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Friday, December 28, 2012

I start a large elimination diet on the 1st of this month, my tummy was in bad shape. I did not even care if I lost weight. I took out soy, peanuts, milk, wheat, sugar, artificial sweeteners and corn. I started reintroducing them one at a time. So far, corn is a big no! Next was milk a week later, another no. It feels like my intestines are on fire. I am unsure if its lactose, but I hurt too much to try again right now. When I added soy milk, a bad hurt. Between additions my tummy feels so much better. I am going to wait another week before I try something else. I find the problem is finding protein. I now add sunflower seeds and almonds, which is increasing both fat and protein. I was having a problem getting enough fat too, so odd! I am slowly figuring it all out. And in the end, 4 weeks later I have also lost 12 pounds. I had gained 20 before this, so a good sign that the changes are good for me.
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    emoticon I found a great Dr. who can help. Let me know if you want to know more. emoticon
    1369 days ago
    You are so amazing and patient. I know you will find what is right for you.
    1393 days ago

    Have you tried probiotics, I think it's called. Putting good bacteria into your tummy?

    Keep us posted..... emoticon We care.
    1393 days ago
    There are a lot of diets out there that emphasize getting rid of many of the items you are eliminating. You might like a paleo-style diet. Hope you feel better pronto!
    1393 days ago
    Soy can really be hard on the bellies of some people. How do you do with beans? Have you tried working with a nutritionist? Sometimes they can be helpful. Good luck and I hope you feel better! emoticon
    1393 days ago
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