Ok, here’s the story. I have been doing this 30 day Eat Clean Challenge thing. That alone should tell you that I am on a whole different playing field as far as brain functionality goes. Yes, I feel more clear in my thought process, my memory seems to be more intact and I finally got the answer correct on a Final Jeopardy. Apparently, an additional side effect of the cleaner eating changes your brain thing is that your mouth loses it’s filter. Maybe this is because my brain thinks it’s all quick-witted that the words can just bypass any social filter I used to have from when I consumed ravenous amounts of gluten.
Just a few days ago, I was telling someone how great I felt, how much more trim my mid-section was, and how overall happy I was about changing certain eating habits. Upon telling my friend about some of the key items that have now been cut from my diet, she says:
“Gee, maybe I should eliminate the dairy from my diet, too!”
This wasn’t a question she was asking me, she wasn’t looking for my opinion, and she certainly didn’t give me any specifics about why she thinks she should eliminate dairy, but here go some unfiltered words flying from MY mouth:
“Totally! It will really help with the bloating in your stomach area.”
Open mouth. Insert fashionable yet reasonably priced wedge heel.
See, I didn’t mean your stomach as in you have a fat stomach. I meant the your in the most generic of ways. What I really should have said was, “Totally! It really helped with the bloating I was experiencing in my own stomach.”
But I said bloating in YOUR stomach and you know what they say about hindsight. And now I want to drown myself in a dairy-free ice cream cone. I wonder if my unbloated ex-friend wants to join me?