Reintroduction – Aversion Therapy for Cookies

Remember how I talked about how I wanted a cookie throughout much of my Whole30?

Well, today I had my very first cookie. The Neiman Marcus Million Dollar cookie. I had about five minutes of enjoying it’s lusciousness before it happened.

neimancookie

Oh, dear God. If I thought the Whole30 was hard at any point, I take it back. All of it. I take back wanting a cookie for that whole time.

Why? I legitimately feel like I swallowed a million dollars. My stomach is painfully churning, and is super bloated, and because of that my head is really fuzzy. After ONE cookie! In short, I feel like absolute shit. That’s a contender for the Understatement of the Year.

I think it was the butter. Or the shavings of Hershey chocolate bar. Or the chocolate chips. Either way, my stomach is totally hating right now.

So what do I do with these amazing cookies that my mom made me?

I’M GIVING THEM AWAY. As good as they are, I do not want to feel like this. I don’t know who ever would!

Because, even though this was the delicious Million Dollar recipe, the nasty side effects are a witch with a capital B.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to track down some Tums. And cry. :(

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Day 20 – 21 of #Whole30 – What the preggers?!

You know how last time I talked about how eating well generally makes you feel good?

Well, I don’t know what was in my dinner last night, but somehow I ended up with a distended stomach. I seriously got home, looked in the mirror, and thought I looked like I could be near the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. It was terrifying! I didn’t feel ill or anything; no bloating feelings, nothing. This morning I woke up and my belly was back to normal–even flatter than usual since I got in my Pole workout this week (yay!). Strange? You bet your bottom.

My friend and I went out to dinner last night to one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City–The Copper Onion. The food is local, fresh and it’s all delicious. I eyeballed their Cast Iron Mary’s Chicken, which came with sweet potatoes, olives and kale. Our server informed us that the chicken is organic, free range, no antibiotics, and basically everything that makes it a gold star food when it comes to the Whole30. I requested that they cook it without butter and wine, and they happily obliged (though the guy who brought us the food made a little joke saying “extra butter and extra wine”… I wanted to slap him because that’s so not funny right now). And it was divine! The chicken was absolutely perfect, even the bones didn’t bother me. And the sweet potatoes tasted really nice (wish they gave me more of those!). Any restaurant that can get me to eat olives is definitely a good one. The mushroom side we ordered was good too, but there was nothing in it that could have triggered the stomach to bloat that bad.

Now I don’t know what caused the whole pregger stomach and what I should avoid to have that not happen again. Weird right? What did I do wrong? :S

Other than that little mishap, things are great! I’m feeling good, though my sleep is lacking since I haven’t been getting to bed until midnight. Early night for me tonight for sure. I’m also sore from my workouts that I was able to get in on Sunday and Monday. I haven’t been able to workout as much as I would like since rehearsal and work take up so much time, so it was nice. Now I just hurt, haha. It’s a good ouch, but it still hurts!

What’s the strangest reaction you’ve ever had to food? Do you know what caused it?