Well - this low fiber diet is doing what it's supposed to: not irritating my stomach wound site.
However - UGHHHH. I'm all backed up, bloated and having gas pains throughout the day. Food doesn't move easily through the system without my huge plates of veggies throughout the day!!
My USUAL diet includes spinach, tomato, onion, mushrooms and sweet potatoes DAILY... And then whatever extra veggies I could find on sale.
This feeling reminds me if how I used to feel on the Standard American Diet, which I ate for almost 30 years. Even when I lost the weight and ate a little better, I was still eating grains and dairy and those took up precious calories that I could have otherwise been using for the REAL right stuff: veggies, sweet potatoes, squashes, avocado, nuts, etc. Also, the grains and dairy were inflaming my guts and body- adding to that bloated, gassy feeling.
I spent soooo much of my life bent over, clutching my stomach, waiting for gas pains to pass. If I had been like most Americans, I would have been popping antacids and drinking pepto bismol. But I hated taking unnecessary medicine.
I just thought that stomach discomfort was a part of life, I never really questioned it. In fact, I barely noticed it or thought about it, it was so normal.
Then I went paleo- bolstered my diet with tons of veggies, nutritious roughage, and cleaned up the rest of it. I ate clean and simple.
And for the past two years, I haven't experienced that bloaty stomach gas pains at all. At. All.
My body began to work like it was meant to!!!!
This week of low residue/low fiber (which even the nurse said was not a "good" diet but necessary for healing) is just reminding me why I eat the way I do - to heal my body, to fuel my body, to let my body work the way it was intended, without gumming up all the works with low nutrition filler food.
Can't wait for Friday and the end if this diet!!!
Peace, my friends :)