Hi! It is finally SATURDAY, and it is swelteringly hot. And all I’m dreaming of is trips to the beach and cocktails in the sun… but alas, it’s one of those days that everyone is either working or away. HOWEVER, that does mean I have time to write a blog (and I may have done a sliiight happy dance at the thought 😉). And today’s blog is going to be food/health related, just because of what’s been going on this week.
If you read my last blog, you’ll know I’ve had a few bad health problems recently. I keep getting super dizzy, getting lots of migraines and always feel really bloated and nauseous. Which isn’t the best feeling in normal times, let alone when you’re really busy! Now, I’ve been to the doctors SO many times about this, and this week – they may have actually hit the nail on the head as I’m feeling a lot better now.
Apparantly, it’s the constant dieting. Always trying to limit meals, or skip meals, or focus on ‘healthy’ foods. I already try to limit as much processed food as I can, which would usually be great! But it means, my go-to’s are easy to grab things, and I eat a lot more dairy than I used to.
Now, I’ve always had a slight dairy intolerance, but it’s only ever affected my skin. Dairy has always caused me to have massive break-outs, mainly affecting my chin and around my shoulders. But, as I found out this week, it can actually make me feel really ill too! Which means less milk, iced chai lattes and mexican food. BUT my doctor told me that different types of dairy can affect you differently, and I found out I can still eat yoghurt so that’s good at least ☺️.
The strangest part I found about this appointment, was when I was told I had to eat more. Which is really bad – I usually try not to snack and stick to eating three times a day. And snacking for me terrifies me as I don’t want to just pick up a bag of crisps, or random junk food on a regular basis.
After being told all of this, I went on a bit of a mad one, and stocked up on SO MUCH fruit, veg, nuts and seeds and started to focus on more ‘lean’ meat. But somehow, I have still gained 1.5kg in a week! So, I’ve started looking at the diet clubs. Mainly Slimming World, as they say you can eat as much as you want. But, have any of you actually tried it? I mean, I’m pretty sure everyone knows about Slimming World, but it’s just so difficult to know if these things actually work!
I won’t bore you too much with all the foodie details – but you might see some more health-inspired blogs coming your way soon. Please, if you’ve ever tried any of these food clubs, let me know either by e-mail or in the comments below as I’d love to hear some reviews of things that work! And, if by any chance whatsoever, you’ve been feeling how I was before, make sure to check your diet as it’s the last place I would have thought to look!
– Megan Grace, xo