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.
asked byJon_11 (1307)
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on June 06, 2012
at 01:18 PM
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.
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.