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FODMAP Fail

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This whole low-FODMAP thing is driving me crazy! I can’t lie. Today I caved. For lunch I made a quick pizza with leftover chicken and spinach on flatbread and for dinner I had roasted asparagus with salmon and rice.

Wheat and asparagus are both no-nos.

It’s not that I haven’t noticed any changes these last few weeks because I have. I’m noticeably less bloated. I don’t know if it’s the lactose or the wheat (today’s flatbread was the only gluten-based grain I’ve had in a while) but there’s definitely a difference. I just expected more change in the bathroom department.

Stressing about things like onion, garlic and broccoli is driving me crazy. I just don’t see the point anymore.

I think I’m just frustrated.

In other news…

I posted my new favorite potato recipe on GreenLiteBites and it was game night at my house…

We played Robot Turtle while The Husband played Risk Game with Ryan.

It was a busy day and great night. :)



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There are 17 comments so far.

    Claude

    January 29, 2015

    Ran across your Wednesday Bod Pod report from 3 years ago. I’ve performed 100s of BF% reports for people from all walks of life while I was at the physiology performance lab for my university studies in Kinesiology.
    (WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY BE TEXTUALLY GRAPHIC!)
    Only Hydrostatic weighing is reliably correlated with living humans as the regression equations were derived from WWII cadavers; and then still don’t apply to all ethnicities.
    Bio-impedance technology (BodPod included) was developed for estimating the percentage of mass of cattle to determine if they were ready for slaughter, thereby financially profitable.
    If you are ever interested in the future, only hydrostatic weighing is reliable, as well as whole body caliper body fat analysis.

      roni

      January 29, 2015

      Thanks.. I’m kind of over it. I don’t really care what my body fat % is anymore. Trying to get away from constantly measuring success with things like that and weight.

    Martha

    January 29, 2015

    I wonder if you would have luck with a simpler elimination diet. I heard a doctor talk about food allegies and he has patients do 7 days of no wheat, dairy, citrus, and eggs. At the end of 7 days see how you feel. Day 8 add back 1 and check. Day 9 take out day 8 food and add 1 more. Keep doing that.
    I’m not a doctor but maybe worth talking to your doctor about. Food allergies are tough to test for, but Dr. Rechtschaffen runs the Omega Institute had some interesting things to say about food allergies.

      roni

      January 29, 2015

      Intersting. I’ve done the no wheat and dairy, eggs and citrus don’t seem to bother me but maybe… ugh there’s no much conflicting info!

      Claude

      January 29, 2015

      Roni- Brilliant answer, I was hoping you’d say that!

      roni

      January 29, 2015

      :)

    Tina

    January 29, 2015

    Hi Roni,
    Long time reader here. :) Pizza is a no-no for me too :( Have you heard of probiotics? My trainer recently suggested I take them. They apparently can help improve digestion and regularity. I haven’t bought them yet but did some research and will probably purchase these (because it seems a lot of homework went in to formulating this product): http://www.primalblueprint.com/product/Primal_Flora/Supplements
    Also, I’ve been reading about Larry Smarr – if you like to read, this may interest you and the issues you’re having (issues digesting, that is): http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/the-measured-man/309018/

      roni

      January 29, 2015

      THANK YOU! Probiotics is next on my list!

    Erin

    January 29, 2015

    But did you notice any trouble after eating the “no-no” foods from yesterday’s meal? Did your bloating etc…return?

      roni

      January 29, 2015

      I haven’t! Which leads me to believe it’s something else. I’m going to try probiotics and possibly enzymes.

    Mehgann

    January 29, 2015

    I’m going through premature menopause right now, and my stomach is a mess. I have had problems in the past (I think I commented on that before), but this is different. I’m only 36!!! That still seems WAY too young to be going through this to me, but there you have it. Anyway, I didn’t come on here to give you advice…just thought I’d commiserate a bit. :) Good luck!

      roni

      January 29, 2015

      OMG I never new the correlation between perimenopause and GI. My doc said I’m in early menopause too!

    tricia

    January 29, 2015

    I hear ya. I have food allergies (some are not identified) that are severe (I carry a epipen) and starting to cause GI issues. They prevented me from moving forward in the training department: always depleted of nutrition, dehydrated and drained. I did the whole30, elimination diet, a little bit ago and it totally changed me. Helped me figure out my GI triggers, foods I was not allergic to but irritations and identified a few allergies my docs hadn’t. I have seen a huge difference in my energy, training and appearance. I am not always as strict with the irritants my body lets me know when I have allowed too much mainstream food into my diet. Do you do chia seeds? They have been my livesaver, better than probiotics for me.

      roni

      January 29, 2015

      I do! But probably not enough. I’m trying probiotics now.. curious if they will work for me.

    Ann

    January 30, 2015

    I totally get it! I mean, everyone’s digestive issues are different, but for me… (gastritis and ulcers, not IBS, but then, IBS isn’t a real diagnosis) FODMAPS in particular were NOT the issue. The issue was eating meals that were too large, too infrequently. Eating smaller meals more frequently (every 3-4 hours) and eating less fat helped, not avoiding FODMAPS. If I avoid anything, it’s excess fiber (I get enough, just not too much). And then sometimes I can just tell my next meal should be rice cakes, banana, and yogurt. Just ’cause it’s that kind of day.

    Eating slowly and drinking some broth first to get my electrolytes balanced (especially after a workout) helps too.

    Oh! And taking magnesium pills helps with digestion, as well as improving muscle contractions during workouts. Most people don’t get enough magnesium and it’s a legit supplement for serious athletes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17172008

    Sorry I’m commenting so much, I just feel like I feel your pain!

    Michelle

    February 1, 2015

    I am wondering if you have just had these bathroom problems so long that your GI tract just can’t catch up. It happened to my husband. The doctor just suggested taking a regular dose of Metamucil until bathroom products changed consistency. He has had no problems since then. Just a thought of adding something to your diet instead of taking so many things away.

      roni

      February 2, 2015

      Yup! I think I’m right there with your husband. I just started taking psyllium husk and it’s making a huge difference!