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  • Block of cream cheese, block of butter, a bit of honey or maple, vanilla, mixed all together and formed into little balls (some people pipe them to look like Meringues). Refrigerate or freeze. Eat at will.

    I coat mine in unsweetened coconut. It makes them easier to handle. Maple gives them a nice flavor that honey doesn't provide. They are VERY rich, but oh so good.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Holy cow those sound delish!!! You could roll them in ground pecans...or ground dk choco...oh the possibilities!!! Must try this soon!!
      Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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      • Ground pecans??? Dreamy!
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • CREAM CHEESE CLOUDS - Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes

          Here ya go. You can play with it and make it all kinds of good! I add unsweetened dark chocolate - YUMMO! My only suggestion would be to go with honey instead of the fake sugars. I used stevia in this batch and I hate the artificial sweetener taste.

          I'm trying to stay VLC so I opted for the stevia with this batch. I wish there was a carb free version of real honey
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
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          • OH -- next batch is getting some real maple syrup instead of stevia - and skip the chocolate.

            I'm giving dark chocolate another try............ the experiment is not going well. I eat it and my tummy hurts. Me and chocolate just don't get along. That makes me very sad. I think the dark chocolate clouds are going to have to go in the trash.......... what a disappointment. and I won't be buying anymore dark chocolate bars. How depressing.......

            Todays numbers:

            Total calories: 1340
            Carbs: 22%
            Fat: 47%
            Protein: 31%

            Chicken breast
            2 clouds
            3 squares of chocolate
            BAS w/chicken and bacon bits
            Kombucha
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • I'm sorry you and chocolate don't get along... I can't imagine a life without chocolate.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Tomi, you might try recipes that use cocoa powder and make some treats that way, instead of chocolate bars. Chocolate bars give me stomach pain & sometimes diarrhea, but cocoa powder doesn't give me any problems.
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                • Well this has been interesting about the chocolate...I have noticed that when I have eaten dark chocolate I get a stomach ache. Even if it's only a small amount, like 2 squares. Borderline diarrhea too! I just chalked it up to it maybe being to "rich". Or something I had eaten prior. Duh! But hadn't noticed it when I drink a cup of hot chocolate or even a once in a blue moon candy bar. So what is in the dk chocolate that does that?

                  Amazing the things we learn!!
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                  • Some people say its the fiber content.
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                    • I made the cream cheese clouds with Hershey's Special Dark baking cocoa powder. But I got the 72% dark chocolate bar at the same time and have nibbled on them both. Maybe its the chocolate that's causing issues - not the cocoa?

                      So........... the past 3 days I have had the pain and diarrhea again. What the hell? I've been 8 weeks with normal once a day BMs - and now this. What has changed? The only different in my diet has been more salads. So - I guess I'm going to cut those and see if it makes a difference. Damn it!

                      Its not the rum, cookies or the corn chips cuz I had those here and there over the past 8 weeks. I haven't had any cookies since Sunday. The diarrhea started again on Tuesday. Maybe too much fiber from the salad? That's the only thing I have added back into my diet that has been absent over the past 8 weeks. We started eating salad on Friday nights 3 weeks ago, then I decided to make one Monday and last night also. Tuesday, Wednesday and today I have been sick. The salad has to be causing it. How can something so good for you be so bad for you? Doesn't make sense - but I'm cutting the salad. I also noticed over the passed 8 weeks that when I made roasted veggies and ate a big portion I would have a looser bm the next day.

                      Here's another thought........ what if it isn't the salad or the veggies - but the dressing? What if its the commercial dressing???? What if its the SOY???? Over the past 8 weeks I used very little dressing. But I would use it when I ate roasted veggies.

                      OKAY! New experiment............. cutting all products with soy. Salad dressings, DARK CHOCOLATE BARS!, the protein shake mix, HOLY COW!!!! Could it be as simple as a soy sensitivity?
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • lol tomi!! Could be the soy...I know that I am sensitive to it. I can not eat a lot of salads, tears my gut up. I guess if one's insides are already inflamed I just can't see that adding that much "roughage" helps. I can't eat raw veggie's either, just goes right thru me. I've always had a touch of IBS...& eating to many salads aggravates it. I can have one occasionally...just not very often. And if I can't have lots of ranch dressing on it I don't want one any ways!!

                        And if dk choco is high in fiber as nameless mentioned then that makes a lot of sense as to my reaction!!
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                        • I'm so tired of trying to analyze everything that goes in my mouth!!! How frustrating! I'm come to the conclusion that the only way I'm going to feel good and have a healthy digestive tract is if I completely eliminate all things questionable. After watching a video on the Gluten Summit (thanks Sioban) by JJ Virgin I am fired up to do her 3 week elimination diet (the Virgin diet). Basically its a WHOLE30 concept. She says by eliminating these 7 items (gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, peanuts and sugar/fake sugar) you can lose weight and feel amazingly better. Maybe seeing it told in a video has more impact for me than just reading it in a blog. I don't know --- but I'm fired up to give it a try.

                          So -- today is the day.
                          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                          2. Eat to heal
                          3. Move to live
                          4. Embrace today
                          5. Live with intention
                          6. Respect my body
                          7. Cultivate joy
                          8. Find my passion
                          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                          • I have JJ's book & loved it! But just like whole30 is to restrictive for me (at least right now)...so is her's. You tho should have no trouble following it...haven't you completed a whole 30 before? Her premise is so right on tho...& I like her personality! Go for it! And keeps us informed as to how it goes!! I'll be cheering ya on!!!

                            And oh man do I agree with ya about having to analyze everything. Sometimes it just gets to be too much!
                            Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                            • I was going to say it's likely the dressing and not the salad causing the problem.

                              BTW, that Virgin Diet IS a whole30, actually a Whole21... with the addition of no eggs...
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Yes - whole21 minus eggs.

                                I was pretty darn sick today. Multiple trips to the bathroom and well, lets just say I wasn't sure if I poo'ing or pee'ing cuz it was nothing but liquid - lots of liquid.

                                I'm pretty convinced at this point that it is the soy in the dressing. I can't believe I've never really considered soy to the be the culprit - several of you have tried to tell me to drop the commercial condiments, but I just couldn't imagine that small amount could be causing such huge consequences.

                                So - I have 45 cream cheese clouds in the freezer that I won't be touching for the next 3 weeks. I'll be eating a chicken breast for breakfast every day - with bacon. I will have to say so long to my go to snack of corn chips. And I will have to cook with olive oil and forget the cheese. I'm gonna do a straight 3 weeks of this and then add back in eggs and dairy one at a time over several weeks.

                                Since fake sugars is also on the elimination list I won't be having any rum/diet coke. That's a good thing cuz I really want to quite drinking alcohol all together.

                                The worst thing about this next 3 weeks is the smoked salmon hubby just made. He brined it in brown sugar and apple juice. I have asked him to find a different brine, but he either forgot - or just didn't want to risk trying a new method. So - for the next 21 days I will stay away from the salmon candy.

                                I can already see that I will need to get some coconut cream to add calories and fat. Today I have only had 1000 calories. So I'm going to have to figure out how to do this without butter/cheese and eggs. Those have always been by fat sources.
                                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                                2. Eat to heal
                                3. Move to live
                                4. Embrace today
                                5. Live with intention
                                6. Respect my body
                                7. Cultivate joy
                                8. Find my passion
                                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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