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Things I Avoid…


(Updated Frequently)

Things I Avoid (most of the time) Because They Make Me Feel Terrible

  • Artificial fragrances and perfumes (THE WORST…especially in detergents, home products, cosmetics)
  • Strong scents or fragrances (even strong essential oils)
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Caffeine
  • Most processed foods (even “healthy”ones because they can still have a lot of cr@p like “soy lecithin” added)
  • Pasta
  • Pancakes, biscuits, waffles, rolls etc
  • Orange juice/fruit juice (especially in the morning)
  • Added sugar (duh…well, except for a fresh mint lemonade..then I’m allowed a few sips)
  • Mashed potatoes (unfortunately re-confirmed August 2016. Maybe part of the issue is its hard to measure portions?)
  • Gnocchi or ravioli
  • Fried foods (well except for the occasional fried chicken sandwich…it takes a lot of clean eating before and after to make that work!)
  • Sour Mix in cocktails
  • Agave
  • Honey
  • HFCS
  • Spirulina (It’s supposed to be a superfood right? It makes my joints hurt…)
  • Beer (it’s bitter and not worth the carbs in my opinion)
  • Conventional laundry detergents like Tide
  • Dryer sheets (even more “natural” ones are soooo scented)
  • “Natural” sweeteners like Stevia (even these can still confuse your taste buds)
  • “Natural” or artificial flavors (once you remove them and then think it’s ok to re-introduce them, you’ll quickly learn how gross they are)
  • Fleshy orange sweet potatoes (yuck! too sweet for me!)
  • Talc in beauty products
  • Eggs (eating lots of eggs, like at breakfast. I feel much less stressed without them in my life and my TMJ and muscle tension has improved)
  • Added flavors (“natural” or other)

Things I Limit Because I Feel Much Better Without Them

  • Dairy, especially low fat dairy
  • Plastic bottles and food containers
  • Non non-toxic cleaners and disinfectants
  • Non non-toxic beauty products
  • Gluten and most bread (because of the processed nature. I certainly don’t have Celiac’s. And sometimes a girl needs a piece of delicious pizza!)
  • Meats treated with hormones and antibiotics

Things I Avoid Because They are Supposedly Bad for Us/Me and I’m Pretty Sure I Feel Better Without Them

  • Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates etc
  • Soy
  • Aluminum in beauty products and deodorants/antipirspirent

Things I Have To Limit Timing and Quantities Of

  • Fruit (I eat more than I used to be the timing portion is crucial. And quantity is still a fine line that changes day to day)
  • Starchy veggies

Things I Avoid Based on Superficial Evidence

Things I Have Trouble Avoiding When They Are Close By

  • Sweetarts
  • Oreos
  • Cinnamon Rolls

Treatments I’m not Ready to Try Again Anytime Soon / Aren’t Recommended for Me

  • Hydroquinone
  • Retinol or derivatives
  • Lasers
  • Too many raw foods or juices