A couple posts back I shared my issues with how I've been feeling lately. Ever since going gluten free and then vegan almost 3 years ago I have felt amazing... until now. Something has changed with my diet that is causing me issues and I'm not feeling as great as I know I can. So I've made it a goal to take a few days and go back to eating simple plant foods that I know make me feel great. It's my own way of trying to experiment with what makes me feel good and what causes digestion issues.
I woke up and had a liter of lemon water. I start my morning off like this everyday. It hydrates me and wakes up my body. After that I had a green smoothie consisting of bananas, spinach, and coconut water.
For a snack I had another banana smoothie. This time I just used bananas and soy milk.
Lunch consisted of oatmeal topped with cinnamon, peanut butter, blueberries, and hemp seeds. I honestly planned on having some more fruit for lunch but my body was telling me to go with oatmeal instead. So I did!
I had two coconut date rolls for a simple afternoon snack.
I wasn't sure what route to take for dinner. I finally decided on a simple meal that I've been having for the longest time. I had rice, a bit of salsa, black beans, and nutritional yeast. The salsa I use is mild and made with simple ingredients which gives everything a bit of flavor but is also easy for me to digest and leaves me feeling good.
That's all that I had for the day! Overall I felt good. I didn't feel any better or worse than I've been feeling. I'm going to count that as a good thing. I think that doing this experiment will allow me to really try to get in tune with my body and find out what foods work for me and which ones I need to try to avoid.
Do you have experience with digestion issues and past IBS struggles that have happened to come up again? If so, please let me know! I'd love to hear what has worked for you and what all you've tried!