The Last Time I Chewed My FoodPosted: August 10, 2011
I like to eat – I would definitely consider myself a foodie. Following the massive nausea during my first trimester, eating became a pleasure again. When else can you eat just about anything (missed the sushi) and in any quantity you want (well just about). I didn’t realize how good I had it until very soon after I gave birth.
Eating was now a marathon sprint between breastfeedings, diaper changes, laundry, dishes, bathroom runs, you name it. I’m quite serious when I say that I did not chew my food for the first couple months. Nope, I inhaled and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I didn’t realize how good I had it at THIS point, until a short while later.
At 2 months, my breastfeeding daughter developed an intolerance to the dairy protein in my diet, so I changed to soy products. OK, we’ll live. Some time after that, soy became suspect. Doc said to try rice products and to avoid all dairy and soy. Hmmmm, I had a Whole Foods down the street, so that shouldn’t be a big deal, right? I never realized how many foods have either dairy and/or soy ingredients. Now, having forgotten what it was like to chew, I missed the fleeting taste of soy during inhaling. Let me tell you folks, as far as I’m concerned you CANNOT get rice cheese down your palate fast enough.