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Susie1985

Reged: 05/04/11
Posts: 211
re cocoa powder, mainly
      07/08/11 10:06 AM

I suppose you could have cocoa powder with rice milk (with soy or almond milk, it would probably mean too much fat overall, which for me is a huge problem.) sugar is unhealthy, but there is something called xylitol. it still has calories, but it's much better for your health all round. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol
but if you have problems with polyols, it may be a no-go area. if not however, you could add that to almond or soy milk/bake cakes/ cookies with it too! careful with cakes in general however, as there's eggs and oil in them, so fat may still be a problem if there's not enough other calorie-laden ingredients in there. the trouble with fat is that one tablespoonful of oil has 120kcal. and remember 1g of fat has 9kcal, whereas 1g carb or 1g protein only 4kcal. so I suggest that especially if you want to boost your calorie-intake, calculate that a meal has enough fat in it that you can tolerate. (ie with a piece of bread, so how many calories that is, and then add a certain amount of peanut butter) for something non-sweet, either on potatoes or rice or barley, you could always add flaxseed oil. v good for you, omega-3 source! but again careful with the calories coming from all that fat.

I also eat cocoa powder with my oats and red berries. I cook these all together in the microwave and think it's delicious.

you could also try white rice with a bit of cocoa powder, surely you can cook it together, or make a rice pudding? or same with barley? barley is v plain on its own, it takes up the flavour of anything I find, it can be good for sweet dishes. or non-sweet ones, in say soups.

it's challenging to cook from normal recipes I find, but that may be because I don't just eat low-fat, but also low-carb. but it's do-able. any recipe you may find on the internet, often you have to tweak the ingredients a little, don't put forbidden ones in there, use less oil, and you may just find that it's still delicious.

I will now go to the recipe message board and post a recipe or two of mine, you may want to give those a go if you fancy.

PS There were some foods which I ate at one time, then had huge problems and then associated it so much with the subsequent pain that i never ate that food for two years. until I looked into the science (that diet I posted is entirely based on science, (many thanks to Syl without whom I'd have never been able to compile it)) and then found that indeed, it was not that food that caused me the pain but probably something I'd eaten two days before. Sometimes foods and the trouble they cause have a delayed effect. more pertinently, that banana and oj and rice milk drink, what else did it have added/ was it bought in a shop? maybe you could make your own, pure rice milk and oj and bananas all seem safe ingredients from an IBS/fructose point of view.


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now: stable through EFI+FODMAP dieting (no lactose/no fructose/some fructans and some polyols)

before: IBS-D(pseudo-diarrhoea), bloating, often unbearable pain esp from too much fat: Apr 2007- Dec 2010


FODMAPs: http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/072710p30.shtml


[I've tried VSL#3 -> I could tolerate v good amounts of IF (even with less SF), it worked great (but overall I find it too expensive)]

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* Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted 06/01/11 10:07 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues Syl   06/02/11 05:23 AM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 02:11 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:14 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues Susie1985   06/02/11 08:09 AM
. * for susie 1985 skh   07/06/11 11:52 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/07/11 02:24 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/07/11 06:40 PM
. * re cocoa powder, mainly Susie1985   07/08/11 10:06 AM
. * Re: re cocoa powder, mainly skh   07/08/11 10:42 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/08/11 01:20 AM
. * for ibshelpwanted skh   07/08/11 10:25 PM
. * Re: for ibshelpwanted IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 12:17 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 shelgirl   07/08/11 07:58 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/08/11 10:30 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 12:24 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/09/11 09:36 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/08/11 01:13 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/09/11 01:41 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 11:20 PM
. * juice Susie1985   07/10/11 01:06 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/09/11 09:22 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/10/11 01:17 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 11:27 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/11/11 09:25 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Gerikat   07/09/11 01:09 PM
. * It depends on the vegetable and purpose Syl   07/09/11 01:27 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Gerikat   07/09/11 02:34 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:43 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues boron   06/02/11 12:04 AM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:23 PM
. * Re: weight gain Susie1985   07/12/11 01:37 PM
. * Re: weight gain skh   07/12/11 09:48 PM
. * Re: weight gain rebeccaneal   01/29/12 10:13 AM

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