Wednesday, June 10, 2015

FODMAP Challenge Two (Glactants)

FODMAPS Challenge Two. (Glactants aka Beans and Soy) 

This is part of my FODMAP series. Check out these prior posts before reading this one.

The second FODMAP challenge that I decided to try was Glactants. These consist of ALL beans, and things made from beans such as SOY. In the past I had always assumed that I was lactose intolerant and had switched to soy milk. Well it was time to put all this to test. I was not a huge bean eater. I drank mostly soy milk and had beans in homemade Tacos, Chili and mostly Mexican food. 

When I started this challenge I was not worried a bit. I was pretty sure that it had nothing to do with my stomach issues. Boy was I wrong.... 

The first day I made some of my famous tacos. It is pretty much just ground meet, taco seasoning ( I was able to find a low fodmap one from Old El Paso) Then I added Pinto Beans to it. I started this challenge on a Friday night just in case I got sick. I felt a little bit of bloating, which is kinda normal even if you dont have IBS. I went to bed and when I woke up in the morning I still felt alright. 

On day two I had a bowl of cereal with soy milk, and for lunch I had left over tacos. This was going to be the ultimate challenge, as that amounted to 3 servings in a 24 hr period. Within an hour, I was sicker than a dog. EVERY IBS symptom that you can think of came back with a vengeance. I had not been sick at all since I had started this diet. I quickly realized that I malabosrbed Glactants and that they made me very very sick.  

After this challenge, I went back to a low FODMAP diet and felt much better in about 24-48 hrs. I was shocked and a little upset about it. I was glad that this was not my FAVORITE food group.. But still.. it was still one that I liked so I was not happy with the results. But the good thing was that now I would be able to control when I ate that food group and was a step closer in being able to control my symptoms. 

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  1. Isn't it crazy we never knew? And you switched to soy cause you have issues with lactose never knowing it was the culprit! This diet is seriously amazing, it truly pinpoints what makes each individual person sick! Great, informative post. XX -Kim

  2. This diet really saved my life.. I love it since its not a fad diet. Its just helping you find out more about your body and its needs. Great diet. So grateful to Monash University