My IBS all but disappeared after going full smothie for about 2-3 months. Lost about 12kg’s of muscle in the process as there weren’t enough calories to sustain it during the process. Best choice I ever made!
Sure it sucks loosing 12kg’s of hard earned muscle, but compared to having to continue living with IBS it’s a no brainer.
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That’s amazing! Congratulations on your recovery. It’s very inspiring for me. What kind of diet plan are you on to maintain your results? Still just doing the smoothies?
Yeah, losing the muscle is nothing compared to being able to regain your health. I’m sure in the long term you’ll be able to get all that muscle back plus a lot more by way of being healthier.
I started today on this diet idea and it’s only the early afternoon but I can tell it’s helping. Normally I’d be in a lot of pain with bloating but right now it’s just really mild so it’s an encouraging start. Plus my energy and alertness is up.
Before the smoothies I had been following the lowfodmap diet with little results. Which is why I decided to try living of liquid food, as it couldn’t possibly get any worse. Even though the lowfodmap wasn’t a complete success before, I stil feel like it’s better to be safe than sorry so I’m still following that.
Besides following the lowfodmap, I’m drinking ALOT more water and alot less everything else. Beef is completly out as i onions, garlic, beans and loads of other stuff. Even though I got testet and I should have no problem with it, I’m also laktose intollerent as is most IBS patients.
Sometimes I forget the IBS is just waiting for an oppotunity to break out again resulting in a few days of te good old times. Most i’s due to laktose or onions. Those two ignite it, like nothing else!
So my advise as I’ve been talking with hundreds of people about this, is to remove any laktose, beef, garlic and onions from your diet completly. There seems to be a generel pattern with those specifically.
Hope you get there yourself. Living with IBS is a nightmare…
Thanks for the encouragement. What would you put in your smoothies?
I’ve done a lot of research on the root causes of IBS and there’s a lot of studies showing it has it’s roots in mineral imbalances. Leaky gut is caused by low magnesium. Candida thrives when iron is both too low or too high. Stomach acid isn’t produced without sufficient sodium. Copper deficiencies lead to adrenal fatigue which can cause digestion issues. So last year I started on a mineral balancing program. Since then I can eat a lot more foods than I used to. However it can take a couple years to get all the minerals balanced so I still try to eat a diet that’s the least problematic. Like you onions are my enemy!
You’re right about IBS being a nightmare. It totally sucks!