Reintroduction: Sugar and Dairy

Since I’ve done a few Whole30s and 21-Day Sugar Detoxes before, I have a pretty good idea of what I can and cannot have afterwards. Just to be extra sure, I decided to try reintroducing a few things this time.

Last week I tried added sugar. One of my dear friends made a gluten-free and dairy-free cake and cupcakes for my wedding just over a year ago. We saved the cake for our anniversary, and my husband was kind enough to wait for me to finish these detoxes so we could enjoy it together last week. Boy, was it tasty! But, oh, boy, was that sugar a mistake! I had a migraine the following day, and had to stay home from work.

After recovering from the cake, I decided to try some dairy. I have attempted to reintroduce it in the past, and have usually had issues, so I expected more of the same this time around, and I wasn’t disappointed. Shortly after having some cheesy meatballs and dip, my tummy was grumbling. Before long, I was feeling pretty bloated. So, like an idiot, I had a milkshake. You know, just to be sure. My stomach was yelling at me all night. I’m sure the added sugar in that milkshake didn’t help at all.

So the moral of my story: no added sugar or dairy for the foreseeable future.

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