Hello everyone! I had a severe stomach problem a few years ago, i.e. lying in bed with stomach ulcers and a nasty bacteria for a year (not H Pylori).
To cut a long story short it has left me with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
I can no longer eat the following without repercussions i.e. headache, feeling sick nauseous and needing to lie down, usually constipation (or the other way), black stools (indicating blood).
-Too much meat
-Fish (oddly this one is quite bad for me)
-Eggs (an immediate no no)
-Mushrooms (the kiss of death in any form)
-Coffee (pretty bad, I get away with a cup now and then)
-Too much Dark Chocolate/Cocoa (only allowed a little)
-Too many tomatoes, Onions (can eat them fried)
-Fruit - this one is odd since I can eat a little, but my gut goes haywire if I mix the fruit with other types of food.
-Porridge/Oats (this one is a no no, painful as I loved it so)
-Brown/Black rice (unless its the round brown from Macrobiotics)
-Too many uncut vegetables (i.e. they are great however when blenderized or made into a soup)
-Too much milk
So yea pretty much the ayuverda diet for my dosha (Pitta) above!
I can generally eat:
-A little yellow cheese
-A little yoghurt/dairy but not too much
-Biscuits/Cakes (seem to be just fine with these).
-Honey + sugary sweet things no problem.
Furthermore what is odd is I’m quite capable of eating junk food where meat is mixed in, fairly spicy food and fatty food I’m fine with.
So for example I can get away with eating a whole pack of fatty chocolate cookies or going for a Chinese and having Sechuan Beef and a load of pork dumplings as well as a load of fatty foods, wake up the next day and feel fine.
So without further ado I’m beginning regular Yoga practice and I’d like to sort my diet out.
I can’t stand cooking and also can’t stand being hungry and looking for something appropriate too eat! So would love something fast, easy, tasty and staple to make I do not get bored (i.e. I once made enough Spaghetti Bolognese to freeze lasting me 4 months and ate it straight which was wonderful)
I’m a text book Pitta Dosha, although I have some Kappa tendencies when it comes to putting on weight, I like fatty food and put on weight fast (but also can lose it fast), so I’ve been trying to cut fats out.
I’d like to lean towards Veganism, and in fact I don’t desire much meat anyhow, the thought of having a steak doesn’t appeal to me whatsoever for example.
So I found Kitchari i.e. White basmati rice and yellow split mung beans, wonderful it seemed so perfect which I could quickly make in my rice cooker.
However unfortunately I’ve run up against a brick wall when eating kitchari, severe constipation, headaches and black stools, this was even worse when I added Psyllium husk for extra fibre.
I have found (and remember even before I became ill) that I tended to get some stomach acid with eating too much straight rice.
So what is it I’m doing wrong in all this? I realise I’ve wanted to cut a lot of fat out of my diet, but as soon as I do a mono carb (with slight protein) diet like Kitchari, I run into problems. And yet I can go to the local shop and buy a load junk crisps and cookies and I’m fine? Bread and butter also just fine.
Is it evident that I need a lot of fat in my diet (despite my trying to reduce this?)