Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Vapors and Blemishes

     I am downing the vitamins, working out (sweating), and eating lots of veggies, and you know what this really means? Yes, I am reaping the health benefits. I definitely feel like I have more energy and just feel healthy, but the other products of all of this is FARTS and ZITS!
     I am washing my face several times a day, and thankfully I don’t have dry skin to add to the list of maladies. It just seems that with all good things there are some so-called side effects.
     But, I do know that in the end, once all of the icky toxins have left my body, that I won’t be dealing with the zit (what a great word) problem. OK, a little side route here. Did you know that zit came around in the 60s as teen slang, and nobody really knows who started it or how? Things that make you go hmmmmm.
     So, back to the flatulence problem, first of all, I found it hilarious when I googled farts and veggies. Apparently, the world has determined that veggie farts (seriously is an urban term) are the smelliest. Something else that makes you go hmmmmm.
     Basically, one can eat Beano which does work. Or, just deal with the extra gas caused by eating massive amounts of veggies. I did find an interesting thread on 3 Fat Chicks, where they basically said that after about six weeks, their bodies adjusted to the whole grains and veggies, and they did not have the smelly gas issue anymore. Check it out at: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58535
     I did find an interesting article about the digesting of veggies (especially raw ones), and tricks to make it easier for your to do.
     OK, so there you have it! Be healthy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Just a little side note about the flatulence issue - I have heard that eating cinnamon or sprinkling it on your meals helps with the problem. It may be worth a try anyhow!

I think you're doing great with your new WW and biking challenge. I look forward to reading more about it.

As always, thanks for sharing with all of us.