more food issues, what do people eat?

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lilitiger2
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
Hope everyone is doing well
I am busy "researching" which foods and which don't.
So far what works: raisin bran, wheat thins, saltines, cliff bars, canned spinach, lots of yogurt, ginger tea (but have been making it too strong) with honey, plain shrimp, plain spaghetti, tuna

what does NOT: eggs (surprising), salsa (of course NOT surprising), any kind of fats (mayo, oils, butter), pudding, cool whip, meat (only eat game meat anyway,ok if I eat just tiny nibbles), salmon (too oily) soy products,ad milk (which I never could drink so not so surprising), cheese and bread (odd, hd thought this might be ok, but no), obviously no caffeine, no sodas, tomato based stuff.

Am wondering if I really can live on raisin bran and wheat thins? does anyone else have trouble finding stuff that works? Ensure?

I have no idea but ginger tea might be giving me more energy which is nice, really had been struggling with no caffeine!! mad

Thanks for any advice!
Lila

couchtater
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   Posted 6/23/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you've tried tilapia? It's a very light fish, not oily.
How is veggies for you? Green beans, lima beans, red beans?

Joy

lilitiger2
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   Posted 6/23/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks JOy!
Had not tried any of the things you listed but will!
Have had chest pains all day, which really sucks.
I am tired of it and particularly not knowing what caused it!

will try tilapia and green/limas (not so good with red guys)
thanks again!

couchtater
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
There's also english peas also known as sweet peas.
Broccoli
pole beans
black eyed peas
turnips
beets
Okra (a little slimy if boiled, better fried... if you can tolerate fried foods)
Yellow squash- boiled and mashed like potatoes

Joy

Alcie
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   Posted 6/24/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
If you tolerate yogurt you could try lactose-free milk, or try almond milk. Cheese is off my menu.

I stay away from gas-producing legumes, broccoli and starchy vegetables. Rice is good, but not potatoes. Rice crackers without much junk added. Beets are good.

Salads, especially with spinach seem to work ok when you can swallow them, even with a little low-cal olive oil vinaigrette dressing. Plain tomatoes are fine and also homemade tomato sauce without garlic, onions, corn syrup or vinegar. Avoid black pepper. Since I don't tolerate broccoli, I have to try to include a leafy green, cooked or raw, for vitamin K. Kale and beet greens are good cooked.

Chicken or other fowl is ok, also fresh fish instead of canned.

I have no problem with caffeine, but all soda or other bubbles are out permanently. I like jasmine green tea, but have a problem with more than a touch of ginger.

After fundoplication this is pretty much my diet permanently.
Alcie
 
 


lilitiger2
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   Posted 6/24/2010 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks alcie and joy!
i love yellow squash (and had forgotten about it!) and beets.
was not aware of English peas but will look for them (we don't
get a lot of exotic stuff up here in big sky country but some
stores are better than others!)
I'm with alcie on broccoli, just can't do it,
can't do cheese either
or tomato sauce or, very very sadly, caffeine :(

and I do like rice and have not tried it
apparently bread is out
love spinach, that would work.

anyway, thank you.
am trying to go on vacation, but that is hard with the food thing!!
kind of sad that my husband and I can't go out for dinner
(on vacation I have to bring yogurt and crackers and cliff bars)
but now he takes me out golfing instead!!
\

couchtater
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   Posted 6/25/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I live in the South, the foods I listed are very popular down here. Southern soul foods...

Good luck with the trip.

Joy

Moo'sMum
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   Posted 6/25/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Raw almonds and figs are great and kind of satisfy the sweet craving. Plus I found bread was ok so long as it was whole grain bread or organic bread was great, actually most organic things were ok for me including cheese. Also I found that potatoes were bad but sweet potatoes were fine. Mushrooms cooked with garlic, spinach and zuchinni was my favourite thing to eat for tea. The two best things that calmed my tummy were camomile tea and fresh mango. I would eat that first thing in the morning and drink aloe vera juice and have yoghurt then the tea. Made my tummy feel like it had a calming lining. Also if you can get it, NZ Manuka honey is fantastic. I used to eat it by the spoonful and it helped sooth things too.

Moo'sMum
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   Posted 6/25/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
PS another thing that helped me was taking slippery elm tablets 1 before each meal.

lilitiger2
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   Posted 6/26/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
THanks!
I will look for the NZ honey, i do like honey and i put itin ginger tea
no bread seems to work, sadly
but camomile and mango sound great,k will try those too!
hope you're doing well!
Lila

Moo'sMum
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   Posted 6/28/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Another thing I just remembered that worked really well was cranberry juice. When the pain would start to rise I would drink that and it would sooth it too.

Marburg
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   Posted 6/29/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting how different foods affect us. I agree with the broccoli (cauliflower too)-can't eat them. I also can't eat whole grain breads as they cause a lot of stomach pain and gas for me. Can't eat a lot of dairy (except cheese-which I can do). No garlic, no onions, no peppers, only a very limited amount of nuts, no cranberry juice, oranges, fish oil, or iron--all cause me lots of pain.

I can eat fresh tomatoes (not canned or cooked or paste), potatoes, torilla, white bread, sweet potatoes, greens, beans, cheese, most meats but limited fish or seafood, mushrooms, beets, apples, grapefruit (yeah--go figure). When I'm really having a rough time meals consist of baked potato with s dab of butter.

Now take out all the stuff that affects IBS and diabetes and things really get interesting foodwise :-(

Tinlou
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   Posted 6/29/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
This might sound dumb but what about sunflower seeds? My daughter bought some and I was munching away not even paying attention to how many i was eating and it wasn't long after I was feeling like absolute hell. I went back and thought about what I ate and it was sunflower seeds AND strawberry shortcake with cool whhhhip(family guy) and I see here that cool whhhip is also bad!! No wonder I felt like I was on my way out..literally. I am assuming the combination did me in.

Alcie
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   Posted 6/30/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an acquired allergy to sunflower seeds - from feeding birds for many years.  I get gastric reflux which goes to tachycardia if I eat sunflower seed butter (like peanutbutter).
Alcie
 
 


Tinlou
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   Posted 6/30/2010 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Alcie.. I thought I was going crazy but I know it was the sunflower seeds. They are so good though and hard to put down once you start eating them. No more for me though.. I am done.
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