Fell off the wagon (food)

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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/13/2012 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
After about a week being perfect on the low acid induction and practically fainting from hunger (also because I can't eat after five) i decided to try some tuna brown rice sushi. Not a good idea. The stuff is drenched with vinegar even if you don't put soy sauce on it.

Then I had the genius idea of having some chicken soup (all oil and soft onions in it) I tried to avoid both but of course I coudn't completely and now i'm having acidy feelings coming up.

So back to the bland diet it is. I was just wondering at what point people start to introduce certain occasional foods to see if they trigger the reflux symptoms? It's very early for me. I feel better reflux wise until i lay down at night (not doing the angle thing my marriage has enough issues !) and my cough/respiratory things are not great but i wouldn't say i'm out of the woods. At what point ARE you kind of out of the woods and able to eat a few more things? Or is it never?

sunbeam48
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   Posted 12/13/2012 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
For most people, GERD over time seems to get better, then worse, better again, worse again. I am no longer on the Koufman diet. I am trying Fast Track Heartburn, which is high (healthy) fat and protein, low starch-resistent carbs and sugars. The author is a microbiologist. I will start a new thread on this in a week or so, after I have been on it longer. The book is available from Amazon, or through his Digestive Health Institute's web site.

Post Edited (sunbeam48) : 12/14/2012 5:39:40 PM (GMT-7)


thegspeak
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   Posted 12/13/2012 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sunbeam i can't wait to hear because even though Kaufman is obviously pretty brilliant (and my doctor) I find the cookbook impractical. The meals are too complicated for the average person and I am someone who cooks!

Do you think people relapse BECAUSE they get complacent with food? Or does it happenno matter what?

sunbeam48
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   Posted 12/13/2012 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting question. I think we all would like to have our old life back, the one before GERD came along. When we start feeling better, we want to see how far we can push things, including foods that we know could cause problems. And maybe you get away with it for awhile but not forever. However, I feel that I can make my GERD worse by eating poorly, but I can't reliably make it better by eating perfectly. I always feel like I'm sitting on a time bomb. So I'm ready for a new approach. I never used the recipes. My husband and I cook our own food, and we just adapted. Giving up red sauce was the hardest part, but we learnedly to make some great sauces using butternut squash. So now I can eat tomatoes again, but not pasta!!! Grrrrrrrrrr.

Post Edited (sunbeam48) : 12/13/2012 6:16:29 PM (GMT-7)

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