I removed a few things from my diet like paleo "bread", butter, cheese, chia pudding and buckweat porridge. Instead I upped my intake of vegetables, meat, egg and fish. In theory this is a good thing, but without realising, I added in a shedload extra beetroot, which didn't agree with me (everyone could smell the consequences - yuck). So now I have backed off from beetroot and I am instead experimenting with removing high FODMAP foods. I have been thinking about the high FODMAP thing for quite a while, but I haven't had the energy to look into it or implement it properly.
|Oh so good breakfast, but sadly the beetroot and avocado are high FODMAP foods. Bye-bye for now.|
So, my new project is to follow a low FODMAP diet for a while. The diet seems really restrictive, but I have read that a lot of people can reintroduce moderate/higher FODMAP foods after two-six weeks. We'll see how long I last!
These are some of the foods on the completely avoid list (yikes!):
And these are on the really quite small portions list (maybe more yikes!):
Coconut milk (100 ml)
Any nuts and seeds (a handful)... one slice of paleo bread???
Cabbage (250 ml)
Celery (5 cm)
Broccoli (75 ml)
Butternut squash (50 ml)
Here is the list that I consulted: Fodmaplife.com
On the bright side, sauerkraut is allowed, as the carbohydrates are consumed during the lacto-fermenting process! Yay!
|Frothy, lovely fat coffee|