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I'm now a fodmapper. I have completed the elimination phase, and now I'm up to the challenges and reintroduction schedule.

So far, I have reintroduced fructose, polyols 1 (sorbitol), fructose, and fructans with varying levels of success.

It appears that I cannot tolerate lactose or caffeine. So I have put that challenge on hold for the moment.

Currently working on foods that contain both fructans and galactans (oligosaccharides).

This is not a weight loss diet, but to see if I can get my life back diet.

I will be adding back the foods that were eliminated to see which foods are the ones that cause me issues.

I have put my weight loss goals on hold. However, I will continue to be mindful of what I'm eating and keep an eye on portion sizes.

Without trying, I have lost 2kg in 6 weeks. Probably because I am measuring all the ingredients.

Member Since: 1/8/2011

My Goals:
Being the best me, one healthy choice at at time.

My Program:
Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols) up until 27 March 2017. See http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastr
o/fodmap/low-high.html and being mindful particularly of portion sizes.

Being resilient.

Cycle to work/uni every day. Attempting to improve on my time of 35 minutes.

Spark People 'Exercise of the Day' and videos.

BeFit in 90 workout system 5/week or strength exercises (lower body, core, upper body).

Don't see my 'fitness' minutes as exercise alone, but activities in which I wish to participate and have fun.

Personal Information:
Insatiable curiosity and delight in learning new things, such that I am a committed dilettante.

"Make the most of yourself. Be daring. Above all, have fun". -- Elsa Schiaparelli

Other Information:
So, consciously exercising everyday, alternating cardio and strength, with N.E.A.T. everyday.

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    Welcome to Progress Not Perfection. Glad you have joined our team.
    3295 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.
    Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow.
    If I put inferior foods in my body today, I'm going to be inferior tomorrow, it's that simple."
    -Jack La Lanne
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    Welcome to Progress, Not Perfection! See you on the team!
    3295 days ago
    Thanks for your welcome MSHOPPER63. I am not a brand-new member, but I am starting over. And you are absolutely right about SP being the right place for support and motivation. Participating here is what does it :)
    3697 days ago
  • v MSHOPPER63
    emoticon to Sparkpeople. You have to come to the right place for support and motivation. Take full advantage of the weight loss tools SP has available. They will really help you along the way.

    Remember even the smallest changes will get you one step closer to a healthier/thinner you.

    Your worth the effort, emoticon , Make every minute count
    3705 days ago
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