I've been diagnosed with gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying), have an inflamed small intestines, and also suspect I have SIBO. Problem is, I'm so confused as to what dietary guidelines to follow. GAPs and SCD allow some foods that FODMAPs doesn't, but the general consensus for trying to kill off SIBO is a very low carb diet. I've lost a good deal of weight due to digestive issues (loss of appetite, bloating, constipation, stomach pains), from 145-122lbs at 5'10 and 23yrs old (dude), so I am trying to gain some weight. How in the world do I eat enough on a VLC diet? I have breakfast down, but lunch and dinner I'm lost. I have the whole meat + veggies, but the amount of fat I'd need to supplement with to hit a calorie surplus is absurd and I can't eat a whole bunch of fat due to gastroparesis (fat slows gastric emptying, further worseing my gastroparesis).
Has anyone dealt with a problem such as mine and how are you managing it or have you solved it? I want to include avocados with my lunch to help bump up cals, but then FODMAPs doesn't allow this. I love bananas, but feel that they make my symptoms worse, yet they are allowed on all three. I feel like I'm between a rock and a hard place trying to figure out what to eat/not eat while helping to lower the inflammation in my small intestines AND gain weight. Help?
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on September 04, 2012
at 12:24 AM
I personally wouldn't worry than much about Fodmaps, unless the problem doesn't go away within a few months. Just do Paleo with the SCD/GAPS twist: home-made goat kefir (which is more potent than their suggested yogurt). Everything else should be Paleo: fermented foods, coconut oil, bone broth, offal, shellfish etc.
on September 20, 2012
at 02:12 AM
I'm in the same challenging situation and it is quite frustrating! Been exploring paleo and SIBO but without the ability to consume much fat haven't had much luck. I take domepridone and recently xifaxan. Bone broth is a staple in my diet but so are some grains and carbs. Still willing to experiment though and not giving up. I have a website you might find helpful at www.journeywithgp.com. Also, because of others who have shared similar frustrations I'm starting a private support group via FB soon. Contact me through the blog if interested, would love to connect!
on November 19, 2012
at 05:02 AM
Joe, I'm having the same problem... I've been fighting sibo for awhile and I just don't know wtf to do . I was at 148 now dropped to 124lbs...I would love to hear from you somehow and share my battles with you. By the way, My name is Johnny lee and I'm 28 yrs. old. Lets find a way to talk and beat through this.
If anyone else is suffering... I would encourage the same. Find a way to communicate more directly. .. God bless and hope to hear from someone soon