Had a “friendly foods” day yesterday. Weights today:
- Yesterday’s weight: 194.4
- Today’s weight: 193.8
- Difference: -0.6 lbs.
Awesome….recovered from the reactivity of eating several novel foods at once.
As I said yesterday I had jicama (for the first time, actually). If you’ve never had it, it’s a must-try. It’s got the texture of a crunchy apply, but only a very mild flavor – perfect for dipping into hummus or guacamole or something. Unfortunately, I learned yesterday that – like apples – jicama brings up symptoms of depression for me. Irritability, crying, disorganization, guilt…had all of that yesterday morning. Apples do the same thing to me because of the high fiber content. So what did I learn besides that I can’t have jicama anymore? I learned that my depression is not caused by yeast. This is the first food I’ve eaten that triggers my depression since my yeast-kill phase…and it was as strong and obnoxious as ever. The diflucan/nystatin might be helping in some way – but they’re not going to help me eliminate depression. I think there’s a good chance I just won’t be able to eat fiberous or starchy foods. This is less of a crisis though, now that my weight and blood sugar are responding favorably to The Plan.
I got some more well-aged (i.e. lower histamine) sauerkraut from my local farm – I think I’m going to test that today for reactivity. I’d like to be eating it every day again to continue working on my gut health.