Have you ever gotten into a state of mind where you were scared to eat most foods, felt like you couldn’t eat out, felt like there was nothing that would nourish you while satisfying you? Well that was me about a year ago! I took majority of my foods out of my diet... essentially It felt like I was able to have ice cubes. Now this is a bit of exaggeration but that is what it felt like to me. I went on this diet not by choice (low FODMAP, gluten free, lactose free, soy free, garlic & onion free, even some veggies I wasn’t supposed to eat or I was told I could have like 2 pieces of whatever the veggie was...) This was a diet that was supposed to last about 6-8 weeks of consistency but in the process trying out foods to see if they would hurt my stomach or not. I was scared to try food because every time I ate I felt sick. This doesn’t make eating fun now does it! I refused to go out, I bought shakes online and I would snack on the very few things I could eat. I was not getting enough nutrients in my diet. I started to get angry at food at myself and at my stomach. I grew depressed and anxiety would spiral up every time I was hungry or had eaten. I started to add food back in super slowly like I mean mushrooms one week, a few weeks later some broccoli and on. I was told to do this diet bc it would help my stomach with ibs or celiac. None of these diet changes did anything other than give me headaches and actually mess with my mental state. I started to cook all my meals with the few ingredients I knew didn’t hurt, now I can eat almost all veggies without feeling sick. It’s been about a year of trial and error with what my body can handle... carbs, starches, potato, granulated sugar or fake sugar, meat, dairy, many alcoholic beverages are a no, processed food, the list goes on... My whole point of this is that I literally took all the fun out of eating. I started to really pay attention to my body and started to understand how to eat so I stay nourished and happy! This is me indulging on my favorite food which is pizza! I live a gf vegan life now and I finally feel more comfortable and happy. Listen to your body and don’t be afraid to indulge every once in a while!