I might have spent the weekend stewing over my no fruit diagnosis. I know this is severely ridiculous. There are real problems out there. After hours of stewing, I pretty much decided to do nothing. I am going to keep eating the way I eat and take notice on how I feel after I eat fruit and certain food combinations. In the past I would’ve have never thought to look at my reaction to fruit and the combination of potato and grain, but now I have a new investigating tool in my toolbox. If I notice that I do, indeed, have adverse reactions fruit and certain food combinations, I will do my best to avoid them. I basically decided on this route because I did not have any symptoms prior to getting the test. I got the test for giggles. If there was an ailment that I was trying to get to the bottom of, then I would definitely experiment more deligently with the world of no fruit. I am not saying that this test doesn’t have any real validity or that I wouldn’t benefit immensely from going this route. I am just honestly not sure the stress is worth the reward. I might change my mind in the future, but right now I feel healthy, I am at healthy weight and I have a very balanced relationship with food, so I am not terribly eager to rock that boat.
I will say the no fruit fate got me to purchase a few new things at the grocery store:
1. Rhubarb – rhubarb is on the a-ok list because it isn’t actually a fruit. I am not sure what I am going to do with these pink sticks of goodness, but I will find something. Maybe a compote.
2. I also bought watermelon, which all melons are on the a-ok list too. Why have I never bought watermelon before? I love it.
3. Heavy Whipping Cream.
Because I am not supposed to have a grain and a potato within 8 hours of one another and retinyl palmitate is a preservative in most milks and milk alternatives I am not supposed to have a grain at breakfast and a nut milk. However, there are no preservatives in heavy whipping cream and it is so darn good in coffee.
tiny ingredient declaration.
I will say with this whole food intolerance thing, I have started to put even more thought into eating real, whole food. I am really going to make a conscious effort to eat more fare with fewer ingredients.
On another note, I discovered the perfect yogurt:
Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Greek Yogurt! Finally- it has arrived!
Here is why this perfection:
- It is Organic
- It is Greek
- It is whole milk
This is a combo that I had yet to stumble upon, until Sunday. Sunday I found it.
This morning’s breakfast of overnight oats involved the above perfection:
I will leave you with this: