- August 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm #108655
HeatherJMemberTopics: 24Replies: 34
This is such a drastic lifestyle change. Does anyone have any funny stores to share about their experiences while making this transition and/or dealing with it all?
I will start with mine.
I’ve been having really bad food cravings. Before I did the cleanse, I followed the regular Candida diet for about a month. I’d been eating GF in the months preceding (The selection of GF foods here in The Netherlands is minimal, so this was a drastic change to begin with) So I have been passing on the goodies for longer than just a week.
Anyway, my family is really sick of me smelling their food.
The other day my husband came home and I greeted him with a hug. I sniffed the collar of his shirt. “Oh! YOU HAD A BIG MAC! You smell sooooo good!” I shrieked. I began to sniff him some more.
He laughed. “Uhhmm, no. I had a salad. You’ve got it bad. Do I have to worry about you eating me in my sleep?”
Too funny!August 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm #108674
bouncygalMemberTopics: 32Replies: 100
for about the first 3 weeks i would wake up freaked out and guilty after having dreamed i ate cake,chocolate or cookies, it would take me 10seconds to realise it was just a dream.
I even had a dream within a dream about eating sugary foods.
I don’t dream about sugar anymore, but i still crave it if i see some moist chocolate cake on tv.
Before the diet i didn’t even really eat cake but some how it comes to my mind whenever i crave the non diet lifestyle.
x bouncyAugust 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm #108676
SueSullivanMemberTopics: 18Replies: 108
Boucygal, I’ve done the same thing! Dreamed that I had drunk a coke, of all things and felt horrible about the damage I’d done.
Heather, I love your story!August 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm #108716
shayfoMemberTopics: 18Replies: 668
I think I dreamed about eating gummy bears at least once a week for the first two months of the diet. I didn’t even eat them before the diet! (I’m vegetarian/vegan and they nearly always contain gelatin.) But DURING my dream I’d be like NO NO NO WHAT DID I DO then wake up and be like “Wait…um…okay. No. It’s fine. It’s fine! It’s fine,” but feel slightly panicky for a few minutes.
Yesterday, I was hanging out with some sorta crusty punk friends after a meeting we had and one went on a beer run, and asked me if I wanted anything. I said something like, “Goddamn it, really? I want celery, asshole,” being really snarky, and went back to eating almond butter (woo stage 2!) with a spoon because I was pretty hungry after being too busy to eat for most of the day. When she came back from the liquor store, she walked up and dropped a bag of celery on my lap and walked away to give everyone else their tall cans. It was a pretty silly moment (and also nice of her, haha).
Also, Heather, pretty funny that your husband smells like burgers even when he doesn’t eat them…or that you’re having olfactory hallucinations of fast food desperation 🙂August 8, 2013 at 8:06 am #108765
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
I definitely can relate to the food dreams! I have had several where I cheated and binged on cake – something I never ate all that much of before…I think cake is kind of gross!
I have stayed at my cousin’s place a couple of times since starting the diet and he now gives me crap about the “Alex smell” that happens when I stay there. Several people, actually, have commented on the smell…not from me personally, but from my veggies. I forget that most people think cooking vegetables makes everything smell like a big fart :p I just think MMMM VEGGIE FARTS!!! LOL!August 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm #108833
thelema13MemberTopics: 1Replies: 2
I broke down one day and put a blueberry in my mouth, then instantly felt guilty and spit it out. I was busted though, my husband caught me because my lips were a bit blue!August 10, 2013 at 1:08 am #108877
X0christinaa0x3MemberTopics: 10Replies: 12
I had a dream last night that I was eating pretzels and for some reason in my dream I thought it was okay because they were gluten free pretzels and then I realized that no pretzels were okay. I woke up so worried and then realized it was just a dream. I can’t believe how many people have had similar dreams of eating no-no foods :pAugust 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm #109087
jnealeighMemberTopics: 8Replies: 10
These stories are all so funny! Thanks for sharing:) I have almost nightly dreams about cheating with sweets. I relate to that panicky feeling when first waking up!
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