WIAW#48 – Food on Repeat and a phonecall that sucks…

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22. January 2014 by swissfitchick

Happy WIAW! No intro here – we know what’s happening! FOOOOOD PARTEEEYYYYY!!!

wiawphotobuttonThank you Jenn!!

Before I start, I have some not so cool news. In the past weeks, I had appointments with a nutrtionist and doctor who analyzed my digestive system to make sure it recovers from long lasting laxative abuse. Last week I made a blood test to figure out if there’s any food I’m reacting sensitive on. I do have some issues with a bloated belly at night and water retention. Nothing too horrible, but still a  little annoying at times.

So yesterday he called me to give me the results. Top 5 on the list of food my gut is reacting sensitive and in danger to inflame are:

Gluten

Eggs

Dairy

Nuts

Pineapple

Yes. I want to cry all day.

Now I don’t want to meet trouble halfway – I don’t have the detailed report yet. But he did say that in the worst case I will need to eliminate theses foodgroups entirely for some time. Don’t even THINK that I am happy to say ‘oh I can’t eat this’…..I think it’s horrible. Finally I learned to incorporate ALL foods into my diet without developing anxieties and overcame food fear – not completely, but a lot more – and now I have to cut them out again? Seriously, please, no.

Honestly? I’m a little lost and I don’t know what to do. If I should ignore it and continue eating like I did, or if I should take this serious. I think I will just have to let it set for a few days and then meet up the doctor for a talk and some clarification. I’ll keep you posted. Oh, and if anyone has experience with this kind of ‘sensitivities’ – I’d be very grateful for any tip how to handle this!

But now let’s talk fun stuff – and for the moment I refuse to cut out my favorite foods. So here comes my Tuesday:

5:30 am: Unpictured Apple Cider Vinegar, BCAA’s and hot lemon water first thing in the morning.

7:45 am: Postworkout: Protein Shake with supplements included….

ShakeMy excitement?? I picked up my order at the store near my office and even found PB2!!! SO exciting.

Growing Naturals 2 hours later, 9:30 am, I digged in my eggy oats with a clementine. I pimped them with a little coconut milk and 7 tons of cinnamon. Oats12:00: I spent lunch with Esther, a very good friend of mine and we went to Hitzberger – a cute salad/wrap bar with freshly made and organic food. I went with my favorite salad – greens, salmon, cottage cheese and carrots. Whole Grain Breadroll on the side. Hitzberger

For ‘dessert’ I had something I know my lovely sister Amanda will be excited about…..CappuccinoCappuccino and chocolate! There was so much milk in it, that I found it really good. It held me over the whole afternoon, and when I came home at 5pm, all I had for a snack was an egg…..what a concidence…. :-( egg7:00pm: Dinner was chicken – cooked up in a little coconut milk with mushrooms and broccoli, sprinkled with roasted onions and TVP. Chicken

8:30pm: Bedtime snack was nothing new either – choco-quark. I pimped this one with PB2 and it was SO GOOD. Don’t even make me think that I might need to stop eating this. I really don’t think this is possible….Quark

That’s it! Sorry for the whining part!!

What is one food that you eat on repeat? 

How much coffee do you drink a day? 

Are you sensitive on any kind of food? 

xxx

Lucie

47 thoughts on “WIAW#48 – Food on Repeat and a phonecall that sucks…

  1. Oh hun😦 I’m so sorry to hear about the results of your test… Sometimes I wonder if I’m eating something that I shouldn’t be, because I’ve been dealing with some pretty pesky digestive complaints for a while now and I can’t figure out what the heck is causing it. I might have to ask my doc the next time I go in to get a check up…

    I do know that sensitivities can develop if you start eating too much of the same food, though — it happened to me with oats, and I had to cut them out for about a year before slowly introducing them back in. That kind of thing actually makes me worry, since I eat so much of the same foods all the time!

    • Thank you Love!
      Actually, if the overdoing is the reason, then I’m not surprised – I mean if I love something, I tend to eat it in extremes – talk about EXACTLY those foods like eggs, quark and nutbutter. I truly hope that after eliminating it for a few weeks I will be able to reintroduce it into my diet again – cause living without nutbutter….GOSH.

  2. Oh you poor thing! Is it all dairy or just cow products? I am lactose intolerant which isn’t actually too bad – lots of almond/soy/coconut milk, sheeps yoghurt, sheep/goat cheese and lots of places do soy ice creams (I was going to say cashew based here sorry :/)
    Has the doctor recommended any alternatives for you?
    My food on repeat is frozen cherries🙂 I’m now living in Buenos Aires and missing them HUGELY
    Good luck!

    • Thank you so much Pip!! Actually, the milk stuff is to cut out completely, even sheep/goat stuff. I do hope that I can eat/drink some lactose free products.
      I will have another appointment with the dic next Tuesday and hopefully he will be able to answer all my questions!

  3. Lucie, feel free to drop me an email. I went through a similar situation in the fall when I got my food sensitivity testing done. I was having some pretty painful cramping after eating sometimes. No dairy, gluten, eggs, coconut or almonds for me. I was devastated! It felt like all my favorite things were taken away from me. I wrote about it on my blog but I ultimately decided to eliminate these things for two months (I wrote a month update) in order to hopefully fix my stomach from feeling bloated and in pain after eating. It did suck (not going to lie) but ultimately it helped me to broaden my palette and experiment with all kinds of different food. If you choose to go through with the elimination, believe in yourself because you can totally do it🙂

  4. Ugh, I’m sorry to hear about those results love! I’ve never had any of those tests done so I wouldn’t be able to tell you exactly what that would entail, but hopefully you can get some more info so you know what the next step is!

  5. I feel ya! Over the years I’ve cut and reintroduced a lot of those foods. It’s often because we overdo it sometimes with them so our guts get overly sensitive. Try cutting out for a little while and then reintroducing. I still have a bad reaction to gluten but I’m good with everything else in moderation. It will all be just fine!

    • Aww thank you Sweetheart!! I’m so glad I’m not the only one out here with this experience.
      And oh well, I do eat in extremes – when I love something, I eat it daily – several times. LOL.

  6. Karen W. says:

    Hello! I just wanted to toss two thoughts out to you about your results😉

    1) Gluten (possibly GRAINS period) are prob the biggest culprit. Consider doing a Whole 30 or Whole 60, which has total grain elimination and retest. And not just a clinical retest, but also a real life test by reintroducing things back in and see how you react over 24 hrs with each item. I learned that rice (I cry.) and corn are my biggest offenders, but I avoid ALL grain, as by doing so I cured my Multiple sclerosis. Regarding a clinical retest, you may come back with less things you are sensitive to. And just stop with the TVP- it is just chemically processed sludge. I used to eat it all the time.

    2) Your body will heal. Now, 1.5 years after curing my MS, if I have a bit of grain, my bodies reaction to it is WAY LESS, which is awesome. It means I am continuing to heal! Although this weekend I ate 2 samosas instead of my usual 1 (1 samosa is my once a week “treat” as of this past year of my recovery) and I got so gassy! So I’m way better, but I pushed it a bit. The nice thing is none of my other reactions happened, but my intestines let me know they weren’t happy with my indulgence, lol!

    Oh wait- I have a third:

    3) Lab tests, while helpful, in many cases are not really completely accurate, as our bodily physiology is constantly in flux. Take these results as “Yes, you are sensitive to some things”, but then do a Whole 30 at least and let your body reset, then reintroduce and figure out for yourself what is up.

    Also- nuts. Which nuts? What if you soak the nuts? Is it the nut or the skin? Could you eat blanched almonds? Eggs- Would pastured eggs (chickens are fed zero grain) be ok? Is it the yolk or the albumen? If it’s the albumen, could you do one whole egg and one yolk? Or the reverse? Food sensitivity tests bring up a lot of questions…I take them with a grain of salt.

    • Wow, Karen – just wow. Thank you so much for all this great advice!! I will have an appointment with the doc again next Tuesday and will be able to ask all these questions. As you say, I will do a WHole 30 (at least, probably more) and then see how I feel if I introduce it slowly.
      At least it will give me the chance to be even more creative🙂
      Thank you again!!

  7. Argh that must be tough! I hope the doc has some ideas for you! Those oats looked really good!

  8. Enora says:

    Oh poor you! But are you sure you have to eliminate all of them? Its true that usually we have this because of too much of the same. I have it with dairy. So At the maximum I try not to eat yogourt etc… I never been to test it medically but since cuting dairy from my food, I feel better and my skin is much better!
    I really hope that while you Will slow down their consomption it Will get better.
    Let us know!
    But Knowing you, even if you cannot eat those food, you will still cool amazing meal!!
    You are an inspiration !
    X

    • The point is, that I ate eggs and dairy almost daily for the last few years – almond butter since a year several times a day. I guess I overdid it – and I hope it will help to cut them out for a bit and then have it again! Thank you Enora!

  9. I’m really sorry to hear about your food sensitivities, I don’t have any experience of that sort of thing so I can’t offer any advice, but I hope you will find a way forward that you can live with sustainably. I don’t tend to drink all that much coffee except at weekends – and then I have maybe one cup a day at the most. I do love goof coffee though!

  10. Nicky says:

    Hey, first time commenting here but I follow you on Instagram🙂 anyway, years ago I had one of these tests and I’d say be careful with them because some of the things that come up you are very mildly sensitive to, not enough to affect your life. I’ve spoken with nutritionists about these tests and they say that they are basically a waste of money because the best way of working out if you are intolerant to something is to test it yourself. Basically go on a paleo diet for 3 weeks, then start reintroducing common intolerant foods like gluten and dairy and you will have a clearer idea of if you feel different from the 3 weeks you didn’t have them. Kind of a pain, but it’s the best way of doing it for a true idea🙂

    • Thank you Nicky!! That totally makes sense!! I will do that. It will be interesting to see how I feel with and without the food groups. I bet it will be a pain in the beginning but I also think I will get used to it.

  11. Oh girl, I am so sorry about those dang sensitivities. That’s horrible! I don’t have any good advice about them, but I would say just go with the flow and do what makes you feel happiest and healthiest. That salad looks really really good — the dressing is so thick and luscious!

  12. catfoodisgoodforyou says:

    Not eggs! Oh I’m so sorry to hear that. From what I’ve read, I know that some of those allergies (eggs..) can be reduced and even go entirely once you’ve healed your gut. Even some forms of dairy don’t bother everyone diagnosed with lactose/casein intolerance. Gluten, Im not so sure but I’ve been GF for over a year now and although it isn’t easy (and slip ups hurt) there are SO many amazing foods out there! In fact it’s helped me discover more, and be more experimental in my cooking. I’ll stop blabbing – wishing you the best with your digestive health recovery!

    • Thank you so much!! I feel a lot better about it already – I guess I just need to find some great recipes and being even more creative. I’m curious how I will feel without these foods!!

  13. I’m sorry to hear you are going through this. The best advice I can give is to listen to your body. I know, sounds cliche, but if what you are feeding your body is working, try not to get too deep into the report. Good luck with everything.

  14. Amelia says:

    I have spoken to a lot of nutritionists and they have said those tests are not reliable. I think just go with your body and if you feel like something is bothering you cut it out for two or three weeks then re-introduce slowly and see how you react- bit of a pain but a lot better to go on your own insticnsts I think (YOU know your mind, body and soul better than anyone and it belongs to YOU :)) then just trusting a test that may not be all that reliable🙂 Hope it all works out as darling you are lovely

  15. Awww Lucie…that sucks about the test results! I have to echo Amanda here but I too developed an oat intolerance because I literally used oats as my sole carb source- e.g. oats 2 times a day. After cutting it out for a while, I slowly reintroduced it. Unfortunately, other culprits tend to be the ones you mentioned!

    I try to drink no more than 2 coffees a day…but sometimes a diet coke. oops. I’m not worried about you- you have such a creative flair, you will overcome these!🙂

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  17. Oh no. I’m so sorry about the test results! It can be so disappointing/scary to finally get over your food shit and find all this freedom in trying new and delicious foods only to discover that you’ve got some intolerances/sensitivities and have to “restrict” again. Just know that you are in a new place, and our bodies are always growing, changing, and adapting. Just because you’re sensitive now, doesn’t mean you will be forever. Just play with making a few changes and keep finding new foods and combinations that are both delicious AND make you feel good. Hang in there sweetie!
    XOOX

    • I know – it sucks. Thpugh manwhile, I’m positive about it and I want it to make a challenge and a chance to find new food combos ad recipes – also I’m curious how my body will react!
      Thank you for the love Darling!!

  18. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says:

    Oh honey!!! NOOOOOOOO! Those are like all your (and MY) favorite things to eat! Surely there’s another way! Maybe it’s just one of the five things? Or maybe you could just limit your intake of them throughout the week? I mean, I’ve heard a lot about intolerances forming just due to overexposure, so maybe that would help! My fingers are crossed for you in the tightest way possible, sweetie! Because seriously? Life is TOO short not to be able to enjoy a big plate of egg gluten-y pancakes topped with quark and nut butter! …and maybe some pineapple, but really I can’t see anyone being too upset about a life without that one little fruit! Ha!

    • Hahaha, omg I don’t give a sh** about the pineapple as long as I would be able to eat almond butter and eggs!! It looks like I do have to cut them all out for 4 months – at least not forever!

  19. Your dinner looks delicious!
    Sorry to hear about your blood test. That’s a lot of foods you would need to cut out if it comes to that. Let’s hope not! Wait and see til you’ve had more detailed tests and go really easy on yourself…if you’ll feel better by cutting anything out it will be worth it in the long run. Remember any restrictions would be medical, not mental.x

  20. Sarah says:

    I’m not a doctor or anything but I would say don’t trust blindly those tests. My best friend has severe allergic reactions to some foods (as in, she’d die without immediate treatment) and, not knowing to what, she went to the allergy clinic in Zurich. They told her she was strongly allergic to apples and peanuts, but she eats apples everyday and loves thai food which is cooked in peanut oil…and she’s fine. So don’t despair yet!
    I have a mild form of coltis ulcerosa so my gut has a life of it’s own…and I try to only drink coffee once a day, but we have a sweet Nespresso machine at work (but without George Clooney…), so it’s hard!

  21. cottercrunch says:

    you can do this friend! just think of how creative you will get in the kitchen! haha. I have been in your shoes. Learn to love that coconut butter and instead of eggs, try more bacon?

  22. I am so sorry to hear about your sensitivities! I went through this stage when I started redoing my digestive tract and it was hard at first but honestly so WORTH it, I now can pretty much eat what I want because I gave my body some time to heal so let me just tell you this its only for awhile and than you are fine! Lots of love + tasty new meals for you! xo C

  23. Kierston says:

    Oh no😦 Like LC said, you are so creative when it comes to your eats…you will make it work and it will be tasty!

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