adding it…removing it…you get the picture.
Nothing in particular, helped one way or another. I experimented with so many things that I was lost in what was helping and what wasn’t. I used to make bone broth; now it doesn’t appeal to me. The most obvious reaction that I experiences was with dairy (I say this as I eat yogurt-based ranch dressing on my baked potato). Although, heading up through recovery and in hindsight, I would devour one food group simply because I never allowed myself to have it (or many). It’s true, however; now that I don’t back myself into confinement, I don’t devour any one thing?.I think?.see how tired I am of thinking about it? I suspect I could have devoured 20 apples and had a reaction; I truly think it’s just as simple as balance. But not designed/constructed/planned balance, but balance offered by my body without even noticing. Sometimes it seems like I only want one thing for couple of days ? seemingly imbalanced ? but it’s not, because I feel my best when I listen to my body, when my body speaks to me, without solicitation. That solicitation is what pushes us into over-thinking and away from the basics.
Anyhow ? sorry for the long reply. As many Paleo-type threads as I’ve read these past few years, I have to say that while there seem to be ‘success stories? broadcast all over these websites, I’ve read countless comments questioning why it doesn’t work for them. Eventually, you’ll get back on track, but I would suggest to stay the course. We tend to expect our bodies to bounce back far more quickly than they do. It takes a lot of time and it’s essential you be patient and kind with yourself.
Best to you~
I developed major sensitivities by dwindling both my calories to dangerous levels and food groups. My reactions consisted of swelling, edema, acne, racing heart, digestive issues, bloating, lethargy, lack of sleep, etc. The more I followed approaches like Paleo, the more consistently my body remained reactive to just about everything that wasn’t protein or fat. After about a year of eating whatever (on and off), I now have no symptoms or reactions. Just today I had a bowl of granola for the first time in a long time and noticed that I had no racing heart and my body temperature didn’t shoot through the roof. I can also finally have dairy ;). It’s also true that when you don’t restrict, you really could care less if it’s in your fridge or not, just like your body.
You made your pendulum swing too far in one direction; it’s just returning with the same force ? it will settle back in the middle with time and patience. You’re best leaving it alone or the entire motion will repeat.
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