I don't know about you, but I tend to pig out before starting a diet. Like a last fling but with food, mainly desserts. Before Thanksgiving, I had lost a respectable amount of weight and I'm pretty sure it's all back.
The last time I posted about this, I had just had a colonoscopy but I wasn't due to talk to the doctor until a couple of days before Christmas. I figured he was going to lower the boom then and give me some literature about celiac disease, diverticulosis, and a diet to follow. But when I got there, all he wanted to know is if I was taking the medication he prescribed before my colonoscopy for bile acid malabsorption and then he headed for the door. "Wait," I said, "aren't we going to talk about the results of the colonoscopy and how to treat it?" He looked surprised and said his nurse had already sent everything I needed to know to Patient Portal. But he wanted to see me again in two months. Fat chance.
So I came home and signed up for Patient Portal and finally got the scoop on my new diet. Since I have inflammation of the large intestine, the first six weeks will be restricted to foods that heal the gut. Lots of fermented stuff like kim chi which I've heard of but never tasted. I think I need to make a trip to Whole Foods. I don't think our local grocery store is going to have a lot of this healthy food.
After six weeks, I hope I can continue with a normal paleo diet. For now, there are a lot more things on the AVOID side of the list than on the CAN HAVE side. On the plus side, it doesn't look like I'll be doing a lot of cooking inn the next few weeks, so more time to work on my new goals.