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Force feeding myself through nausea: No carbs/coconut/dairy

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 30, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I try to eat ZC because my autoimmune disease does the best on it and my body looks the best on it. If I try to eat carbs like simply rice or sweet potatoes, I get uncomfortable bloating. Low carb leafy greens stop me up like no other. Coconut, I'm not sure why, gives me diarrhea and makes me more prone to sickness, somehow it lowers my immune system. Dairy bloats me too.

My question is, how do I force myself to eat the minimum number of calories a day with these restrictions? Ever since I started ZC with about 70 fat/ 30 protein I always had to force feed myself to get to at least 1500 cals a day. Recently though, after I tried out some carbs that didn't really agree with me, I'm back on ZC and my nausea is worse than ever. I don't really get hungry on ZC but when I do, one or two bites of meat are enough to make me feel sick.

I am 20 f, 5'7 and 135 lbs

2edfcc5c8044bbb4f22ba6ea4289f592

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on May 15, 2013
at 12:29 AM

Just because I didn't feel like typing out a logical response doesn't mean what I suggested isn't valid. Calorie dense cuts of meat and liquid foods to get more calories/nutrients in. Common sense.

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on May 14, 2013
at 07:45 PM

that doesn't give him any help really

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on April 30, 2013
at 07:22 PM

Feeding tubes aren't just for anorexics, they're for people who are unable to feed themselves or consume food in the "regular" manner.

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on April 30, 2013
at 03:02 AM

...like what? are you saying I have an eating disorder? I really want to eat I just cant....

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on April 30, 2013
at 02:17 AM

For sure. This points to a condition and is nothing to mess around with.

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on April 30, 2013
at 02:09 AM

I would recommend speaking to a mainstream doctor about getting a feeding tube inserted.

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2edfcc5c8044bbb4f22ba6ea4289f592

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on April 30, 2013
at 01:55 AM

MOAR BACON. Seriously pound some bacon, wings, and ribs. Any fatty, dense meats. If you really can't handle eating food, start making shakes. Protein powder, butter, coconut milk, etc.

1deaea445ff3b1cb5d1354a043dc8fb7

(275)

on May 14, 2013
at 07:45 PM

that doesn't give him any help really

2edfcc5c8044bbb4f22ba6ea4289f592

(1398)

on May 15, 2013
at 12:29 AM

Just because I didn't feel like typing out a logical response doesn't mean what I suggested isn't valid. Calorie dense cuts of meat and liquid foods to get more calories/nutrients in. Common sense.

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on May 14, 2013
at 08:34 PM

If you are dehydrated, and it is possible that dehydration is your current, default state, anything that encourages water retention is going to make you feel bloated, until you normalize and get the water back into your cells. It is possible that you are dehydrated because you are zero carb, and posting on paleohacks, which often correlates to not getting enough salt, nor anything else that encourages proper hydration.

If you want to see if this is the problem, try getting some flouride free water. Spring water or revers osmosis water is usually flouride free. You might need some iodine. Also, re-introduce yourself to a little fruit- citrus may be particularly helpful because unless you've been supplementing, you haven't had any vitamin C in a long while. Finally, creatine appears to help get that water in the cells.

Drink a lot of water, stay away from alcohol, and generally wait to see if the bloating from a little fruit each day goes away after a few weeks. In the meantime, you can research Ketogenic diets used in dietary therapy. These diets are used to manage some scary problems AND YET they do have some small amount of carbs in them. I suspect you can manage your autoimmune disease via ketosis while following a similar path and avoiding your current distress.

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on May 14, 2013
at 07:55 PM

Zero carb for the most part is pointless. It may be useful in some situations, but only as a short term resolution no, perhaps a few cases were it may be useful long term.

Do you really want to spend your entire life zero carb. There could be many other issues at play and you are only taking carbohydrate into account. My advice would be start eating some carbs, maybe try different types like fruit, low fod maps, or try to eat stuff that will help you consume carbs like fermented foods, perhaps liquid carbs, could do carb refeed every few days instead of eating carbs every day.

Do you really think that your body will do best on no carbohydrate in the long term? Probably go see a doctor, often people self diagnose wrongly (whatever they are reading about atm is their diagnosis)

going to doctor will put some common sense in you, after all they have great knowledge.

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on May 14, 2013
at 12:49 PM

Okay guys, a lot of people who appear to having eating disorders actually have extreme food allergies. It just feels better to not eat. eht, you can go 2 paths: conventional doc, see if you have gastritis, ulcer, etc. Or alternative doc (naturopath, TCM) and see if acupuncture, etc, might help. Or both. It might be something simple and easily corrected.

Also, here is a great website about paleo and digestive disorders: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/

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on May 14, 2013
at 10:59 AM

I was going through something similar and pounded through a two pound jar of macadamia nuts a day. For some reason, they made me less nauseated than bacon, so I made use of what I could. On days when even that was tough, I put all two pounds in a food processor and made a nut butter. When it's still warm from the food processor, it's more of a liquid, so I drank that—and it was actually kind of pleasant :)

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on April 30, 2013
at 03:39 AM

Sounds like you could have some gastritis. That can make eating very uncomfortable. I would see a gi doctor because this is not normal and seems to be getting worse for you.

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