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Post Whole30--Day 8

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I did a Reintroduction of legumes a few days ago. I had a spoonful of regular peanut butter in my morning smoothie and I made a delicious ham & bean soup, using Great Northern Beans, in the afternoon.

I had a very slight tummy ache after the PB but otherwise did not notice anything. But the beans--whoa! Very different story!! I felt some immediate bloating but I've had worse. Then, a few hours later, the gassiness started. And it didn't stop, albeit it abated, for 2 days! The day after, I could not stop sneezing at work and about 8:00 that night, the overwhelming fatigue hit me. Like a ton of bricks. I felt it most of the day after, not feeling more energy until the afternoon. I really feel like it was the beans. So I definitely know I don't want them to be part of my diet.

Today, I start with Non-Gluten Grains.
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  • TIPHI1228
    It is so crazy when we actually notice how certain foods affect us!! I have been trying to listen to my body more, I cheated and had Mexican food about a month ago. No real issues though more sluggish. I then cheated and had a slice of pizza. It was a rock in my stomach. I was miserable for 2 days. definitely no more. I am sad that it took me to be 40 to actually listen to my body!!

    Great job doing little bits at a time like that!!
    1472 days ago
  • JILLEM
    Yes and yes. But the question is: do I want to go through that? Beans contain phytates, which can be problematic for your intestinal lining & initiate inflammation. They also contain fermentable carbohydrates that can disrupt your gut bacteria. Your intestines build up a mucous lining to protect you from that and the Whole30 cleans out your intestines so you no longer have that. If I continued to eat them, I would build that lining back up. But the inflammation would still occur. So after the Whole30, you have to decide, do I want that food group badly enough to deal with all that? My answer to beans is No. (I am paraphrasing the biology here and probably not doing a very good job)
    1472 days ago
  • EDLEAR
    Wow, that's amazing! Is that supposed to happen that way? Will it abate if you gradually start eating more and more of them?
    1473 days ago
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