I have a confession to make – I am human. I am in fact a human who’s constantly feeling hungry with all this running that’s going on and I have lapsed into eating a bit more wheat than my body likes.
Interestingly it’s easy for me to stay away from sugar and from most dairy as well. Wheat, however, has been a bit more tricky to stay clear from and I know exactly why – it doesn’t bother my digestion in small quantities and I’ve been thinking that a little bit will be ok.
The only trouble with thinking that way is that I am not very good at moderating anything that involves sugar or is a bread of some sort. Half a ham & cheese toastie (wheat AND dairy :|) turns into half a ham & cheese toastie + tortilla with peanut butter + handful of mini pretzels = I’m totally bloated and uncomfortable for several days
I only have 4 weeks until I run a marathon and this post is a marker for myself to be extra vigilant from now until D day and stay away from wheat. I know I can do it once I change my mindset from ‘a little bit is ok’ to ‘never’. Weird, but that’s how the brain of somebody who’s not a moderator works.
So from now on I will be extra good and hopefully save myself from the portaloos during a marathon (an experience I’ve been told everyone should try to avoid at all costs).