This is a real psychological thing sometimes.
I’m always there, telling certain friends and family members who lament over me, Ada and Azita being unable to eat certain things “It’s just a food. As long as my body is full and has energy, it doesn’t matter what I ate.” Or “No food is more important than how good me or Ada feels without it.”
I am often met with blank stares.
And since going down this food allergy path, I have been surprised at just how important the joy of a food– that fleeting, physical sensation of taste– is.
But as easy as I say it is, and as easy as I make it by my mindset and point of view, some days it is hard.
With all the other eliminations, I findmyself craving treats and baked goods in a way I either didn’t before, or didn’t realize because I ate them without thinking about it.
So with this weeks new eliminations– no corn chips, almond cookies and etc b/c of no nuts and corn, I find myself wanting to snack in between meals, regardless of if I am full.
Why do we want to eat when we are full? That’s got to be the single most difficult thing facing people trying to restrict their diets for whatever reason.
Today I did okay. The first time I wanted to snack, I ate a piece of fruit. It was good– sweet, crunchy, really not that unlike a baked sugary cookie or something. The second time I ate a gluten free cookie that is made in the same facility as gluten products.
Sigh! It was too small to give Ada a big reaction, but it’s the little things that add up. That’s what I’ve been writing about.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
(Incidentally, a day we will be traveling and I won’t have as much control over our food– hopefully I won’t eat anything cross-contaminated!)