Lately, I've been trying to figure out what food sensitivities I have. As a result, I have eliminated almost everything from my diet, to create a clean slate, of sorts, so that when I bring these 'trigger' foods back one at a time, I'll know which foods I'm allergic to, which foods I have a sensitivity to, and which foods are fine for me to eat.
So for the past few weeks, I've had a completely different diet than the rest of my family has. However, since I'm the main cook in the family, I've still been making them food as well. (Although I have to add that The Husband has done wonderfully in taking over cooking meals. He likes to cook as well, and so many days he will go in and figure out what to feed the masses...). It's been hard to make tacos or lasagna or swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes for the family, but not be able to have one bite. Not even a taste to check for seasoning.
I smell the food. I make the food. I serve the food...but I don't eat the food. It takes a lot of willpower. However, I see the vision of what I'm trying to accomplish. I don't want to be negatively influenced by the food I eat. I know something that I'm eating is triggering health issues. I'm determined to find out what it is.
So temporarily, I feel restricted with food. It's hard to enjoy the fruit of my labors if I can't eat it with everyone else. I'm tempted by everything I see, but swayed by nothing. I'm staying strong. I'm going to fight this battle and win.