exhibit A :shock:
it's no longer weird feeling this way once you know the culprit! this was prolly one of the most puzzling and straight annoying bumps along my ever-evolving fitness journey. identifying trigger foods (foods that trigger reactions in a person e.g. gluten sensitivity = celiac disease) can be helpful in relieving certain ailments, eliminating excess weight, or preventing IBS (tummy issues e.g., uncomfortable, painful, gas, bloating, fluffiness, etc). how do you pinpoint them? conduct a little experiment on yourself. remember, health and fitness is all about trial and error. find out what your body benefits best from and stick with it☝. first,
- keep a food dairy
- track what you eat
- track when you eat
- take note of how you feel afterwards
after a few weeks (yep, this takes time but the process is always worth it) you should be able to see a pattern. once you have identified a possible trigger food, eliminate it from your diet for two weeks straight. was there a change? mentally? physically? add that particular food back in and pay close attention to your reaction, if any. once these foods are identified, they can either be avoided easily, completely, or at the very least, finally give you some dang answers!!! my trigger foods are dairy, broccoli, and Kashi. i haven't cut them out completely, but i know when not to eat them, that's for darn sure. no two piece swimsuits or form-fitting clothing for me for a few days! hope this helps someone else as much as it has helped me. learning your body is a process, fit friends. and fyi, i had some chicken pizza from Ruggles Green with a bunch of crème fraiche, mozzarella and fontina cheeses on it a few hours before the right pic. it was so worth it lol.
smile, tomorrow's friday yall :)