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ataraxia3
04-11-2013, 02:21 AM
Warning -this may be TMI but I wanted to talk about this :

I've been eating clean (for the most part) & cutting out all processed junk.. for the past like 3-4 weeks. My mother invited me over to her place this evening and she asked me if i wanted to stay over for dinner. She got some pizza and I decided to stay and have a piece since I haven't had pizza in quite a while. Huge mistake. By the time I got home I ended up in the bathroom on the toilet for 30 minutes.....it was horrible, my stomach did not handle that pizza well at all...probably all the grease etc. Everyone else that ate the pizza hasn't had any issues.
It really made me realize how my body responds to what i'm eating and i need to continue to stay away from that kind of junk.
Have any of you experienced something similar to this?


Coldsoup
04-11-2013, 03:57 AM
This happens to me too. If i eat really healthy, good foods for a while and then splurge on something really greasy my intestines revolt. Sadly if I start eating a lot of junk food for a while my body gets used to it again.

amandie
04-11-2013, 04:11 AM
This happens to me too. If i eat really healthy, good foods for a while and then splurge on something really greasy my intestines revolt. Sadly if I start eating a lot of junk food for a while my body gets used to it again.

Ditto this for me too! Pizzas from chains tend to cause stomach/bathroom issues for me because of the greasy cheese and other stuff esp pepperoni and sausage, though I have noticed veggie thin-crust pizzas with light cheese and sauce tend to be okay for me as far as stomach issues goes. Not always, though! :/ In a way, I kinda am glad for it because it forces me to be aware and avoid them and others as much as I can, you know?


elvislover324
04-11-2013, 07:50 AM
I'm too afraid to try it just for that reason. I haven't had anything cheesy, deep fried, alcohol, etc. in about 8 months. My body would be sent into shock now I think! And to think my diet used to be mostly all of the above.

Homemade pizza would probably be best now so you can control the ingredients and quality.

Sorry you got so sick. :(

IanG
04-11-2013, 08:14 AM
I haven't tried the rich foods but I have made the extra effort to ensure that my body will stay in tune with beer. In fact, it's become rather a master at processing the stuff. Jesus turned water into wine. I turn beer into p......

Ruthxxx
04-11-2013, 08:18 AM
Ian, I love your attitude! May I adopt you? I'm a great grandma but not a great mother.

Psychic
04-11-2013, 10:47 AM
I've never been a big fan of fried foods. Usually I get sick every time I eat them. I realized that I've recently developed an issue with sugar as well since I've been trying to avoid extreme amounts of it.

I drank a MD sweet tea last month and felt foggy-headed and sick for hours afterwards. Same thing happened when I have my ONCE A YEAR shamrock shake. And I felt sick after I ate half of a 3 Musketeer bar last week. I don't even crave sweets anymore unless its TOM.

TripSwitch
04-11-2013, 12:19 PM
I'm from nyc... so people here take their pizza here pretty seriously and treat it like a quasi religious experience... so I grew up eating pizza parlor type pizza all the time... I mean we would go grab a "slice" for lunch, after school, before going out, after going out... you name it... pretty much anytime of the day or night since there always seemed to be a pizza place on every block... But now, that stuff just does not do it for anymore... even though I have to admit I still get pretty nostalgic for it when I pass some of the old pizza joints that I used to frequent as a kid in my old neighborhood...

I still have pizza every once in a while now, but I go to places that have wood fired ovens where they make a pie to order right in front of you with what you want on it and everything is fresh... and that doesn't do a number on my stomach... But now as far as my waistline... Well, that's another story... ;)

Laura705
04-11-2013, 03:20 PM
I hardly ever eat deep-fried foods anymore, but last Saturday I just had a little bit of some (only a little bit because it turned out to be horrible) and it gave me problems.

I LOVE pizza, but don't like a lot of cheese on it AT ALL!! I can definitely see how that would cause problems if your body wasn't used to it anymore.

onagain1
04-11-2013, 06:28 PM
I was planning on eating a small piece of a birthday cookie the other night. I literally had to spit it out in the bathroom. It was so sweet it felt like it was burning my mouth/throat. It was insane. I used to could have eaten the entire thing with a gallon of ice cream and caramel syrup on top! I was surprised that I didn't want it!

Skellig19
04-11-2013, 07:32 PM
You do not have to give up pizza when you diet and pizza should not be considered junk, just make your own!!

I just calculated my husband's go-to thin crust pizza recipe (with salami and mushrooms), and it came out to about 142 calories a slice. We eat pizza 2x a week... I don't feel gross after eating it and it has so much more flavour....especially if you get a good salami and know how to work with yeast dough. A lot of pizza crust recipes rely on olive oil and salt for flavour when your regular white flour has sugar and flavour in it already, you just have to let the dough "percolate" for a bit to get a great flavour.

End the misiniformation about the greatest meal on planet earth! :D

/rant

LoveChocolate
04-12-2013, 12:11 AM
I have to agree, I've had this problem for some time - I do miss the taste, but I just can't eat it. Or I can eat it, I just feel miserable for a day or two afterwards. I can make lower-fat versions, but honestly - I'd just rather have something else! :)

thinkfit
04-12-2013, 12:31 AM
I've had that problem with chain pizza's as well, which sucks cause even though they're greasy and awful for you, it's so good! Not worth it though. I've been looking for a healthy alternative, but so far it just hasn't been up to par.

amandie
04-12-2013, 12:40 AM
You do not have to give up pizza when you diet and pizza should not be considered junk, just make your own!!

I just calculated my husband's go-to thin crust pizza recipe (with salami and mushrooms), and it came out to about 142 calories a slice. We eat pizza 2x a week... I don't feel gross after eating it and it has so much more flavour....especially if you get a good salami and know how to work with yeast dough. A lot of pizza crust recipes rely on olive oil and salt for flavour when your regular white flour has sugar and flavour in it already, you just have to let the dough "percolate" for a bit to get a great flavour.

End the misiniformation about the greatest meal on planet earth! :D

/rant

I agree. Not only lower calorie/healthier, it is also a LOT cheaper too what with delivery and tipping!

If any of you are not up to making your own dough- you could always use tortilla wraps, pita bread, flat bread, etc as the crust. This is a recipe (http://www.easypizzacrusts.com/nypc.html)I really like if I am not using yeast, although I use white WW flour instead of AP. I would recommend adding oregano/italian seasoning and garlic powder or roasted minced garlic for more flavor since the crust can be bland. My favorite pizza recipe is chicken, onions, spinach and artichokes with my easy alfredo sauce (cream cheese, greek yogurt, roasted garlic, parmesan and black pepper.)

ataraxia3
04-12-2013, 01:43 AM
I wasn't saying all pizza is junk, but the one I ate that evening certainly was. I'm just realizing how disgusting fast foods really are, they're toxic. I will definitely be making my own homemade pizza the next time I'm in the mood for pizza :) Thank you for that recipe amandie. That chicken pizza you just described sounds soo good

Skellig19
04-12-2013, 06:19 PM
I wasn't saying all pizza is junk, but the one I ate that evening certainly was. I'm just realizing how disgusting fast foods really are, they're toxic. I will definitely be making my own homemade pizza the next time I'm in the mood for pizza :) Thank you for that recipe amandie. That chicken pizza you just described sounds soo good

Yes, sorry, I do know you didn't mean all pizza is junk. I just have noticed on these boards in general, that a lot of perfectly acceptable foods get sort of demonized because they may be more difficult to fit into a plan. I get particularly perturbed when it's food that I regularly incorporate into my diet.

Along that same vein, I find that ice cream makes me sick to my stomach and haven't had it for a year. I've replaced it with banana soft serve that doesn't make me sick. However, I'm not saying that ice cream is horrible for you. In large quantities it is but it's a treat. It's meant to be enjoyed only occasionally!

I still eat fast food too! I can fit it into my plan a-ok and sometimes, I just want some chicken nuggets even though I may feel less than optimal a couple hours later! Ha ha ha.

FrecklesTX
05-26-2013, 12:33 PM
I haven't gotten far enough into my plan to get sick from eating a Snickers or anything - but I know what you're talking about. Our bodies are amazing in how they adapt!

But speaking of pizza - I made one last week with a Cauliflower Crust. It def hit the spot! But now that I can eat some whole grains - I'll prob go the flatbread route.

Pizza Hut pizza literally makes me ill - not just the greasiness, but the morning after I eat, I wake up completely congested! Wth are they putting in there?

I'm not someone with immunity issues or even allergies! This has only been happening in the last three years or so...

laciemn
05-29-2013, 05:10 PM
Well, I love pizza, but I can't really eat it on a diet because I don't just have "one slice" lol. I really can't even be near it. The only thing bad it does to me is a cause a breakout the next day.
Still, a healthy pizza idea is getting low carb wraps(mission carb control are good), putting in a couple slices mozzarella, oregano and basil, along with peppers & mushrooms or whatever you like, and tomatoes. You can wrap them up or lay them flat -- warning though, they can get watery and messy if you use fresh tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, like I do. You can cook the tomatoes first, so that might help.

Remington90
05-29-2013, 06:30 PM
This happens to me as well. In a sense I'm glad it "goes right through me", in my head (which I know isn't the case, oh well) I think that since it comes out so quickly after eating, all the bad stuff musnt really be staying in my system. haha , oh ignorance is bliss sometimes.

Fast food such as McDonalds does this the most for me.

MAK247
05-29-2013, 06:30 PM
I can relate, but in the other direction. Before I started eating healthy I had constant digestive issues, this is probably tmi, but I had lots of gas, cramping, etc. I always thought that's just the way I am. A week or two into eating healthy and it dawned on me, I can't remember the last time I farted. lol I am also a lot more uh consistent. haha

A couple days ago I needed a boost of caffeine so I caved and had a red bull, one of my biggest weaknesses. Never again. The caffeine doesn't bother me, but the sugar crash had me feeling sick, jittery, and weak. By the time I got home I was scrambling for food like a junkie.

zoesmom
05-29-2013, 07:25 PM
I find I can't eat a lot of crap now....anything fried...anything cheese...anything pork (actually, that was always there. Something about a food allergy.) The list goes on and on and on. At first, I thought it was related to having my gallbladder removed, but then I realized nope...its the junk. Or maybe both. I dunno. I just steer clear of the junk now regardless.

Terra1984
07-11-2013, 01:48 PM
I only eat fast food once a week and I go to a sit down restaurant in the same week, I only have a pizza once a month cause mom says its the worst thing I can eat on my diet