Posted 8/12/2015 10:01 AM (GMT -7)
I still added my usual banana to my only oats this morning, as I always do and probably always will, thing is, if I can't see it, it's not there lol and thank goodness for that, lol, that's how I make my mind work hahaha...
I felt the same as you about breakfast, was never a big breakfast eater most of my life 1. cuz we were kinda on the poor side growing up (grew up in a very stressful way to say the least which I'm sure added to my future health issues I ended up getting) 2. since getting sick with crohn's 24 yrs ago that really affected my relationship with food.
That's why it was good that I saw the dietitian my GI recommended me to (she has crohn's herself) to help figure out if food was part of my IBS trigger, we found it wasn't thankfully but learning how to better cope with anger and stress hasn't been easy, might have been easier if it was food that was directly affecting my IBS but it was important for me to learn to eat properly to aid my bowels especially for future crohn's flare ups.
She guided me with meal plans for my health but much of her advice is general advice, I've often heard breakfast is suppose to be our biggest meal of the day for the obvious reason being to fuel us for the full long day ahead.
I think it would be a good idea for you to try and incorporate that for yourself as well since you also have a bowel issue....the closer we get to bedtime, the less food we should be eating because it's easier on our digestive system and bowel...for years I'd maybe have a light snack mid-day and then have a big supper and snack on stuff in the evening and that certainly wasn't helping my guts or my overall health either. It likely made things worse.
It wasn't easy at first, took me close to an hour to eat the breakfast my dietitian designed for me, but it didn't take long for my body to adjust and I just love breakfast now and lunch too!!
Hemp hearts are an added source of fiber and protein, protein is necessary for mood regulating, if I don't eat enough in a day I notice my mood is worse right away. Fiber is necessary for bowel function, without it you have more bad bacteria since fiber not only makes proper stool consistency but it also aids with adding good bacteria in the gut which is essential regardless of having IBD/IBS or no gut issues.
For lunch I still eat the Glutino English muffins the dietitian put me on when she started me on the low FODMAP no fructose diet to see if I had sensitivities to any of the high FODMAP food groups, and thankfully I didn't and I don't have Celiacs thank goodness but I enjoy the Glutino English muffins so I still eat them. I have to have more protein at lunch as directed by my dietitian as well as supper, so for lunch with the Glutino I either have a soft boiled egg with it or put some turkey meat on it and eat it like a sandwhich. She also instructed me to have at least 2-3 healthy snacks each day as well, I don't always have all the snacks and sometimes I don't snack at all but I always make sure to at least get 3 meals in everyday.
I suffer with some anxiety and stress along with anger and that's where the therapist (from my GI's clinic) comes into play, she taught me to use mediation, yoga and guided body relaxation meditation as well since my anger causes me to express physically with teeth clenching. It's a work in progress for sure but with the tools given to me by my dietitian and therapist it's still up to me to do all the work and that's key, you have to look at it that way, it's really up to us to use the tools to hopefully find help that we need.
DX with Crohn's Disease in 1991 shortly after becoming ill. CD was affecting small and large bowel & anus (perianal crohn's skin tags) & rectum for first 2 yrs of becoming sick, CD remained constant in colon (Crohn's colitis) & anus with anal tags, intolerant to oral meds. Currently on Humira (Feb 2014) once a week and B12, Vitamin A and Omega's daily. In remission but trying to combat IBS D/C.