User Tag List

First 12

Results 11 to 18 of 18

  1. #11
    Senior Member Zhaylin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    952 sp/so
    Socionics
    SEI Fe
    Posts
    651

    Default

    Thanks @Tenebris. I'll have to ask a Dr about that. I thought zero fiber meant exactly that- no fiber in any form or fashion.
    I've taken many, many supplements over the years lol, but I'm currently just taking Cranberry w/ C. Because I have such a low thirst drive, I pee on the low side of normal and it tends to burn without the Cranberry (no UTI or anything though).

    My stomach is very weird about things. I can't take iron or Vitamin C without significant stomach pain. I can't eat yogurt without "vurps" (vomit burps lol) because of my reflux (I also have to avoid citrus and most fruits and vegetables for the same reason). I've not tried a probiotic pill though. The ones I've seen are just too darn expensive. I'll look around some more though.
    Likes robobot14 liked this post

  2. #12
    Artificial intelligence Tenebris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    MBTI
    IXTP
    Enneagram
    5w4 sp/so
    Socionics
    ILI Te
    Posts
    2,456

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaylin View Post
    Thanks @Tenebris. I'll have to ask a Dr about that. I thought zero fiber meant exactly that- no fiber in any form or fashion.
    I've taken many, many supplements over the years lol, but I'm currently just taking Cranberry w/ C. Because I have such a low thirst drive, I pee on the low side of normal and it tends to burn without the Cranberry (no UTI or anything though).

    My stomach is very weird about things. I can't take iron or Vitamin C without significant stomach pain. I can't eat yogurt without "vurps" (vomit burps lol) because of my reflux (I also have to avoid citrus and most fruits and vegetables for the same reason). I've not tried a probiotic pill though. The ones I've seen are just too darn expensive. I'll look around some more though.
    Usually your stomach acts up if you're eating too much of a single thing that's acidic at once. So mix things up, literally. Avoid salt/sodium. For a diet to take effect, it has to go on for a week or so so your body can adjust. You not eating fiber will cause your liver to not release the chemicals to make movement easier. Which is what causes constipation. Its the same reason cats eat grass when they have stomach aches. It helps with indigestion. Also, magnesium and potassium etc is important. Eat nuts if you have them. These help your muscles (including intestines) to work better. Caffeine is great too, just don't drink on an empty stomach.

  3. #13
    Senior Member Zhaylin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    952 sp/so
    Socionics
    SEI Fe
    Posts
    651

    Default

    Thanks again, @Tenebris
    I love nuts but can't eat them (literally- I have no lower teeth and only false upper ones).
    Coffee tends to cause excessive reflux (as does chocolate), but it does make me go to the restroom lol. I'll start playing around with that and try to find one that doesn't kill the reflux but is still effective.

  4. #14
    Senior Member Ace_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    MBTI
    TNT
    Posts
    233

    Default

    Definitely doesn't look normal. I hope you don't have a tumor in there. Women don't usually accumulate so much fat on the belly (if it is just fat).

  5. #15
    Can't be satisfied. Peter Deadpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    4,968

    Default

    A few things:

    - The lower bit of your stomach looks normal for a mom. The protrusion from the top looks less normal.

    - I can almost guarantee that you have weak pelvic floor muscles and that is causing MUCH of your issues, especially with regard to elimination. I would seek out a specialist who can teach you exercises to rebuild your strength.

    - I apologize for being blunt, but your diet is destroying you from the inside out. Anyone with chronic digestive issues should eliminate as much sugar and grains as possible. Grains break down into sugar, and sugar is highly inflammatory. This causes swelling, mucous, and surface inflammation. The domino effect can be very serious. We do need sugar, but you will get what you needed from fruits and vegetables. If that is too hard on your stomach, I would start with small servings that have been cooked and pureed. If you can't eliminate all grains, then commit to only consuming rice and corn, no wheat. This means you can still have corn tortillas and chips, but READ THE INGREDIENTS because many are a blend of corn and wheat. Donkey brand chips are my go to. Polenta is also a lovely, rich addition to your diet that is a nice treat when you want to enjoy something creamy/buttery/cheesy. It's not particularly healthy, but this is about compromise and life. If you "must" have bread, have sourdough (from a local bakery, not a mass producer). Sourdough bread has an extensive rise time and is somewhat "pre-digested" in the process. Just don't eat it all the time.

    - You need more water, like waaay more water. I have this problem too, and I notice SO MUCH improvement with my digestion when I drink more water. If you don't like water, you'll have to train yourself to by flavoring it with sliced fruits or extracted juice, or drink tea. Do not add sugar, just choose sweeter or more enjoyable flavors.

    - An ultrasound certainly wouldn't hurt.

    I am not a medical professional, just someone who cares and knows a bit about this stuff.
    '“Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel.
    And from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new.

    Just lesser versions of what I've already felt.

    - look it up yourself


    Likes Zhaylin liked this post

  6. #16
    ∂ιѕﻭяα¢є∂ ¢σѕмσηαυт Luminous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    925 sx/sp
    Posts
    4,831

    Default

    If you try eating more fiber, increase the amount you eat slowly.
    ƒ O ᖇ G E ᗪ I ᑎ ƒ I ᖇ E ★
    -: ✦ :-

    h n g ⊱ 9✶S✶5✶X✶2 ⊰ g h t
    -: ✦ :-
    ★ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ꜰᴇᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴇʟꜱ★
    Likes Peter Deadpan, Zhaylin liked this post

  7. #17
    Somber and irritated cascadeco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    MBTI
    INJ
    Enneagram
    9w1 sp/sx
    Posts
    8,096

    Default

    I can't comment on the shape of the stomach, as people accumulate weight in all sorts of ways; some women put it on in their stomach, others in their hips, others evenly distributed... it's so variable. And as we get older our shapes change as all of this happens - and there's no single way this goes for female or for male.

    I will say, as others have said, that your diet is ... fairly bad. I realize a lot of this is probably due to all of your experiences and diagnoses and issues over the years, though, and things you are unable to eat for various reasons, and so on, so I don't have any specific advice, nor am I the person to offer it -- I think though speaking with professionals in depth about how to go about getting a healthier diet, given all of your issues, is something you should really prioritize. Other than that.... drink water!! And more water!! I don't care if you're not thirsty... water is essential. Force yourself if you need to.
    "...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce

    My Photography and Watercolor Fine Art Prints!!! Cascade Colors Fine Art Prints
    Likes Zhaylin liked this post

  8. #18
    Senior Member Zhaylin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    952 sp/so
    Socionics
    SEI Fe
    Posts
    651

    Default

    Wow. Thanks, everyone. I was just thinking, earlier tonight, that I have to accept that corn syrup is not good for me. I had a frozen coke for dinner and I bloated nearly straight away.

    I do have some sort of pelvic floor dysfunction. But my kegels are in perfect order. I must have some sort of anismus, but aren't those the same muscles?

    It does look like I'll be going back to a mostly liquid diet and cutting out my soda again. It didn't seem to do a perfect job, the last time I went on it, but who knows- perhaps it will go better this time. I'll also go back to reading labels and getting rid of high fructose corn syrup in everything I consume.
    It'll have to wait until I have my full allowance to work with (2 more weeks). I'll use this time to research healthy alternatives. There is a ridiculous amount of sodium in the Campbells soup I lived on last time.
    Likes Peter Deadpan liked this post

Similar Threads

  1. do you think you're fat or skinny?
    By prplchknz in forum Health and Fitness
    Replies: 216
    Last Post: 09-09-2012, 03:55 PM
  2. Equality: Is the basis moral, practical, or both?
    By Athenian200 in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-16-2009, 05:33 PM
  3. [ENFP] ENFP dudes: Silly Daring or Both
    By Charmed Justice in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-21-2009, 04:22 PM
  4. ZOMG!!! Am I FAT or WHAT?!?
    By Oberon in forum Health and Fitness
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 11-29-2008, 03:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO