The thing is I regularly eat broccoli and lots of veggies...but I do have a bloating problem more than a wind problem. ¨) This is why I am doing the Plan to figure out what my sensitivities are...since I am now on Day 4...and yesterday I ate chickpeas and broccoli and yet again broccoli today and I am REALLY bloated...I am thinking it is one or the other???
What makes you think you're "reactive" to these foods? The problem with "the Plan" is that it makes a lot of people think that having a little gas from a high-fiber food means you're "reactive" and shouldn't eat it. But it's perfectly normal to get windy from foods like that, especially if you don't normally eat them. Gas is unpleasant but not unhealthy. Is your reaction something more than tummy discomfort?
Can you please share what you mean by the plan? Are you talking about the Sparkpeople meal plans?
Becky SP Registered Dietitian
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MSOLIVER1, I assume that you are following the Lyn-Genet plan, rather than the Sparkpeople plan? Sparkpeople does not endorse this diet, and Dietician Becky Hand has stated it does not follow scientific principles. There is a Sparkteam where you can find other users doing this plan.
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I agree with Gramcracker! I turned off that function and gradually made up my own meal plans. Of course I tracked faithfully for the first two weeks to see where I was at. That was an eye opener. Then looking at the meal plans they provided I got a sense of what I needed to do. I use a lot of spark recipes. I graduated to my old faithful mom's chili recipe (primarily meat and macaroni) to veggie chili using dry beans to reduce the sodium. I also make roasted tomatoes and use them instead of canned tomatoes. But that was all in an effort to reduce my sodium intake. Good luck. If you have anymore questions keep asking!
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Are you using the meal plans provided? Yes you can substitute. I never used those plans as I cook for my husband also. I just turned that function off and enter what I eat.
Remember, this isn't a specific "diet", it's samples of what a healthy diet might include. Definitely don't eat foods you dislike; no need to torture yourself.
I love the fact I can learn from eating and entering foods and seeing the nutrient breakdown.
Good luck to you.
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I just started the plan and at every turn I seem to hit a wall. Reactive to chick peas, goat cheese,rye not by weight gain (stable). Should I conintuously OMIT these items in the daily menu or substitute(is so what?) Help!
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