(Closed) When dieting, does eating heavier food make you feel ill?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

yes! I’ve been eating healthier. I used to be a fast food queen.. I could never get enough grease. I started seeing the pounds pack on, so I decided I needed to get healthier. In the last month or so I have cut my intake to 1400 calories, and have lost almost 10 pounds. ( I use myfitnesspal.com to track my intake and exercise) I still allow myself little treats, but the other night, Fiance and I went to trivia and completely splurged. I figured it would be okay just this once.. we had chicken wings, onion rings, mozza sticks and pizza bites. Within an hour I was violently sick., and I knew it wasn’t food poisoning because Fiance was fine… I will never do that again haha.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@imalittlebirdie:  Are you sensitive to gluten? I know when I restrict gluten in my diet (which you are essentially doing by cutting out most bread), then reintroduce it, I feel ill. Also, if your diet is essentially “low carb” in nature (even unintentionally), you may be reacting to the high blood sugar.

Also, spaghetti doesn’t seem like a high fat/oil food to me, so I don’t really see how it would be your body responding to oils/fat…?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yup! I have been on a super strict diet & exercise regimine since the end of December and if I have a “cheat” day (normally on the weekends) I feel SO sick afterwards. I think it’s that my body is not used to the oils, fat, carbs, whatever and when I do indulge it throws my system out of whack.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

When I started eating healthier, I noticed that eating fried foods made me really sick.  It took a few months for my system to get used to healthy foods. 

Like les105 said though, these aren’t foods that are high in fat or oil.  It could be that the big influx of wheat is causing your system to over-compensate.  In My Humble Opinion, cutting carbs out never really works in the long run.  Unless you plan on being carb-free forever, I think you should just practice moderation.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yup! I grew up with a mainly organic vegetarian diet and fried or heavy foods still make me feel sick. Honestly it’s a good thing even if it doesn’t always feel that way:P because it means that you have changed your diet and makes it harder to go back and indulge in the bad foods! It does suck when you want to indulge in some comfort foods tho.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@imalittlebirdie:  What kind of oils do you use, if you don’t mind me asking? ETA: I see you said it was at work, so I’m guessing processed oils (peanut, soy, canola) were used. I’m just trying to see what the trend is in your stomach upset. Most restaurants use these kind of oils, so perhaps that’s what you’re sensitive to?? Just trying to play sleuth lol

 

@abbie017:  Most diets are inherently low in carbohydrates, or at least lower your carbohydrates from your original intake. She said she had cut white bread, which tends to lower people’s overall carb intake, that was the only reason I brought it up as a possibility. All diets (not just LC) will fail in the long run if you don’t continue the trend, but that’s another story for another day ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@les105:  Fruits and veggies are actually higher in carbs than most people think.  There is clearly a difference between the nutritional outcome of eating more fruits/veggies than eating a loaf of white bread.  I know all diets will fail if you don’t keep them up, which is why most people advocate for lifestyle changes over diets, and relearning proper eating habits.  But Atkins, and other fad-diets, are notoriously bad for this because people lose a ton of weight by cutting out the carbs, and they gain a lot back when they re-introduce carbs to their diets.  I have yet to meet one person who has used Atkins and successfully kept the weight off over time.  (FWIW, I was agreeing with you…)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@abbie017:  I actually lost 20+ lbs doing Atkins and have kept it off a year and a half later ๐Ÿ™‚

I do know how many carbohydrates are in vegetables (I don’t eat a lot of fruit because most of it is bred to have a lot more sugar than it has in its natural form), and our body reacts differently to those particular carbohydrates than the carbohydrates in white bread for a variety of reasons (which Atkins actually addresses, if you’re familiar with it).

I’m not necessarily a proponent of “Atkins”, per say, but I definitely don’t think of low or moderate carbohydrate eating to be a “fad”, as humans ate low carb for thousands of years before bread was introduced the way we use it today, and they did not have the weight issues we have today.

I guess my point was that cutting bread will, in almost all cases, drastically cut your carbohydrate intake. It’s very hard to match carbohydrate consumption eating fruits/veggies alone.

Anyway, as you can see, I have a lot of opinions on diet lol

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’ve been doing WW, and haven’t done much heavy food, including much less pasta/bread – I still eat them but most days would just rather use up my points elsewhere. When we had our food tasting (a lot of pasta and rich sauces), I definitely felt it. I got stuffed way earlier than I would have 4 weeks before, just because the food was so rich. I didn’t really feel sick, though.

Can you grab a soda from a vending machine and just sip to settle your stomach?

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@les105:  Interesting.  I actually never read about Atkins myself, but a lot of family members were on it a few years ago.  They all lost weight pretty quickly, but in a year, they all gained it back, thus my thought on it (but brava for you on keeping it off!).  Personally, when I lost a good bit of weight, it was just by cutting back on crap and eating healthy.  I didn’t count carbs, or anything other than calories for that matter.  We’re all aiming for the same thing – to be healthy – so I’m glad you got there! ๐Ÿ™‚

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