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My diet

Well I had my appointment with the Dietician last week and am now keeping a diet sheet for the next 8 weeks, which, to be honest, is quite tiresome having to write everything down but at least I think before I put anything into my mouth which can only be good.

For those of you that saw my post a few weeks ago will know that I am under a Dietician for IBS.

I may not be posting too many photos on the forum unless, of course I have really enjoyed them. I did make a different version of a nut roast a couple of days ago and it was gorgeous and so quick and easy to make, this one was without lentils as I have to be careful how many I eat.

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Hope it works out well for you! x

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Thank you Mel

Alicia x

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Hi Alicia, this is a good idea you keeping a food diary and you're right it makes you aware of what you eat.

Your nut roast sounds lovely so thats good news and if your diet plan gets to you then you have a rant on here.

And I hope the exclusion diet works for you,

Jerry 😊

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It certainly is Jerry and everything I eat now is being written down - that odd little piece of something I put in my mouth is recorded - oops! ;)

The nut roast was lovely and I'm going to post the link on here to the recipe and thank you re rant, I'm being very patient at the moment but I've only done 6 days, I have 8 weeks to do.

Alicia :)

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IBS is not pleasant and resolution not easy. I think I would concentrate on fermented foods, or even probiotic supplements. Supplements might be better since they cause less digestive issues.

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Thank you Andy for your reply. I have started making Kefir and had some today, albeit a little sour so I'll give it a few more days to ferment.

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A coconut or water kefir is preferred to a cows milk one.

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Thank you Andy

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Are you now following a low Fodmaps diet, crazy fitness? Perhaps have a look at the Monash site on fermented foods, as they can be problematic.

monashfodmap.com/blog/ferme...

The general advice is to give the diet a chance to work before introducing probiotics.

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Hi there Penel

Sorry to take so long to reply. The Dietician has got me completing an 8 week diary at present but not the strict low FODMAP one and I'm to limit/cut down on certain foods like wholegrains. :(

I'll have a look at the Monash website (thank you for sharing the web address) and have a look at the fermented foods.

I didn't realise that there was general advice out there about introducing probiotics.

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If you’re not having to follow the low Fodmaps diet, perhaps ask your dietician about the probiotics?

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Thank you Penel. I've got 6 1/2 weeks left to monitor what I'm eating, leaving out the wholegrains etc and then I am hoping that they monitor me on the low FODMAP diet.

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Hope it works for you.

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Thank you Penel and I am experiencing a lot less wind and pain and the nausea seems to have lessened a lot. :)

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Hi Alicia,

Hopefully it will get easier as you go along with your new diet sheet - and I'd like to wish you the best with it. Hopefully you'll get to know your trigger foods and will be feeling better at the end of everything. Your Nut Roast sounds good - I still haven't made one. I must get around to it sometime, as I am sure I would love it.

Hope you have a great week ahead.

Zest :-) xx

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Hi Zest

I know it will get easier, diet plays such a big part in our gut health. I am reading Dr Mosley's Clever Guts Diet book and it's so interesting. I know some of my trigger foods but just need to find what the others are.

Have a good week.

Alicia :) xxx

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Hi Alicia,

Really interesting stuff isn't it, reading about 'Gut interactions' and stuff like that. Glad you're enjoying that book. :-)

Yes, here's to a great week! :-)

Zest :-) xxx

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Hi Zest

It certainly is interesting what our guts are made of and what they do with foods, the book is really good.

Alicia :) xxx

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Thank you Little_toad and I understand why you aren't keen as there is still a lot of mystery surrounding IBS as the medics don't seem to be able to diagnose what's exactly wrong. I don't want to be on the low FODMAPS diet as I do not like the thought of not being able to eat wholegrain as I feel that's a healthy part of your diet but I have to say my tummy has settled down since I have been adhering to the rules. I so miss my homemade slow cooker meals with beans and lentils and although I like sourdough bread I have the white version, I much prefer breads with seeds and wholegrain.

Alicia

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This article / site gives some very useful information on Fodmaps which you might find interesting.

healthline.com/nutrition/fo...

My symptoms have been enormously improved by the diet. I had to give up gluten many years ago, so perhaps having to give up “healthy” foods wasn’t so much of a problem for me, as I already knew how badly certain foods could affect me. Remember that it’s not a permanent diet, but a way of finding out which foods don’t suit your gut (however much you might wish you could eat them).

A Fodmaps cookbook has proved to be very helpful, along with low Fodmaps stock cubes and lactose-free yoghurt.

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Hi Penel

Thank you so much for your reply regarding Fodmaps and the link which I shall look at now.

I have to say that over the past couple of days or so my tummy has settled down and I feel much better. I'm glad that it is a temporary diet as I so miss the wholegrains but realise it's worth it to find out what's not agreeing with me. I know for sure that raw onions and sweetcorn give me an awful lot of pain so I steer clear of those.

I had already sent myself a reminder email to look at a Fodmaps cookbook which I know I will find very useful as I find it quite difficult to think up some alternative meals without guidance.

Once again, thank you.

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