I cheated on my diet for liquid Benadryl (yes it contains sucrose!)

18 Apr

I’m going to be frank.  I’m a skeptic, there is so much information out there in print and on the web, it’s hard to know what is real and what is fake.

When I first read the Paleo Solution I thought this book had some larger than life claims.  It seemed to be some kind of miracle diet and I didn’t buy it for one second.  I didn’t doubt that it would be good for helping me to loose fat or feel less bloated when it claimed that dieters allergies disappeared, I thought for sure it was a pile of crap!

Boy was I wrong.  Yesterday I had my first treat meal in 30 days.  The treat meal was homemade pizza, made by my adorable loving husband, some Cadbury mini eggs and cupcake.  I knew this meal wasn’t going to make me feel fantastic given that I haven’t eaten grains or sugar in 30 days.  I was careful to eat slowly, chew lots and try not to eat too much.  I had some mild indigestion after, but thankfully no bloat (I was expecting bloat), what I didn’t expect to happen was “the headache.”

It started as a mild headache yesterday and today it spiraled into a hellish attack of allergy symptoms: headache, itchy and dry eyes, plugged ears, sneezing and congestion.  Why! after a month of being free from this, it has come back.  I had to take matters into my own hands and I needed relieve immediately.  I gulped down some fast acting liquid Benadryl and now I’m sitting here wondering how all this allergy business happened.

Now I’m not sure if I want to eat another treat meal.  Coincidence?  Paranoia? or the cold, hard truth?  Does non Paleo eating causes allergies from hell!?

I wonder how long I’ll have to suffer? I’m so happy to be eating Paleo again.  Now if only I could feel Paleo


Posted by on April 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “I cheated on my diet for liquid Benadryl (yes it contains sucrose!)

  1. allieksmith

    April 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Wow, how interesting! I have tried to kick sugar before and when I go back to it… HEADACHE.

    • passlakeprincess

      April 19, 2011 at 2:32 am

      So you think it’s the sugar? I wondered if it was the sugar, the grain, the dairy or all of the above. Regardless we’ll see what happens after my next treat meal. Only 7 more left then I’m going Paleo for 18 weeks.

  2. Donloree

    April 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Now that I don’t eat sugar or wheat whenever I do my stomach goes into convulsions and I immediately feel lethargic and horrible. I’m getting to the point where even the thought of licking the spoon with Jon’s muffin batter on it is revolting. I also find that I am rarely sick anymore. I got sick this spring with a cold that my husband brought home, but didn’t suffer nearly as hard or as long as he did.

    What does ‘feeling Paleo’ mean?

    • passlakeprincess

      April 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      I too have not been sick since…sometime last year (I think I had the stomach flu January 2010).

  3. passlakeprincess

    April 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Feeling Paleo means, feeling like I did after at least 15 days of Paleo eating. Energetic, sleeping like a dream and no allergy symptoms!


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