Food Hates Me.

What a sad title! Well that’s what my conclusion is. My over-dramatic conclusion when it comes to my never ending stomach issues. I’m in a constant state of trying to be consistent with what I eat so as to not disturb my stomach and leave me constipated for weeks (yep. That’s the kind of IBS I have.) with terrible cramps, heart burn and nausea. The amount of toxins that get trapped in your body when you can’t go to the bathroom? Hello feeling like a huge pile of… well, what won’t come out of me. Sorry to be graphic, but it’s a pretty awful thing to go through. I know I’ve mentioned it on here but it’s something I’ve suffered with since I was born and was always told it’s just IBS, and there are different forms of it. No one ever seemed too worry when I couldn’t go to the bathroom for weeks at a time and my stomach was bloated and hard like I was pregnant. Well the last year it’s been bad, a lot. And now that almost everything I eat seems to bother me, I have to get it under control and see what’s really going on in there. I have an appointment next week for a GI doctor and I’m pretty excited (that’s sad.)

I think I’ve at least narrowed it down to the conclusion that I have become lactose intolerant. Over the last few weeks, I’ve cut out dairy a lot. No more whey protein in my oatmeal every morning, no greek yogurt, much less cheese. Then I added it back in a little bit. And my stomach went berzerk! I’m more sad about the greek yogurt than anything else. I’m going to still try and see if I have some earlier in the day if I can be okay. I had it later at night when I tried it and so it could have been a combination of anything else I ate that day.

That means a lot less of these guys:

sweet, sweet froyo. FRUITY PEBBLES ARE THE BEST TOPPING EVER

sweet, sweet froyo. FRUITY PEBBLES ARE THE BEST TOPPING EVER

I say less because let’s be real; I’m still gonna eat froyo sometimes. It’s worth the pain once in awhile.

I’ve been trying to switch up what I eat a little. Some based on my stomach issues, some based on boredom. I will never give up my beloved oatmeal, but making it at work in a tupperware container (for 2+ years now, not same container but in general!) has been just grossing me out lately. When I make it at home, it’s glorious and looks like this:

oats, wheat bran, egg whites, banana, chia seeds cooked and topped with pb, flax cereal & raw cacao coconut butter :)

oats, wheat bran, egg whites, banana, chia seeds cooked and topped with pb, flax cereal & raw cacao coconut butter ๐Ÿ™‚

But in an attempt to switch it up, I tried a diced up sweet potato cooked in coconut oil & cinnamon, with 6 scrambled egg whites and crunchy peanut butter as an alternative. Banana and iced coffee not pictured.

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It was so good! But didn’t fill me up like oatmeal does. Ugh.

Clean snacks like this have treated my insides okay:

Sodium-free rice cake with crunchy PB and banana

Sodium-free rice cake with crunchy PB and banana

Generally my afternoon snackage is a greek yogurt, which I am going to try and add back in. Chobani recently told me on Allie’s Instragram that CHO is 95% lactose free! And lactose is the part that drives my intestines crazy.

Hmmm what else makes me happy? This dude:

Small drink, big guy

Small drink, big guy

We have fun. We eat a looooot. Probably too much, but it makes us happy so whatever! This was at Momofuku, devouring ramen bowls and him devouring a way-too-small-for-a-man glass of some weird alcohol slushie. Yick.

Oh! We saw one of our favorite comedians Saturday night do a hilarious improv show. Nick Kroll. Such a funny dude. Improv (with the right comedians) is a delightful way to spend a night.

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Check him out!

Alright, I’m coming at you guys with a few new things so stay tuned. Probably next week since I know most of you get to enjoy July 4th and the weekend. Not when you work in the fashion retail world, ya don’t. Have a hot-dog for me, ya’ll.

Do any foods hate you?

Better question..what foods do YOU hate? I am not picky at all but I hate steak/any form of red meat besides burgers which I can’t eat anyways. I also recently realized I hate spinach. I somehow have managed to choke it down the last couple years, but no more. Maybe juiced or blended in a smoothie sometimes. Eat what you love!

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7 thoughts on “Food Hates Me.

  1. Sorry you have such annoying soma h problems. No fun!! From experience, cutting out sugar (completely, not even honey, ketchup, anything that had some form of sugar listed on the ingredient list I didn’t eat) worked wonders for my digestion… Like, things were moving much, much easier!! Hands down the most effective dietary change I’ve made. Also, accupuncture!! Sounds crazy, but you gave to try it! I think it would really help!!!

    • I’m not 100% sure cause I’ve never completely cut it out, but sugar doesnt seem to bother me unless I eat a LOT of it like in candy form which I stay away from these days. Only a little once in awhile! But I know if I eat too much fruit it gives me problems so I try to keep it to a banana a day and some berries here and there. Ive almost completely cut out artificial sugars except for a little stevia and that has made a HUGE difference! Thank you for the tip, I love your blog cause you give me great ideas to help me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I agree with Allie’s suggestion of stopping with sugar, (I haven’t done it yet – tough one), and also try Probiotics! They have worked wonders for me and I have IBS like you! I use “RAW ENZYMES” For Women. It’s expensive ($32 for 90 cap), but THEY WORK IMMEDIATELY! They must be kept in a refrigerator! Give them a shot, if you can. Hang in there – I know what you are living with, it’s very touch!

    • Ugh momma why do our intestines hate us?! I’ve cut way back on sugar and almost no artificial sugar anymore and thats the one that has helped the most. I was using so much Splenda and now I only use stevia once in awhile. I have an appointment Monday with a GI doctor so ill let you know how it goes!! XOXO

  3. Hi lady! I just found your blog in my reader, and can relate to some of the journey. It’s funny, I follow Allie’s blog too, and have recently been working to dump the sugar from my diet. If you have any tips on how you managed to do so successfully, that would make a great post! (hint hint, wink wink!!)

  4. cannot believe you don’t like steak, the horror! butttt I am glad to see that you won’t completely eliminate fro-yo from your life. Hopefully the Cho doesn’t hurt you!

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