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Discussion: Gut

in: schristoph; schristoph > 2019-06-12

Jun 12, 2019 3:11 PM # 
Don't mean to be stepping in where I shouldn't, but are you looking into how to make your gut feel better while running? Might want to try some elimination diets etc to see if it's a certain food/type of food. The frequent culprits are wheat and dairy, but could be something else.

Sorry for the unsolicited advice. I hate it when people do this to me, but couldn't keep my mouth shut...
Jun 13, 2019 12:37 AM # 
No worries at all, I really appreciate the advice. I've paid attention to how different foods might affect it, but haven't actually completely eliminated one thing for an extended period of tome- I should do that. After years of this I think I just really need to see a doctor, which won't be happening before JWOC at this point.
Jun 13, 2019 5:46 PM # 
FODMAP - I mentioned that at some point, right? . ;-) If you bump into the Culbergs, ask Kevin about it. I love traveling with them to various O meets just for the discussion about what is and is not considered edible. Can't say I've gone quite as hard-core into the elimination thing as Kevin has, but getting a better idea of what to pay attention to has helped.

Now, if I could only figure out why broccoli is sometimes almost poisonous (sprint camp pizza was so yummy and later so regrettable), and sometimes completely fine...
Jun 14, 2019 3:22 AM # 
Reading what is included in FODMAP and tracking your diet and issues might help you realize what might be a possible culprit. The list is pretty broad, so my experience has been that elimination diets can be a challenge. If you eliminate something for a while and then reintroduce it with bad results, the positive experiment can give some clarity but there are too many possibilities. FODMAP includes many fruits, garlic/onions, dairy, wheat products, some vegetables and nuts, beans, and many types of sweeteners (sorbitol/mannitol/high fructose syrup). To Victoria's point, some problems depend on quantities and, maybe for the pizza, context. Hope you find your demon.

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