Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022
Diet Revelations

The low fodmat diet is very restrictive, but yesterday I felt like a genius.

A couple days ago I made what was supposed to be a one serving size of quinoa. Right now, I can’t eat that much at once (it was a large service in my opinion), so I put half in the fridge. That night we had some roast beef and corn, so I added leftover corn. The next day I shredded the remaining beef for taco. I put a very small amount of leftover shredded beef. The following day we went grocery shopping and I had a little leftover raw zuccini. I add that to my bowl, heated it for a bit in the microwave, added low sodium soy sauce and I had a lunch bowl! All low fodmat! It didn’t taste bad either.

I felt like I’d won the lottery, LOLOL!

Sometimes it’s the little things in life. I know this diet is temporary, and it has help some of my stomach issues. I’ve also learned something interesting: I thought not being able to eat bread would be the hardest.

Nope, it’s not eating pears and apples and broccoli that bugs me the most. I’m finding out I can eat grapes though, and that’s surprising. I’ve actively avoided them thinking they were part of the problem.

It’s good to learn new things about ourselves! Now what I’d love to learn is when I’ll have the time, energy and drive to write again :-)  Sadly I don’t think this diet has the answer to that question.

How about you? Have you learned anything new about yourself recently?

6 comments to “Diet Revelations”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    October 26th, 2022 at 5:45 am · Link

    Yay for finding yummy things to eat that are within your dietary restrictions! And yay for those restrictions helping some. Bummer about some of the things you like not being part of the restrictions. Yay for grapes, though! We keep grapes in the house at all times. I hope you find the time, energy, and drive again. (Me, too.)

    I haven’t learned anything new, but I have rediscovered some old things. I can still kick butt when I need to. (Figuratively and in a good way, of course.) I can still rise to the occasion. And this old brain still has a few tricks to amaze and delight the fans. Plus, I still have the ability to curb my urge to throttle people. (I was pretty sure I’d lost that one.) Go, me.

  2. Silver James
    October 26th, 2022 at 7:34 am · Link

    Sometimes we get lucky! Yay for creating a tasty lunch bowl that falls within your current diet! Pears and broccoli would not be a great loss for me, and apples only occasionally. Not a big fruit eater. Carrots, celery and lettuce, yeah. Bread? I can go with out but…hamburger buns and brat buns and grilled cheese! Of course, those things would probably all be off the radar so I’m totally glad my old body is hanging in there, digestively speaking.

    As for the writing, once your health is back in hand and y’all are settled into the routine of the new house, I’m betting the urge slowly sneaks up on you. If not, we love you anyway. But if it does, yay!

    I’m an old dog, not so keen on new tricks. I have learned, though, that I’m happier NOT watching the news. 🤣 And that going without coffee gives me a headache. Not sure that last one is a good thing. ;)

    Hang in there! And happy Hump Day. 🥰

  3. Viki S.
    October 26th, 2022 at 2:45 pm · Link

    Don’t you just love it when something turns out great that you hadn’t even thought of? God sends :). You got quite a bit out of that quinoa. Good!

    That stinks not being able to eat the fruit you love. At least you have grapes. No bread wouldn’t bother me much at all.

    I was wondering how your energy level is with the diet?

    Is Wizard doing any cooking for himself or is he eating your diet?

    I can’t think of having learned anything new about myself lately.

    I hope you’re having a nice afternoon. It’s rainy here – gloomy. I love it 😊.

  4. Jenn
    October 26th, 2022 at 5:03 pm · Link

    B.E., I hope we both find more energy in our day, although you’ve been working full time and that is definitely a reason to be tired.

    Yay for the being able to kick butt (metaphorically) when needed. I hope that skill never leaves you! LOL on curbing your urge to throttle people. Yep, been there.

    Hope your week is going well!

  5. Jenn
    October 26th, 2022 at 5:10 pm · Link

    Silver, those buns you love are likely made from wheat, so it’s supposed to be a no on this diet :-) But this isn’t really a healthy diet in my opinion, so you keep on eating what you love! I know I can be strange, but I’ve always liked fruits and vegetables. Oldest son is more like me that way.

    I’m glad your body is going its job too! To be fair to mine, meds are at least partially responsible.

    I hope so, I want to write at least for me one day! And I think I will.

    I’m right there with you on getting headaches without coffee!

  6. Jenn
    October 26th, 2022 at 5:16 pm · Link

    Viki, I’m really trying to eat 90% of the diet and not worry about 10% that slips in.

    My energy level still isn’t great, but the diet hasn’t solve the pain I’ve been having for a couple or more months now. We’ll see what happens.

    I’m cooking and sort of adjusting for me. Wizard is willing, he tried gluten free spaghetti noodles and said he’d eat them again if I need to stay on it. They weren’t good so I appreciate it. But a lot of it I just adjust, like I made hamburgers and I just didn’t eat the bun. We just figure it out as we go :-)

    Enjoy the rain and gloom! It’s nice and sunny here.

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