Lots of people with digestive issues cut them. I have been back and forth. True to form - I've been farting around the issue quite a bit.
In Florida, I went from eating no soy for two weeks to crumbling tofu in my oatmeal every morning. Reaction? Nothing.
Last month, I went from eating no corn for two weeks to eating a corn tortilla taco at On the Border with my BFF. Reaction? Nothing.
Two weeks ago, I went from no soy, no corn, no coffee - to eating all three during a...
... chili throwdown!!!
(Blog is forthcoming! Promise!)
Reaction? Sick for a week. Keep in mind though, I ate A LOT that night.
Coffee and I dance one hell of a waltz. The first time I smelled it, I knew. Someday, we'd fall in love. Today, we are caught in an endless cycle. It pulls me in. I stay for a while. It's magic. But eventually, it burns me and I regret going back so much.
But I still like to think that I can have a cup now and again.
No lie - I'm lying in bed this morning, pre-caffinated, planning a trip to Wawa. For you non-Pennsylvania peeps, Wawa coffee IS the greatest coffee ever.
Sorry - I digress.
I'm starting to wonder if maybe I haven't stopped eating any of these foods long enough to get them out of my system. What is the industry standard for elimination? And is there a point in eliminating these foods? Why are they so bad for digestion?
Sometimes I think that it's not the foods that are bad for digestion, but the REPETITION of foods. Last week, I ate an endangered species dark chocolate bar over a span of two days. It DEFINITELY made me sick. But was it the soy lecithin in the chocolate or was it the fact that I ate it two days in a row?
I also wonder how "bad" any food can be for you when it comes FROM THE GROUND. Know what I'm saying? Processed foods and chemical additives are the truly bad foods.
Perhaps the rule of sugar stretches over all foods? A little is okay. But don't eat too much.
What do you think? What foods do you eliminate from your diet? Is it a specific food that makes you sick, or does repetition mess you up too?