The 26 Stages Of Being On An Exclusion Diet
Can I LIVE without all these delicious foods???
Finding out that you have to begin an exclusion diet.
Being devastated to learn the details of your exclusion diet.
Begging your nutritionist for another way to deal with your stomach problems.
Learning that there is no other way.
Letting the news sink in.
Looking over your new diet options like...
Trying to be optimistic about your new diet – maybe you'll discover a new favourite food!
Going grocery shopping to suit your new diet.
Realising that all the food you can eat now costs about 14 times the price of your regular diet.
Low-key weeping into your empty purse.
Hoping it will alleviate your stomach woes and make you feel better.
Worrying that if it does make you better, you’ll be stuck on the damn diet forever.
Thinking things like "this isn't so bad!" to yourself, even if you don't really believe it.
Seeing photos on Instagram of foods you can't eat and straight-up wanting to cry.
Realising the exclusion diet is working.
Realising that an exclusion diet is not designed to help you lose weight.
Being annoyed at having to alter all your favourite meals.
Getting bored with your stupid, dumb exclusion diet.
Breaking your exclusion diet.
Suffering the consequences of breaking your exclusion diet.
Getting back on the wagon.
Struggling to cope with your new restrictions in social situations.
Having friends who don't understand your new diet and are all like...
Realising that you just have to do what is best for you and your stomach.
Finally accepting that this is your life now.
Realising that feeling happy and healthy is actually more important than eating whatever you want, so as much as the exclusion diet sucks, it's all worth it.
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