Buttered Crumbs is not into food fads and trendy diets. I don’t stress about the various fashions in healthy superfoods or the latest media hyped this-food-will-give-you-cancer-and-make-you-ugly scares. But I do have a tummy ache.
And bloating, lethargy, brain fog, windy pops etc. Getting a bit fed up with it, so I’m going to try going gluten free for a month to see what happens. I seem to have inherited all of mother’s other health problems, so why not this one too?
What bugs me though is the general assumption by the internet community, that you also want to be paleo, low carb, low fat, sugar free, vegan, raw and “clean” whatever that means!
I’m sorry, but I’m an English woman not a cave man. I like my food cooked. With enough fat, sugar and carbs to make it taste nice. I don’t want weird gloopy substitutes, just food that tastes good in it’s own right, an averagely balanced diet that won’t make me bang my head against the wall in frustration. I like meat and dairy and eggs and cultivated grains and sugar. And nothing will ever convince me that cauliflower is a valid alternative to rice/pasta/pizza base. PIZZA BASE! ARE YOU CRAZY?
For the record, I’m not predjudiced. I like healthy food. I like fruit and veg. But like I said, I’m English, if I don’t get my tea and biscuits I can get pretty cranky.
I did try detoxing once when that was all the rage. A most unpleasant experience! Also, not so long ago while in the local organic food shop, I was tempted to try the (very expensive) raw chocolate bar. The taste was indescribable, indescribably gross that is, I can’t compare it to anything because it was like nothing else I’ve ever tasted! I spat it out. Small Boy spat it out. Eldest Son spat it out. Mr Crumbs…said it was o.k and ate it.
Actually going without bread doesn’t bother me too much. While pregnant with Small Boy I developed a violent antipathy towards sandwiches and have never really recovered!
The next few weeks will be an interesting adventure, I hope you will join me.