It basically boils down to this: identify every single thing that gives you a stomach ache – in my case this would be soy, gluten, milk, cheese, nuts, etc. (or in nutshell, anything that tastes good)…
And pretend that eating it in microscopic amounts isn’t going to bother you.
Sure I’ve had a perpetual stomach ache from the bits of French bread and the dabs of butter I’ve been consuming lately…
And sure my eczema is kind of out of control again thanks to an unusual excess of clotted cream and caffeine…
And yes, I’ll be dealing with the fallout for a few weeks (at least).
But I must look at the bright side - I didn’t gain an ounce while on vacation! Actually, I lost a pound or two. And really…that’s not too bad of a deal.*
*(If I tell myself this enough I’ll believe it. Humor me here.)