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5/17/11 7:20 P

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Learning the GP diet is tough, but the toughest part (I think) is learning your own version of the GP diet. Everyone's GP is different, so while it is good to start with the guidelines of low fat low fiber, I suggest slowly trying foods to find what your body likes and what it doesn't. Only after you have a foundation of foods you can eat would I suggest eating out.

As for eating out, I do not eat anywhere that doesn't give nutritional information. Not only does that allow me to properly track my food (I haven't missed a day in over 7 months, and it has been essential in figuring out my health issues), but there is no surprise later if I miscalculated what was in the food or if they put in ingredients I don't know about. While that limits my options, I can accept that because it is important for my health and well-being.

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5/15/11 5:24 P

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Welcome to the team!
I was diagnosed in December, and the new diet is a big adjustment! Especially when so much of the GP diet is opposite of what people with normal stomachs are suppose to eat.

Eating out is still a challenge for me; I am still figuring out which places have GP friendly options and which do not. I like places that serve breakfast all day; if there's nothing else on the menu I can have, I can at least eat eggs and toast. Most places the portion sizes are too big for me, whatever I order, so I end up often bringing half my meal home with me.

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5/14/11 8:48 P

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Good evening,

I'm four days in to adapting to a new diet for gastroparesis. Using the nutrition recorder on SparkPeople is helping me a lot. It's weird to be cutting fiber when that was a focus before. Haven't tried to eat out yet. I need to get more foods sorted out.

Thanks for being out there. I will read some of the messages to learn from you. You are welcome to "friend" me since I don't have any friends yet.

Best wishes.

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