For some reason, I have spent several days really been craving pizza. I mean really wanting pizza. My favorite has always been pepperoni. So, today, I cranked up the bread machine. I put in the ingredients for my favorite pizza crust dough. Unbleached flour, yeast, water, oil, a few seasonings... and I cranked up the machine. An hour later, I kneaded the dough. I let it rise almost as long as indicated (ok, so I was in a bit of a hurry). I slathered on the store bought sauce, pepperoni, and cheeses. I baked that little bit of heaven until it was bubbly. Then, we dug in and I ate a slice and a half. About 30 minutes later, I felt like I had eaten a whale.
It would seem that my body has gotten used to real, whole, natural foods. I noticed a while back (maybe a month or so) that eating at my favorite fast food restaurant left me feeling sick. Now, the not-so-healthy style of pizza I made left me feeling like there was a rock in the pit of my stomach. I am thinking that maybe my body is so happy not eating prefabricated food that it rebels when I do.
So, here's my plan: learn to make pizza dough with whole wheat flour, make the sauce from scratch (I do it with spaghetti sauce, why not just reduce it a bit more until it's thick enough for pizza?), and use veggies and real meat, not overly processed meat like pepperoni. Maybe then, I can enjoy the pizza experience without feeling poorly later.
Have you found you have intolerances after switching to real, whole, natural foods? How did you keep/change the foods you used to enjoy or did you just ditch them all and start from scratch?