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Ate an oatmeal cookie... and it went right through me.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 07, 2013 at 8:50 AM

So... yes. That is what happened. Within an hour I think..

I bring this up because I'm starting college soon in the city and I am a complete foodie. I love trying different foods and occasionally indulging in non-paleo foods. I plan on staying paleo but when I go out with friends to restaurants... I want to know which foods are safe.

I know everyone is different, and I will have to find out which foods are "okay" with me, but I can't help but wonder which non-paleo foods is your gut "tolerant" of when you occasionally eat out?

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F9cb5745815f70ca8214bb73b0a06bae

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on July 12, 2013
at 08:44 PM

Oh also I heard from someone else that you can tell the waiter that you have severe wheat/dairy allergies to make sure they dont give you anything with bad stuff in it

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on July 11, 2013
at 12:32 PM

And yes it comes in poll form.

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on July 11, 2013
at 12:31 PM

Bromelain works well for me.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on July 09, 2013
at 03:40 AM

Thank you! I love sweet potatoes.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on July 09, 2013
at 03:31 AM

wow, i didn't know that. thank you! the day before, I ate some pork nuggets with a coconut flour crust. (i think the coconut flour was too old for use) i felt horrible the next day after eating the cookie if that matters. o_o

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on July 09, 2013
at 03:27 AM

Thank you. I actually really, really like eating out and trying different dishes. my weakness.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on July 09, 2013
at 03:14 AM

Thanks. Digestive enzymes? Did you take a pill for that... ?

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on July 09, 2013
at 03:11 AM

Yeah... low carb (unintentional) paleo for about two weeks.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on July 09, 2013
at 03:10 AM

@ Stephen well I expected some type of reaction but I didn't expect to feel that bad... and I usually eat lotsa prunes so idk about the fiber being the problem. >.>

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on July 08, 2013
at 05:13 PM

Oatmeal is loaded with fiber, what did you expect to happen?

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on July 07, 2013
at 04:58 PM

Cool! Well, mt diet has been pretty strict paleo diet... maybe straight for two weeks... ? The cookie had butter, oats and flour.. Thank you for the advice. sounds like an "elimination diet" type thing.

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on July 07, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Are you saying that potatoes aren't evil??? http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgyqp1LjlN1qhshxso1_500.png .

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5dd50f78f47b8848d93724d6eb38d4c1

on July 07, 2013
at 10:00 AM

If you remove foods you set yourself up for intolerances of said foods. Low carbers are particularly vunerable because of the large variety of foods they avoid. You see it all the time on forums, people having terrible reactions to foods they used to tolerate fine. Then they believe that it's because the food is terrible and conclude that potatoes are evil.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on July 07, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Are you saying that potatoes aren't evil??? http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgyqp1LjlN1qhshxso1_500.png .

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on July 09, 2013
at 03:11 AM

Yeah... low carb (unintentional) paleo for about two weeks.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on July 08, 2013
at 09:56 PM

are you sure it was the cookie? a one hour transit time is almost unheard of unless you are doing a colonoscopy prep- even that usually takes hours. digestion in a healthy person is 24-72 hours to digest food and that's almost 30 feet to get through. I have a feeling it was something you had eaten previously.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on July 09, 2013
at 03:31 AM

wow, i didn't know that. thank you! the day before, I ate some pork nuggets with a coconut flour crust. (i think the coconut flour was too old for use) i felt horrible the next day after eating the cookie if that matters. o_o

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on July 08, 2013
at 03:02 AM

I'm not so sure you should think of it as a permanent intolerance. I think my gut doesn't have the right bugs to break down starches if I'm very strict on paleo and not hitting the sweet potatoes and then suddenly eat something starchy. Just that first bit goes right through me, the effect doesn't last if I keep eating starches.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on July 09, 2013
at 03:40 AM

Thank you! I love sweet potatoes.

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on July 07, 2013
at 02:22 PM

Your question is missing some critical information.

  1. What kind of diet have you been eating?
  2. Which ingredients in the cookie have you been abstaining from? How thoroughly?
  3. For how long?

I experienced temporary GI reactions to oats after abstaining from them for a few months, and to dairy and unsprouted beans after abstaining for a couple of weeks. In all cases, eating small quantities for a few days caused the symptoms to go away. Obviously the big non-paleo ingredient in a cookie is wheat flour, and possibly dairy if you've been avoiding that (dairy sounds like the most likely cause for diarrhea).

If you want to regain your tolerance for a food, reintroduce it in very small quantities at first and do be prepared for some negative GI reactions. It's also worth taking advantage of the experiment! Monitor your overall energy level, mental clarity, sense of well-being, etc., in order to get a broader view of how the food affects you. If it causes symptoms that aren't transitory, then perhaps you are better off abstaining.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on July 07, 2013
at 04:58 PM

Cool! Well, mt diet has been pretty strict paleo diet... maybe straight for two weeks... ? The cookie had butter, oats and flour.. Thank you for the advice. sounds like an "elimination diet" type thing.

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F9cb5745815f70ca8214bb73b0a06bae

(154)

on July 08, 2013
at 05:10 PM

For me I really dislike eating out and avoid it whenever possible because I really hate asking the waiter/waitress what all the ingredients to everything is when I could just make my own food at home which is cheaper, better tasting, and I know its safe! Also the servers always look not very impressed with me lol

Sometimes when my friends want to go out I will come out and just have a cup of tea while they eat. I like the social experience but I don't like spending money on thinks I don't even really want just to fit in. But what you can do though if you really want to fit in is order a salad without the dressing so its basically just lettuce and some random vegetables with some sort of meat topping. For me I can handle a little cheese on the salads too but you should make sure dairy is ok for you before you try that.

Other options you can get are the full dinners where its just a plain old meat like steak or chicken breast and then you can substitute the rice for more vegetables or something. Be careful of the seasonings though...

The down side is the meat at restaurants is most likely not organic and highly likely grain-fed. Thats another thing that turns me off about restaurants.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on July 09, 2013
at 03:27 AM

Thank you. I actually really, really like eating out and trying different dishes. my weakness.

F9cb5745815f70ca8214bb73b0a06bae

(154)

on July 12, 2013
at 08:44 PM

Oh also I heard from someone else that you can tell the waiter that you have severe wheat/dairy allergies to make sure they dont give you anything with bad stuff in it

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34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on July 08, 2013
at 08:26 AM

Depends on you and your diet. My experiences with LC, VLC, or ZC is that at some point I reached a place where any simple carbs or starches would make me light-headed and ill. At one point I was so gluten intolerant that I got tested for celiac disease but the results were inconclusive. Today I am much more tolerant after what I think was a level of gut healing and a reduction of inflammation in addition to probiotics, digestive enzymes, and bone broth or collagen supplementation.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on July 09, 2013
at 03:14 AM

Thanks. Digestive enzymes? Did you take a pill for that... ?

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on July 11, 2013
at 12:31 PM

Bromelain works well for me.

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on July 11, 2013
at 12:32 PM

And yes it comes in poll form.

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