Dealing with food sensitivities, intolerance, allergies and celiac disease isn’t easy. Removing foods from you diet ain’t easy.
What is easy is falling into overwhelm and focusing on the huge list of foods you CAN’T eat, walking the isles of the supermarket in tears because you can’t find anything that’s safe to eat.
Our mind gets so focused on the CAN’T list, that we never even stop to think about the CAN list.
When you start thinking this way, it’s so easy to fall into the woe-is-me/why me state, and even justify cheating.
After being diagnosed with celiac disease about 5 years ago and having to remove gluten, then developing sensitivities to dairy, corn, rice, all grains and a ton of other foods and then doing the really strict nutritional healing diet that is Gerson therapy – I’ve gotten REALLY good at removing foods and doing ‘special diets’.
Here’s the secret: Focus on what you CAN eat!
I think part of it is I am naturally pretty disciplined (except if you put a bag of choc chips in front of me), but mostly I think it’s been my ATTITUDE about it all.
Like that quote says – life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. Nothing could be more true. Every experience can be either good or bad, it just depends on our attitude towards it.
We get to choose how we are perceiving what’s happening and how we react to that. We can be really excited about all the new possibilities of what we can eat, trying new ingredients, and jumping on Pinterest and pinning a million recipes, trying new recipes and playing in the kitchen.
I don’t love talking about “removing foods” because it can be seen as really negative and it’s much funner to talk about what fun healthy foods we can add in, but I’m not going to lie – sometimes you DO have to remove foods to heal and stay healthy!
With celiac there’s no getting around removing gluten (and if you ask me, grains too), and with sensitivities you have to remove the foods while you heal the gut or it will keep triggering that immune response and stop you from healing.
In this video I have 3 tips on how to successfully remove foods because of sensitivities, intolerance, allergies and celiac disease without going crazy, without feeling restricted and without cheating.
And I also talk about how to remove the emotional charge around comfort food and stopping cravings.
What has helped you remove foods? What tricks have you learnt?
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