I hear this story from clients all the time.
Maybe you’ve been following a healthy diet because of some condition, like Lyme disease, candida overgrowth, SIBO or something else. Or maybe you need to follow a low-histamine diet, a low-oxalate diet or some other “free-from” diet, like gluten-free, sugar-free, or whatever.
You start the diet feeling motivated and knowing it’s going to be so good for your health. You’re happy with your progress, and feel like you’ve got a handle on it.
But as time goes on, you feel more and resentful of the restrictions on your food. You feel deprived, left out of social events, and like you can’t even have fun with your friends or family any more because you can’t eat “normal” foods.
And then, you rebel.