"Healthy" Foods -- maybe not so much for me!
[QUOTE=abc123;1063629]I'm celiac, carb sensitive, gluten intolerant, mega sugar sensitive, ibs, & everything in between! :) gas, bloating, fatigue, candida are all symptoms that i have suffered.. You name the symptom, I feel your pain in this thread..
However, I'm good now.. Looking @ your food list I'm wondering about your selection of "healthy" foods.. Flax of course will bloat & gas you.. Quinoa (contradictory) is a grain.. Some say its a seed, but why do you need to eat it? Its very simliar to a grain, (regardless if its technically a seed, its that rice & grain substitute some "healthy" gurus subscribe to) it will bloat you, similar to the way grains & wheat did.. "lots" of organic veggies? why do you need lots? & "Powders"?
I've noticed similarities in conventionally-deemed "healthy" foods that tie to my IBS & Celiac.. Pretty much everything you mentioned above (except the organic meats) I avoid in curing my Celiac.. I would stay away from "powders", drop anything close to a grain, tone down the amount of veggies you eat, & pump the brakes on the flax.. You're crushing your digestive tract with an arsenal of fiber, a true contributer to IBS & some celiac suffers.. All that fiber could be stripping your digestive tract of all the "good" bacteria that contributes to balance in your digestive system..
You need a calm digestive system.. I would stick with the meats, eggs, avocado, full fat yogurts, & "some" veggies & a maybe a piece of fruit.. But the meat & fats are the cure for me.. I've found foods that digest over long periods of time keep my body calm & more relaxed.. Clears my skin, lightens my blood pressure, calms my heart rate & keeps my body absorbing & retaining nutrients (something celiacs have difficulty accomplishing).. I also sleep better which is the fundamental sense I'm doing something right..
& also "IF"-ing would certaintly be something I would try.. I can't think of anything more primal & natural than enduring periods of time with no food.. Upping the fats & dropping the massive amounts of fiber could assist in rebuilding your guts & switching off that sugar metabolism, while switching on that fat metoblism.. I can fast for days @ a time & feel fantastic.. My body has become more efficient it seems..
Anyway, that's just my experience, could maybe assist in tweaking your strategy :)[/QUOTE]
Thank you SO much for your response. I can't tell you how challenging this has been. I agree, I am probably overdoing it with the "healthy" foods. I am extremely interested in fitness and health, and thought at one point these were all super healthy. I guess with this new diagnosis, they are not healthy for me.
What is your daily food intake like? I am just trying to get an idea of what I should be consuming. Basically, do you follow a completely Paleo style diet with no beans etc? What about nuts? I have tried for the past 2 weeks to cut out dairy, but that hasn't seemed to make a difference. Maybe it was because I have continued with all of the "healthy" foods I listed above.
I really really want to get to the bottom of this. It is so frustrating to deal with all of these symptoms and have my weight stay at a constant when I work so hard at improving my body. Your help is sincerely appreciated!!!
Meat is my greatest friend.
I am so thankful I found this thread forum! I thought I was going nuts with being Celiac and [I]gaining[/I] weight no matter what I did. It's frustrating when family members think one is "hooked on sugar", hence the weight gain.
Uuhhh nooo- I only eat 1 small banana and 5 small strawberries or berries in the morning with high lean proteins and NO sugars later except from veges like asparagus, cucumber, or zucchini. Just like abc123 and A-Celiac - I've done all of the above and still trying to figure out how to lose weight.
I have been scared to go to a higher protein diet because of nutrients that I need and cutting fiber in that i.e. flaxmeal as what usually ensues is constipation. I've even cut out red meat and pork except on occasion. It's been most frustrating!!! For almost 2 years I have been gluten free with an occasional gluten-ing by accident and still cannot lose weight with moderate exercise. I've tried increasing exercise, also to no avail.
Dairy is hit or miss, but when I do have them I have most luck sticking with [I]organic[/I] creams, cheeses, yogurt (low amounts) i.e. half and half and plain authentic Greek yogurt. I feel satiated longer with the good fats like abc123 does and stay away from seeds, most nuts, and many green veges i.e. kale, lettuce, etc. because they cause me to feel hungry within 20 minutes no matter what or how much I eat with them. Safe ones for me: Macadamia, Brazil, Pecans, red leaf lettuce. Almonds are a no no for me (stomach cramping).
What I can see that might help is to incorporate a cheat day as-it-were. I have definitely learned to listen to my body and watch for side effects similar to abc123. Our reactions are so similar.
Am open to updates and suggestions. Again, I am relieved to have finally found this! I'm not nuts after all!