My body doesn't like skim milk anymore. Can't eat it with cereal, can't drink a glass. Bad things happen. I don't want to drink soy milk, either. So, I guess I won't be drinking chocolate milk after a long run anymore; have a feeling it would make that day a very loooong one.
What happened? I have no idea. I've noticed for the past few months that eating or drinking something was giving me major gut issues, but I couldn't figure out what. Paying attention finally solved the mystery: milk. Moo. I don't know about cheese, since I cut back on that, too just to see if that was the issue. I don't think it is (fingers crossed and praying to heaven it's not).
This means no more iced mochas, or most of the drinks in the cafe at work. Phooey. Iced tea or iced coffee is about it--but since I like an iced latte, that's kinda on the banned list, too.
I have to look at this as a good thing. Like discovering that I was drinking too much water on my long runs last year. That was giving me major issues during those times when a potty was no where near. Cutting back on my water and using meds on those days when I had runs longer than 6 miles really made things much better.
Now that I'm starting to run again ( I know, I know--I'm a fair weather runner) knowing milk is a no-no will make it easier to decide what to eat in the morning before heading out in the warm weather.
This has given me an opportunity to pay attention to what I'm eating. I always try to, but fail miserably. Probably cause I'm too busy shoveling food into my pie hole.
So goodbye, Dairy Queen. Goodbye chocolate malts (tried one yesterday and it didn't sit well). Goodbye iced mochas with an extra shot of espresso.
Hello fruit and veggies. I will also be paying attention to breads, too. Hope there's no issue with that. You may very well hear the wails spouting forth from me if this is an issue, too.
Do you suddenly have issues with a food group that never bothered you before?
I'm convinced it's from all the lovely changes that start taking place for women at a certain age. I'm not in menopause, but it's creeping closer, and my body is definitely feeling some of the effects. I think this is one of them.