Thursday, January 13, 2011

A diet by deflation.

 For the folks who stayed up late around the campfire with me this summer this particular story will hit pretty close to home and  I may very well be at risk of massivly over sharing by writing this, but here it goes... as far as people go, I have always considered myself a little gassier than most.  There I said it.   To be clear, I don't think I float air biscuits any more than most men; I am just less inclined to do so in front of others than most men.  I can actually get kind of crabby holding in all that excess air when we have guests over and, while I am always sorry to see our friends depart,  waving good-bye from the front porch often brings with it a relief that rhymes with depart.  The truth is I have accepted flatulence as part of my general make-up and strive, with much success, to keep the wind under control, but that was before my pantry looked like this...
...bean central!
 Hippocrates said, "Passing gas is necessary to well being" and  believe me, I know the truth of his words better than most, but I am not sure a being can be as well as my body is trying to be right now if you know what I mean.   I am in soluble fiber land around here with all this healthy vegetarian eating; just look at all those freaking beans and cabbage!  I didn't really consider this side effect when we adopted this whole grain, no meat, beans, beans for every meal lifestyle and when you are eating the musical fruit as much as I have been lately it stands to reason I might be dieting by deflation.  I am sure this is only temporary and I have heard this is a pretty common occurrence when dropping meat and picking up loads of dietary fiber, but for now I feel like a balloon someone just let go of and figure at this rate I should be concave by next Thursday!  We'll just have to wait and see and in the meantime beware of...

7 comments:

eatclosetohome said...

Have some probiotics (do you do homemade kraut?) and wait it out...your gut flora just need to switch over from meat to beans.

Mel said...

Thanks Emily! I figured that was the case. I tell you it has been pretty funny around here, but other than this little issue we all feel great...really great. I may try to add in a little more yogurt into my lunch menus and the kraut is a great idea. I make a lovely one with apples. I also noticed Tempeh has probiotics and I am hoping to give that a whirl next week. I loved our dinner last night inspired by your curry chickpeas...the little bit of peanut butter brought that sauce together beautifully!

Angela said...

Ah, the campfire. Too funny. But don't you feel better already now that you have come clean on your little secret? I love this experiment of yours and can't wait to try some of the recipes.

John Richards said...

(Tears in my eyes) I... well... eh... Lord... never-mind.

Mary said...

hahahahaaa,I never would of guessed that would be your "little secret" Very funny

Ali said...

Freaking hysterical! I could barely read it slowed to Scott I was laughing so hard!

Nubia said...

I honestly didn't think anything could top your roller derby skating story....I'm crying of laughter!

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