sugar-free, flour-free diet?
November 13, 2010 10:27 PM Subscribe
Do you have any experience with the sugar/flour-free diet esp. in relation to it aiding digestion problems?
posted by bearette to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
After having some pretty bad stomachaches and digestion problems (got an endoscopy and according to that my stomach was healthy but the doctor said my "digestive ability was not that good" and I should avoid overly sweet, oily, spicy, etc, foods) I decided to try and cut added sugar (not cutting out fruits, etc) and white flour from my diet.
I am wondering if anyone has done this/is doing this, and if it has improved your digestion? Anything I should be aware of? Is it wise to look at this as a long-term thing, or have you found it too restrictive? I know a lot of people do this to lose weight too, so experiences about that are also welcome (I certainly won't be disappointed if I wind up losing weight).
I decided to do this because I know I eat to much sugar. As for flour, I have a hunch that bread is hard for me to digest and causing the stomachaches. It's only been a few days on the diet, but I feel good so far.
I know that consulting with a physician about this question would be optimal, and I will consider that, but I live in China and it's difficult to get that kind of consultation here (doctors offices are run more like huge clinics).