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Clean eating sucks.

I’m sorry – it’s true.

Ok. Let me rephrase.

Clean eating sucks if you are the one that has to shop for all the ingredients and cook for the family. I LOVE going to great restaurants and ordering food that is hand prepared and made with care. BUT when it’s all up to me… man, I just want to defrost something and call it a day after I used up all my energy from dealing with the kids and work.

I’m having major issues — allergy issues. I think it’s a new allergy to sulfites (from what I’m reading online) and BOY will that be a problem if it’s true.

Want to know what I can’t eat if this happens?
Baked goods
Soup mixes
Canned vegetables
Pickled foods
Dried fruit
Potato chips
Trail mix
Beer and wine
Vegetable juices
Sparkling grape juice
Apple cider
Bottled lemon juice and lime juice
Many condiments
Fresh or frozen shrimp
Maraschino cherries
Dehydrated, pre-cut or peeled potatoes


I’ve had to eat really clean the last few days because I’m not allowed to take any medication before my appointment with my allergist. So, if I have a flare up — I’d be SCREWED. And I can’t have a flare up and not be able to take meds. My entire neck and face would EXPLODE with itchy hives. Two nights ago I was scratching them with a bristle brush to get to them – that’s how bad it was.

So, for the next 7 days, I have to eat as clean as possible. UUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH

How did I find this out?

Red wine. White wine. Pepperoni. Salami. Cold Cut sandwich — all in a week. Flipping explosion.

I feel good right now mind you. But I’ve been eating grilled chicken and vegetables — so that makes sense.

If I have a sensitivity to sulfites and that means that I will have to live a life of BALANCE … I will be able to handle it. BUT IF I AM STRAIGHT UP ALLERGIC, I am going to cry the ugly cry for days and days and days.

My appointment is in a week. I will keep you posted. I’m really not trying to think about it as I think only about it every waking second of my day…

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.