Was this bad to eat?

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debaser
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   Posted 2/23/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had an absolutely terrible week with GERD and anxiety symptoms. While ago I left work early and decided I needed to eat, but nothing sounding appealing. Walking around in the grocery, it occurred to me that if I got some tortillas and some really lean ground beef, that probably wouldn't hurt me. So I bought the stuff.

When I cooked it, it appeared to be very lean indeed. I don't eat a lot of beef these days and as I was cooking it, it started sounding better and better. I used no pepper, no cheese...no anything. Just ground beef on tortillas, and in smaller portions than what you'd buy at a restaurant.

But now things are starting to get a little crazy. I don't know if it's anxiety or stomach problems...I just don't feel "right".

Anyway, it was a pretty bland meal all in all. How do you think it would affect you if you were to eat it?

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   Posted 2/23/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband says that beef is hard to digest so this may part of your problem. Sometimes I can eat beef sometimes I cant no matter how lean it is it just depends.
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debaser
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   Posted 2/23/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, yeah, it was the wrong thing to eat. At least today. I'm like you...I've eaten really fatty burgers over the last several months. Some of them bothered me and some didn't. This meal in particular probably wouldn't have bothered me normally, but it's been hitting me very hard since eating it. Friday night's ruined.

Lonibel
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   Posted 2/23/2007 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Debaser, have you by any chance been skimping on meals lately?  Believe me, I know the feeling of not having an appetite and/or being afraid to eat.  Part of our discussion this past month has been relative to getting GERD from not eating regularly - or maybe just not eating enough.  As my mother used to say, you have to eat to feel hungry....our stomachs are probably so shrunken from eating small portions that beef presents a real challenge.

I would not attempt beef for an evening meal, but during my good periods I can enjoy a lean burger for lunch.


debaser
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   Posted 2/23/2007 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting. I don't really have a traditional breakfast although I do eat something each morning, and my lunches are usually very small. I tend to eat a meal around in the late afternoon and maybe a snack a few hours before bed.

I've been trying to make an effort to eat even when I have no appetite or when I think it could make me sick in the short run. Because I rarely feel the sensation of hunger I try to eat on a schedule as described above. I don't get enough calories when I'm not feeling well, but I doubt it's enough of a deficit to cause problems.

I don't think I stopped eating beef because it gave me more problems than other foods (maybe I did subconsciously), but rather because I just like chicken more and it's easier to cook than beef.

DANIE
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   Posted 2/24/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
D,
You should stick to chopped turkey or chicken meat. Beef is definitely harder to digest. Also, check on the fat content in the tortillas. Make sure it's not lard or some horrible fat.

Lonibel
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   Posted 2/24/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm always frustrated about not being able to gain weight, but I think I've totally lost perspective on what a normal portion of food is...Tonight I made a quick dinner of cheeseburgers for a 7 and an 8 year old. The children each ate 2 burgers and I ate one cheeseless one. (So far, so good...)

Pre-GERD, do you remember going for periods of not eating and then having to "jump-start" your system with eating more to get your appetite back? I currently don't have much of an appetite either - in part because of the repetitive and strange fare I feel I'm limited to, and in part to the miniscule portions I'm consuming.

debaser
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   Posted 2/25/2007 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Danie --

That's pretty much what I eat...chicken and turkey. I didn't realize it for a long time, but smoked meats will make GERD act up, and the market I go to has a really small Deli and only sells smoked turkey most of the time. Strangely, I can eat black forest ham (smoked and fatty) and rarely have a bad experience with it.

Lonibel --

I can't remember periods in which I didn't eat much. Not before GERD and my gallbladder, anyway. Like you I don't like eating anymore because it's the same thing over and over for the most part. When I'm feeling good (and sometimes even when I'm not) I'll deviate now and then and eat bad things like lasagna or something. Even if I get a little sick it's worth it for me to do that on occasion.

saverain
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   Posted 6/1/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds to me like the tortillas.
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