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I'm now a fodmapper. I have completed the elimination phase, and now I'm up to the challenges and reintroduction schedule.

So far, I have reintroduced fructose, polyols 1 (sorbitol), fructose, and fructans with varying levels of success.

It appears that I cannot tolerate lactose or caffeine. So I have put that challenge on hold for the moment.

Currently working on foods that contain both fructans and galactans (oligosaccharides).

This is not a weight loss diet, but to see if I can get my life back diet.

I will be adding back the foods that were eliminated to see which foods are the ones that cause me issues.

I have put my weight loss goals on hold. However, I will continue to be mindful of what I'm eating and keep an eye on portion sizes.

Without trying, I have lost 2kg in 6 weeks. Probably because I am measuring all the ingredients.

Member Since: 1/8/2011

My Goals:
Being the best me, one healthy choice at at time.

My Program:
Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols) up until 27 March 2017. See http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastr
o/fodmap/low-high.html and being mindful particularly of portion sizes.

Being resilient.

Cycle to work/uni every day. Attempting to improve on my time of 35 minutes.

Spark People 'Exercise of the Day' and videos.

BeFit in 90 workout system 5/week or strength exercises (lower body, core, upper body).

Don't see my 'fitness' minutes as exercise alone, but activities in which I wish to participate and have fun.

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Insatiable curiosity and delight in learning new things, such that I am a committed dilettante.

"Make the most of yourself. Be daring. Above all, have fun". -- Elsa Schiaparelli

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So, consciously exercising everyday, alternating cardio and strength, with N.E.A.T. everyday.

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  • v CAREBEAR635
    Jacqueline- just wanted to let you know that your unwavering steadiness in spite of all the circumstances is very inspiring to me!

    I have appreciated all you have to say, and enjoy reading your posts. You take the time to respond to everyone on the team, and I wish I had enough patience to scroll through and really read everyone's posts thoroughly.

    Keep up the good work! Naomi (Carebear635) emoticon
    766 days ago
    Keep up the good work Jacqueline! You are well on your way to being healthy and fit.
    767 days ago
  • v RTFFJB70
    Thank you for the encouraging hug. All will be fine in time, I just need to keep going. :-)
    785 days ago
    Thanks Jacqueline I like fresh fruit especially pineapple or berries. It has been years since I went berry picking.
    811 days ago
  • v RTFFJB70
    Thank you so much for my yummy virtual veggie tray! Just what I needed to keep me on track!!
    813 days ago
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