Is There Such a Thing as Too Clean?
Today is February 7th, that means I have been a “clean eater” for 5 weeks now. My limit was 30 days because like I said in my post last week, I thought I would be so anxious to go back to my old eating habits again. Well I wasn’t, and I wanted to keep going.
The thing is, is there such a thing as too clean of a diet? Well I think my body says there is. Without going into too much detail, my body suddenly decided it needed a change again. I think I have been taking in way too many grains and too much fiber, and it’s been screwing me up big time. I feel bloated and uncomfortable 24/7 (I guess it finally caught up with me?).
G-Mama says I am a little too strict with clean eating, and maybe I am. I can’t help but get aggravated at this. I see all the time people that live this way constantly! I really think it’s my body though. I have always had stomach problems my entire life. PA school I was always sick because the stress just did a number on my body. In and out of the doctors and ERs all the time. It almost seems unfair because I am extremely healthy and work so hard to be this way. Yet healthy is making me unhealthy again!
So the extreme clean eating has to come to a close. Of course I am still going to eat my normal healthy ways. Just like before I started the challenge, so no worries! All recipes will be figure friendly, I still have to keep my bod up after all 😉
I just have to cool it a little bit and try to get my body back to normal. I suppose I can do a week of clean eating here and there, but my body isn’t made for it for long periods of time. Plus, the body can’t make any change or progress if it is used to getting one type of intake. I compare it to exercise. You wouldn’t do the same treadmill walk over and over and expect results would you?
Clean eating will slowly exit starting the end of this week (after all I am not going to waste food on meals I already prepped!). I’m a little sad, and part of me feels like a failure. But I need to listen to what my body needs and be smart 🙂
Not much to say about work from yesterday. Another day, another dollar 😉 And showing off those arms after changing back into real clothes!
Today is my last shift of the week too! Yay 🙂 3 day weekend coming my way!
I skipped the gym for a rest day, and came straight home after work. Phoebe was super happy! Here’s some cute pics of her from the night. They are a little blurry because she runs around like a mad woman 😉
We finished watching The Bachelor, don’t get me started on this creep! Remember how in love I was with Sean at the beginning? Well I should’ve known, I have a thing for jerks! No really, if you are watching he is playing every single girl, telling her “she is the one”. It’s going to be one fun reunion show!
I also made a yummy salad for dinner with my own homemade DIJON DRESSING! – letter D anyone? Click the picture for my recipe!
I also reached a cool number of Instagram followers yesterday! I just love instagram. It’s a way of sharing pictures with people from your phone. I share my recipes and progress pics. Feel free to follow me: SkinnyMinnieMoves is my username 🙂
If you already follow me on Instagram, thanks!
Later today I hit the gym for some good shoulder work! Can’t wait, my favorite!
Morning edit: After A LOT of thinking about my clean eating issues, I realized I didn’t have any problems the first week or so. I thought well maybe because my body liked the change. So after thinking more, what was the difference? I had already introduced meat after being a vegetarian for a year, so it wasn’t that. Then it hit me….
PEANUT BUTTER! Like I said yesterday, my spoonfuls have become increasingly larger each day. I eat so much of it now, at the end of my work day, after my dinner. I work in medicine, so I put 2 and 2 together. One of the first signs of a food allergy is significant bloating. I might have a peanut allergy and not even know it! Remember how I said I never liked peanut butter before? Well I guess I didn’t know I had a problem with it because I never ate it! It makes so much sense. I always feel the worst when I wake up and the last thing I eat before bed is my peanut butter.
So peanut butter needs to decrease 🙁 and I am still going to nix the extreme clean eating for now to let my body recover 🙂
Have a lovely Thursday!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,