Sunday, February 25, 2018

Spring Cleaning

The housework can wait.  I am going to do some spring cleaning of my diet.  I think I would feel better -- like lower blood pressure -- if I lost about ten pounds.

I think I eat a fairly health conscious diet.  I don't generally deprive myself, but I stay aware of salt and sugar and fried food.  My down fall is bread and pasta.  I suspect my stomach doesn't play well with dairy, but I may have convinced myself of that without real proof.

Anyway, in spite of trying to eat right I have been suffering from GERD lately.  I blame it on Trump, of course.  Well, it did start on election day, 2016.

I've tried willy nilly to eliminate things and see if that has any effect, but not wanting to find out I should eliminate cheese or gluten. That makes me quite sad.  I give in to the temptation to believe what I want to believe.  I think I have things under control and then I spend a night feeling as though I swallowed battery acid.  That is not fun.

So I am going to do an elimination diet with the help of a nutritionist.  First step is to cleanse the liver.  So lemon water, lots of leafy greens, beets and other colorful vegetables, fruits (that'll be apples and berries for me, and lots more water.  After a week, we will start the slow process of adding back and testing reactions.

I figure I will either be really, really crabby or I will feel a lot better.Related image

11 comments:

  1. It's a Russian plot I tell ya.

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  2. Can you be crabby and feel better too? I think that might happen if I followed this routine. Please keep us posted on how it goes.

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  3. I should do that too but I just haven't got the inner strength. I'll be curious to hear what you find out. Hopefully, if anything, it will be something easy to give up.

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  4. Bread, pasta, and cheese! The staff of life. Maybe emigrate to Canada to eliminate any ill effects of orange influences.

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  5. Good luck! Keep us posted! I also love bread... and pasta and cheese!

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  6. "feel better or really crabby" for me it's both. I did the elimination diet and while at first it is difficult it is so helpful. Good luck!!

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  7. Your photo of vegetables looks like everything that is in Weight Watchers Cabbage soup. I make a huge batch every once in a while and am currently living on it. I love it which is a big plus because many do not care for it. I have already lost several pounds which is the main motive.

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  8. Good luck with the diet. I have GERD, too, and stay away from alcohol and citrus drinks. I also take Zantac, prescribed by my gastroenterologist. I had an endoscopy done a few years ago, but the doctor did not find any ulcers, thank goodness.

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  9. Are you sure it's GERD? My husband was thinking he had really bad GERD, and it was actually angina from a 99% blocked left anterior descending artery. It's amazing how well the angina could mimic GERD. We live and learn.

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  10. Yes, it is GERD and I, too, have Zantac, but I really want to not have to take a medication if I can control things with diet choices. I am stubborn that way.

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