Food Hangover


We went to a Super Bowl party on Sunday night. I ate gluten free pepperoni pizza, tortilla chips and buffalo chicken dip. Everything was delicious, but I paid so dearly for it. Part of the problem I think was overeating. I am very used to eating what my body actually needs to sustain itself so eating more was a huge issue for my body to deal with. I also had gluten. Apparently, certain brands of ranch has gluten in it. So do communion crackers and delicious shortbread cookies.

The list of foods and their effects could go on forever, but in the morning what was certain was that I had heartburn for the first time in a very long time and also that I had gained a pound and a half. I ate friendly foods the next day and still gained half a pound. Today, I had a headache. It could be sinuses, dehydration as I didn’t space out my liquids well or it could have been a detox headache. I guess only time will tell. One thing is for certain though–this is a sustainable diet. Even my husband who mostly just eats dinner with me and drinks half his body weight in water wanted to be more in tune with what he is eating. He has realized that even though pizza is one of his favorite foods, tomatoes don’t agree. He wants to avoid red sauce pizza much more now that he has experienced his own “Food hangover.”

On a cheeri-er note, I took a picture of dinner which was a stir fry and chicken.

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Chicken and Sriracha

I made extra chicken and then turned it into a Chicken and Avocado salad for tomorrow’s lunch. I left out the mayo because I don’t like it and haven’t tested it. I only used one portion of chicken so I used 1.5 avocados and I added a jalapeño pepper just because.

Chicken and Avocado Salad


One response »

  1. It’s amazing to think how much food affects us. Sometimes relearning that is painful. But sounds like you are doing well other than this one day! Keep up the good work!

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