Tonight I caught myself eating a dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, nut free [flavour fee] chocolate biscuit and trying to convince myself it tasted OK.
It did not.
Because I’m trying to stick to a FODMAPS diet and look after my irritable tummy, I try to still buy items that I used to eat but that are FODMAPS friendly. Most of them are close enough in taste that I don’t feel like I’m missing out, but every now and then you come across a product that is wrong, wrong, wrong.
For example, lactose free yoghurt is very tasty, but gluten free, nut free, dairy free chocolate isn’t!
I can sum up all that is wrong with trying to eat NQR (not quite right) food in two words: egg substitute.
I have a good friend at work who is a strict vegan.
I don’t know how she does it.
Mind you, since she’s turned vegan she is hardly ever sick and she has lost heaps of weight!
There are times when I feel like throwing caution to the wind and eating a big bowl of Weet Bix with full cream milk. Of course I don’t, because that would be catastrophic!
But I do rebel against my irritable bowel in small ways – hell, sometimes I eat cake and biscuits with – wait for it – wheat and flour!!!!
Of course, I am a bit gassy for the day and look about 45 weeks pregnant, but hey life’s too short!