I slept through the night!

Yes, me that is, not BB. He often does. I never do.

I always need to wake and go to the bathroom at least once during the night. I am fairly sure this phenomenon is related to sugar. As I mentioned, prior to getting pregnant with BB, I ate a diet very limited in sugar. I cut out pretty much all refined sugar and was also very careful to eat low GI foods too, so not a great amount of fruit either. I noticed then that I didn't need to get up in the night. I guess when I was pregnant, with a shrunken bladder it became normal, then I was a sleep deprived new mum who's sugar intake gradually rose, (Mum and baby meet ups usually seem to involve cake!)

I am surprised however that on just the second night of the elimination diet I slept for straight 8 hours. Especially as I am eating quite a lot of fruit. For example, I have eaten almost a whole pineapple in the first 2 days, peaches, pears and plums too. Maybe natural sugar is not so bad as I previously thought. This would be good news as I am big fan of fruit.

Other things to report are that I am now feeling good. The first night I had a headache which didn't go away, I woke up with it on day 2. I also had really achy muscles, like I'd had a bit of a workout. There is also this 'draining' feeling from all over my body. I associate that feeling with dieting - I usually have it on the first day or two of a 'diet'. I have previously imagined (though not really believed) it to be the feeling of my body drawing on my fat reserves. A nice thought, but having read Dr Mansfield's book, it could be that I have cut out a food that I am sensitive too and the feeling is that of my body recovering. We'll have to wait and see what happens when I start reintroducing foods.

I also found yesterday hard in other ways. I guess I was feeling a bit rough so my patience wasn't what it usually is, but BB was a challenge. We usually eat the same things. Obviously I am not putting him on an elimination diet so I am preparing him different food. I cooked him some pasta and with a bolognese style sauce and he refused to eat it - he wanted what I was eating, which was fish, mashed swede and green beans. But he didn't like what I eating, even when I added some cheese to the swede. So, he didn't eat much and kept saying more. I tried a few other things he likes and he refused them all.  He finally ended up having breakfast cereal. It worked better the day before when I ate after he was in bed - we'll try that strategy again tonight.

photo from http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/what-makes-a-good-pineapple.htm

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Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.

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