Hi Heather! I recently sent you an email with a question similar to the one you were responding to here, as I hadn’t yet seen this post. I had been avoiding any caffeine because it seems to have been one of the triggers for me, but dealing with cutting out caffeine was really hard, and I had already been struggling with a lot of exhaustion in general. One thing I wanted to ask you about is that I’ve had it happen a few times when I was feeling really nauseous and tired that i ate or drank something sweet that I really like - like chocolate almond milk, or a chocolate chip cookie or something (that was before I was on your diet), but I found myself feeling a lot better almost immediately. I haven’t been doing this often because I am concerned about eating too much sugar as I know it’s generally not healthy, and I also have a history of a lot of yeast infections. Have you heard of this happening for others? Do you have any advice on what I should do?
It is good to hear that sometimes IBS can be really exhausting (ie that this is normal) but that it won’t last (at least I hope that’s what you were implying).
I would definitely like to learn anything there is to learn about how to have more energy consistently.