Today I went to Chipotle and got a sofritas (tofu) bowl with guacamole, sour cream, pinto beans, lettuce, and cheese. I’ll be honest… I didn’t miss the meat. It literally tasted the same. Score!
I was thinking today about a pair of shoes I bought a few years ago. I WANTED them to fit. They were cute, they were like what other people wore, and they were a good deal. But every time I wore them was a disaster. I’d get blisters within a quarter mile. I didn’t get the arch support my poor feet needed. They squeezed and tortured. Yet I still put my feet through that laced suffering over and over again. I didn’t need a podiatrist to tell me that those shoes weren’t good for me, my feet were SCREAMING at me that I needed to stop wearing those shoes.
If you’re someone who still eats a food that still hurts you, you need to seriously ask yourself why. I don’t care if that “hurt” is diarrhea, joint pain, migraines, or heartburn. Your body is telling you that it shouldn’t be eating that food. You don’t need to take tylenol or antacids or eat some fancy yogurt to fix it. There is no pill for common sense, and common sense would tell you to stop eating that food. I know you probably like the taste of it, maybe it’s a cheap food, maybe it’s convenient or is in lots of things, but you owe it to your body to listen to what it is saying. You don’t need a doctor to tell you that when you eat bread/tomatoes/insert-name-of-your-offending-food, it hurts, and when you stop eating it you feel better. You also don’t have to be allergic to an item to have an internal sensitivity to it. I’m not allergic to tight shoes, but I get blisters from them. I’m not allergic to wheat but it gives me migraines and joint pain.