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Elimination Diet Week 2

Monday, November 24, 2014

Two weeks in and this isn't helping at all as yet. I'll give it the full month if I have to but if not I'm going to insist on a referral to a gastroenterologist. I'm not doing a very good job of keeping on my calorie goals. I'm not allowed to eat raw fruit on this diet, which is annoying and I've actually if anything been eating less veggies, maybe rebelling because I can't eat much and I don't want to be made to eat my veggies, or maybe because I just feel like I can't juggle trying to get my 5 fruit and veggie servings in when most fruits are out and I already have to keep track of so much. The first week I tried to make my veggie pact and so I upped my dried fruits and I think that's why I had such a bad week GI-wise. Maybe all of this is just down to fiber, which would be a bit ironic, if trying to be healthy was making me sick, but I barely make the fiber minimums most days normally so it doesn't seem that likely. A bit frustrated with the whole thing, mostly because it isn't working. But at least I won't be worried that dairy is doing me in anymore if this continues to not work the whole month.
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    You can only do so much at a time.
    2331 days ago
    Weirdly I haven't had much in the way of cravings, maybe because I know this is for a set period or maybe because those foods are just out of bounds, but yes, I agree I've stopped focusing my veggie goal and even my calorie goals to some extant.
    2331 days ago
    good luck
    2332 days ago
    Just a suggestion - you might just ignore the official how many of what you should eat for now and eat what you are allowed to eat and like to eat within those limitations. The goal is to clear the decks so you can have a baseline to add stuff back in one at a time and see if you have reactions. Worrying about something else like getting the required number of veggies, etc is not getting you closer to the purpose of the elimination diet. You won't die of malnutrition in the amount of time that this diet should take.

    The more information you can take with you even if you see a gastroenterologist, the better your doctor can help you. None of this is magic and none is fast.

    Also, dried fruits tend to be high sugar and consequently make for worse cravings.

    Hang in there! You CAN do this.
    2332 days ago
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