That is why each and every person needs a nutrition program that fits their body type, activity level, goals, all based around foods that that individual can tolerate.
I for one am no different!
The result? The same fetal position.
Now these are not intolerance that everyone will have. However these are foods that are typically not "handled" well by the adult homosapien. And for me, these just put me over the top!
Various dairy products have different amounts of lactose present. For example cottage cheese does not contain near as much lactose as yogurt. And guess what, if I eat cottage cheese (although I typically don't cause I hate the stuff) I feel ok. If I eat even a 1/4 cup of yogurt...oh man I feel like shit.
Overall I avoid dairy in general. If anything I will have a little cheese here and there and I seem to do ok. And if it is a cheat day...ice cream is a very real possibility.
Beans and Legumes
Now if you soak, sprout, and re-dry your beans and legumes these properties break down and they are much easier to digest.
If you ask me...who the hell has time or wants to do that. I sure don't!
I have tried countless times to incorporate beans and legumes into my diet because I really like their protein to carbohydrate ratio. The problem is that I always get the same result. My stomach turns into the Goodyear blimp.
Even to this day I still try to eat them once in a while. Just the other week I pick up this black bean pasta to try. I can be a stubborn fella so of course I thought that pure black beans in pasta form would be different. After all they are straight not round! Cleary that makes a difference.
For example if I were to eat bread, wheat pasta, or something that has a higher ratio of wheat to other ingredients (if that makes any sense) I will feel it.
However sometimes things like pizza, tacos, or wraps I do ok with. I have no idea why but my theory is that the other ingredients present in foods like this help to offset the wheat consumption. Probably bullshit but I am rolling with it for now.
Now the other kicker is volume. If I have a few pieces of pizza (who does that?) I feel ok. But if I decide that eating the entire pie is a good thing, which I usually do, I have to admit...don't feel great. Again stubborn:)
One last thing about wheat. I find that if I avoid it for a long period of time and then try eatin' it again I don't feel good. But say I were to eat a small amount every week I do tend to "handle" it better.
I do not know why this occurs but I like to think of it like alcohol. Say you don't drink for 2 months and you decide that tonight is the night for a bottle or two of wine. Well you are in for a wild ride!
However, if you have been having a few glasses every week then consume the same amount you can handle the alcohol much much better. Your body has larger volumes of alcohol-dehydrogenase present and can process the greater volumes of booze more efficiently. I like to think wheat is the same but I can't say for sure?
Those are the foods that always make me feel like garbage!
Do you have the same experiences with these foods?
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