IBS: Trigger Foods vs. Bad Eating

Sometimes it can be easy to make mistakes when you have dietary restrictions. Whether you give in to temptation or you listen to someone who tells you it’s all in your head, staying true to your diet can be hard. It’s a challenge and one that we all seem to fail at some point or…

Sesame Snacks, 99cent Ranch

I was really bad and hadn’t eaten for a couple of days. Literally, I hadn’t eaten anything at all and had scheduled when I could drink water. And water was all that I was drinking. I hadn’t even been drinking a bottle a day, for those days. I was trying to cut water weight for…

How Do You Deal With All That? (IBS)

  This is a question I get a lot. When people hear about my diet restrictions or my flares, this is usually the response I get. More often than not, I shrug my shoulders and say “I just do. I don’t have a choice.” and that’s the end of it. There aren’t a lot of…

How Do I Support Someone With IBS?

I love talking to people about IBS. I think that helping people understand what I go through is an important way to make other people with IBS feel like they aren’t alone. In some cases, it can make them feel better about their own journey or struggle. But, recently, I was asked about how someone…

Going Lacto-Vegetarian

If anyone has been keeping up with my posts, or even looked back at previous ones, they know I used to be highly carnivorous. A few months ago, I decided to go vegetarian. I was having problems digesting meat and had already been feeling kinda guilty when I saw farm animals. When I drive to…

Do I or Don’t I? (Graphic Content)

Part of my IBS flare is that I vomit for about a day. It isn’t the occasional here and there urge. It is very similar to food poisoning and needing to expel whatever is in my stomach. It gets tiring, in and of itself. Sure, I’m used to it by now. But, that doesn’t change…

Passing Time During a Flare

During a flare, there is only so much you can do to feel better. After that, or in between methods, it can be a waiting game. Here are a few things to try: Puzzles help. They require focus and usually help you think of something other than pain or stress. I have a couple that…

Nobody Understands… (The Hard Conversation)

Being diagnosed can be a hard path. Doctors can misdiagnose IBS very easily, since there is no test for it directly. Everything kind of just ticks off the list and MAYBE what’s left is IBS. That path can be riddled with intrusive test like scopes, blood profiles (In some cases, blood must be drawn several…

What’s in my Bag? (Tech and IBS Bags)

I have done other posts about what I carry, but my bag is always evolving. These days, I carry two. One is my Tech bag, which has everything I need for work and my blog. The other is my IBS bag. This is the bag that carries everything I’ll need if I have a flare…

India Palace

I love Indian food! Not only is it delicious, but there are so many great Vegetarian options! Any chance I get, I love to try new Indian restaurants. So, imagine my delight when I was invited out to India Palace! I have to admit that I’m a bit of a snob, when it comes to…

Korean Soup

It’s always nice to have an easy meal that you enjoy. It makes things a lot easier, during a flare. Of course, it comes in handy on lazy days; too! I had shared a soup that I make with Korean Yukaejang bars, before. However, this is a little different. These are the Yukaejang bars, they…

BBQ Party! What Should I Do??

Being social can be a challenge, with IBS. But, you should get out once in a while. And with all of the BBQs this summer, you don’t want to miss out! So, how do you manage? Here are a few tips: Eat, first. You don’t know what you’ll be able to eat. If you know…