Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I never used to believe that it was possible to lose the ability to tolerate certain foods. I have a friend who used to be a vegetarian and she would claim that eating things with even a hint of meat in them would make her sick because she hadn't had meat in so long. I laughed at her. I thought that line of thinking crazy, but nonetheless when she came over for dinner I would cook the meat in a separate pan out of respect. For months now, I have been eating super healthy- very little salt, minimal processed food, pretty much no refined sugar, only whole wheat bread and pasta and only that rarely. I pretty much eat nonfat yogurt, chicken, fresh fruits and vegetables. You get the idea, but this was my birthday weekend and the people at work got me a princess cake. This thing was beautiful- white cake with mascarpone cheese on the inside, white frosting, topped off with some kind of marsipan thing. Sugar on top of sugar on top fat and sugar. I ate a piece it was delicious. I felt a sugar rush and then CRASH. Within 15 minutes, my friend said he could see it in my eyes- serious crash. I was weak, dizzy, nauseous, couldn't focus. It was awful. I tried eating something healthy to feel better no luck. 4 hours later, I still felt like hell, so I decided to go for a run since eating good food wasn't helping. Finally I felt almost back to normal, my trainer claims that is what I should have done in the first place. Seriously, bad. No more cake for me. I truly felt poisoned, ick.