I've been going straight superhero for over two weeks now including cutting out all sugars and limiting fruits to about two times a week. I feel amazing. My skin is clear, my thoughts are clear and I'm much more balanced and calm. Sure I have some cravings for some craziness through coffee, chocolate and pastries, but I'm riding them out without caving in.
But something is still off with digestion (which has always been my weakness). I'm constipated and I've been getting reflux (which is unusual for me, usually it's just some heartburn).
This is a very typical day:
Breakfast, nothing but some water or tea till about 11am and then I have a fresh juice such as carrot/kale, carrot/romaine, carrot/beat. This is large, about 12-16 ounces.
Lunch is an hour or so later around noon-1pm, and I have about 1 1/2 bowls of leftover soup (miso/vegetable) some grain as in leftover rice, fried rice or quiona (again about 1 big bowl of it).
If all goes well, and my blood sugar is not disturbed, I need a snack around 4-5pm. This is tea, hummus, and some crackers. But once I start the snack it turns into a meal! And I add some more soup and maybe grains. Just about 1 bowl this time. So, this becomes my dinner.
Around 8pm (since I stay up till 11), I "treat" myself to some almond butter in a little bowl mixed with applebutter.
Last night I did this and had the worse reflux in my throat and even feeling it in my ears! And I was becoming bloated and constipated with gas. Am I having too much quantity of food? Am I just adjusting? I really do feel great in so many ways, just something is off and I don't know what it is.
I would also suspect the apple butter - that can be super acidic! just try three or four days off it and see if that makes any difference....of course I will be trying apple butter mixed with almond butter now, because it does sound yummy!
I really believe that the heartburn (yes, it's improved without the applebutter) is from overeating. Just a few bites past a nice comfortable full feeling and the heartburn begins. I have to be very aware of my eating for a while, sit down and relax during a meal and tune in.
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