I was doing so well on Digestive Health with Real Food (elimination phase) for about 3 months. Went berserk over the Holidays and now can't seem to stop eating crap. I even tried a plan a few weeks ago that was a little less restrictive (AIP) but couldn't seem to stick with that one either. I would eat 75% good and 25% bad during the week, but by the weekend it was pretty much reversed, with 75% bad :( The worse part is I feel like crap and know I'm doing it to myself by eating crappy food choices, but I can't seem to change it this time, sigh. This week was not a good week either due to my preschool having Valentine's parties all week. I had 4 different parties throughout the week with cookies and cupcakes, and then got lots of candy and chocolate as well. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious, but I went way overboard.
I know certain foods are problematic for me. It is not as simple as eat less and exercise more for me. I have more problems than weight issues that are tied to food. I have problems with grains and sugars for sure, and possibly dairy and likely some others. People can say if you don't have celiac disease then whole grains are healthy and good for you. Sorry, not true for everyone. It may not be scientifically proven but I know when I eliminate grains and limit sugars I feel better overall. I am less fatigued and my knees and joints don't hurt. That is proof enough for me.
I know I can't just give up as I have done so well and want and need to feel better. I have decided to go back to my real food eating for awhile to see if I can get back on track. I will still eliminate grains and limit sugar to only small amounts of honey or maple syrup. I am hoping to get back into some sort of healthy routine and then see how I feel. I can always go back to Digestive Health or AIP at a later date if needed.