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Having a bad dietary week

Ok. I have to admit it before it gets any worse. I have been eating terrible this week. I know I have no excuse but the previous week, I had terrible IBS symptoms from eating lots of dark green veggies. I was eating broccoli, spinach, and other healthy foods were causing me so much discomfort. I even missed a day of work because I couldn’t leave the bathroom. It was embarrassing and so frustrating. It got to the point last weekend when I got tired of trying to eat healthy and having the problems worsen instead of get better.

So this week I played it safe with foods less healthy but less likely to upset my stomach including lots of sandwiches, eggs, chicken, turkey burgers, etc. I also ate a lot less fruits and veggies this week. To make matters even worse, I have also skipped breakfast 2 or 3 times this week. It’s just been a terrible week for me. On the plus side, I have been sticking to my exercise routine and adding extra cardio. But it is still not enough. I am anxious about stepping on the scale on Sunday.

One of the main reasons I started this journey was to “fix” my stomach issues. My doctor diagnosed me with IBS and suggested I started increasing my fiber by A LOT. The more fiber I eat, the worse my stomach issues are. This includes the high fiber cereals he suggested, taking fiber tablets, eating dark greens, etc. I ate what he wanted and it got worse. It is getting to the point where I’m so frustrated I could cry. Its a vicious cycle.

I have stomach issues. Eat healthier. Still have stomach aches. Go to doctor. Doctor says eat fiber. I eat fiber. Stomach aches get worse.

I am spending the next few days looking for a diet for people with IBS and I will try it. Hopefully this will help me and I won’t feel quite so frustrated. Let hope this works because I NEED something to make this better. I prefer naturally over medication anyway. What I’ve read so far, it seems as though eating more fiber is the worse thing I could do with IBS. That sound right to me.

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