I’m not one of those people who gets sick often but when I do, it’s an adventure of unknown symptoms. It started last week when I woke up to a horrible pain in my bladder. I assumed once I went to the bathroom it would be fine but instead, I remained in horrible pain the rest of the night and through the following day. Everything cleared up later that night. Then the next day I was irregular, had cramping, urgency, etc. It lasted several days. Eventually I figured out it was not a stomach bug rather an allergic reaction to something I ate and the bladder issue was likely a stone. I still have a lot of unknown food intolerances to figure out, but I suspect this culprit was dairy.
I’ve always been sensitive to dairy. I can usually get away with eating Greek yogurt, eggs and a bit of parmesan or feta here and there but I’ve always had to be really careful about it. In this case, I suspect I ate too much at one time. The thought of giving up dairy truly makes me want to cry. Of course none of this occurred to me until the end of the week when I had endured days of stomach issues. Sometimes I’m slow.
Today you’re seeing what I ate to ease my digestion and rebalance the gut. If you’re new to Skinny Fitalicious, What I Ate Wednesday is a post I do every week showcasing my meals from one day. It’s motivational to see what other people eat in their day and also inspires me to eat balanced and to continue creating more delicious recipes for you!
Breakfast. Cranberry apple crockpot oatmeal. Oatmeal, cranberries and apples are a good source of soluble fiber (to get things moving along) and the recipe also has a variety of super seeds in it which have omega-3’s and omega-6’s known to reduce inflammation.
Alkalizing green superfood to rebalance pH levels. When digestion is out of whack, it’s likely it’s acidic and needs to be rebalanced. I drink this green superfood. It may look funky, but it’s actually good. It tastes like a lemon-lime drink. This is something I highly recommend for those trying lose weight or needing to rebalance the gut due to colds, flu’s, etc.
Dandelion tea which is great for cleansing the liver and kidneys along with a lot of lemon water. I usually drink this a few times a month, but also when I’m having gut issues.
Snack. A prune.
Lunch. I tested the waters with a spinach and bell pepper omelette. My stomach didn’t freak out, but it was probably too soon for it.
Snack. Sweet potato peanut butter hummus with cauliflower and gluten free crackers.
Daily fiber cleanse. I drink this regularly and I highly recommend it for those with sensitivity issues and also great sick day food.
Dinner. Freezer soup to the rescue! Chicken noodle-less soup always feels good whenever I’m sick. The broth is soothing and easy to digest.
Snack. An orange.
What do you do on a bad gut day? Anyone have problems with dairy? All dairy or just certain types?
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