My digestion is brutal to say the least, always bloated and constipated. I have been trying to figure out what the problem is and it's got me thinking about grapes, they have been a food i've eaten just about every day for the last couple of years and i eat a lot of them!! I have tried to just have foods in my diet which are easy to digest to give my body a rest from having to digest anything difficult so it sucks that i'm still having problems. I know apples bloat me terribly and i got reading about grape skins, they are supposed to be difficult to digest. Do you think it's possible the grape skins could be giving me problems? It is so frustrating to think i'm eating healthy yet feeling so terrible all the time, i think i shall have to give them up for a bit and see what effect it has.
I have honeydew melons, kiwi's, peaches, sometimes pineapple, lots of grapes, strawberries and some green like spinach. What did you do to sort it out?
Forgot to also mention i do still eat some vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and sweet potatoes.
This is the link to the list of foods that I used to tweak what I'm eating.
Take out the broccoli, cauliflower and spinach (baby spinach is ok though. I eat fruit all through out the day and put my vegetables at the end of the day. Vegetables are slower to digest, so when you have the fast digesting fruit it gets stuck on top of the veggies and you bloat. I have iceberg and romaine lettuce for veggies. I use bell peppers, tomato's and celery to make salad dressings. I made these changes to my diet about a week ago, and I have no more problems.
I have only had a couple "bad" digestion days in this first three weeks of transitioning. All of them were days when I had grapes (in large amounts). Gassy, bloaty, tired. Interesting. Never noticed a problem with them before. No problem. Will just set aside for a few weeks. Interestingly, I didn't really want them. There was a small subtle sense inside that I would have really preferred to eat other fruits. I just bought them for variety, and then was compelled to eat them before they went bad.
I shall keep updating figgy and i hope i shall have some good news to report back sometime soon.
I shall take out those vegetables for a bit and see what happens. I always feel like i want to blame the fruit for how bad my stomach is but then i think well it was actually feeling pretty bad before i ate. And it always does, it is most defiently struggling with something. Do you think the sweet potatoes are okay to keep in? I really like them and i don't want every single thing that i eat to be fruit. If i'm constantly eating fruit i get bored of it but if i eat something else in between then i shall go back to craving it later on.
Thanks for that Tracy, really does seem like there is something iffy with grapes. I shall be cutting them out to see what happens. With them cut out and the hard to digest vegetables then hopefully things can finally start to improve.
Do you cook the sweet potato's? If you are having that as your one cooked meal of the day, (Freelee says that that's ok) have it as your 2nd to last meal of the day just before your salad at night.
Are you eating any fats?
Paul there are some veggies on that list that you can eat, you can have bell peppers (no green ones), cucumber, celery, iceberg lettuce, and romaine.
Yea i cook the sweet potatoes, i shall keep them in my diet then. I have been eating things like cucumber and romaine lettuce so i shall keep them in. I go for a few days with no fats and then my stomach feels worse than ever, i give up and eat fats like chocolate etc. I know it is going to worsen things even more but i still end up doing it. I just want to see progress and feel slightly better, when i'm feeling worse it just gets me depressed and i cheat.
For veggies like broccoli and cauliflower how difficult are they to digest? I remember reading somewhere it is easier to digest fish easier than some veggies, could they be as bad as things like meat, eggs etc?