Once one of my favorite restaurants, you and I simply don’t get along anymore.
I had food from Rubio’s for lunch today, brought in by the company hosting my colleagues and me for some technical training. Not long after lunch, my asthma began to act up. Since going Paleo several months ago, my daily inhaler and I have practically parted ways. However, this evening I felt that I needed it.
A few weeks ago, I had dinner at Islands, where I indulged in some corn chips and salsa. The following day, I needed my inhaler. I, perhaps wrongly, concluded that grains, at least corn, were a trigger and have been much happier to avoid them ever since.
It should go without saying that I passed on the tortillas served alongside lunch today. Nevertheless, not long afterwards I felt that all too familiar tightness in my chest, resulting in the use of my inhaler tonight, after two weeks without.
If I had to guess, I’d say it was the liberal use of soy in the cooking (is it to save money or demonstrate that the food is supposedly heart healthy?) that proved today’s trigger. I don’t know what specifically was the cause, as it could be any one of soy’s negative properties, or even several in combination. In the end, this is just further encouragement to avoid eating out.
Except for Elevation Burger (their site appears to be Flash-based, sorry). That place is awesome.