I am wondering if anyone else feels that IP has totally screwed up their digestive system?! I am not saying it has done that to me but am wondering what role it may or may not have played in where I now seem to find myself.
I pretty much did IP on my own with alternatives due to a less-than-supportive clinic and the cost of IP food.
When I first was doing IP, I hit a point where I couldn't tolerate WF products at all. I also had to cut out the Pure Protein Bars because my system couldn't tolerate those either. I have also cut out artificial sweeteners and rarely, if ever, drink diet soda.
For a long time, I was able to do my morning spinach and protein powder smoothie and it was just fine. My system loved it, no issues. At some point last summer, I had to quit those as my system rebelled against those as well.
I have been maintaining fairly okay for about a year now...do my own version of maintenance to allow myself to enjoy events and celebrations but also know how to reign it back in to keep it real.
My typical weight is up about 5 pounds from my lowest IP weight but I have found I just can't seem to maintain that lowest weight so am finding that 5 pounds above my lowest IP weight is pretty maintainable for me.
However, in the last 8 months I would say, I have had horrible digestive issues to the point I am going to go make an appointment to see a GI doctor. No matter what I eat, everything just goes through me with a vengeance. Even when I eat really "clean" I have issues. It is to the point where it is waking me up in the night a few times a week so I am feeling tired and worn out. I don't eat much dairy at all no matter what version of IP I am doing and the only bread I have eaten in almost 2 years has been very isolated here and there, a holiday when I let myself have stuffing or something like that. I do not eat fast food or anything like that either. I can't seem to pinpoint any pattern of what I eat or don't eat and what goes on with my digestive system.
I am wondering if the IP way of eating could have anything to do with my current issues? I just can't figure it out and was wondering if anyone else has had a similar significant change in their digestive system that wasn't there before they did IP?!