Lyn's Journey to 8

A Weight Loss Adventure

Week 5 Summary


What a week. I’ve gone through so much over the past few weeks and it only intensified during the end of last week when I ended up at the Doctor’s office. It seems like I may have suffered a fibre overload. To sum it up, in my quest to have a healthy diet, I started eating vegetables daily for lunch and dinner along with the NS meals – which is fine. Apparently, certain vegetables can cause havoc on your intestines! During the month of February, I ate more broccoli and cauliflower than I could imagine. Who knew that these two veggies in particular could cause gas, bloating and abdominal cramps! Apparently apples and pears (and other fruits) can have a similar effect!!! I have no idea what this means for my upcoming dabble in pesco-vegetarianism.

I have not been on my diet since Friday however, I’ve been eating simple foods to help my stomach “recuperate”. These include low-sodium, low-fat chicken broth with toast, oats porridge, bananas, yogurt, and of course green tea. I have also had to question EVERYTHING I place on my palate. So far, I’ve decided not to continue some of the fruits/veggies I have been eating and replace them with foods that are suitable for my sensitive stomach. I’m still trying to sort that out. Doc said I’m to lay off raw veggies for now and stick to canned fruits for the moment. C’est la vie.

I did some reading, and I spoke to my local pharmacist about a little tablet called “BEANO” which I take just before I eat certain foods that can cause an explosion in the lower intestines. Not to say that I will be eating beans, broccoli or cauliflower any time soon, but I will still try to limit/eliminate certain foods that cause excessive gas.

Here are some of the sites that I found:

Gas in the digestive tract

What I need to know about gas

Foods that cause gas and bloating

I am not sure when I will go back to my dieting routine but I’m sure it will be very soon. This is just a little hitch but has certainly not slowed down progress or diminished my spirit.

My scale revealed this morning’s weight to be 154lbs and I’ve lost another half-inch from my waist. The wonderful silver lining.

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March 8, 2010 - Posted by | Weight Loss | , ,

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