This is something I haven’t ever really mentioned on my blog before, but since I’ve been eating (a lot) healthier and I want to share my food+recipes with you guys, I think it’s about time I tell you “my story”. Let’s just get into it! ;)
For the first 14/15 years of my life I was really allergic to a lot of foods: sugar from beets, potatoes, peanuts, carrots, mushrooms, ginger, milk (from cows) and basically any veggie that grows under the ground. Quite a lot, huh? If I would eat any of the “bad stuff” I would get terrible stomach aches. Until I was about 15 I never ate anything with sugar (except sometimes cane sugar, because my stomach could handle that kind of sugar) and I was about the only kid who’d never had fries before. I basically had to bring my own food to everything. :)
Some time around being 14 or 15 we (my sister and mom, they had the same allergies) started to experiment with different foods, and we found out that the allergies were about gone, they had left the building. ;) However! In the past few years I’ve noticed that I had stomach aches almost on a daily basis, it started to become “normal” to me. That wasn’t right! So I tried cutting out (beet) sugar again, which helped a lot!
Since then I have tried (with the exception of my time on Curaçao – no regrets though!) to live sugarfree and I’m staying away from potatoes, peanuts, carrots, etc. I feel a lot better – no more severe stomach aches, much less bloating. I think it’s been the right decision for me to start living that “diet” from my childhood again. And it hasn’t been that hard, because I already knew which products to avoid and which I could have. And of course I know what I’m doing it for, so that makes it easy too!
Now you know the reasons behind my sugarfree life, and why I don’t eat potatoes. It probably explains some of my other food choices, too :) I would however probably try to live sugarfree too if it wasn’t for my intolerance – because I know sugar’s not that good for anyone – but it is my main reason.
Wow, that was a long read ;) But I really wanted to explain my “food issues” a little! If you have any questions, let me know!