Too Much of a Good Thing 322/365
Apologies for this rather odd little post. I had planned to do another coffee shot today, to continue a mini-series, but the night had other plans for me.
In the shops today I saw some special offer on Pomelo and a gorgeous, huge, locally grown cauliflower. Pomelo, for those who don’t know (among which I would have counted myself just this afternoon) is like a melon sized grapefruit. It’s the largest citrus fruit, and while it’s far less bitter than its closest cousin, it’s less juicy. More tough, so you can actually eat it in chunks. Tough, of course, means fibrous, and fibre is good for you!
So I ate the whole thing for a starter.
For the main course, I coated the entire head of cauliflower in a Dijon based sauce, and roasted it until tender. This is one chunk of it, which I felt like taking a quick photograph of (luckily, it turns out) because I liked its shape, but had, in my haste already taken a bite out of...
Cauliflower is also very, very high in fibre, and fibre is good for you!
So I ate the whole thing.
A little while later, I started getting some minor stomach cramps. Steadily, they got worse and worse.
Many of us fail to regularly get enough fibre in our diet, and that likely includes myself. What I had just eaten in the space of two hours, was maybe close to 10 times more fibre than I would usually get in a day. It turns out, the body can only quite gradually adjust to changes in fibre intake.
Apparently, I had potentially eaten my way to a medical emergency.
I promptly drank two glasses of warm water, and did jumping jacks until I got the desired effect. Pro-tip if you ever need to do this, never drink cold water - It is a horrifyingly unrefreshing experience coming back up. Anyway, after that my stomach got the hint and took over from there, and now I’ve been lying on the bathroom floor for 3 and a half hours. I tried to post this earlier, but I literally couldn’t look at my computer.
This was not my best night ever.