|Best AIP with references to FODMAPs|
Roni could have bandaided her symptoms with a drug but is now looking at what FODMAP's might be at the root of the cause.
Here are my best resources: Most info is available for free at the sites I'm linking.
Seek support from those already there.
It Starts With Food: Whole30
Nom Nom Paleo- Michelle Tam's site (Whole30)
The Paleo Mom (AIP and FODMAPs)
Mickey Treascott (AIP and FODMAP's)
Practical Paleo- Diane Sanfillippo (21DSDT and FOMAPs)
The Whals Protocol (low inflammatory, MS, IBS)
What works for me:
0. Eating real foods and eliminating some foods is my best tool for long term weight maintenance. Hands down-Best thing ever!
- Binge triggers
- High inflammatory foods
- Foods that keep my blood glucose in check
- Foods that keep my body lean and muscular
2. I'm not needing to do any of those elimination diet because I learned what I needed from my Jan 2013 Whole30 and my low Carb and nut free challenge of April 2013. I eat mainly within my food template day in and day out. 24/7.
3. I do small food experiments, during the year, that are a modification of AIP, low carb high fat (LCHF) as needed throughout the year. In 2014, I eliminated eggs for 30 days and pork for more than 30 days.
Eggs = keeper!
Pork,including lard = remove 99%
4. If I would have known how full, satisfying, and healthy and YOUNG I felt by just eliminating some foods, I would have done it years ago.
- I don't miss sugar and grains, I do miss dairy a lot, but I can use coconut milk as a sub. Not the same, but I'll take it.
- Legumes and nuts.... meh...who cares. Migraines, I don't miss. Nut binges, GI problems with legumes
- I miss pork a little bit. I think lard has a great flavor profile, but for me, it's inflammatory.
- I'm OVER all of it. The pain: physical and mental
- There are no tiny violins playing.
What didn't work in the past.
0. Telling myself BS :that I would binge if I didn't moderate frosting, cookies. In actuality, I binged because I ate those foods. It's not my fault, it's the way the brain chemistry I have works.
But I did need to step back, get REALLY HONEST and stop BS-ing myself and kick that part of my thinking to the curb. I don't have a sugar/grain deficiency. I don't need those processed foods to live. REALLY.
1. I stopped using many drugs 300-500 ibuprofens a year by eliminating high inflammatory foods. I stopped buying Tums, Mylanta by the bulk. I stopped using a proton pump inhibitor Rx. I stopped being gassy to the point of people wanting to call Roto-Rooter - laugh if you must, it hurt like H*ll, spending 30 minutes at a time in the bathroom. I stopped wondering if I was going to have a heart attack, stroke, and or type 2 diabetes. Now I know I'm very unlikley to have any of those things. Even with the genetics for type 2.
2. I couldn't stop binge eating long enough to evaluate.
- Yes, stopping sugar and grains was hard, but binge eating constantly was mentally and eventually physically harder. I've done worse things in my life.
- Get some support for the physical and mental withdraw.
- No,no I DID NOT have a Lara Bar or Medifast Pancake, or Paleo Brownie deficiency. My mind and the people selling products or getting hits on websites wanted me to think so... you can power through weirdo cravings. (no offense to those of you who recently consumed these products.) I did "use" them during my transition year from Medifast to Paleo. It worked for me for a year.
- Get some support. I know how powerful the pull can be. Facebook groups, Food Addiction groups, binge eating groups. Abstaining won't harm you, despite what your binge brain thinks. You can re-introduce anything and make up your own mind about any food 21 or 30 days later.
4. I thought my weight, acne, headaches were all part of aging and unavoidable. All went away by removing food that triggered the inflammation. Pity I spent so long ignoring symptoms and taking meds.
5. I put the YO in yo-yo dieting with food plans that didn't work for long term maintenance. Calorie counting, WW points). Moderating high inflammatory foods just didn't work for me.
Are you, or have you used a Whole30, AIP, or 21 sugar detox in the past? How did it work for you. Are you practicing what you learned? Why did you go back to old habits? What road blocks do you have to getting back to what works for you?
|If you are jumping into a new food template, seek support from those already there|