Hi I decided to start the Endo diet. When I went on the website first time a few months ago I was stressed to see the list of what to avoid and I thought I can't possible do this and close it. However my painkillers doesn't work, I am still in pain and I need do do something.
I still think it is not possible to follow strictly with the endo diet rule and it will stress me out and that will give me more pain so I picked out my rule which are "Gluten, Dairy, Red meat free". Anyway to 4 weeks to start with.
What do you have with your endo diet?
Wheat free is quite difficult for me as I am bread lover and my breakfast is usually toast and sometime soup and bread is my favourite tea. I have substitute my pasta with gluten free and I cook my family's with normal one. It was easier as many gluten free products in Supermarkets but a bit pricey though well maybe I can cope.
Dairy free, I usually have soya milk in my tea or coffee (my tea and coffee are decaff as I get upset stomach from caffeine, get upset stomach from cold meds with caffeine.) I found "Dairy, gluten, egg, nut free" chocolate which solves my constipation (chocolate was always my constipation med:).
I am not so fond of red meat. I cooked pasta bolognese with turkey mince instead beef which my son didn't say anything about it.
On the Endo diet website Soy was on the avoiding list but it is OK food in Japanese endo diet website and being Japanese I thought I just continue eating as normal. But I went to get soy sauce which is gluten free (called Tamari). I wouldn't go over the top and have too much soy though. I have tiny amount of soya milk in my coffee in the morning a few times a week and gluten free soy sauce a few drops a time and Miso soup few times a week. Leaving out wheat food taking me to more Japanese food.
Well, I am just starting point and only a few days now and before I started, I didn't think it is my birthday next week and my family want to take me out. It probably easier to choose a main but pudding would be impossible. Ice cream has dairy, cake has gluten...ask for a fruit salad? just have a coffee?
Also next week, I was invited a home party. It is a potluck party. What can I take? Gluten free bread sandwich? So many thing has Gluten and Dairy. What do you do people who are strictly under the endo diet when you go to a party or restaurant? Just what you can eat and take a consequences?