Friday, May 28, 2010

Something New

I am trying something new and different.

A while back I mentioned a little about my stomach issues. I have been eating gluten free for a few months now, and it feels so much better. But every now and then, I have a rough day. While browsing through Trainer Mommas blog I stumbled upon a blog called Nutritious Foodie. I discovered that she suffered from the same issues and diagnosis I have, and has been able to control them through what she eats. I quickly emailed her, spitting out thoughts faster than my fingers could type. To my surprise, she responded that day with a heavenly sent email full of tips that might help me.

One of her tips was to eat my fruit first thing in the morning. I eat a serving of fruit, then wait about 30 minutes. Then I eat another one, and then I wait again. My main symptom is bloating...big, huge, stretched out bloating. What I learned is that when I was eating fruit before, it was having to wait its turn in line inside of me before it could be digested. There was other food that I put in there first, and the poor old fruit had to sit and wait. While it sat there, and sat there waiting for my eggs to digest, it began to ferment. The fermenting can cause bloating.

Now, I don't know if this is why I am having bloating every now and then. Maybe it's just hormonal, but before I went gluten free, it happened EVERY day. Now it happens about once a week. Much better wouldn't you say? If there is a way to improve that even more, I am willing to try it. Especially because my doctor wants me to do that thing where they put you to sleep and look up your you know what. (My neighbor swears it was like a spa treatment. I don't believe her).

I won't be able to visit the "spa" until July, so instead of just sitting tight till then, I am happy to have something new to try.

So far, I feel great. I like it that I get all my required fruit in right away. I don't have to think about it, and the rest of my day is spent eating my veggies.

One last note I found interesting. Her doctor told her to eat as fresh as she could and to eat meat sparingly....hummm....sound familiar? The Word of Wisdom truly was inspired. I think I will take this advice seriously too!


  1. What kind of whack-a-doodle spa does your neighbor go to!?!?

    Thank goodness you've found some things to alleviate the bloating! I would be so incredibly frustrated by that.

    I'm totally willing to eat meat less often, I just don't know what else to cook, you know what I mean? I don't want to eat more pasta and rice. My experiences with tofu have been less than successful. I can't imagine beans would help your bloating issue. What else do vegetarians eat?

  2. Wow, Marci! That is so intense and frustrating. What a hard way to learn how to eat healthy. You decided to visit the "spa"!? I hope your new diet works for you. That seems so miserable.