I had a good friend ask me the other day, “do you really miss any of the foods you can’t eat because of the Crohn’s?” My answer….everything!
Rice…..I would love to have a bowl of rice. And bread….oh my gosh what I wouldn’t give for some fresh, fluffy, white bread!!! Chinese food, Mexican food, Thai Food……any Fast Food (yes, I do miss McDonald’s and Burger King and Taco Bell and Subway….the once a month that I used to eat Fast Food is missed!!!). Cake, cookies, chocolate, ice cream, pie (yes….I have a serious sweet tooth!). Hot dogs. Pepsi…..and ice-cold Pepsi….oh, man!!! And honestly, there are so many other foods I used to eat that I miss but it’s been so long since I’ve had them that….I just can’t remember them anymore.
I love that I eat fresh and whole foods now, and I usually don’t ponder on the foods that I can’t eat anymore. But yes, if I were to think about it, there is a lot that I miss that I just cannot eat. Maybe someday, maybe soon. But I just can’t risk my health with any of this other stuff yet.
But it’s okay. I’ve lost so much weight that sometimes people don’t recognize me. 🙂 And when I am able to eat well, I’m satisfied. So, yes, I miss a lot of things, but it doesn’t get me down. I just eat what I can and love life in the process!!!