There are so many different things we can eat its hard to know what to eat sometimes and what to try and what might make a huge difference! I like to eat all things, i like meat, i like veggies i like carbs, when my stomach is good i eat all kinds of things and unfortunately since getting a boyfriend (not the unfortunate part) and moving to China I have eaten an abundant of bad foods, which is no doubt why my stomach has played up much more!
But I know that when my stomach is bad i should only eat plain foods, but then there are many other options.
Should I try and be vegetarian? Would that help? red meat is always a bit problematic and chicken when my stomach is fine is not an issue!
Should I try a high fat no carb diet - people keep telling me this will be great even for 2 weeks, but high fat foods make my stomach bad - at least the greasy and saucy foods - so I dont feel like this would help me personally? Unless my stomach would adjust and love me for it afterwards!
Should I try eating no carbs at all and just protein and veggies - But my stomach only loves carbs, it is happiest when its eating rice...even if my mind thinks is the most boring thing ever!
Should I go Low FODMAP? This seems to cut out so so many foods, that it will make eating really hard and living in China makes eating out and buying food to cook harder than it would be in the UK.
Should I continue with intermittent fasting (yes as ive only been doing it a week! lol) and keep eating plain foods for 2 meals a day plus a few snacks - example of todays meals: a boiled egg and some small chinese bread rolls (softer and more doughy) with Rice congee (plain rice soup), a banana and crackers for a snack and boiled potatoes in some butter for dinner - dinner alternates with a 4 egg omelette (2 full eggs and 2 egg whites)along with some rice crackers or toast (stopping the toast as i dont think my tummy likes it) and i will have oats blended with banana over the weekend.
I have read a lot about different ways you can 'reset your stomach' And it does make sense that having a break from foods or detox would help.
I think i should stick with the eat plain option and be as strict as possible until my stomach starts to feel better..right now i have regular bowel movements which is good, buttt i have a horrible stomach pain beforehand which is not!
But I cant help but wonder would one of these diets be the magic I need!
I am currently wondering that maybe if i actually get through this and ate healthy and then did a plain eating detox once a month or every 6 months for a few weeks then maybe my stomach would stay happy! But its just frustrating that i have been I am still not feeling much better! but i guess it takes time!
I would love to hear your experiences with changes in diet