Sounds like a good start to your experiment. Plenty of information to work with!
Isn´t it weird how two so similar dishes can have a different effect on your body?Yesterday the fried egg with rice for breakfast was ok gut-wise, but felt a little heavy. This morning I had a boiled egg instead with rice cakes, some oil drizzled over. That felt about right.
I get the sense that it is but have never used MFP, so not sure...Is chronometer like My Fitness Pal?
Thanks LaMaI'm sorry to hear about the anxiety. Could it just be the time of year?
I like fall also, but can feel a bit bitter sweet about it. I don't like winter so fall is a kind of warning for that. And there seems to be some deeper thing, maybe it goes back to starting school?? As a kid I did not like school, too much structure for me. I did like college, but fall meant leaving home.... Don't know what, but there is something to it. For me anyway.Fall's my favorite and generally has a calming effect on me
Sounds good, and it should help. Why do people do "gluten-free" diets? Just showing my ignorance here. Never hard to find...I will try to get back to tracking but just so long as I can at least stay faithful to gluten-free for the next while to see if that will make any positive changes, I will be glad!
Thanks LaMa. Yes I'm kind of proud of sticking to it! At first I was trying to be a bit more healthy along with being gluten-free. I figured since I couldn't eat cookies and pie, it would be a good opportunity to stop eating junk, but with the anxiety, I decided to allow myself junk so long as it didn't have gluten. So I've had more ice cream in the past few days than I had all summer long! Sugar and chocolate help me cope in the short-term. Not the best choices but maybe better than my old crutches of cigarettes and alcohol...Sadly true. Glad you had a better day though and kudos for sticking to your gluten-free experiment despite the anxiety.
I agree Rob, there's definitely something sweetly sad about the Fall. I imagine it is because so much of nature is facing the end of its life, or going into hibernation etc. I find it's definitely an introspective time. Sometimes a little sad, but it's soothing too and usually helps my anxiety calm. I prefer sadness to anxiety...I hated school too and I still get so happy that Fall no longer means 'back to school' for meAnd there seems to be some deeper thing, maybe it goes back to starting school?? As a kid I did not like school, too much structure for me. I did like college, but fall meant leaving home.... Don't know what, but there is something to it. For me anyway.
For me it's just to test if I do have a sensitivity to gluten, since it's a fairly common sensitivity. I've had gut issues my whole life. I've also read that sometimes a sensitivity to gluten can play a role in anxiety so I was hoping I might see positive changes there...so far no changes...Why do people do "gluten-free" diets? Just showing my ignorance here. Never hard to find...
So sorry you are struggling to Marsia. I love the sound of the mala bracelet. I don't have mala beads but I do have rosary beads (Catholic prayer beads) They are wooden and lovely to use. I don't pray the actual rosary, but have used them at times--just have them in my pocket on my walks, as I finger the beads and do my own sort of prayer/meditation with them.sorry you are struggling with anxiety. I have been too lately, and I am wearing my little mala bracelet that I use to do breathing meditation
So good you were able to ground yourself in self-affirmations and breathing. My anxiety doesn't manifest so much as nervous energy but more a deep dread sort of feeling. But yes, none of those feel good!I was pacing, nervous energy, didn't know what to do with myself. Even felt a little shaky. I did recognize it after a while and did some breathing and a little self affirmation. After a little bit it subsided.