A couple days ago for lunch I ate some ham and some mashed potatoes with gravy. Later in the day I had D. Which one do you think is more likely to have caused the problem -- the ham or the gravy or the potatoes?
It was probably the overall fat content; and sometimes just the act of eating. Gravy and ham are both high fat. Did you make the potatoes with milk, cream, and/or butter?Unless/until you find something to control the D on a regular, ongoing basis, you will probably do better to limit your intakes. (Try nf sour cream or yogurt or soya yogurt on your potatoes. There are a number of quite good soya meat and cheese substitutes.) Unfortunately, what I found was that as I would eliminate one food, another would become the "new" trigger.Mark
All three can be high in fat depending on how prepared.Usually if you want something high in fat you would want to have just a small amount of it with the rest of the meal being low fat.Having several high fat items in a meal can be a problem even if you could tolerate just one of them in a meal.K.
Everyone's different. In my case it would definitively be the potatoes. I can eat proteins/high fat with no big change to my BM (usual soft to 'D' movements 1-2 X a day). But add a complex carb to my meal, the potatoes in your case whether they have gravy on them or not, and it'll have me running to the bathroom 4 or 5 times.The only safe complex carb dish I can tolerate well without increased BM changes is white rice. I can't tolerate brown rice though. I love salad but I know if I eat one I have to be ready to pay the concequences
That's pretty much how I take it in regards to what I eat on a daily basis. I'm tired after 3 and a half years of trying to find trigger foods. If I really want to eat something I know will affect me negatively I just do it and know to be close to the BR for that day just in case. If I want to be safe that day I eat a steak, chicken, pork, fish or whatever protein with just white rice as my side dish.
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