I use to have a problem w/IBS until I really got in and started researching it.
This site is a great place to start. I use to eat every 'healthy' trigger food that was on the list. I took all trigger foods out of my diet, and that was a good beginning.
Next, I had to learn the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and find the proper balance between the two. Gradually I was able to add more fiber to my diet and now I have very few problems.
It was a step by step process for me and took a couple of months to figure it out. I am able to eat a lot of vegetables now. I still avoid wheat, gluten, dairy, egg yolks, red meat, and certain types of fat.
Gluten free oats, rice and occasionally quinoa are the only grains that I eat.
I actually started with a daily protein/fiber shake that helped to stabilze my intestines. I used Heather's acacia fiber, ground flaxseeds, baked sweet potatoes, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, stevia, egg protein powder, and water. I started slowly with the fiber and flax gradually building myself up. As I built up my ability to handle fiber I began adding vegetables (mainly soluble fiber) to my diet with only a little insoluble. Gradually I was able to tolerate more and more insoluble as well.
It is a process. I hope that my experience may be able to help you a little. Good Luck to you!
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Flax seed, and any type of bean I am intolerant too. I feel like my meals are exactly the same day in and day out...I dont change my meals since I know what works and what doesnt. I'm getting very bored of eating. Is that even possible?
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After I went gf, I actually felt satisfied for the first time in my life. After CD dx, and at my 6 mo followup appt with gastro, I asked him if there was something wrong as I felt full all the time (as opposed to always starving). I'd say that was because I was eating too many "healthy whole grain" carbs pre-gf diet, but I was eating just as many after - they were just different.
You got a lot of good ideas from fellow team members, what are you eating?! 1/2 an avocado and filling up on greens works for me.
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an apple and almond butter, gf crackers and guacamole, almonds and dried cranberries, a flax seed and almond meal muffin - I find that the key to feeling satisfied is having some protein and healthy fat together. Nuts and seeds work well.
If it's whole grains you're seeking, try other whole grains, like brown rice or quinoia or millet. Potatoes and yams are also satisfying. Corn does the trick if you're not sensitive. Lentils, peas and beans are also good and high in fiber. Gluten-free breads are frequently expensive and, well, horrid to my palate, but there are a couple brands you can bake yourself which are tasty (Pamela's being my current favorite). Peanuts are my go to snack for satisfying hunger between meals. As the others have said, protein, healthy fats, and fiber all help keep you feeling satisfied longer. I have a hard time with "dry" fiber, like whole grain crackers, fiber bars, and high-fiber breads, but I can easily digest "wet" fiber, like whole grains in soups and stews. Also, with fiber and a sensitive digestive track, it's important to increase it gradually to allow your body to get used to it.
Not having wheat is not a problem. I try to eat 6 times a day and incorporate the three macronutrients into each mini-meal - ie banana & peanut butter; apple & cheese; yogurt & berries; lots of salads with a protein source (chicken, cheese, beans) etc etc.
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I dont have Celiac...but I do have IBS and I am very intolerant to Wheat. I noticed when most are trying to eat healthy they incorporate whole-wheat items into their diet to keep them fuller longer. Most high-fiber foods in general I cannot eat.
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