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Happiness in the Tummy

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It's been a few weeks since I gave up the PPIs and I am happy to report some great success. I felt like at one point I was going to have to go back on them. Changing my diet in small simple ways really did make a huge difference.

I reduced a lot of butter. For example I now cook the potatoes in my instant pot, use Yukon golds instead of baby reds and chicken broth for the base. This softens them up and since I'm using yukons they are creamier I only need a sliver of butter.

For breakfast I love my egg but hard boiled is just not my thing. The pan fried was too much on my gut so I used Jamie Oliver's technique (from YouTube) for poaching.   I have to keep practicing on the poaching. Ha!

This is how they turned out:

GERD - I feel like I'm underwater looking up

I read once if you change everything at the same time then you are setting yourself up for failure. Diet books I've read and the few nutritionists I've seen all generally agree on this topic. So then why do I feel like I'm all consumed and drowning in information?

I have to break this down so I'm not drowning all the time.

I decided start simple and track what I eat.  Its hard for me to use the phone apps because of all the little nuances so I'm going to keep a simple paper journal. The format will be:

I ate:     at this time and date:
I was doing and felt:
for example:

Today I ate 2 fried eggs in a tblspn of olive oil and a slice of swiss cheese. I had 2 packs of ritz cream cheese crackers and 12 oz of coffee with 2 raw sugars and 2 tblspns of half and half.
I took my time consuming it because I ate it while driving to work (1.5 hour drive through the back roads of the PNW with little to no traffic). I have heartburn.

I know why too, it's either the fried eg…

The right meal

Tonight's meal needs to satisfy the hunger of 4 adults. Of these 4 adults one is a diabetic, one works as a ship fitter and should probably eat a lot more calories then he does, one of us is a long boarder and only likes meat. Than there is me. I have a gluten insensitivity (boy do I try to pretend I don't), GERD and have been told by the doctor; "you are on the verge of being a diabetic" and "you now should eat an anti-inflammatory diet".

I've done a great job of ignoring all of this advice and running away for the last few months. My body really hurts, my family is starving and moody. It's up to me to figure this out. Well I'm taking it on since I understand how food works.

GERD is the thorn in my side.

The rules for GERD; Highlights taken from WebMd

avoid trigger foods bake or broil instead of frysmaller portionsserve water with mealseat slow and walk after bigger mealseat 4 hours before bedThe rules for anti-inflammatory; Dr Weil's actual…