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Re: A few questions, Elizabeth
      09/03/05 04:29 PM


Are you eating SF before the IF in order to buffer your system? This diet doesn't say not to eat IF, but just to eat it after an SF food source. Are you able to eat IF, like wheat and veggies on their own...without the SF buffers? I have been thinking of trying this method myself.

No, most of the time I'm not eating SF before IF. With salads, I eat it at the same time sometimes, but not with, for example, a sandwich. It was scary at first, but doesn't seem to bother me much.


Did you ease into this way of eating...with the wheat and IF foods or did you just start do it all at once?

I guess I would say that I pretty much jumped into it head-on. I started by having a salad at dinner one night when we were out to eat and when that didn't bother me, in fact, helped me so much the next day, I started eating more vegetables throughout the day. By the end of that week, I had bought some seven-grain bread and was eating sandwiches on that as well. This coincidentally started around the time that my breadmaker broke, so I haven't had any fresh SF bread in a few weeks.


Also, doesn't the artifial sweeteners in the Digestive Advantage upset you? They contain both Mannitol and Aspartame which are very bad for our the experts say. Those ingredients have prevented me from taking them myself. You said you stay away from artifial sweeteners, but D.A. does contain artificial sweeteners. What do you think of this?

Yes, artificial sweeteners do bother me. I have had tremendous luck with the form of DA that doesn't contain A.S. Since they changed the formula, I called to scream at them and was told that they still sell the formula without it, but in "caplets" not "tablets" and they don't usually sell them at drugstores.

Buy it online at: and buy the box that says "92 caplets" for $24.99. Because they're not chewable, they don't contain any sweeteners. I haven't tried them, but the lady claims they are the same formula, same ingredients as the box I just finished 2 days ago. And that formula really made a difference in my life.


What is your usual breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks? I am very interested in what foods/meals you have found helpful. Please help me by sharing your foods and meals...please.

I eat so often that I don't categorize things as breakfast, lunch or dinner, but here is my typical daily menu:

1. 1/2 cup oatbran (dry) made with 1 1/4 cups lite/fat-free soymilk and with 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce & 1/4 cup blueberries stirred in

2. large (peeled) chopped granny smith apple topped with a mixture of 1 cup plain soy yogurt and 1 scoop natural rice protein powder

3. 1/2 turkey breast & soy provolone on ww/7 grain bread; baby carrots with artichoke heart & red onion hummus; piece of dark chocolate

4. luna bar/cliff bar

5. homemade marinara sauce with tomato chunks, 98% ff ground turkey and mushrooms over steamed zucchini ribbons; large salad with red leaf lettuce, cukes & tomatoes topped with lf HM dressing

6. protein shake (1/4 cup egg white protein, 1 cup lite chocolate soymilk); watermelon chunks

7. other 1/2 sandwich

8. more of #1 OR bagel with ff cashew butter (I drain the oil out like this)

Just an example. Sometimes more salads, sometimes less.


Are you taking any SFS...or just your Digestive Advantage?

Yep. I take a mixture of Citrucel tablets and acacia to the tune of 14.5g a day. I also take Zelnorm because my GI claims it is good for me to keep taking it.

Hope this helps!


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* For the C'ers - some thoughts e_mcmaster 08/29/05 08:08 PM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts Angela E.   09/12/05 07:26 AM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts SCgirl   09/03/05 05:47 PM
. * Not Elizabeth, but .... Augie   09/03/05 06:27 PM
. * Re: Not Elizabeth, but .... SCgirl   09/03/05 06:58 PM
. * Artificial sweeteners are bad... Augie   09/04/05 08:17 AM
. * Re: Artificial sweeteners are bad... RoseyL   09/10/05 05:44 PM
. * Stevia is natural...I use it every day...helps my "C". ~nt~ poochibelly   09/10/05 06:00 PM
. * Stevia is ok and safe -nt- kristaIBS   09/10/05 05:59 PM
. * Re: Artificial sweeteners are bad... SCgirl   09/04/05 06:10 PM
. * Re: Not Elizabeth, but .... e_mcmaster   09/03/05 07:48 PM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts little bear   09/03/05 04:53 PM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts beeceedee   08/30/05 10:35 PM
. * Brandy Cyndy   08/31/05 06:23 PM
. * I think Elizabeth is suggeting a diet different from Heather's? Augie   08/30/05 07:44 PM
. * Re: I think Elizabeth is suggeting a diet different from Heather's? retrograde   08/31/05 01:56 AM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts Angela E.   08/30/05 07:01 PM
. * Just a reminder about D.A. Augie   08/30/05 07:47 PM
. * ANOTHER update on the D.A. - just got the new TABLETS! e_mcmaster   09/08/05 02:49 PM
. * Let me know if it works as well... Augie   09/08/05 02:53 PM
. * UPDATE on D.A. e_mcmaster   09/03/05 01:32 PM
. * Re: UPDATE on D.A. RobinV   09/08/05 05:44 PM
. * Re: Elizabeth/big crunchy salads! Wind   09/03/05 05:02 PM
. * Re: Elizabeth/big crunchy salads! e_mcmaster   09/03/05 07:50 PM
. * Re: UPDATE on D.A. Portageegal   09/03/05 04:00 PM
. * Elizabeth, do you have time to answer my post Cyndy   09/03/05 02:59 PM
. * Re: Elizabeth, do you have time to answer my post e_mcmaster   09/03/05 04:35 PM
. * Thanks for the update Augie   09/03/05 02:54 PM
. * Re: Thanks for the update e_mcmaster   09/03/05 04:33 PM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts Little Minnie   08/30/05 01:08 PM
. * Amen to this observation! bamagirl   08/30/05 12:01 PM
. * Re: Amen to this observation! AstroChick   08/30/05 06:18 PM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts Sand   08/30/05 08:51 AM
. * A few questions, Elizabeth Cyndy   08/30/05 06:48 AM
. * Re: A few questions, Elizabeth e_mcmaster   09/03/05 04:29 PM
. * Thank you for your reply! Cyndy   09/04/05 09:34 AM
. * Re: Thank you for your reply! e_mcmaster   09/04/05 06:45 PM
. * I am curious to know too! =) -nt- crew   08/30/05 01:22 PM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts Wind   08/29/05 08:20 PM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts e_mcmaster   08/30/05 06:15 AM
. * Re: Elizabeth Wind   08/30/05 09:09 AM
. * Re: For the C'ers - some thoughts-Digestive Advantage Portageegal   08/30/05 05:52 AM
. * Is D.A. a probiotic? _Willow   08/30/05 10:59 AM
. * Re: Is D.A. a probiotic? Sand   08/30/05 05:21 PM
. * LMAO! _Willow   08/31/05 10:36 PM
. * Re: Is D.A. a probiotic? Portageegal   08/30/05 12:27 PM
. * I'm a probiotic junkie...gotta have my bugs! _Willow   08/31/05 10:37 PM

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