Vegan Catlady;56284 wrote:
Ok so on Thursday, after about a month not eating any form of grains/flours I said fuck it and went and bought me some brown rice cakes. They were so good with the veggies I ate and I felt much better. I haven’t had a reaction so I think I really need to get my fear of “feeding the beast” and worry about feeding myself. I think my problem was an overcomsumption of grains/flours and not rotating enough in the beginnning so maybe that’s probably why I would start itching our of nowhere after awhile. My plan for this week is too slowly add things back in and see how I feel and rotate, but I was also wondering if it would be okay for me to add whole grain steel cut oats back in? I saw some in the pantry and was thinking I could add that to my breakfast tomorrow. When I first started the diet I would eat that for breakfast one day and the next day have an omelette and so on and I was fine, but when I starting increasing my consumption of the oats,quinoa,brown rice the problems started and this was around November. I’ve lost about 40 lbs since then and counting and I already have a tall/slender frame so you can see why kinda wanna take a different approach with this now so I don’t end up looking emaciated.
Yay for progression!
Dont freak if you DO have a reaction…the fact that you didnt react right away to the brown rice means your making progress. If you dont react to the steel cut oats (yum) then thats great, but if you do, just try to re introduce it again later.
I get very excited re-introducing and add too much sometimes, but its ok because im figuring out where I stand and how far i’ve come.
Small portions at first will be helpful,too,so the body gets used to digesting it again 😀
Last night after several minutes of contemplating and going back and forth into the pantry I had a bowl of steel cut oatmeal man it was so good! The only bad thing I noticed was some bits of undigested oats in my stool this morning(sorry if tmi)and I just had some about 3 hrs ago but I’m gonna chill out with that for awhile and wait and see if anything happens. I read a post about oat bran being a better alternative so I’ll try that at a later date in the near future. The one thing thats bothering me is last Tuesday I just started breaking out with bumps all over my face and neck but the strange thing is it doesn’t itch at all and I didn’t notice it until I looked in the mirror idk if this is related to anything I ate but I didn’t introduce anything new until this past Thursday or maybe it pms? but this is the first time this has ever happened. Other than that so far so good but I’m gonna try not to trip about the face and neck break outs though I dont wanna make it worse than what it is.