as you can see we let a few things slide on our past trip to NYC with our elimination diet plan. we did pretty well with staying true to the diet plan that we had set out to follow. but we did enjoy some quinoa, chocolate, nuts and sugar a few times while traveling. which we are seeing some signs of those slip ups.
first off we never seem to do that well when we travel, meaning our bodies just shut down. everything seems to stop working like it usually does. Does that ever happen to you?
though in the midst of the traveling we did have a great time and did our best. lived in the moment!
on our long road trip back, we started to think about our health again.
a few reasons why this sparked our interest again.
our bodies are showing us signs again that it is not happy. our skin is breaking out again like crazy, a little constipated still, depression (mostly from the acne), and feeling at a lost. even though our bodies are giving us those signals we still feel overall great! (we know this may seem confusing, it is to us too) we think by us eating less sugar, nuts, grains, etc from the elimination diet helped make us feel ‘lighter’. does that make sense? helped make us feel not weighed down both physically and mentally. we are not really sure if we have ‘lost’ any weight by doing this as that was not our plan.
we are coming to the conclusion that we are really not sure why all of a sudden our skin is giving us such problems again. we know we always suffered from skin issues in the past but having it again and at this strength is scaring us.
we know we have sensitive bodies. but we just don’t know what to do anymore.
we know also from the elimination diet that rotating our foods will be very helpful for us and our sensitivities. so that is one thing we are going to really try to focus on is getting a variety in our diet. we also still think we have some hormones and thyroid issues. and still looking into our Omega’s, especially 3′s to help our skin thanks to some readers.
we are still not really happy with our results from the elimination diet, so we plan on doing it again here soon. since we were not really going to the bathroom a lot during the first 5-7 days of it we think our ‘issue’ did not come out of us completely. so that may have caused some issues in our results.
though again we only really added back coconut into our diet the way the book mentions. from traveling and eating some yummy food at one lucky duck it was hard to avoid certain foods. so we know our elimination diet results are not accurate due to these circumstances. is this all happening because of our food splurges? is it happening because of the sudden increase in Omega’s? is it happening because of stress and traveling and has nothing to do with food? is it still just hormones?
we do admit though we feel like failures. failures that we did all that work and then not follow it to the end. failures in that we let this happen to us again. failures that we can not figure out what is going on with our bodies.
one way or another we know we will eventually figure it all out. we know we are not ‘failures’ just having some major ups and downs. we will keep fighting for our health and share any more findings along the way.
Twins Question: Do you notice your body, skin changing when you travel? How do you handle it? Do you feel like your health goes through ups and downs regularly? Do you think we are crazy?
On another note, check out our guest post over at Edible Perspective to find out our 5 favorite workout moves and ingredients!
till next time with love,