I have been feeling lethargic for a few months now, and I also have other weird body sensations such as a metallic taste in my mouth sometimes and random tingling in my legs. The doctor tested my iron and vitamin B-12, but both of those tested fine. I also just had a complete physical with blood work, which was also fine.
I wonder if these weird symptoms might be part of another yet undiscovered intolerance, so for the next two weeks I will be feeding myself and my family a very simple diet of veggies, fruits, meat and some gluten-free grains such as quinoa. Then, after two weeks, I will slowly reintroduce foods to hopefully determine what the problem is. If I still have the problem after two weeks of a simple diet before I reintroduce foods, then I will go see a ear, nose and throat doctor.
Here is our simple plan:
Monday–Hamburgers with Ramps, salad, roasted asparagus, brown rice
Tuesday–Lentil and Spinach Soup, Roasted Sunchokes
Wednesday–Spaghetti Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash, broccoli spears
Friday—Cellophane Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce, green beans
Saturday—Black Bean Burgers (minus the bun for me–not sure what to substitute for the 1/2 cup of bread crumbs. Any ideas?), Sweet Potato Fries, broccoli
Sunday—Black Bean Enchiladas (minus the cheese), Simple Island Guacamole, salad
My family’s breakfasts will be breakfast mueseli, oatmeal with fruit, eggs, fruit, muffins and pancakes.
My breakfasts will be scrambled eggs & fruit; Quinoa, Mushroom and Ramps Frittata; Toasted Quinoa Porridge and fruit
Lunches will be sandwiches and tuna crackers plus fruit for the rest of the family; leftovers for me.
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