Saturday, 24 August 2013

Elimination diet - days 7 - 9

So, this is were it starts to get hard...and it probably doesn't help that it's that time of the month...I feel like stuffing my face with everything crunchy and salty and sweet and chocolaty....pretty much everything I can't eat!  Just about going out of my mind!
BUT...I am totally committed to seeing this though (and seriously...I have to do this!)...I don't want to be dealing with IBS and multiple food intolerance's for the rest of my life...but it's hard when you still have to cook for other people and have all sorts of things in the house you can't eat. 

Okay, so that's my pity party over ;)

How I'm feeling:
Apart from wanting to stuff my face with contraband food...I had to cut out the pureed carrot "treat" I was's really not good when you eat over 1kg of carrots within 24 tummy was NOT happy and it didn't stay in me long... ;) 

The eczema I've been getting under my eye, hasn't improved at all yet.

My bloating has reduced a bit today (probably the diarrhoea, ha!).  I have realised that I need to go easy on the green beans and the carrots, so reducing those has helped. 

I've also been having a lot of turmeric (up to 1 TBS per day) in turmeric chai lattes, and I think that is what's causing the diarrhoea I've been having for the last few days...not nice!  Thankfully I have some turmeric capsules coming on the courier tomorrow, which are concentrated to 95% curcuminoids (the good stuff in turmeric), so I won't have to take so much to get the intestinal and anti-inflammatory benefits.  

I've been reading that turmeric is also beneficial for weight-loss, so that's a bonus...might help with all the fat I have to eat at the moment (my body does not want to lose weight on extreme low-carb/high fat diets), I seem to need moderate carbs and moderate fat (more of a balance), which makes sense when I look at body type diet recommendations for my type of figure.

Okay, so I'm off to find something to do, to take my mind off my stomach!  Ugh...I'm hungry again!


  1. Wow, Ang, I just read through all your Elimination Diet posts. Good on you for sticking with it and seeing it through. I hope it heals your IBS once and for all.

    1. I sure hope so!! It's nice once you start seeing some progress...had lost nearly a kg when I stepped on the scale today, so that was a bonus! If I lose a little of the 5-7kg I'd like to lose, it'll give me a little extra motivation to help me stay on plan!

    2. This is a really funky blog! I love it. Congratulations. I wanted to say keep up the good work and also, regarding bloating, it might seem counter intuitive but drinking water can be a great way to reduce bloating by diluting sodium. Also, water removes retained fluids found in our bodies and helps us to remain full for longer periods of time.

      There is a lot of solid science that seems to suggest that knowing the correct diet for your body type is the best way to approach weight loss, but I firmly believe that anything is better than nothing and I wish you all the success in the world. Keep up the great work (both diet and blog!)

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