Well for a few years I gave up wheat & dairy. My main reason is because my stomach was alway having issues like bloating. Many times I looked like I was 6 months pregnant again! Not a great feeling! Once my body got pretty cleansed out of these two products my stomach did awesome. Now i’m eating meat again after being a vegetarian for about 11 years, and the past 8 months or so I’m eating dairy and wheat again. I am back where i started again, a horrible stomach. So i’ve decided to be at least 50% Raw and 50% Cooked Food. Then gradually work my way up. I’d love to be 75%/25%.
Now the challenge is to figure out what is causing all my stomach issues…
DAY #1 • 9/18/13:
I ate all raw for breakfast & lunch! Breakfast I had a green smoothie. Lunch I had a large green salad with tomatoes, sprouts, walnuts & dressing. My stomach had absolutely no problems. Dinner I made rice with steamed veggies. Stomach was still pretty good, very slight bloating! Then a late night snack I had corn chips with some beans, sauerkraut, sprouts and melted CHEESE! Stomach blew up like a balloon shortly afterwards! Well seems i’m not liking cheese again. Bummer!
Day #2 • 9/19/13:
Today I will eat a raw breakfast and lunch again and have dinner cooked. I will not eat any dairy or wheat today to see how my stomach does. I’m also eating sauerkraut throughout the day for enzymes! Lets see how it goes.
Breakfast: 1 banana, 1 apple, some organic blueberries, 1tbl chia seeds & cinnamon with fresh squeezed juice from 3 oranges!
Lunch: Creamy-N-Soft Cauliflower Soup – RAW. This turned out really tasty! My stomach loved it. No problems.
Dinner: So my job was having a small celebration and there was bratwurst, pasta salads, bread & cake. I had some bratwurst slices & broccoli salad. I also took 2 enzyme capsules before hand. BLOATED! After my bloating settled I had a peach! By the end of the day I almost drank a whole gallon of water. TIP: Fill a gallon jug and drink from that. Visually seeing how much water you still need to drink makes me want to drink more!
Day #3 • 9/20/13:
Went dancing last night so I got my exercise in after all! Woke up with a flat tummy, so nice!
Breakfast: 1 banana, 1 apple, some organic blueberries, 1.5 tbl chia seeds & cinnamon with fresh squeezed juice from 2 oranges! Tummy did great again.
Lunch: Another bowl of Creamy-N-Soft Cauliflower Soup- RAW. Stomach did well. I took 1 enzyme capsule before eating. Later I also had a 1/2 of a flatbread turkey/cheese/sprouts/tomato/sauerkraut sandwich. I thought for sure that I would bloat. I barely did! So confused. I did take 2 enzyme capsules before eating this. I did end up with a few patches of hives on each leg. Thats cuz of the wheat!
Snack: 2 banana oatmeal cookies
Dinner: left over rice with steam veggies. I ate this at room temperature. No problems!
I was close again about drinking a gallon of water. So i’m thinking the water intake and the enzyme capsules must be helping my stomach. I did some yoga for exercise today!
Day #4 • 9/21/13
If anyone has this problem too and found some kind of relief please comment.