I thought people might like to see the progress of the spinach and sunflower seeds diet.
I'll do posts so people can have something to read to make them feel better while trying the diet themselves!
I had a bit over a can of spinach and probably 5 good sized handfuls of sunflower seeds. I also ate a few pieces of sourdough toast with sunbutter on it. BMs were probably about
5 with a bit of blood in each. Very gurgley stomach.
Only meds taken were Asacol 2 3 times a day, and a probiotic.
I woke up with a stomachache and had a BM. Lots of spinach and just a little bit of blood. This was my only BM that day - which made me feel great! Gurgley stomach.
I ate the rest of the first day's can of spinach, and for dinner I sauteed some fresh spinach with garlic and sunflower seeds and ate it with a baked potato. I also ate 5 good handfuls of seeds, and more sourdough toast with sunbutter.
Overall I was feeling better from day one.
Same meds as previous day.
I again woke up with a stomachache and had a BM. Again lots of spinach and a little bit of blood. I then had another BM about
45 minutes later with a bit of urgency but no blood. I felt gassy and gurgley most of the day but was again feeling better than the previous day.
My food intake was the exact same as the day before - down to the baked potato ha!
I woke up feeling just fine! A bit gurgley but no BM!
I ate a spinach omelette for breakfast and had a few handfuls of sunflower seeds before leaving the house.
After a few errands I then had a BM which was actually a bit more solid than other days. Lots of spinach and just a small amount of blood.
For dinner I had a steak sandwich and french fries. Probably not the best idea. I felt extremely gassy the rest of the night but still no more BMs.
Same meds as the other days.
So far I have just gotten out of bed. Stomach is really gurgley and a bit bloated but I havent had to go yet which is nice.
Had first BM about
an hour after waking up. No blood in toilet, but blood on the TP. Stomach still gurgley but feeling okay at the moment!
I have eaten sunbutter and spinach so far this morning. Today is a mildly stressed day as I'm a realtor and I have a deal going under contract today. So I had 2 more BM one with some D.
Ive had a few more gassy BM so far today ugh. Worst day in awhile. Stomach is hurting but I'm going to keep to the diet of course.
I ate a bunch more sunflower seeds and I'm half way through my can of spinach for the day.
(This is it so far Ill update every day)
I'm hoping this will help others struggling with this diet.
Good luck to all!
Post Edited (sgtpeper) : 11/6/2008 2:18:01 PM (GMT-7)