XDools

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  1. Hey all - Over the past two days I have had a major IBS flair up. It has been years since it has been like this. I can physically see my large intestine (i'm lean). For me its 19 days (chose to restart - originally day 29). My IBS flair up in the form of extreme bloating last night and tonight with toxic methane and sulphur gas production. The morning after feels like I have been kicked in the stomach. Over the whole 29 days I have not experienced any headaches, cravings and only 1 food dream about a week ago. I have been grouchy. But my gut has not settled into this - I know its only day 19. I have tried adding bone broth to start the day, 300ml of kombusha is consumed in random mouthfuls over a 7 day period, I have been adding 1/4 of a teaspoon of saurkraut or kimchi every few days. Bone broth seems to sooth. I didnt bring fruit in until after the first 10 days. I have cut out nuts and avo for the past week. Meal 1 - cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach coconut milk, coconut, chicken cooked in gee curry. Meal 2 - leftovers from M1 Meal 3 - salmon, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, olives, celery, carrot, snow peas, alfalfa, grapes, coconut, blackberries and blueberries (this was 4 each totally 12 but by far the most amount of fruit I have had in one sitting/combined with meal) IBS Flair up. lasted until morning. rough sleep. stomach sensitive. Meal 1 - roast chicken, turnip, parsnip, sweet potato, Meal 2 - roast chicken, carrots, parsnip, red pepper. Meal 3 - leftovers of palm sized quiche (1-2 eggs with red pepper, frozen organic broccoli, beans, bacon (nitrate and sugar free) and cauliflower), thumb size of beef strip, white potato, parsnip, 1 date and teaspoon cacao nib for crunch. IBS flare up within 30 minutes of eating m3 - fairly common but not this severe. FODMAPS - I have been tested with a hydrogen breath test (2010) for fructose and lactose, recording zero hydrogen and methane readings. The lactulose test responded 80 minutes after consumption. yesterdays and todays flare up occurred well before 80 minutes. I havent been tested for the other FODMAPS. Even on days of no fruit (or that one date) I still bloat. When I bloat, I struggle to get enough water in as it causes further bloating. I am partially dehydrated. The last few days I havent added enough fat - although I am satiated and get through between meals without snacking, I have struggled creating fats in my meals without avo or nuts and I am yet to create the mayo. I take a magnesium supplement which I cant see has any dairy or soy in it. What can you see? I'm ready to throw in the towel and do a fast to rest my gut and juice to lesson the constipation. Their aint no tiger blood and I have been bloated for most of the 29 days. sorry to bother everyone. xdools.
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    IBS flair up - sos wave

    Thanks Brewer. That's something to look at!
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    IBS flair up - sos wave

    Hi all - im past my whole30 and am slow rolling reintro. 100ml wine mixed with soda water on Monday. for the last 11 days I havent eaten polyols. Yesterday I had an IBS flare up (3 days after the wine) - consistent to what I had throughout my whole30 which makes me think it may not be wholy linked to wine. Yesterday's meals listed - can anyone see anything standout in this food list? M1: leftover bolognsise made with: beef mince, Brussels sprouts, coconut oil, olive oil, cherry tomatoes, basil, passata sauce made only with tomato's, sweed and carrot. M2: smoked salmon salad with beet leaves, iceberg keaves, cucumber, bean sprouts, cantaloupe. M3: as m1 with added roast white potato and parsnip. 1.5lt water plus one cup black tea. And two cups bone broth. If I feel a flare up brewing - I'm wondering if all food makes it worse. I can't not eat during a flare up as I still get hungry and they last for at least the rest of the day. Thanks for looking at this and any comments you make. It feels like a private battleground.
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    Tapioca paper?

    Hi all- i was caught out today and i was underfed. Tapioca paper was all that was listed on the ingredients in what seemed otherwise a compliant wrap filled with veggies and salmon. it was a risk - first thing I have purchased in 34 days. Not sure what else they use to make tapioca paper... Does anyone know if there is more to it than meets the eye? Many thanks.
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    Tapioca paper?

    I just went back to the shop and the ingredients were tapioca, salt and water. No preservatives, no additives, no numbers. A Japanese substitute for seaweed apparently.
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    CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!

    I am continuing on and will join another group. But still going strong! Hey Donna which group are u in? I am still going and I'm feeling lost without this support group!
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    Tapioca paper?

    Cheers guys - it wasn't bread like - it looked more like cling wrap. The ingredient pack listed gluten free, sugar free, soy free. I had no other info other than tapioca flour was ok, tapioca was a plant and it wasn't SWYPO. With that info, I took the risk and chose tapioca paper over the rice paper option, but still was checking if anyone knew what tapioca paper really was. Yesterday was restart day number 25 (originally day 34).
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    Day 22 (originally 31....) and day three on low FODMAP. Feeling fairly good, great sleep and limited bloating (woot woot). M1- roast chicken, red pepper, zucchini, white potato and turnip. M2 - lamb shank zucchini, turnip, olives. M3 - lamb cutlets, roasted eggplant, white potato, salad lettuce, baby spinach, tomato, cucumber. Magnesium supplement. I don't imagine there are too many people left on this forum now! I had a dear friend deliver a box of organic raw desserts. They will wait.
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    Tomorrow is day 30 for many of you! A huge congrats! I am really looking forward to hearing about everyone's reintroductions! Day 20 for me (originally 29) done and dusted. Had a rough patch the last few days with an IBS flair up. Put it out there in troubleshooting and got immediate advice. Implemented the advice today successfully, albeit a bit scattered as I had to hit the shops to find stuff I could actually eat following the advice, delaying M1 until many hours after wake up. So more restrictions for me and 10 days to go. I am optimistic that this will be the beginning of great things (First food dream the other night about the most perfect porridge - complete with butter and brown sugar!) I woke up and told my family about it and they said it sounded so good, they all felt like porridge for breakfast.... Then proceeded to make it! It smelt delicious! But not as good as my salmon
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    Cocojoe I hear your pain! What a bugger and like u the whole eat out industry really annoys me too. Why on earth is soy in lemon tea. Seriously.
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    IBS flair up - sos wave

    Cheers thanks guys. I downloaded the Monash university fodmap app and it's brilliant to get my head around this group of food that feels so random! I can filter by polyol, and they use a quantity green light system. As it turns out I heavily eat polyols! So I do hope this is a turning point for me. Thankyou for identifying what I couldn't see. Low fodmap whole 30 here I come (with mayo!). Cheers.
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    IBS flair up - sos wave

    Thank-you jmcbn. I will give that a shot. I didn't realise sweet potato and coconut where polyols. My fat sources are now really limited to mayo and olives I guess (without avo, nuts and coconut). I eat sweet potato on a daily basis especially as part of my post workout. There is a bit of conflict about what veggies are included in the polyols lists. Given that I sound similar to you, in addition to polyols, if its ok, may i ask, when you are eating whole30 style, what else you react to? Cheers and thanks, xdools.
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    26th Jan = Happy Australia Day from the Ozzie's. The day is Usually spent having a BBQ, drinking wine, and listening to the hottest 100 songs voted by Ozzie's for the year (as I type, air force jets fly over in celebration). This year, I kept it low key and not because I'm avoiding social occasions (ok, partly), but my hubby was working and we have been building a veggie patch to sustain this level of organic produce in our lives without the dollar tag. So i spent the day listening to the hottest 100 songs, prepping 10 or so meals to freeze and planting our patch. Having said that, even though we have blown our grocery budget, we are well under monthly budget with no eating out or lunches. Happy days. I had a huge observation today. Usually when I lie down in the afternoon, even just simply reclining back and putting my feet up to read the paper, it will trigger major bloating and gas which takes a few hours "to pass" and quite a lot of pain (5/10). It's usually not worth the rest. But today, I did.... and NO BLOATING. None. OMG. This is a game changer. I'm still fatigued, no tiger blood, but I can rest in the afternoon. I Will continue to omit avo and nuts. Day 17 restart (26 originally). Not thinking about reintro yet as I'm only half way through. M1 - 2 eggs, a beef rib, celery, carrot, 1/4 teaspoon kimchi, spinach, tablespoon apple sauce. M2 - chicken coconut curry with coconut milk, spinach, sweet potato, cauliflower, ghee, 1/4 pear, bone broth. M3 - roast chicken, beef bacon, carrot, parsnip, sweet potato, tablespoon apple sauce, shredded coconut and 4 blueberries. 1 cup of kombusha consumed in mouthfuls throughout the day. More fruit was consumed today than what I have been. Happy Australia day!!!
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    Well the idea of chicken livers will take some getting used too! Life is an adventure though isn't it! Game on. Thanks Praxisproject!
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    Day 13 restart (original day 22). Gday to everyone out there. A challenging and successful day today. Bloating reduced since I followed runcolarado and eliminated nuts and avo. Its still there but not extreme. I managed my second workout - but really sluggish and I just wanted to nap afterwards. Pte workout was breakfast. Post workout was a sweet potato and smoked salmon. I managed to make it through a lunch date at a chocolate shop (I couldn't concentrate on the conversation - I really like chocolate. Really.) And I made it through the cinemas passing the popcorn and coke around without cracking. I also really really like popcorn. Got home to a late dinner of leftover curry mince and vegetable medly and added coconut and coconut milk to change it up a bit. I also converted oz and pounds to metric for the whole 30 water intake and found that it's a bit more than what I usually consume, so i drank more today too. I am very much looking forward to a bit of tiger blood. My iron levels were low before I started but I think I need to return to iron supplements to keep my eyes open! Have a great day 23 everyone!
  16. OMG thanks for writing this - this too is me. It's getting worse. I could birth an alien. My body says "fast" - this volume is too much to handle. I am not a dieter, never have been. Paleo isn't far from my norm with the odd sourdough thrown in. I dont snack and only introduced fruit in the last week. My cycle is due today. Typical day - I eat everything! M1 - mushrooms, ground beef, beetroot, celery, spinach, tomato's. M2 - 2 eggs, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, avocado, banana (or cantaloupe or stone fruit - its summer here in oz). M3 - lamb shanks, cabbage, sweet potato, spring onion, tomato. I will sprinkle nuts when I don't have enough fats (almonds, cashews or macadamias). I salt my food. I probably don't drink enough as I find I bloat when I drink water. I also bloat if the lie down in the afternoon. I will get rid of nuts. I have been tested for FODMAPS and my methane breat test came back normal. Day 19.
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    It's wonderful and completely motivating reading about everyone's tiger levels! D10 restart (19 originally) and sheesh my digestive stress is extreme. I feel the need to fast to give my poor guy a rest! Not a great night sleep last night - 2am wakeup with my gut still coping and this morning it feels like I have been kicked in the stomach. Happy birthday whatmeworry What amounts of exercise/activity are people doing?
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    Happy Sunday everyone! Still rather warm over here. I'm about to head into M1 for day for my D8 restart (D17 old start) and I thought I might share some highlights. I seem to be finding the eating 3 meals quite fine, no sugar cravings, sleeping a good 8-9 hours (but still not that pure baby restful sleep), and continuous energy and concentration through the day - but not highly energised (feels a bit more ho hum). I have had a few wins this week. Passed on a "business" lunch which usually I am a keen participator in but I had already packed my lamb shank stew for lunch so I passed the peer pressure test. I felt awkward telling them to go ahead and get their pizza without me. But the world didn't stop and I had a little solo downtime in the sun over lunch which was pleasant. I also hosted a family gathering which was also a "meet my sisters new boyfriends family" kind of gathering which was fraught with some family politics which usually I would have made much more enjoyable with 2 glasses of wine. Instead of focusing on potentially critical conversations I pulled out the table tennis table and we all played instead of drinking and talking which was nice. I found it very challenging to keep diplomatic though when being asked about my "whole 30 lifestyle". My family are lazy protein shake replacement meal/herbal life "someone/something else is responsible for me" and "a pill can fix it' converts, with a list of reasons why they are "too busy to cook" or "take responsibility for their own nourishment" as long as their arm. Anyhow rant over. I got through. No wine. And I was hydrated! I also survived a date lunch with my son where he gets to choose a meal and he chose Indian...instead of the restaurant we went to the local food hall where he could get Indian and I a salad (all I had to do was add my protein when I got home). Not the perfect strategy but I was compliant. I also craved fresh seafood on D5/D14. (Period due soon). The craving and protection I felt over my meal was akin to when I was breastfeeding! I was not sharing any! I sat down with 6 amazing fresh prawns, 10 fresh oysters and a small bowl of olives. That was M4 of the day! No veggies but I also don't think it warrants a restart either! Final NSV (now I know what that means - thanks to the person who asked!) - I'm also doing this on a tight budget. So my little passes at "networking lunches" and downgrading restaurants to food halls also showed me that I can do this. Good food doesn't have to be expensive lifestyle. M1 - one cup of beef bone broth 20 minutes prior to M1. two cups mushrooms sauteed generously in gee, handful tomatoes, two eggs, half avo, 1tsp sauerkraut, olive oil. 10am black tea. M2 - giant mixed leaf salad, 10 olives, cashews, tomatoes, cucumber, olive oil, snow peas, two cups of rockmelon, tuna. M3 - steak, red pepper sauce (whole 30 cookbook), guacamole (whole 30 cookbook), onions, tomato in guac, carrots, a hand full of cashews and toasted coconut, and 5 olives, bed of baby spinach. Lemon grass tea (literally dried lemongrass in a tea pot - its fresh and sensational) I'm pretty terrible at quantifying what's on my plate. Especially when combined into a mushy stew. But its always full and I eat the lot. And am satiated until tbe next meal (except that seafood time which also broke my budget!). I'm still suffering digestive stress. No ease on that front yet. I have added some sauerkraut (half - one teaspoon per meal)(oh boy someone was chucking a party in there). I backed off. Go well everyone!
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    Day 3 of my restart (day 12 originally). Generally I'm feeling good but I think I'm still suffering from those flecks of cheese as I have had bloating flare ups again. And I'm craving bone broth! Visions of thick gelatin are puncturing my day! I don't think I'm getting quite enough fat - shopping day is still two days off and I'm out of avacardo and olives. I also investigated natural toothpaste today. "Thrives" brand popped up. Does anyone else use non chemical toothpaste?
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    OMG - first workout in three years or more. And I powered through! I totally blew my expectations O.U.T of the water! OK my weights were significantly less than everyone elses, but sheesh. How about that. Chicken curry for M1 served me well. (Restart Day 2, Day 11 otherwise)
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    Hi Winston - I have to start again so I guess you and I are both in this together on the same day plan - 10th Jan was day 1 (take 2) for me. I have to readjust my calendar as I wrote down the whole 30 timeline so I knew in advance how terrible I might be feeling! The next two days of Hangover to go and then by Wednesday we get to Kill all Things which will be fun to observe how that plays out I am delighted to see that the Day6-day7 "I just want to nap days" are occurring on the weekend! Good luck!
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    Perth metro so we are fine here. I have work colleagues in Harvey who I hope are all ok. Stay cool
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    Hi Deb - me too. The thought of cooking on a stove.... I hope you and your family are safe and not near the fires.
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    Day 10 here and last night was stinking hot. I'm in the Western Australia and there are bushfires everywhere. Hot. I have been a bit of serial stalker on this post. Up until now everything has gone well. I have been bloated but I noticed yesterday (day 9) that that was waning. I have been carefully paying extra attention to my gut health, starting the day with bone broth with lots of gelatin in it, drinking lots of water and supplementing with daily probiotics. I'm yet to ferment my own veggies. Yesterday was my tough day. When its this hot, my appetite goes down. So for lunch I didnt have enough to get me through to dinner time, and then I had unexpected guests arrive for a swim in the afternoon to cool off. I managed to provide them with some banana cake but I was hungry from my too small lunch. So I substituted the coffee with bone broth and had a plum. I felt a lot of peer pressure but I got through it. And the world didnt stop. Then for dinner (saturday night) I was invited to a friends house for BBQ as a thankyou. These people have been through some tough times and I managed to find them a job and help them on their feet a little. With much resistance from the host, I bought my own meat. But the salad...... the salad had flecks of feta cheese all the way though it! I picked off as much as I could but invariably it was consumed. Then the host bought out a bottle of wine. It was a special wine they were waiting to share with me.... they had picked the grapes themselves, and it had been served, believe it or not to Prince Charles who was out here a few weeks back.... So needless to say - I need to start over. I couldn't find it in my strength to say no thankyou given how special it was to my hosts. I did have a glass - my husband kept topping it with soda water and ice to dilute the sugar. The one glass lasted over 4 hours. That in itself is quite new for me. I generally like 2-3 glass on a special event like that. What was interesting to note, is that very soon after I had consumed the wine/soda water mix - a dull headache began. My sleep was normal (albeit short as it was a late night and the sun rises at 4:30am at the moment). And today - I'm tired. I'm searching for a quick hit of something and my food feels boring. One glass of wine and flecks of cheese and I am not the same today as I was yesterday. So even though I am starting again. I wonder how long the wine will take to be out of my system. I guess I will know soon. Day 1 - hello again.
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    Hi - I'm new. And based in Australia so I'm a days cooking ahead of north america! And I'm bloated. Day 5 done and dusted. No major problems but still the bloating like I'm 4 months pregnant. Which isnt unusual for me, I was hoping this might alleviate the symptoms though. In everyones experience, when is the best time to take probiotics?