February is almost behind us and March is coming in sight. This means warmer temperatures and Spring, Spring, Spring! Did I mention Spring? Well, the thought of seeing green grass, new buds on the trees and fresh flowers spouting up brings me pure joy!
In light of Spring coming upon us, I wanted to share a little secret of mine. Now I would whisper it in your ear, but I don’t think that will work in this vehicle of communication. So, are you ready? Wait…let me frame this up first….
Throughout my health journey, I have had to restrict my food intake because I have become “sensitive” to many foods. I’m not talking just gluten and dairy, but a much broader list which includes black pepper, cilantro, almonds, kale, chia seeds, zucchini, blueberries, and green beans to name a few. My list of restrictive foods is extensive and changes annually depending on when I have the testing done.
While this was beneficial for my health because restricting many foods reduced my Lymes symptoms and digestive issues, it also created a much large problem! Ok, now are you ready? Here’s my secret….a very unexpected eating disorder. Deep breath…I’m saying this mostly for my benefit because this is an extremely difficult topic for me to openly talk about. However, I want to help others who are struggling and the only way I can do that is by sharing my story. Therefore, I am going to start a series on my eating disorder, how it developed, how I’ve dealt with it and consequences of all the above.
Stay tuned…more to come!
(In the meantime, if you or anyone you know is battling with restrictive eating habits, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to have a conversation with you or them and see how I may help!)