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- JeffoParticipantNovember 19, 2015 at 5:16 pmPost count: 17
Here is what I am experiencing
More sustained energy throughout the whole day
No IBD symptoms whatsoever
Less constipation or diarrhea despite less fibre
Better less sallow complexion (less of my typical jaundice look)
Better overall mood
Far less need of so much sleep (from 9-10 hours to 6-7 hours!!!)
And I assume better fat absorption coz things don’t “float” anymore
(It may be due to the digestive enzyme I reintroduced but I feel it is more the dietary fuel change.
(I am eating much more fat by the way but not fat from meat)
Here’s a MAJOR lesson I learned over the years through much self experimentation
I simply cannot “mix” the two fuels together. I cannot eat carbohydrate-based foods and protein or fat-based foods at the same meal without suffering the awful consequences of IBD. So it’s one or the other.
If I eat carbs on its own or Fat and protein on its own I’m fine. However obviously one cannot be properly nourished by carbs alone. So fat and protein is in! (I still eat carbs but much less until I am fully recovered.)
So my advice to newbies of the FTD is to be careful, don’t guess but weigh your carbs (at least when beginning the diet) but weigh them.JeffoParticipantNovember 19, 2015 at 4:52 pmPost count: 17
Hi Fast Trackers,
I’m happy to say in view of my last post things are fast improving!!
A little over a week ago I re-read some of the positive experiences under the Fast Tract Dieters testimonials. I also read the Amazon reviews of Dr. Wolfgang Lutz’s book Life Without Bread in both German and English. I took note of the ones with people who experienced remarkable recoveries. I noticed they had one thing in common. They ALL, without exception, ate VERY little carbohydrate and starch (less than 72 grams per day) and made up for it by LOADS of protein and particularly loads of fat (butter cream, cheese…….) to make up for the lack of carbs. So it is essentially changing the kind of fuel they used for energy. So armed with Fast Tract FP info I decided to make an even more radical dietary change and further reduce my intake of even low or zero FP foods (both fruit AND low starch veggies). And the result in a couple of days was dramatic.
I’ll specify the improvements in the next post.JeffoParticipantNovember 12, 2015 at 7:05 amPost count: 17
Thanks for your suggestions and especially reminding me about enzymes.
Yes I have tried using enzymes in the past. Unfortunately, to my surprise, the last powerful prescription pancreatic enzymes didn’t seem to make any noticeable difference. Yet now that I look back, I was on the SCD . . . and probably having too much of the “legal” food (bananas, apples, honey etc.) which I now know are a no no and no doubt these seemingly little things likely perpetuated SIBO and threw a spanner in the works and although I don’t know for sure but this may have also prevented the full effect of the enzyme. After reading your comment I thought it might be worthwhile having another crack at enzymes in connection with a more diligent application of the Fast Tract Diet. I was hoping I didn’t throw the unused enzymes out. I went to my cupboard and rummaged through a large box of dozens of supp’s I no longer use. And yay, I found some.
And you’re right about loading in extra high calorie stuff – I am going to try that again too. Actually already begun and I must say tweaking things that bit more is making a positive difference I can see and feel!!! Early days yet but I’m confident if I balance my gut microbiome, over time the fat malabsorption will take care of itself.JeffoParticipantNovember 7, 2015 at 4:19 pmPost count: 17
Just wanted to add to my last post
Like a number of people I have spent thousands of hours researching and thousands of dollars on all kinds of “miracle” supplements and “cures” ….. I am healthier in some ways but still underweight
My work requires high energy and am having another crack at the FT Diet however, I find the low calorie vegetables, potatoes, small amount of allowable fruits, and jasmine rice although all fine for my gut simply do not provide enough calories or energy for my work demands as a very busy remedial therapist. The other thing is this. Although I respect peoples choices, for a number of reasons I personally prefer not to eat too much meat or fish. So that leaves me with eggs, avocado, coconut products, butter, cream or small amount of nuts and sheep milk yogurt.
I’d greatly appreciate any comments,
JeffoJeffoParticipantFebruary 25, 2015 at 9:09 amPost count: 17
Thanks for your comments too Norm……..I guess the main thing is I’m going forward. I’ll definately be sticking to the Fast Tract principles for some time before I think of modifying anything. And some of the things I’ve learned will stick with me for good 🙂
I might consult with one of you guys at some point if I run into trouble or need help in fine tuning.
Blessings upon you!JeffoParticipantFebruary 25, 2015 at 9:02 amPost count: 17
Thanks for your comments Jaeme,
Things are going pretty good…….not perfect but MUCH improved. My gut is happy. Prior to the Fast Tracking I was doing a lot of good things on the SCD (eliminating gluten, lactose and other problematic foods) however the big unknown problem was way too much fiber. I never suspected that this was what was hindering my progress. I have a got a way to go, constipation is not severe and I think now my gut is more robust and winning the “tug of war”!!!!JeffoParticipantFebruary 11, 2015 at 12:12 amPost count: 17JeffoParticipantFebruary 10, 2015 at 7:05 pmPost count: 17
I too was interested in coconut milk’s FP. There seems to be a bit of ambiguity with this food that is an important food for some people with gut issues.
It has crossed my mind a few times whether or not home-made (12 hour cultured) coconut yogurt would have less FP, or be less problematic, than standard uncultured coconut milk??
Any thoughts? 🙂