I wanted to write a super random post about my hippie phases. What is a hippie phase, you ask? It’s a phase that comes around these parts every few months due to my body’s revolt of normal things. I’m a big believer in all things in moderation. However, sometimes moderation, on my end, turns into daily moderation. Usually, I’m fine for about 3-4 months and then it all catches up to me.
There’s a reason why I never say I am gluten free because of gluten intolerance’s or what not, because I eat gluten sometimes. I try not to label my diet anymore. For a long time I was “paleo,” but my version of paleo. I included foods/supplements that my body could handle and then eventually started introducing more stuff back in. Just because I enjoy cupcakes, pasta, pancakes, cereal etc. So usually, my diet errs on the 80/20 paleo side.
However, every few months my body starts to get a little unhappy with some of my less healthy food choices. Even if it’s a once a day kind of thing. *cough* the desserts you’ve been seeing as my nighttime snack lately*. Even my hair starts to revolt. What does that even mean? It’s get a sticky, frizzy, dry feeling. It’s gross. Like a weird coating sits on it.
This is around the time I usually spend a bit more money and go back to the natural organic hair care, cut out gluten again for a bit, and cut most grains out again. I can handle dairy just fine. So I don’t even bother with that nonsense. I’ve been through a Whole30 and it doesn’t affect me at all. Neither do eggs or nuts. Unless I’m eating a ton of nuts. Then I break out. But ain’t nobody got the fat macros for that these days.
So tomorrow sparks the start of my third and final hippie phase this year. I have to watch it at my nightly snacks again. I am still leaving protein powder, my multivitamin/omega/d3 supplemet, and coffee in my diet. But I am cutting out my bcaas (which are potentially giving me this weird rash on my arm), preworkouts and all that goes into it, gluten, too much sugar, and grains out. Probably just for a few weeks to see if that helps.
I’ll keep you updated on my process! I’m hoping it helps. Normally people ask why I introduce stuff back into my diet that I know bothers me after a while. The answer? I’m human. A lot of the things I enjoy are things my body doesn’t exactly agree 100% with. If I’m not deathly allergic and I know what they do to my body, then it’s my choice to make an informed decision to eat it anyways. Sometimes my body just needs and deserves a reset. Imagine the creativity that will be flowing for the next month with desserts.
Have a happy Thursday, guys! I’m working 12 hours over here at the store. So wish me luck in my boredom. I’m pretty sure I already had a drug lord stop by. Say whhaaatttt?!