My whole facebook feed is about everyone's pre-holiday diet right now. All my female family members gripe about how their weight watchers didn't go well this week. Every time I see/hear anything like this, I just want to yell - your approach is all wrong! Weight shouldn't be the focus! Whether you can digest the food you eat or not is the issue!! But they'll just think I'm some weird hippie almost-vegan because, after much explanation, they still think that my choice to not eat certain foods because a blood test showed that I couldn't digest them means I'M the weirdo. I've never felt better, my skin cleared up after years of acne - some of these people have even noticed and complimented me on it! - and then proceeded to huff when they think my 'diet' will inconvenience them for lunch. While I'm not a skinny skinny person, I'm normal-sized for me and my weight hasn't fluctuated at all (it used to a lot every season) since I cut out dairy and eggs. BECAUSE I COULDN'T DIGEST THEM. It wasn't much of a choice. My main focus now is eating things I can digest, and making sure I do. I want to tell everyone I know this is key - find out what YOU can eat, and what you can't - but they brush it off like I have no idea what I'm talking about. Or they say they like cheese too much. I can only say cheese tastes way way better when you can only eat fancy goat cheese or haven't had it for a while and indulge in some really good stuff occasionally. Just trying to make your lives easier and your bodies function better, friends. Dieting is overrated and you know it doesn't work!
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