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A Low-FODMAP Food Journal and a New Podcast!!

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Happy Hump Day!

I had a burst of food journal inspiration this morning after I thought the whole low-FODMAP avoiding fructans thing was working, but I was wrong.

I have been lactose and wheat free for over a week now. There is no doubt I’m less bloated and less gassy but my actual bathroom experiences, unfortunately, haven’t changed much.

I’ve been working on a low-FODMAP approved food list but even the two books I’m referencing have conflicting information. So I decided to get a bit more detailed in my food journals again so I can ask a dietitian. I just need to find one to work with.

Today looked like this:

1. Eggs scrambled with leftover baked potato, ham, spinach and a drizzle of sriracha.

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2. Low-FODMAP Style Stuffed-Pepper Soup — click here for the recipe.

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3. Handful of Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers

4. Sriracha-Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad made exactly like this but without the avocado or honey.

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5. Some popcorn with the kids.

Super low-FODMAP day! Right?

I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.  If anything it has me eating cleaner than I ever have before.

My other news is on a completely different note, I’m SO excited to announce the launch of the Official #wycwyc podcast — click here to check it out! We’re still figuring things out and finding our groove but it was fun!

OK, I’ve got to go. The Husband and I are watching Starred Up. We’ve been really getting into Indie films lately.



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Discussion

There are 17 comments so far.

    Brenda

    January 22, 2015

    I loved listening to you guys!! You are both great! Looking forward to listening to more, (I miss your podcast, btw)

      roni

      January 22, 2015

      Thanks! I miss them too so I’m glad to gave this new outlet.

    Ann

    January 22, 2015

    Hm… as someone with sometime digestive issues, hot sauce and popcorn are MAJOR irritants (popcorn is very hard to digest for anyone). Spicy foods in general might be part of the problem. But if it’s working for you–that’s great.

      roni

      January 22, 2015

      Well it’s not working for me! Not yet! I thought popcorn was a good option?!? It’s listed as safe food.

      See… I’m so confused.

      Trixie

      January 23, 2015

      Came here to post JUST this. Popcorn is very irritating to the digestive tract, because of the high amounts of insoluble fiber. I love it so much, but I have stopped eating it to try to treat my digestion a little better. I have IBS and SIBO, so I totally understand how you must feel :(

      roni

      January 23, 2015

      Ugh and I eat a LOT of popcorn. Giving it up for a few days to see if there’s a change.

    Christine

    January 22, 2015

    Maybe it is the Sriracha? I know it bother me…

      roni

      January 22, 2015

      I may die. lmao
      I think I just can’t wrap my head around that small amount effecting me that much. KWIM?

      Lisa

      January 22, 2015

      Sriracha has garlic and sugar in the ingredients list so it could be a problem. The crackers would be a problem for me as well because of the soy beans; however, I can tolerate Mary’s Gone Crackers Original Crackers in small amounts. Do you chew sugar-free gum or consume sugar-free candy or drinks? The artificial sweeteners in those could be a problem as could the sweeteners and fiber that is added to “healthy” bars…atleast they are for me. Hang in there; it does get easier :)

    Karen

    January 22, 2015

    Hi Roni! I admire the effort you are putting into finding your IBS triggers! I have ulcerative colitis (a form of IBD) which is triggered by an auto-immune response which is very different from IBS, but has many similar symptoms as IBS when it is active. Looking at your diet, the sriracha sauce really jumps out at me at something you might want to try skipping for a while. Once the gut is inflamed and irritated, spicy food can be an irritant, even if it isn’t a problem when the gut is quiet.

    With UC, the craziest things are problems when things are inflamed- lettuce, green peppers, asparagus, spicy food… But once you find your triggers, it’s amazing how things can settle down.

    dawn

    January 22, 2015

    Hi Roni,
    I wonder if you’ve considered psyllium husk? I’ve found it helps a ton with the bathroom issue. Also acidophilous. I think I spelled that incorrectly. I hope you have
    some relief soon. Best, Dawn

      roni

      January 23, 2015

      I haven’t but only because my fiber intake as always been off the charts.

      Michele

      January 25, 2015

      My GI doctor swears by psyllium husk for IBS. Even if you eat a lot of fiber, the psyllium husk is a different type of fiber that is supposed to get your system more regular and stop the type of problems you’ve been having. I am actually just getting started on it myself.

      roni

      January 26, 2015

      It’s next on my list!

    Lauren Dear

    January 23, 2015

    Hi Roni, I saw your blog when looking for some FODMAP recipes. I see you’re looking for a dietitian. I’m a dietitian specializing in digestive health, specifically FODMAPs and would be happy to work with you from afar. Feel free to find me on my site: DearNutrition.com

    Paula

    January 23, 2015

    FYI on the “wheat free” as a GF girl myself, be sure to read packages if eating processed foods. I found it in most everything – even tomato soup!! I hope you can find some relief from your IBS as it can be so dang tough. Last summer I was struggling with at “bout” and it plain stinks when you are out on the bike trail when it hit you. No gluten or dairy has truly helped, but it still is not a cure. Factor in hormones (I am already past menopause) and yikes!! :)

    Patricia

    February 5, 2015

    Hope you’re having better luck now. For me, I can’t eat eggs because I’m in the bathroom all day, or all next day. Just another food to try eliminating.
    Good luck!