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Upping the Fat While Healing the Stomach

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 06, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Stomach issues, me, yada yada yada!

Question: When you're trying to recover proper stomach function how should you go about increasing the fat intake? I originally thought I didn't respond well to certain types of fat, but now I'm thinking that's a bunch of BS, and I'm simply not responding well to certain amounts. After the second day, I increased fat intake by about eight fold, haha. Probably because I've lost my mind at this point.

By the way, here's the progress so far:

Swallowing: Much better (still a little bit, but nothing like it was)

Chest pressure: Gone

Burning: first night gone, second night a little bit (after I upped the fat intake)

Burping: Yep. That's the most annoying one. After certain meals I burp like crazy BUT the burps are not as shallow/small as they used to be.

Two weird side effects of this whole ZC thing: 1.) I've got crazy amounts of energy during the day. 2.) I keep randomly waking up at night like I had a nightmare.

One weird thing I've noticed is that I was always told to take HCL/enzymes before a meal. Last night, when the ACV didn't work, I took two capsules of HCL and bam heartburn gone. Anyone else have better luck taking it after meals? I know Chris Kesser, Robb Wolf and the gang all say before.

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on June 06, 2012
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Yeah, that's what I've been thinking: something over 50% but not way, way up there. I'm right there with you on the IBS fun-bag, man. I'm trying to stop eating right before bed. The bad thing about bad habits? They're friggin' habits. I used to eat a pizza then take a nap, eat some more pizza--maybe put a little hot sauce on it--then take another nap. Now, if I eat kale and lean meat before going to bed--GERD!!!!!!! Oh, how the times change.

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on June 06, 2012
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If going VLC, I've found I respond best if I don't exceed 65% of total daily calories from fat.

I never had significant upper-GI distress (like chest pressure, burping, etc...), but always lower-GI issues (cramps, bloating, farting, leaky gut). That being said, acidic foods in the presence of fat (such as a rich meat sauce) still get me if I'm dumb enough to eat them at night.

IF I exceeded 65%, I would get some lower GI issues that were pretty signifigant. If I went under 50%, my weight-loss would stall and I'd be hungry all the time - so I aimed for 55-60% daily calories from fat and did rather well with it.

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on June 06, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Yeah, that's what I've been thinking: something over 50% but not way, way up there. I'm right there with you on the IBS fun-bag, man. I'm trying to stop eating right before bed. The bad thing about bad habits? They're friggin' habits. I used to eat a pizza then take a nap, eat some more pizza--maybe put a little hot sauce on it--then take another nap. Now, if I eat kale and lean meat before going to bed--GERD!!!!!!! Oh, how the times change.

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on June 06, 2012
at 02:04 PM

If you are still having heartburn after eating, you need to take more HCL with your meal. I started off taking 6 HCL/digestive enzymes with every meal.

Best way to get more good fat is to make bone broth and drink at least 1-2 cups with the fat every day. It's super healing to the GI tract.

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