Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Carbs and the Doc

Good morning! We are up for an early gym session this morning and then I'm off to the gastroenterologist- always fun times. Over the past 2 months or so my stomach has been a bit out of control and I am ready to figure out exactly what is wrong with it. 2-3 times a week I've been getting so bloated that I literally can't function because it hurts so bad and I just can't figure out what is causing it. You all know I'm pretty on top of my diet and know exactly what is going in my body and when, and there's just no correlation I can find between when it happens and what I've eaten that day, so hopefully the doctor has some answers for me.  


I'm not sure if I'm just a little worried about this whole doctor situation or if I'm a little burnt out, but I haven't been tracking my macros this week. I'll probably jump back on that wagon soon but until then you can see I'm definitely loving my carbs lately haha. From rice cakes to brown rice, I was all about the carbs yesterday! I did actually throw this all in Myfitnesspal last night and I'm right around 1550 calories just a little high on the carbs and a little low on the fats. The big reason I like tracking is so that I can keep my macros in a good split, otherwise I tend to over-do it in one or the other. 

Anyway time to go hit shoulders and tri's and then head out, I'll be sure to keep you updated!

14 comments:

  1. Good luck at the doctors! Just wanted to say how much i love your blog and your inspiring attitude. Im very familiar with tummy troubles and understand how frustrating it can be. Something to consider is that women tend to develop allergies/intolerance as they get older and some foods can have up to a 2 week delayed reaction which makes them difficult to diagnose. I would recommend trying to find a naturopath that does allergy testing via a blood sample. It's the most accurate form of testing and it tests against 100 different types of food. I have become allergic to dairy, gluten and soy over the years and since cuting them out, i feel 100x better. Good luck and I hope you get to the bottom of it. Blessings!

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  2. Hey girl! That happens to me as well. I get really bloated and my entire trunk will hurt. I also get gasey after a while of the pain. For me what I've found is this occurs if i haven't had enough food or wasn't able to eat for a long period of time. It seems kind of weird, but the doctors said it seems like irritable bowel syndrome. Even though the cause doesn't really seem to go with ibs. Anyways just my insight. Hope you figure it out!

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  3. Try doing a food elimination diet and slowly reintroduce. That's usually the issue. I'd start with dairy.

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  4. Sounds so familiar to what I was experiencing in the past, and it's so frustrating. I had bloating with pain for no rhyme or reason, and this went on for years. I went to a conventional doctor and he prescribed antibiotics and medication that took care of the symptoms but didn't really fix anything. Antibiotics can actually really damage the natural good bacteria in your gut. I finally went to a naturopath doctor and long story short, I underwent an extensive natural treatment to balance the bacterial flora in my gut. I cut out ALL dairy (including protein shakes) and all gluten. What a difference it's made! I have great energy levels, my skin is in very good shape, I sleep like a baby, my mood has improved because I'm not in pain all the time, and no joke, I have not been sick with anything for over a year now. It's been an all around improvement. I share this with you because I know what it's like to have a bloated tummy and uncomfortable, painful digestion on a daily basis. It sucks royally. Some of us just have a fussy stomach, and finding a way to keep it healthy and provide lasting soothing for it is worth looking into.

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  5. I have been asked if I'm pregnant on occasion because when I bloat, I literally look three-five months pregnant. not even exaggerating. But, I've found great relief with colon hydrotherapy. Also, only drinking half gallon of water instead of a whole gallon. And I run 6 miles a day with weights 3x week, so I'm not overweight, just bloated. sucks, feel better hon

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  6. See if there is a Colon Irrigation Specialist in your area. Oftentimes, being thin does not equate to being healthy. Colon health and is crucial. I also suggest to read Dr Mercola's articles. It's important to look at our health in a holistic way and if your digestion system needs help, it will influence countless aspects of your health.

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  7. I'll second the naturopath recommendation. I had been having similar issues for quite some time, with seemingly no correlation to what I ate. I did elimination diets and everything and was "diagnosed" by a western medicine doctor as having irritable bowel syndrome and given a pill to take for the rest of my life. It was bogus. I started seeing a naturopath and we did more elimination diets, blood tests, testing for SIBO, etc., and then did testing for parasites and we found out that I had three intestinal parasites. I went through a holistic herbal supplementation regime to get rid of the parasites and I have been so much better since then. Most western medicine doctors do not test for parasites, and even if you are tested, you may have to do a couple tests because parasites are tough to detect. Keep going until you get a real answer! There is light at the end of the tunnel!

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  8. Ok. I want Chipotle now!!! -- Hope they figure out what's wrong. :/ Good luck!

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  9. Hi . I would suggest lemon in water upon waking. helps me a lot. also the colon idea is good,but i've never done it. my friend swears by this though.

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  10. Good luck with the GI! I've been dealing with similar issues for years. It was really terrible last year, and I finally found out my gallbladder was severely inflamed and wasn't working at all. After the surgery, my bloating is soo much better, but I also cut out all gluten and dairy. If I eat gluten now especially, I almost die haha. It feels like there is a rock in my stomach and I look 6 mo pregnant! Feel free to email me if you ever want to chat girl!

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  11. Good luck with the doctor. I've experienced the same thing a few months back and didn't bother having it checked. I have quite a high tolerance for pain and I tend to neglect occasional pain in my body. Can't wait to hear how it goes and maybe I'd learn something from your appointment. Thanks! - Kevin

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  12. emily richardsonMay 9, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    i have same issue. share your experience with doctor please. Thanks!

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  13. I had the same issue. I was tracking all of my food and eating a high protein diet when I started to get the symptoms. I went to the doc and had them do a barium x-ray to see if my food was not digesting, but everything came back normal. I changed my diet, lowered my protein consumption (meat and dairy), upped my carbs to include more fruit and whole grains, and continued to eat a lot of veggies. That has seemed to help a lot.
    As an avid weight lifter, I was always under the assumption that I needed a ton of protein, but I don't. I am actually getting stronger now. The other contributing factor is that animal meat and dairy is highly acidic so that can throw off your body and your hormones.

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