Monday dinner: a piece of pork meat (left over from Sunday) and broccoli. Didn’t want carbs at this meal.
I mentioned in my Monday post that my IBS problems are worse. I’ve spend some time searching the internet what I could do to reduce this. There isn’t any medication for this but I found some “rules” that might help and I started this week making changes in my food/drinking patterns to see if it helps.
Besides eating healthy, drinking enough water, exercise regularly (all things I’m already doing) I try to:
• drink less coffee (which is hard as I love coffee)
• no alcohol (= wine)
• no carbonated drinks (I hardly ever drink soda but do drink carbonated water)
• eat smaller meals (especially at dinner)
• eat slow and chew food good
• watch saturated fat
• avoid processed foods
• avoid food that contains a lot of sugar (already did that)
• avoid fast food
Besides that I bought some vitamins to help me bring back balance in my bowels.
I’m doing this for 2 weeks and if it doesn’t help, I promised R. I will go back to the doctor.
So far I’m doing this for 5 days and today is the first day I’ve noticed a little difference. Hope it’s not just one day but the start of feeling better.
The hardest thing is drink less coffee. Not doing so good on that yet because I love my coffee. I’m used to drinking coffee all day long at work. This week I replaced the coffee in the afternoon with tea but still drink a bit too much. I keep working on that.
Because reducing my IBS problems is the most important thing for me to do right now, I’m putting the weight loss thing on hold. First I need to get healthy again and then I will continue to work on my weight loss.
Tuesday dinner: a meatball and chicory. Again no carbs for dinner.
Wednesday dinner: Chicken Siam with rice. My dentist appointment was delayed and the supermarket was next to the dentist. I bought a meal package for this dish because it was getting late. I haven’t bought something like this for I don’t know how long. It was okay but not as good as when I make things myself. Not going to do this again soon.
Homemade burger with onion, rocket salad, tomato and mozzarella cheese on an Italian bread. This was so good.
No big plans this weekend. I will run tomorrow because the weather is a lot better since the beginning of this week.
Have a great weekend my friends!