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Hi, I am day 15 of the Whole 30 diet and am having symptoms of inflammation and acid reflux.  I feel the inflammation in my stomach and radiating in my back.  It ramps up right after I finish eating a meal.  I had these symptoms before I started the diet and that was the reason I went on the Whole 30 to figure out what foods are problematic.  But the foods I'm eating on the Whole 30 seem to be problematic for me as well.  Any wisdom or insight would be appreciated!!

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If you had these symptoms prior to starting, it's possible that it is going to take longer for them to clear up, or even that they're not actually food related. It might be that if you just continue on, you'll notice some relief at some point, or you might not, we can't really say for sure. 

If you'd like to list a day or two of typical meals, including approximate portion sizes and specific vegetables, we can take a look and see if anything stands out that might be causing problems.

One thing that some people have issues with is FODMAPS -- you could take a look at this article and the foods it recommends avoiding, and if you're eating a lot of them, you might focus on trying to eat from the foods listed in green on the chart part way down the page and see if that helps:  https://www.thepaleomom.com/modifying-Paleo-for-fodmap-intolerance/ 

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Thank you for the input, Shannon!  Here are a couple days of meals:

 

Day One: Breakfast:

1 chicken breakfast sausage (ground chicken, apple juice, chipotle chili pepper, salt, sage, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, olive oil), 1 zucchini and sweet potato latke (zucchini, sweet potato, egg, coconut flour, garlic, cumin, parsley, salt & pepper, clarified butter, olive oil), 1 spoonful of almond butter

Snack: 5 olives

Lunch: 2 cups fresh spinach with chicken (1 fist size), cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, and 1/8 c. Caesar dressing (avocado oil, water, olive oil, coconut aminos, apple cidar vinegar, distilled vinegar, roasted garlic, salt & pepper, eggs, nutritional yeast, gum acacia, lemon juice concentrate, tapioca starch, konjac, rosemary extract)

Snack: 1/2 cup trail mix (cashews, sunflower seeds, and unsweetened coconut), 1 slice of deli ham 

Dinner: (1-2 fist sizes) chicken fajita meat (chicken, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, paprika, coriander, pepper, olive oil) with onions, bell peppers, guacamole (avocados, lime juice, salt, onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic), salsa (tomatoes, onions, serrano peppers, cilantro, tomato paste, garlic, salt, lemon juice)

 

Day Two: 

Breakfast: scrambled eggs (1 egg, 1 egg white), 1 spoonful of almond butter

Post workout snack: 1 hamburger patty (olive oil, salt & pepper)

After workout snack: 1 RX bar (dates,  egg whites,  almonds, cashews,  apples, cinnamon)

Lunch : 1 bowl of chicken vegetable soup (tomatoes,  chicken,  carrots,  potatoes, onion, garlic, green beans,  vegetable broth, parsley, oregano, basil, thyme, salt & pepper, olive oil)

Dinner: 1 1/4 cup beef stir fry (beef, olive oil, coconut aminos, arrowroot powder, ginger, white vinegar, beef broth, apple juice, garlic, salt & pepper, kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas, water chestnuts, celery, red bell pepper) with cauliflower rice 


Snack: 1/2 cup trail mix (cashews, coconut, raisons, dates, sunflower seeds), almond milk

 

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Probably the first thing I'd recommend is to stop eating nuts, nut butters, or anything made from nuts for a while and see if that helps. They often cause digestive upset for many people.

If you check the link I posted above about FODMAPS you'll see you have quite a few listed that you're eating, like garlic and onions, apple juice, almonds, snap peas, dried fruit. Maybe try to concentrate on mostly eating things from the green column in the chart in that article and avoid the things in the red column as much as you can and see if that makes a difference.

 

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