Since I started working for a Natural/Organic Grocery, my eating habits have changed. I should really say that my eating habits have remained the same BUT the food content has changed. Since I work for said grocery, I always shop there. Hey... 20% discount! I still shop at some other places but mostly only for certain vegetable items and household stuff. I definitely only buy meat and dairy at my place of work. And most of my grocery items come from our shelves. Because, HEY... 20% discount.
Because of having food, literally, at my fingertips, my ordering-in/eating-out has been massively curtailed. The boyfriend and I have come to a silent agreement that we will at least order out one night every two weeks or less. So, last Friday, I agreed to order a large pizza with sausage, mushrooms, and onions. I am always hesitant to order pizza because 1) there is no good pizza in the 90's on the Upper West Side and 2) I have not had any good experiences with the pizza in the 90's on the Upper West Side. As a matter of fact, the last two times we ordered pizza in, I got food poisoning. One instance was so bad that I actually had to skip work and lie in bed all day drinking fluids.
So, we order pizza from a new place and, well, you guessed it, I got food poisoning. Again. This morning is the first morning that I feel better. My stomach still feels dicey but I feel better. At least, good enough to go take a step class.
I've come to the conclusion that because I eat such "clean" food from work, my system reacts to "not so clean" food. I certainly eat mostly organic products because I tend to reach for those first. And if you shop at my place of work, you know that all of our products are natural and handled well to avoid any kind of contamination. My system has become so accustomed to clean eating that it reacts to a lot of the not-so-natural products that are out there.
I've had pizza from other places in the City that don't give me food poisoning. If I do eat out, my body doesn't always react negatively to the food. Maybe it's something about the pizza in the 90's on the Upper West Side. Or maybe, I am just allergic to the 90's on the Upper West Side.