Well, if you're having digestive troubles, I have plenty of natural remedies that work for me... Organic apple cider vinegar shots/drinks, magnesium citrate at night, aloe Vera, raw carrots, fermented veg and probiotic pills, to name a few, lol.
Originally Posted by becks83
The l-glutamine powder is working really well for me so far, although I am only on day 3. Whenever I took the caps, though,they did not have the same effect, and I thought they weren't even working! My sugar cravings are very much under control,and I just feel like I have my willpower back around food! I've also heard other positive things about l-glutamine, including gut healing properties, so maybe something you can look into. Plus, the powder form is cheaper than the capsules, so that's always nice.
I am starting to not really worry about my macros anymore, and instead just eat what sounds good to me. Recently I bought a lot more fruit than I usually do, because that's just the season for that, so it's natural, I suppose. Also, I purchased some non-GMO corn cakes (like very thin rice cakes) just because I like them so much. Being a little more lenient on myself has worked wonders! I don't feel like I have to eat every bad thing in the house because it might be the last time I ever allow myself to have it, lol.
Good luck, have an awesome day!
Won a massive battle with myself last night. Mum made some traditional food which i absolutely love, but i fought back and ate my meals instead. No gluten, processed flours or other nasties. Just fuelling goodness.
Felt good, but i will be going overseas on a Euro trip in June, and i plan on aborting majority of my food ethics! Hopefully i come out of it alive....will be an intensive recovery program when i get back.
Just fwiw, i have been eaeting a bit of Okra in gelatinous sauce and it seems to be awesome for constipation...and sweet soft pears just incase anyone having digestive issues needed to know
Well done - I know how hard it is to say no to homemade food. My biggest weakness usually is not the food itself but the situation in which it's served. I find it hard to let go of tradition, comfort and food as celebration. I usually let myself indulge if it's a special occasion but sometimes they come along too frequently and it stops feeling like a treat and more like excess!
Originally Posted by zizou
I've finally bought some Magnesium (chelated) to see if it helps. I've tried apple cider vinegar in water and it doesn't seem to help much for me (but I love it as a facial toner!). I've used probiotics for years now, they do seem to help. I thought I'd shaken the worst of these issues but this week has been an exception, still can't work out why as my diet has been pretty consistent. Maybe it's stress. I've been pretty moody this week!
Cierra, I agree on being lenient sometimes. I think I get a bit obsessive with finding 'perfect' health but it's only because I've spent 10 years feeling sluggish, achey and bloated so my enthusiasm for the science of food has really been spiked now I've found a way of eating that works. But we need to keep it in perspective and let ourselves off the hook every now and then, if it helps us be happier.
I've switched 90% dark chocolate for 100% cacao, unsweetened chocolate. Harder to overeat, but satisfies the desire for chocolate. L-glutamine also helps (it actually helps, I can hardly believe it) reduce cravings for sweets. I find that it doesn't work if I just take the capsule. It only works when taken sublingually (under the tongue--just open a capsule and dump about a third of it under your tongue). Sometimes just having a sweet potato helps too. I'm having an easier time now that I'm no longer doing low carb.
My big issue right now is dairy. I've been trying to give it up (suspect a casein allergy, still haven't been able to confirm due to inability to succeed at eliminating it 100%). I actually managed to be dairy-free for 2 weeks but then fell off the wagon and haven't quite been able to get back on since. When I allow myself to have some dairy, I don't crave it, but when I try to eliminate it, I get all kinds of cravings. I'd even crave milk. Crazy because I never drink milk (not since I went primal and stopped eating cereal). I don't even like milk. It's fine with cereal, but by itself, it's just gross. I don't know if it's because there's something in dairy that I need and am not getting from anything else or if it's that "you crave what you're allergic to" phenomenon.
Yeah its not just the food itself, like you said, you want to eat ith everyone else too and enjoy the moment. Eating together as a family is a very primal thing, unfortunately im always pretty much eating on my own at home because i have different eating pattern and meals to the rest. If your having digestive issues, i can only suggest what ive come to realise myself, that being find what works for you. I know its cliche, but i have to admit to myself that stuffing myself with fat and fiborous 'healthy' veggies just wont work. Alot of primal approved foods are quiet hard to digest, still healthy, but hard on a weakend digestive system.
Originally Posted by becks83
I hsve limited my portion sizes and wary of the macros and fibre in my meals, not to overload my system. Its improved my digestive system but still have to repair it somewhat before im confident of being on track to good health.
This week, I've learned that listening to my body is actually so necessary in health. All week, I tried restricting my food intake, exercising a lot more, and ignoring hunger signals quite often. It worked, for a while, but then I had pure mutiny when the weekend rolled around. My body just cannot handle extreme things like that anymore, I suppose. My body wants to be listened to and it will kick and scream until it gets its way, whether my mind wants to obey it or not!
The trick now, is to accept what happened (lots of sugar, and dairy, some bread, and just 1 day of going over maintenance for the week -- due to not taking my l-glutamine properly and some emotional problems-- which isn't so bad at all) and not be stressed out about my food choices. I can just as easily go with the flow of my body and learn from my mistake instead of trying to do it all over again into a vicious cycle.
My only dilemma is whether I should fast today to counteract my going over maintenance, or if I should just slowly eat a bit less over the course of a few days to even things out? And, I'm wondering if I should try and eat extra healthy Paleo (no dairy, limit sugar, no chocolate, no diet foods) and just have veg, fruit, seafood, and a little meat. But that may turn into the vicious cycle? I don't know! I need a sane opinion and perspective other than my own, to help. =/
...You would think feeding and nourishing your body would be as simple as breathing air, and yet...
Last edited by eKatherine; 05-05-2013 at 07:39 PM.
Originally Posted by eKatherine
Ok so why are you posting on a support group thread if you don't need support and you're not giving support, either? Do you just need more attention?
You are right. Goodbye.
Originally Posted by Cierra