As I was having diarrhea the other day (sorry if this is TMI), a phrase I tell my patients went thru my mind,
I like corn, but corn doesn’t like me.
I find summertime to be a challenging season, because I really love eating fresh fruits and veggies. And I have a garden. And I love shopping at our local farmer’s market. But if I eat too much, I know I will spend extra time in the bathroom.
What is the solution? It’s a tough answer, one I think each person needs to decide on their own.
I consider where I will be later that day:
- At a baseball game (with only porta potties nearby)? Better really watch my portions. Better yet, maybe I should take an Imodium.
- Sitting home watching a movie? I might go ahead and indulge in another handful of blueberries or raspberries.
If you are following a low FODMAP diet, you might ask yourself:
- What other FODMAPs have I eaten today?
- Does this balance with the rest of my intake?
Did you know there are foods you can just choose NOT to eat? Yep, without feeling guilty. I grew some broccoli in my garden this year. It looked so beautiful and tasty, I plucked it and ate it right on the spot. I was burping broccoli the rest of the day. Do you know what I was thinking? Maybe next year I won’t grow any broccoli. Or I will grow it and give it to friends. Or I can cook it next time and not eat it raw. There are so many choices! I also decided that I won’t feel guilty if I decide not to eat broccoli for a long time. I know I can still get the nutrition my body needs without having to eat broccoli.
What about you? Do you have foods you like, but they don’t like you?