FODMAP Diet Week 1 – My recipes

FODMAP week 1 was a struggle, i felt like I was always hungry and quickly realized I needed to almost double my portions to prevent snacking.  I had the following meal plan this past week:

Breakfast

  • 1 boiled egg – Sunday evening I boiled 5 eggs and every morning I heated a egg in warm water
  • 1 banana

with  one of the below choices:

  • 1 gluten, soy, wheat free cinnamon raisin bagel with butter. – Udi’s http://udisglutenfree.com/  is the brand I bought, pretty tasty.
  • 1 bowl of Steel Cut Oats with cinnamon, sugar, coconut milk, strawberries, and banana.

Pretty tasty and filling.

Lunch/Dinner

Since I like to make meals for the week I baked a whole chicken with potatoes and carrots. I seasoned the chicken with the below ingredients:

  • Fresh Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, and Chives (recipe size)
  • Lemon juice (squeezed from a lemon)
  • Salt/pepper
  • Garlic Olive Oil

I blended the fresh herbs, lemon juice, oil, salt/pepper to create a paste to put under the skin of the chicken. Baked the chicken at 375 degrees, 20 minutes per pound of chicken. I added the leftover lemon, potatoes, carrots and butter to the baking dish in the last hour.

cooked chicken 1
Final product
Chicken came out pretty tasty and the meat fell off the bone, but I will admit the garlic/onion was missed. I’ll use more herbs next time.

By Thursday the chicken was bare so for an end of the week meal I baked tilapia fillets. Topped the tilapia with gluten-free breadcrumbs, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and salt/pepper. As a side I cooked quinoa and seasoned it with salt/pepper, dried oregano and basil, garlic olive oil, and lemon juice. Pretty tasty but not filling, so I added a small baked potato with the meal and I was finally full! Prednisone is horrible lol

I tried really hard to make the above meals FODMAP friendly, which is a challenge itself.  As a result, I had very few stomach issues this past week, so I think I’m doing something right 🙂

Looking forward to the challenge of week 2 and have a follow-up with my nutritionist next Friday.

Bloated . . . . :(

As some symptoms went away, I’ve gained a new one . . sighs  . .  Ladies have you ever been severely bloated where it looks like you’re pregnant?  I first noticed it at work yesterday. I knew I wasn’t feeling well because my stomach was making a lot of noise and I was belching a lot. As I was in the staff lounge, I happened to look down and see my stomach before my feet. I freaked out! and even a friend at the job looked at me and asked “What’s going on?” I responded “I don’t know” quickly got my cup of tea and wrapped my cardigan tighter around my stomach before anyone else noticed. A few minutes later, I felt the cramps and took a powerful painkiller that made me feel so good for the remainder of the work day lol  The bloating eventually went away, but later last night it happened again.

I know it was probably the lunch I had, a chicken bruschetta sandwich on multi-grain bread with a side of melon fruit was probably a bad idea. I plan not to order  such a meal again, but I am worried since I was discharged just a few days ago. I’m hesitant to tell my GI, I don’t want to go back to the hospital 😦   Anyway,  I made an appointment with a nutritionist that specializes with GI disorders/diseases next week. After talking to her on the phone, I am very hopeful that she can help me create some type of meal plan or diet because I’m sick of throwing out food. For the past month, no matter what I ate irritated my stomach. It would be nice to enjoy eating again.

Remaining hopeful and taking one day at a time :).