For the past few days (since I tested my body with honey) I’ve been trying to take it pretty easy food wise. I wanted to do what I could not to get in the way of my ability to figure out what, if anything, the honey would do to me. The end result is that it appears I’m OK to eat honey. I haven’t had any issues I think connect with the honey I had on Monday — so now I get to start experimenting with honey-sweetened almond or coconut flour baked nummies. I’ll have to dig into my Pinterest page to see what looks good.
Interestingly, without intending to I think I identified an issue with a different food. I ate dairy throughout my 21DSD, but in the last couple days my system seems to not be as happy with it. I know this could be connected with the honey in some way as well, but my body is telling me it isn’t. Instead, it’s saying that I need to dial back the dairy. I don’t know yet how much dialing is needed though. My plan, for the next several days at least, is to cut out the dairy. After that, I will limit my dairy only to yogurt with live, active cultures and see how that goes. If all is well, I may try some other forms. If they don’t go well, then I will get rid of the yogurt as well.
I will be balancing that, though, with the introduction of wheat. I know this isn’t in line with the 21DSD, but I also know — I am a trained holistic health coach after all, plus I’m smart 😉 — that what works for one person doesn’t work for another and vice versa. Since wheat is a much more significant and challenging thing to avoid overall, it would make things a lot easier if I wasn’t sensitive to it. And the only way to really know that is to try. So that’s what I’m going to do. We’ll see how it goes. It’s all about learning and balance and getting through each day the best I can.