I know, I know: eliminate everything for 30 days and then introduce one thing at a time, waiting 3 days or so before adding the next item.
Why the heck is that soo difficult for me to do!!!
I'm embarrassed to say I've been trying to hack my diet for over a year, trying to get to the bottom of what I'm pretty certain is some kind of food intolerance.
I feel better, introduce something new, still feel better then a few weeks later, things go to hell.
It's clearly not a classic 'food allergy': eat a peanut, throat swells up right up.
Whatever it is, it seems like it takes a week to 'build up'.
I've individual tested through elimination and challenges each of the top 8 food allergens, as well as tested various hypothesis such as tyramine (cause I had a history of migraines), msg, sulfites, nightshades, electrolyte imbalances, fermented foods, etc.
This time, I'm making a pledge to myself (as well as a public commitment right here, right now) to work very hard to limit the variables.
Question: Am I the only one either too impatient, or too stupid to implement this very logical system of food elimination and food challenges?
Let me know, it will make me feel less dumb.