Ugh...we have company visiting and went out to lunch yesterday. There was no fish on the menu and I won't eat meat unless it's organic...so, I ended up getting a veggie burger. No bad reaction so far, but it was quite a change from my normal diet.
I joined a challenge on another team, so I'm trying to get back in the habit of tracking my food. It's still so cold and rainy here that I can't make myself get out and walk...hard to believe it's June and the high today is 56 degrees. At least here in Maine our job is more active, so I'm getting a little more exercise than I did during the winter.
My biggest problem is evenings, so I'll have to make an extra effort not to give into snack attacks. :)
Glad you made the journey ok. We've already had temps over 100 here. But, it's not as hot as last year, so far. I had avocados without any problems and garlic seems okay which is good since we use it in almost everything we cook. As long as I remember to take my lactaid, I'm fine. Next I'm going to try adding mango back into my diet. With some of the fruits, it may be a case of eating too much. I tend to do that when I have fresh fruit.
We finally made it to Maine, after 6 weeks on the road, so I'm getting back to my own schedule and eating my own foods more. I need to get back to walking, but it's so cold up here I don't want to be outside.
I've eliminated all of the "bad foods" on the Fodmap diet. I take Lactaid so I can drink milk and eat Greek yogurt. My bowels are feeling much better and I've been able to walk the track without the need to rush back home.
Now I'll start trying the "bad foods," one at a time to see how it goes. The hardest thing about this has been eliminating most of the fruits and vegetables I like when I've been trying to improve my diet by adding more fruits and vegetables.
I was hoping to get tested for Fructose Malabsorption while we were back in GA. I saw my GI Doc last week, but the doctor he referred me to for testing isn't a network provider with my insurance. It was going to cost around $300 just for the initial office visit so I decided to wait on that. My GI said just keep following the diet plan if it's working...so that's what I'm doing.
I've had a couple issues...due to eating things I shouldn't have, but overall I'm doing good. :)
We've been traveling since we left Texas on March 16th and fortunately I'm doing pretty good following my eating plan....I've even lost a couple more pounds. :)
We're staying at my parents in Georgia for a couple weeks, then will make our way North to Maine. We're taking our motorhome in, for some service and getting the carpet removed & new flooring installed, while we're here.
I'm still making the SCD 24 hour yogurt and love it. I'm amazed at how well it works for me.
Today I made the 45 mile trip to the grocery store. We're living out in SW Texas for the winter and there's not much around here. Fortunately, we'll be leaving in 3 weeks to head back to Georgia, then up to Maine for the summer. I can't wait to get back to civilization.
I'm in LOVE with my new Ryka Walking Shoes! Seriously, the most comfortable shoe I've ever put on. :)
I think spaghetti squash was a mistake. I only had 1/2 cup on Fri & 1/2 cup on Sat, but my gut has been messed up for 2 days. :(
Some people can tolerate squash and some can't. I've never had a problem with zucchini or pumpkin, but the spaghetti squash seems to be a problem.
Finally the sun is out, so I'm hoping to take a nice walk this afternoon. We're out in the middle of nowhere in Texas, so I take pepper spray on my walks in case I get attacked by a coyote ~ LOL! I got a new pair of walking shoes and want to test them out.
I have a terrible craving for fish tacos. I was trying to figure out how to make a mild chipotle flavored dressing to give them some flavor without killing my gut. Foodnetwork needs a FODMAP show ~ LOL!
I had a glass of wine last night and I'm paying for it this morning.
I don't have a problem with avocado, 1/2 an avocado a day has never given me any issues
The biggest problems for me would be broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions & tomatoes. Try them in small amounts (1/4 - 1/2 cup per day), so you can determine if you have a reaction to them.
I can handle salads as long as they don't have onions or more then 1 or 2 small tomatoes. I use fresh lemon juice and olive oil for dressing. For cooked veggies I stick with spinach and green beans most of the time.
Reactions are different for everyone it seems....I know some people with FM that can't even handle lettuce. Just go slow and test small amounts of suspect food, then give it a couple days before you try something else.
GEORGIAGAL, I am Starting South beach diet. i did this diet before last year for while than quite. I am going to start Phase#1 tomorrow. I know in phase#1 No fruits and no grains, only veggies, proteins and some what lentils. I am going to avoid lentils and beans too for while.
For veggies can you help me please. I have few Avocado at home. I know this is no in the list. My favorite veggies are:- Broccoli Cabbage Cauliflower Eggplant (Aubergine) Cucumbers Green Beans Lettuce (All varieties) Mushrooms (All varieties) Okra Onions Parsley Peppers Snow peas Spinach Tomato Zucchini (Courgette)
I've been testing a few different vegetables this past week. Yesterday I had 1/2 cup of Broccoli Rabe with lunch, then had some cramping. I'm not sure if it was the vegetable or something else I ate, so I'm going to try it again today and see if I get a reaction.
I've felt so much better since I started the elimination diet in Oct, but I really need to test more foods to see if I react to them or they are safe for me. The only challenge I did was the fructose challenge.
After being on the elimination diet for about 5 weeks I had 1/2 mango, a banana, and 3 Tbsp of honey one day to see what reaction I would have...it was a lot worse than I expected and I paid for it for a few days. That convinced me that I have a problem with fructose.
I've never noticed a reaction from gluten, although since I eat low carb, I rarely have gluten in my diet.
Anyway, this week I'm trying to find a few more veggies I can tolerate.
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