Not sure where I’m going to dredge up the willpower to keep this diet going. Wait, I do… I’m sick, I want to feel better, I’d do anything. But, oof, this is godawful. I am so bloated, uncomfortabe and nauseous. I’m doing those pregnant-lady-in-labour breathing exercises to stop from vomiting. My IBS is not a fan of all these new foods, supplements and drugs. I won’t give you the grisly details.
So, today for breakfast I tried to “bake” some apple bread. For details, see my previous post crying for help. It went in the bin. Then I made a smoothie with a green banana and not-ripe strawberries. It wasn’t very good, so I added chocolate almond milk. It still wasn’t very good, but I drank it so I could take my pills. My cherries had turned moldy; they went in the bin.
I was hungry and shaky from low blood sugar while at my sister’s house, so lunch was a tin of tuna on romaine lettuce. Yep, that’s it. No mayo, no nothing. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do when a girl’s hungry.
Snacks were pistachios (more nuts) and beet chips (weird) and dried apple slices (rubbery).
For dinner I made a soup that was instant, but tasted like it simmered all day (ish). Kitchen Basics chicken broth simmered with cauliflower, broccoli, leftover cabbage, leftover chicken breast, leftover onion and some spices.
What I really want is some saltines. Or toast with peanut butter.
Have I mentioned I’ve gained 8 pounds in the last few weeks? I think that might be the LDN. But I’m pretty sure the constipation and nausea is the new diet and supplement plan. Hang in there, guts!
Reading all this, I realise how high my hopes were for LDN. I guess we can cling to the increase in sleep hours as a positive. The diet is so severe, it’s bound to take time for your body to adjust. Wish I could think of anything to help. Your courage is an inspiration. Thank you.