Loc: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Oh, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who watches Dr. Phil. I don't watch him religiously, but I do watch him often. I love his "How's that workin for ya?"
I agree with Panda - I have the same problem. I ask for suggestions, ppl answer me, and then I go berserk with all these excuses. I have only a few reasons that are legit - i.e. lack of money/resources/transportation. The other excuses "I'm afraid to try." are up to me to change. I am not good at changing! *lol* I try to be flexible, but sometimes, I am afraid to try new things because what if I screw up? What if I ruin it? What if I get sicker? What if it just plain tastes bad or what if my bf hates it?
The best advice I read when I first found this site was to process IF as much as possible before it gets to my gut so that my body had less work to do. It's still hard to stay away from low-fat stuff, but again, it's something I have to just make myself try. I experiment with cooking times, and ingredients and since I'm a bad cook (*giggle*) I don't always come up with amazing foods. I eat skin-on potatoes rarely but I don't avoid them (I actually loved skin-on until the IBS showed up.) I like spinach, but am picky how I eat it. I can handle almost any veggie and fruit if I'm careful. Good luck trying new things! If you find something that works, let us know, I know I'd like to try more variety also, especially if it's quick, inexpensive, and easy variety, lol!