Foods I can "cheat" with

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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/20/2012 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been following the Kaufman diet and i haven't cheated at all....maybe the Fig Newton's I've been eating when I'm really craving something sweet aren't great but they don't seem to be bothering me either. I am miserable about quitting chocolate maybe for the rest of my life (ugh) but was wondering if something is Vanilla and low fat, like vanilla yoghurt is that ok?

Do I need to bake my own food or are there things I can just go out and buy? I was doing the induction phase (didin't help much) and now I'm easing into the next phase.

I guess what i'm asking is is there any "junk" sweets or desserts i'm allowed to have?

My only symptom right now is coughing fits from hell every hour or so.

Thanks

sunbeam48
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   Posted 12/21/2012 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thegspeak, I read an idea for your coughing on another forum: gargling, with plain cool water. Probably Evamore or another alkaline water would be best. This person gargled every chance she had, 50 times a day. This idea makes a lot of sense for reducing the pH in your throat. I had your horrible cough over a year ago, it kept me awake at night.

I'm sorry the Koufman diet hasn't helped you. There have been numerous people posting here who this diet did not help. Maybe you want to stay on the induction for another week or two, and switch to something else if you still see no improvement. It is always a good idea to do a 2 week trial eliminating lactose and gluten, they commonly contribute to GERD.

Chocolate has been shown to relax the LES, so I have eaten a Hersheys nugget only when there isn't too much food in my stomach.

Baked goods that are more bread-like are generally lower fat. At my church bake sale I bought a rice square cereal snack, coated with powdered sugar and probably chocolate milk powder like Quick. It is gluten free. The Fig Newtons are a good idea. We have to have something to get us through the holidays!

Post Edited (sunbeam48) : 12/21/2012 8:02:37 AM (GMT-7)


thegspeak
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   Posted 12/21/2012 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Sunbeam that's so funny I just responded to your other post about gargling! It does help but how can anyone gargle 50 times a day???? I guess if you don't work....

about Chocolate why is it better to have it on an empty stomach? So it settles to the bottom of your stomach and doesn't touch you LES?

I don't know if you know but I am seeing Dr. Kaufman. I know there are some people diet doesn't work for. And if i'm honest I was having that awful burning vapor when I started the diet and now I don't at all thank GOD it was much worse than the cough.

I have both reflux AND neurogenic cough. I am on Elavil but I still cough when i talk or put anything at all in my mouth to eat it....so maybe the elavil isn't working? I know i'm all over the place but this thing is ridiculously difficult to cope with isn't it?

sunbeam48
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   Posted 12/21/2012 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I think the gargling person did work. She did 4-5 consecutive gargles starting in the shower, did more gargling in the rest room at work.

The LES relaxes when there is too much pressure against it. Less food means less pressure.

thegspeak
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   Posted 12/21/2012 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I"m finding it difficult not to recline at all during the day. I'm on "vacation" at the moment and home without my family and hoped i could nap or something while they are all gone. But it's impossible to time with an empty stomach. Since I'm eating every two or three hours.
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