yesterday was another headache and shoulder ache filled day. Am wondering whether I am having too much protein and not enough fat - especially after reading on MDA that excess protein can be converted into glucose and cause spikes & drops. Need to do more research in how to raise fat, drop protein down, stay low-carb and still stay in the FODMAPS guidelines. Tricky!
IF till noon
Lunch was homemade "korma" - 2 chicken breast cooked in a can of coconut milk with grated coconut, most of a packet of flaked almonds, grated coconuts, and spices (curry powder, ginger, tumeric, black pepper)
Dinner was 8 strips of smoked streaky bacon, 2 fillets of smoked mackerel, 100g coconut meat and a couple of spoons of coconut cream mixed with double cream.
drinks were herbal tea throughout the day, ACV in hot water before/during dinner and a pint of water before bed.
After doing some research on MDA, The Primal Parent and a couple of other sites, I have come up with a list of foods to eat that take into account FODMAPS, low-carb, no fructose, low fibre and Primal eating. Have discovered that coconut should be avoided and, as this seems to make up about 99% of what I eat!
The list is:
all meat (including organ meats & bone broth)
eggs (in moderation)
cooked leafy veg (lettuce, spinach, parsley, coriander)
cooked veg (carrots, swede, parsnips)
seaweed / sea vegetables
lemons & limes
As of next week I am going to change the eating to encompass the above foods rather than the pure meat/fat diet I have been trying.
Fell off the wagon...
Lunch: pan fried chicken with wasabi
Coconut cream mixed with double cream, vanilla & cinnamon
Dinner: steak, tomato and herb butter, sweet potato chips snd tomato salad. Glass of red wine
Coconut macaroons, double cream, Gu chocolate pots and 2 glasses of Prosecco
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