Tagged: Fast Tract Diet
- KellyParticipantJune 3, 2014 at 10:29 pmPost count: 77
Belated reply to Ronnie — low-FP without meat or cheese is a challenge! How about hard-boiled eggs? Or low-FP veggies & dip. Or you could make one of these recipes in a square pan and cut into bars:
You’d want to use glucose or splenda as the sweetener, or leave it out.CarlamobadaParticipantJune 15, 2014 at 12:16 pmPost count: 2
Hi Norm! I just read your Fast Tract IBS. Awesome! I have yet to fully implement it for myself, but have been using some of the guidelines for my daughter (17) who I think struggles with Fructose Malabsorption and likely SIBO. We live in Norway, have gone through some of the basic blood tests to rule out UC, Chrohns etc, but are now on a waiting list for a pediactric gastro specialist. Love waiting! Anyways, we have a few Q’s since we don’t have the same food products on our shelves here. One is, the FP for rice cakes (the crispy flavorless disks) is moderate you say. 28g=3 rice cakes, but is there a difference if the rice cake is made with brown rice vs white? How do we know if the rice used to make them are high in amylose or amylopectin? We have different manufactures. And, what about rice noodles, like in the Asian food stores? I don’t know what type of rice they are made of, and they certainly don’t specify. Good news, jasmine rice has been a huge success! There are so few foods she can eat, even though the list is growing month by month as we add/try new foods. Nice to have some carbohydrates in the diet 🙂
CarlaNorm RobillardKeymasterJune 15, 2014 at 1:37 pmPost count: 441
Thanks for reading the book and your interest in the Fast Tract Diet. Unfortunately, many of these rice products are made with higher amylose rice. Yet, the way some are produced can decrease the FP. For instance the light fluffy rice cakes. I don’t think it will matter much if you use white or brown rice cakes. Just go slow, experimenting with small amounts to see if your daughter can tolerate them. The same goes with rice noodles. They are better than wheat-based, but be sure to test them out. As I always say, eat slow and chew well to give salivary amylase more time to break down the starch.
One thing that I remember from my visit to Oslo is the amazing variety of fish you have there. Fatty fish is one of the healthiest foods on the planet and great for SIBO.CarlamobadaParticipantJune 15, 2014 at 3:19 pmPost count: 2
Hi again! Thanks for your prompt reply!
Yes, we have loads of yummy fatty fish here and eat it often 🙂 We have our summer home in the Arctic and catch our own fish from the fjord. Mostly haddock, cod and halibut. The salmon are REALLY difficult to catch, but we try.
Are there any rice pastas from the USA that you have tested and or recommend? I can have a friend send me a care package. I am not sure the sources of these rice pastas here are trustworthy. I can try, but a plan B is always nice, especially if it is recommended. Next Q: Watermelon??? Your book states that fresh watermelon has a low FP, but I am worried about the FODMAPS in it. Thoughts? Just try it, right 😉
Carlajasonking92ParticipantJune 21, 2014 at 9:16 amPost count: 29
Hi, I’ve had a SIBO test done recently and on the comments it reads
“These results do not suggest small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Low level of normal colonic fermentation.”
What does low levels of colonic fermentation mean? is this a bad thing? I’d be honoured to get Norms thought on this.JIParticipantJune 21, 2014 at 2:56 pmPost count: 180
Jason, I am assuming that a nurse conducted the test. Both times I had it done, a nurse administered it. You can ask the nurse, or the doctor who ordered the test. I am sure they can explain the results to you.Norm RobillardKeymasterJune 24, 2014 at 2:30 pmPost count: 441
Hi Jason, It’s possible that you have an issue other than excessive fermentation / dysbiosis or SIBO going on. On the other hand, you might imagine the possibility that these blooms of gas-producing bacteria are in a state of ebb and flow. Your body is always working to control this issue and your diet is a big factor. Did you have the test done before or after starting the Fast Tract Diet?Norm RobillardKeymasterJune 24, 2014 at 2:34 pmPost count: 441
I don’t have more info on rice pasta other than that published in the book tables. One thing is clear to me. It’s better than wheat-based pasta. I suggest just trying some – eat slow and chew well – and control all other dietary variables. On watermelon, it has a high GI and therefor has a low FP. It may have some FODMAPs, but they should be relatively low amounts. Otherwise, it would have a lower GI. I recommend trying some and see how you feel.ronnieParticipantJuly 25, 2014 at 1:19 amPost count: 18
Your book lists pretzels as a low FP of 4. Why is this? Aren’t they made with wheat flour generally? Or do they specifically have to be sourdough?anathahnParticipantJuly 29, 2014 at 1:56 amPost count: 1
I have had major gut issues for 10 weeks now. Tried SCD, FODMAP, and low carb but nothing helps. I now have lost 7 pounds and am dearly afraid of losing more as it would put me under 100 pounds. Is the low sibo diet enough calories to help me put weight on, or should I just eat more low risk foods? I absolutely cannot lose more weight!JIParticipantJuly 29, 2014 at 4:14 amPost count: 180
You can eat all of the cheese that you want on the FT diet. Many cheeses have 0 carbs, and no FP. Also, you can make the cheesecake recipe that Norm lists in the Fast Tract Diet Heartburn book, only 5 FP per serving. Add the whipped heavy cream for additional calories with low FP. You can have salads with calories added with the addition of eggs and meat and cheese. Most dressings have a low FP and many calories. I use ranch dressing. You can enjoy a 1/2 cup serving of Breyers lactose free vanilla ice cream with only 5 FP. Also, you can have a glass of wine or light beer in the beginning stages, increasing the amount to two servings per day afterward. I’m not condoning the use of alcohol, but it can add calories. Good luck! I lost a few pounds at first, but that leveled off and I gained weight back as my body adjusted.JIParticipantJuly 29, 2014 at 4:24 amPost count: 180
I forgot to mention that Jasmine rice has a negative FP, but make sure you do not reheat it, as FP will increase. 1/2 cup has -3 FP. Also, you can boost calories by adding heavy cream to coffee, 0 FP. And make sure if you decide to enjoy a little wine, that is is very dry, as sugar increases the FP.Norm RobillardKeymasterJuly 30, 2014 at 6:45 pmPost count: 441
Fats are one of the best sources of calories for weight gain. JI touched on some foods with fats. Avocados are another good one as are fatty fish.Norm RobillardKeymasterJuly 30, 2014 at 7:02 pmPost count: 441
The low FP for pretzels is based on their high glycemic index. There are other wheat-based products, such as French Baguette, that have high GI and low FP values. Of course, these are not for people with gluten or other wheat intolerances.Andeo23ParticipantAugust 6, 2014 at 3:25 pmPost count: 5
First, thanks for writing this book. I have LPR, and my specialist told me that surgery was the only option. He seemed to chuckle (like I was an idiot) when I mentioned this diet/book. After reading the book, I have found relief and do not see any need for surgery. I have a few questions:
1. The book mentions that the sugar alcohol erythritol is not a problem, as it may only ferment at 10%. However, the book also mentions that Stevia mixed with sugar alcohols is bad. I found a soft drink that uses erythritol and Stevia extract combined. Is that okay, since it is mixing Stevia with a good sugar alcohol?
2. Are there any enzyme supplements that you know of that would have lactase, sucrase, and maltase enzymes that would help with digestion?
3. Somebody posted that salad dressings are low in FP levels. I notice that most have Xanthan gum, but of course do not say how much. Do you have any idea how much a serving of say ranch or blue cheese would have? I definitely need it with my salads.
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