So I'm going on an elimination diet. The doctor is wondering if I might have a food intolerance that is causing general symptoms like puffy eyes, fatigue, etc.
The elimination diet removes most common irritating foods: all dairy, all grain, citrus fruits, chocolate, and a few other things.
Problem. I love dairy and grain. I subsist on dairy and grain.
I'm going to do the diet for the required three weeks, eating meat, potatoes, vegetables, and non-citrus fruits. I'm doing it because it would be too embarrassing to admit to the doctor that I am incapable of giving up dairy or grain.
I've got to tell you though, if I do turn out to have a dairy or grain intolerance, I think I might just have to put up with the symptoms.
If loving milk is wrong, I don't wanna be right. Or sour cream, or cheese, or eggs... I think I'm going to need a sponsor to call in those moments when I am gripping the arms of my chair and dreaming of a tall, cool glass of milk.