does anyone have any ideas for me ?

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Posted: 30 Sep 2007, 02:33
hi , i just found out i can not really digest salad properly . it hurts my tummy so much i cant take it . I was wondering if anyone knew or has experienced this while trying to diet . I thought mayve spinich because it is softer in texture . But, i am not sure ... lemme know !! thank you !! take care and best of luck !!
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Posted: 30 Sep 2007, 15:12
If salad is the problem, try some of the other south beach veggies on the allowable list. I ate tons of broccoli and cauliflower. I'd steam it for a few minutes and use some of the molly mcbutter/cheese on it for flavor. yummy! I'd get burned out from salad fast and needed to switch to other veggies. so, check the list and just give something else a try. I don't know about using spinach. I never had a problem with it myself. good luck!!Surprised

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Posted: 30 Sep 2007, 19:42
To help get your veggies you can do a v8 as well and I know it fills me up.
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Posted: 01 Oct 2007, 04:34
I have a hard time with "fresh" produce -- gives me tummy aches, gas, constipation, looseness, you name it. Over the years I've learned that if I cook my veggies in a little water, broth or tomato sauce for anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes, whether it is steamed, boiled, stewed it helps my body digest the veggies a lot easier. I don't like overcooked veggies, so they are somtimes "al dente" but even that is enough to make things easier on my tummy. I cannot eat fresh green peppers, cabbage, eggplant brocolli, etc etc. Anyway, try cooking your foods even stir fried in VOO and see if it helps in the tummy department. Best of luck and take care!
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Posted: 01 Oct 2007, 18:58
Along with cooking your vegetables to make them more digestible, you might consider taking probiotics. They are the good bacteria that helps you digest and break down your food. You can get them at the healthfood store, but they are also found in unpasturised apple cider vinegar. Either dilute a teaspoon in a cup of water and drink it, or put it directly on your cooked veggies with some olive oil. Eventually, some people are able to eat raw veggies again after they replenish their system with probiotics.

You can also culture vegetables to make them more digestible. Look up the "perfect pickler" for a jar and recipes to make your own.

Try a wilted cabbage salad. Boil some water, shred the cabbage. Remove the water from heat and submerse the cabbage in the hot water for 2 minutes. Drain, place in a bowl and chill for 2 hours in the fridge. Dress with your favorite dressing. You can also do this with shredded carrots along with the cabbage. It makes them more digestible.

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Posted: 04 Oct 2007, 22:31
Try different vegetables, I think we all react in a similar way to certain ones or combinations.

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Posted: 20 Jan 2008, 09:35
If it's iceburg lettuce thats giving you the problem, try romaine. the same thing happened to my husband and he has no problem with the romaine

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Posted: 20 Jan 2008, 10:31
You'll have to get creative if you can’t eat salad. You may try replacing the salad with cooked veggies which are gentler on your stomach. Be sure to eat some fruit too so you get your vitamins and minerals.

We eat Spring Salad Mix as Iceburg hurts my DH's tummy too. Not to mention it taste oh so much better! We like fresh spinach too.

Good luck and hope to hear from you soon!

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