Hey guys, happy Wednesday (already!). I feel like I was just writing my WIAW post. These weeks are flying by! If you’re unfamiliar with What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW), head over to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons to see what it’s all about!
Last night I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post for WIAW, because not only were my eats yesterday pretty boring, they represent something I don’t like. I mentioned the other day that I was trying the FODMAP diet, because of my IBS. I wanted to try the FODMAP to relieve my severe bloating, as well as other symptoms. I only tried it for a day, but already I think it’s a bad idea (for me). If I follow the FODMAP diet, I feel like I will be focusing on how my stomach appears (bloated or not), and not how I feel. I also don’t like the feeling of being restricted. Any diet that takes away chick peas and avocados is not a good time for me; what’s a life without avocados .
When I feel restricted, I tend to binge, and then I’ll just be even more bloated than I was before! I do hate the feeling and how I look when I’m bloated, but unless I want to cut out some of my healthy staples (like avocado and broccoli), I’m just going to have to learn to live with it. I think I’ll just stay away from foods that cause other symptoms (which is unfortunately Chobani ), and keep experimenting. Foods that I really know that irritate my symptoms are mostly fake foods! “Fake” bread- bread that most people buy, with a bunch of weird ingredients bread shouldn’t have, “fake” peanut butter- like Jif with partially hydrogenated oils, greasy food, and sugary food really bother me. But there’s no need to eat those anyways!
So now that I vented a little, here are my eats from yesterday (Tuesday)!
I started off my day with my usual bowl of oats, because luckily they are FODMAP friendly just the way I cook them!
For my lunch, I decided to pack a salad and see how it turned out. I read that eggs are FODMAP friendly, so I hardboiled some up and tossed them over a bed of lettuce along with some diced tomatoes.
Shaken, not stirred
I found the salad did bloat me, but not too bad. I took a Beano before I ate it, so I’m wondering if that helped.
Along with my lunch, I had a Larabar.
After I left from shadowing, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up some extra FODMAP foods like soy yogurt, bananas, and an Amy’s TV dinner. I decided to pick up a TV dinner because I had no clue what to make, and I was pretty hungry. It was mac and cheese made with rice noodles and soy cheese. It tasted great, but it was super high in calories! 520 calories for such a tiny box.
It actually did taste really good. I knew it needed some veggies so I poured it into a bowl and topped it with some diced tomatoes. It was a pretty boring meal to look at, but it tasted good and I had to eat it quickly!
I had to eat quickly because my friend Hilary invited me to go with her to a local community college to watch a tennis game that featured John McEnroe and Martina Hingis! I’m not really a big fan of tennis, but I thought it would be cool to go and see these world champs play, especially for free!
Have a great Wednesday!