Since my update last week, I am happy to report that I’ve been feeling much better. Going from whole foods only to whole foods + low FODMAP has been challenging (and a bit boring), but it seems to be working. My typical meals look something like this.
Protein with fruit and veggies from the green list. I’ve also been eating a little peanut butter here and there to make sure I get enough calories in. I also eat plain baked potatoes with the skin for fiber and to settle my stomach if it starts to feel icky. I’m still not eating grains, except for the gluten-free communion wafer I had yesterday.
Speaking of yesterday, I had a wicked stomach ache after lunch and ended up taking a nap for 4 hours! I’ve only been eating food that I prepare, so unless my kids glutened me in some way I’m probably just experiencing a virus of some sort. That’s the thing about celiac though, when you feel bad you don’t know if you’re sick of if gluten is to blame. Time will tell.
Because I felt so bad last night, I ended up having a bowl of gluten-free cereal. Not on the whole foods list, but at least low FODMAP and comforting to my stomach.
As for Jeff, he is still going strong and feeling great. He is doing an amazing job of sticking to his goals in social situations and is running every day. I am proud of him!
In other whole foods news that you may have heard through the grapevine…I am signing on to be a brand ambassador for the California Raisins!
No, I don’t have to wear a giant raisin costume. But I do get to fly out to Fresno next weekend for the raisin harvest. I am so excited! They have a copy of my green food list and are bending over backwards to be able to feed me safely. I love them already, just for that.
I’ll be traveling with a team of food bloggers, go check them all out if you have a chance:
· Brandi Evans – Bran Appetit
· Carolyn Ketchum – All Day I Dream About Food
· Erika Sanchez – Nibbles & Feasts
· Janelle Maiocco – Talk of Tomatoes
· Laura Fuentes – Super Glue Mom
· Meredith Steele – In Sock Monkey Slippers
· Paula Jones – Bell’alimento
· Susan Whetzel – Doughmesstic