It really was food. Food was slowly killing me and I had no idea.
I normally eat like a mouse. Little nibbles of food here and there. Raw veggies and fruit most of the day and one sit down meal with portions more appropriate for a child.
But I got hungry. During the day I ate the fruit and veggies but more of them. At dinner instead of one small plate of food, I was eating seconds and thirds. Then would come the purge. My body would get rid of every bite. Every night I was vomiting and running to the bathroom. I learned not to ever trust a fart. It felt like my intestines were twisting. Everything hurt.
Now, without wheat or any kind of gluten in my diet, I feel so much better. First the bloating went down. I could button my pants. The pressure doesn't hurt anymore.
And this week I noticed that my eating habits are back to normal. I was only able to eat half a hot dog. The dogs were very happy to get a few table scraps again.
I was so hungry before because my body wasn't absorbing any nutrients from the food I was eating. I ate so much because my body demanded it. It was confusing because I wasn't gaining weight. I usually gain weight when I smell food. That is why I eat mostly raw fruits and veggies.
I had a snacksident with kale. Yep. Just kale. No dressing.
Off wheat, I am feeling so much better. I am back to my usual grazing and small meals. I still get tired very easy but I'm trying to be patient. One trip to the mailbox is about a quarter mile. I can make it with a few rest stops but I'm trying. Baby steps.
Even the brain fog feels like it is lifting.
Progress. One day at a time.
Dragon has been awesome with all of this. I don't know what I would do without him.