To enjoy the flavor of life take big bites
Flavor of Life: As an Italian American I have a love for culture, flavor, and food. Although I haven’t always had the easiest time with food I am finally starting to find a way to deal with my stomach issues without sacrificing flavor or creativity. Although I am a vegetarian and have been for many years now, I do not claim to be a perfect vegetarian or have a desire to discuss my reasons for being one. At this point in my life I am just trying to make choices with my food that make me feel good.
Food Intolerances: As a child I was always sick, I had terrible stomach aches and the doctors diagnosed me with an allergy to dairy. At a very young age I cut dairy completely out of my diet and although I still always had slight stomach aches I began to feel a little bit better. Unfortunately when I was in college I found out that I had bleeding ulcers in my stomach and that the culprit was an allergy to wheat. I got tested for celiac disease which came back negative but my doctor said that even though I didn’t have celiac disease, I definitely had an allergy to wheat and should remove all wheat products from my diet. The doctor also informed me that I had an intolerance to foods high in fat and sugar which would explain my issues dealing with things such as nuts, peanut butter, fried food, and baked goods.
I am hoping that by writing about my tips of dealing with food intolerance’s, and posting great recipes that I have found or created, that I can begin to help others who struggle with similar issues as me. My hope is that I can help people to live more comfortable lives with food, and hopefully not have to struggle in pain for as long as I did.
How I Want To Make A Difference:
After spending two years working in the business world as a marketing manager I have finally decided that helping people live healthy and happy lives through nutrition is what I have always been meant to do so I am now in the process of getting my Masters of Science in Nutrition with a coordinated program to become a Certified Registered Dietician. I know the road will be difficult and involve a lot of work, but I have never been more sure or passionate about something in my entire life.
Disclaimer: The information published on this blog is not written by medical professionals. It is my personal blog, with a purpose of sharing my own personal knowledge, opinions, and experiences with food and fitness. Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program if you have any existing medical conditions.