I feel like a bit of a fool. I’m willing eating stuff I know will make me feel like crap!
So my suggested diagnosis with IBS has had me living in limbo for the last couple of weeks. As mentioned my GP has suggested that I look at the FODMAP diet. I had a few reservations so went back to speak with my GP and we agreed to hold of from starting it until I got my blood work done and have seen a specialist. So now I know what I shouldn’t be eating but should hold off from starting the diet that could make me feel like a person again ( glutton for punishment)
So I’ve decided to start eating healthy balanced meals and where I can cut out high FODMAP foods. As I’m not 100% committed I still drink milk but minimally, and it’s hard to avoid garlic and onions because it’s in almost EVERYTHING when you start looking at the ingredients. Last week was the start of the healthy eating and I’ve been using Tesco’s recipe’s and meal planner. They do have gluten and wheat free dishes which helped but still needed a little tweaking. I’ve started getting alternatives from the free from range, which is very limited in my opinion and as always over priced due to a lack of an alleged demand and took the opportunity to finally make my own pizza.
My meals for the week have been quite varied from gluten free toad in the hole (sausages great, wheat free flour not so much), home made pizza with chorizo and spinach, and my favourite baked sweet potato, steak mince, spinach and halloumi (nom nom nom will definitely do this one again). I’ve also started having breakfast although I’m struggling with this as I usually skip breakfast and start at brunch. Milk is a staple breakfast ingredient but I have recently purchased A2 milk so I’m hoping it helps when I get round to opening it. I’m a little sceptical but will give it ago.
If I’m honest it’s been quite fun! I’m 25 and starting to realise that I wont look and feel young forever, so I really should start looking after myself. I’m slim so have been ignorantly living under the illusion that I can eat, drink, and smoke and not care when the truth is I Cant! I can no longer talk on the phone and dodge dawdling tourists without getting out of breath and don’t even mention taking stairs over a lift. I’m even doing a bit of at home yoga (via youtube of course) focusing on moves around digestions and calmness. I’m even considering going to an actual class so I can actually learn technique and not have a dog assume that I’m joining them on the floor for a nap.
It’s only been a week so I haven’t really noticed much change and like I said onions are in almost everything so I’m still eating high FODMAPS from time to time. My stomach has been a little calmer and the bloating seems to have subsided for the time being. Yoga is great just before bed and after a hot shower I’m now sleeping like a baby rather than waking up with a stomach ache at 2am.
I’m also considering a name change so but am yet to commit. I’m not even on the FODMAP diet so it seems a bit odd for the blog to named after it.
Watch this space!