The blood test results are in.
All perfectly normal except marginally low estrogen but normal FSH?? so I am not pre-menopausal.
Higher than needed iron and folate - pretty good for someone who hasn't eaten any animal food except eggs in almost 3 weeks.
Thyroid and cholesterol all healthy ranges.
So the illogical part of me is disappointed because it means I have no biological reason to have issues with food. It is all in my head ...
But the other part of me is very happy to be so completely healthy and normal and to have not done any damage from any of the following - weight loss and rapid gain, overeating, exercising, drinking Diet Coke, or becoming a vegetarian.
Today I had a planned treat. I had a piece of carrot cake for afternoon tea. It was extremely disappointing - not at all as delicious as I remember. And I felt sick afterwards. Lesson learnt - one less thing to crave. I got some dried fruit and seeds on the way home and semi indulged in an unscheduled snack. Much more satisfying than cake. I have truly changed more than I realised.