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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
    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
    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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