I'm not lactose intolerant after all!!!!,and I'm an emotional eater lol not good.

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   Posted 11/14/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone one food that I've been able to eat with no problems again is dairy I found this out when I was in the hospital.I ate a little container of vanilla ice cream without any rumblings and cramping from gas,it surprised me cause for these past few years I thought I was lactose intolerant! I almost cried when I noticed this change I was able to enjoy ice cream without having to run to the toilet and you know lol.Today you would not even imagine how many little cups of chocolate ice cream my favorite with whipped cream I had.I did not get diharrea from them either I'm really not lactose intolerant after all!!! I get to probably enjoy cheese and milk again wow God is so good.It was that dam medication Amitiza that was messing up my stomach so badly.It was causeing anything I ate to not digest properly in my stomach and would not allow it in my stomach long enough to digest.That was the main problem that was causing me agony,making me not tolerate foods when I really could.I'm so thankful to God that I decided to google one night Amitiza and look at the side effects from it.I'm kind of mad at myself that I continued to be on this horrible medication for so long suffering from that side effect diharrea.
I'm glad I figured out this just in time!!!!,thank you God!!!,now like I've mentioned besides a little gas which is nothing.I'm able to eat as much as I'd like but now I'm finding myself eating how I used to eat before dealing with the dreaded D.I'm an emotional eater and that's not good besides just wanting to eat foods that I've missed eating.My mood is making me eat like a pig cause of the way I'm feeling I've always been an emotional eater food makes me feel good.Lol I hope I dont get sloppy fat lol that would not be good I know  I've said I hated being slim and would like to be able a few extra pounds lol.I dont want to get sloppy about it lol I'm eating like I might not be able to eat like this again knowing that it's not true eating and making up for the years I've missed being able to enjoy my food lol.Sorry that was a long run on sentence lol but anyways I got to talk this over in therapy I believe I'm eating like this cause I'm not really being active with myself through out the day I'm mostly home stuffing my face lol.I'm not working not in school not really socializing what do I have left feeling sorry for myself and eating.This is not good it's going to change Lord please allow me to get back out there and live life!!!! I know he will too I just got to be patient and try to not let me emotions go to food but to something else like writting,painting,singing,reading something else besides food lol.
Well guys I'm going to try my best to control my eating it's just that I've missed eating like this lol.I told you all I loved food but I've never been over weight.I've always been slim with just a little bit of love handles lol.I have a high motablilism to so that helps.I just want to put healthy weight on not be underweight anymore.I'm happy that I'm getting to eat foods and enjoy them again so happy something I used to take for granted I will not anymore.I thank God for every bite of food I put in my mouth.I'm eating how a 29yr old young man should be eating.I'm just going to have to excersise to build muscle and just control what I put in my moouth not complaining or anything.I wish everyone good stomach and digestive health and all my best and sending good thoughts and prayers your way take care God bless!!!! :-) smilewinkgrin

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 11/15/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great jt, that you're figuring all of this out. I applaud you for making the effort to determine what messed you up in the first place. I have found IBS to be trial and error. By now I know what works for me but like you I do tend to indulge and sometimes eat more than I should or eat foods that mess me up. I wish I was was strong now as I was about 10 years ago. Back then I kept a food journal for 2 years and was so incredibly careful with what I ate. In between eating, if I got hungry, I would drink an 8 ounce glass of water. I tricked my stomach into thinking it was full. If I had to do anything now that would help me the most is to implement my water trick. It does work. I only did this so I could sleep all night back then and it did work. But over the years I've bent my no eating after dinner rule and snack with my family. Not a good idea! Or I have more than one chocolate chip cookie, etc. Foods I know I should limit.

It's very hard though, managing all of this. Our entire culture revolves around food it seems like. Run into an old friend and they'll no doubt suggest you go out for lunch or dinner. Relatives decide to get together and it's always centered around a meal. Almost everything we do socially in this country centers around food. I would say going out late at night is fun (you're young you can stay up very late, LOL) because the not eating is great. You're just enjoying drinks with friends and can limit them too. But now my husband and I have turned into two old fuddy duddies. Never thought we'd stay home as much as we do. LOL

I just wish that people in this county ate less than they do. Across the board - in restaurants, in their homes, what they pack for lunch, etc. Then they suggest that we eat that much too - because we look unhealthy or too thin!

Sometimes just lying is what works the best for me. Oh nothing for me, I just ate (lie) or I'm not hungry right now (lie!)......

I wish you well though, I had wanted you to find definitive answers and you have. That's just great. Now get out there and enjoy life (and kindly let older members like me feel good about younger members living life to its fullest!)......

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