As most of you know, I've been struggling with health issues for the past two and a half years. Starting last December, I cut out gluten from my diet and then eliminated dairy in April and have noticed a big improvement with how I feel.
But having said that, I still don't feel great. Yes, I feel a whole lot better than I did for over a year but still not as good as I had hoped. I still have crappy days which sometimes turn into weeks and it's frustrating. I want to feel good and healthy and alive again. I want to feel normal.
Which leads me to my latest decision of cutting corn out of my diet. I've had a bad feeling about corn for a while now but haven't had the motivation to actually cut it out completely. I love corn. Corn is probably my favourite food ever and the thought of never being able to eat a cob of corn again kind of makes me want to cry.
But having said that, if cutting out corn makes me feel better, then it's totally worth it. The only problem, it is in everything. It has so many different names and hides in so many foods. Which means that I'm basically going to have to make everything from scratch, more so than I already do. Good thing I'm a stay at home wife now!
I know that this is going to be hard, especially combined with no gluten or dairy, but I am ready to do a trial run. Starting tomorrow, I will do my best to cut corn out of my diet completely.
It will definitely be a learning curve at first and I will probably make mistakes, but I've gotten a lot better at reading ingredients and knowing what I can and cannot have. I just have to add another thing onto the list of 'forbidden foods'.
The good news though, is that my sister-in-law also has a bunch of food restrictions and I can go to her for advice and support through all of this. So at least I will have encouragement and moral support at family get-togethers.
Do any of my readers avoid corn? If so, any advice?