Lost a fight with onion rings . . .

So I know eating fried food is never a good decision when you have IBD, but whenever I visit my mother she never has safe food for me to eat and I was too broke to buy anything. Late in the evening I was still hungry and didn't think the frozen Nathan's onion rings that … Continue reading Lost a fight with onion rings . . .

Why is eating so hard?!?!?!

I took a risk today and regretted it. Since I was short on time for lunch, I went to the convenient shop in my building and bought a pre-made Italian cold-cut. So not freshly made, full of preservatives, and definitely not gluten-free.  Within 20 minutes of consuming the sandwich, I became severely bloated and my stomach … Continue reading Why is eating so hard?!?!?!

FODMAP Diet challenges – Weeks 7 & 8 . . . .

For weeks 7 & 8 I was given challenges and if I was successful, I could incorporate another high-FODMAP item back in my diet, so exciting! I wrote all my challenges for the past 3 weeks on a piece of paper and of course I misplaced it! My challenges for the past few weeks are all … Continue reading FODMAP Diet challenges – Weeks 7 & 8 . . . .

FODMAP diet weeks 5 & 6 . . .

In the past couple of weeks I have basically been eating the same things so I will only list my newest additions. Drinks -  I realized I have never mentioned what I drink since starting this diet. I have tried to eliminate soda and juice cocktails from my diet, but of course it's easier said than done. … Continue reading FODMAP diet weeks 5 & 6 . . .

FODMAP Diet Week 3 – My recipes . . .

I added a couple of items to my breakfast routine. Eating a banana, steel-cut oats, and a boiled egg everyday gets boring. I found the below items that are all gluten-free, wheat, dairy, and soy free. Also,"So Coconut milk" is my jam, haven't had any issues with it.    Apologies for the quality of the … Continue reading FODMAP Diet Week 3 – My recipes . . .

FODMAP Diet Week 2- My recipes . . .

FODMAP Diet week 2 was a little easier. I decided to be adventurous by making a shrimp, bacon, and tomato based pasta. It came out sooo well, I had to pat myself on the back. This was the first pasta dish I have had in 6 months, and it did not irritate my stomach at all.  No … Continue reading FODMAP Diet Week 2- My recipes . . .

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 … Continue reading FODMAP Diet Week 1 – My recipes

FODMAP Diet . . . .

I met with the nutritionist yesterday and I thought she was great. She looked over my medical history, asked a lot of questions and even suggested ways to reduce my stress in addition to a new diet. When we were discussing my recent bloating, she stated it could be a result of the iron pills I've … Continue reading FODMAP Diet . . . .

My struggle with fast food – Friday the 13th . . .

Friday the 13th will forever having a new meaning, it was the first day since my diagnosis that I ate fast food all day! I know, it's really bad! But, it was the first day in this new year where I had many errands and was out all day. It all started with the free … Continue reading My struggle with fast food – Friday the 13th . . .

What do I EAT?!?!? . . .

An IBD is basically your body rejecting the food you consume, and with colitis it really doesn't matter what you eat, you can still suffer.  The fascinating thing about UC  is that most healthy foods are not colitis friendly. Who knew that eating a salad could be bad for you. I used to eat a salad multiple … Continue reading What do I EAT?!?!? . . .