Last night, for the first time in two years, I had two slices of supermarket pizza.
As I wrote in a previous post, I decided to do this to find out what would happen if I actually ate gluten and also dairy. There are certain times when this would come in handy-especially when dining out. But only in a controlled situation.
I took a half an Immodium about an hour and half before I consumed the pizza. Unfortunately, frozen pizza is not that great-next time I will order out. But it was good-especially that chewy, yeasty crust.
The Immodium bought me about 20 hours of no symptoms. I did expect to get sick, and luckily the outcome was delayed. This could be carefully planned in the future; as long as I am close to home (in case of immediate symptoms), and as long as I have no plans for the following day.
I won’t be doing this on a regular basis-I used to take Immodium every day before I cut gluten and dairy out of my diet. An occasional dose, when I want to have something special at a restaurant, seems okay. As we know, being gluten and dairy free leaves very little choice when dining out-and I am sick of grilled chicken, steak and salmon, and plain vegetables.
I won’t be doing this on my cruise to Hawaii in September. I believe that the seasickness I experienced on the last two cruises we took was mostly due to gluten and dairy consumption. I have already alerted the cruise line of my dietary restrictions.
This experiment opens up some new possibilities.