Saturday, June 5, 2010

Elimination diet aftermath

So kids, what did we learn over the last four weeks?

Not too much, sadly. I think I've got some issues with some dairy (cow and sheep but not goat), coffee, duck eggs and maybe some wheat. Too much rice gets to me as well.

My weight did drop, but then it's gone up dramatically over the past two weeks (still a couple pounds down from where I started a month ago though). Very frustrating, of course.

Wish I could figure out my body, and what the "key" is to unlock some weight loss...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Elimination diet, day twenty-eight

Last day! WOOHOO!

For my last day, cow's milk was on the agenda. I eagerly went to my beloved Red Mango for frozen yogurt for lunch. Tart frozen yogurt with mochi, dark chocolate chips and mango. SO TASTY. Oh frozen yogurt, how I have missed you. However, my body... I did have some big time stomach gurgling shortly after eating the froyo. Nothing awful, but definitely uncomfortable. Hrm.

I am still having that weird burning in my esophagus, but let's see what the next day or two brings as I come back to eating "normally". (A friend suggested yogurt to help the heartburn, actually!)

Overall... no huge epiphanies during this elimination diet, but definitely need to keep an eye on the dairy and the wheat and the rice.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Elimination diet, day twenty-seven

I am so glad there's only one more day of this. ;) And tomorrow I can finally go get my beloved frozen yogurt - tomorrow's item is cow's milk. ;)

Today is coffee. I had about a half-cup of really dark and really nasty coffee this morning, and lo, my belly started rumbling shortly thereafter (and the rest of the day). Uncool. I never drink coffee, and clearly now have less of a desire to do so again.

Still have that super-annoying esophagus-burn going on, but doesn't seem to improve without wheat or get worse with wheat (had some shredded wheat this afternoon), so not sure what's going on there. I *really* want something cold and creamy to soothe it, so it should be interesting to see what happens tomorrow.

Red Mango, I am coming to you tomorrow - original tart frozen yogurt with mochi, please! :D

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Elimination diet, day twenty-six

Despite my not-eating-most-of-the-BBQ-things yesterday, I still gained weight. I'm thinking the pork was salty and I know it was fatty, so hopefully the weight will settle down soon. But jeez, I am back up four pounds from my lowest weight two weeks ago. Thanks, body!

Still have the wacky heartburn - burning esophagus, actually. Very lame.

But today was chocolate, and I was not to be deterred. I had some fantastic dark-chocolate covered roasted cacao nibs from the wonderful TCHO folks. (I won them in a post-Easter contest so they were in small carrot-shaped bags, very cute.) I've had cacao nibs before and never much cared for them, but enrobed in some darned tasty dark chocolate, they work for me. ;) Portion control, as always, is the issue...