I woke up this morning feeling off. There was a dull pain rummaging through my head and music coming from my ass. Yes, that’s right, I was farting, full of stinky farts. I am a female, I fart. Everybody farts.
Why the headache and gas? I have narrowed it down to two things: eating a fibrous diet and drinking. My overall intake yesterday was well-balanced; whole grains, nuts, fruits, spinach, kale, carrot-ginger soup…I hit all the bases, nothing out of the ordinary that would cause these symptoms. Except for the beer that I had after work. Oh and the free shot that apparently is just handed out when you go to Rafters with Dani at 12:45am. I believe in moderation, a beer after work is fine. A beer and a shot when well hydrated is fine too. But is it fine for me? I am really starting to think that drinking alcohol is not okay with my body. I abstained from alcohol the entire month of January. I thought it was going to be really quite a challenge, especially considering that I work in a bar/restaurant where we have over 20 beers on tap, exceptional brews at that. But it wasn’t a challenge. In fact, the further along in January I went without drinking alcohol, the better I felt. I never had a headache, I was never hung over, I did not experience carb cravings at 1am..
My ability to listen to my body is a trait that I abuse here and there, but this time I really am listening to what it is trying to tell me. It does not appreciate alcohol. I will again abstain.