I like salad, it hates me
March 11, 2013 2:53 PM Subscribe
I've regularly eaten salad as part of a healthy diet, including a period my freshman year of college eating it twice a day. I had no issues. But now, no more.
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Within recent years, salad has become a no go because it goes right through me. That's a shame because I honestly enjoy salad. The issues with salad have been within the last three years (over which I've also lost approximately 50 lbs) and don't seem to be tied into any particular location -- so not a case of poorly washed vegetables, etc.
Things I've considered:
- I am on Glumetza (an extended release Metformin) for PCOS and I switched to the ER after first having this issue. It went away for some time and was not an issue, generally, if I didn't take the pills with the salad. But now it's back. This is a side effect of Metformin, but my dose has been constant for about 4 years so that shouldn't be it. I do have a note, however, to discuss dosage with my doctor to see if weight loss has changed any.
- food allergies. Salad ingredients: spinach, egg whites, avocado, a splash of lemon dill dressing (olive oil, lemon juice, dill), cucumbers, green peppers, green olives, artichoke hearts and grilled chicken. I eat all of these in different meals and have no issue so I don't think it's an allergy/sensitivity/intolerance. I am lactose intolerant but there's no dairy near my usual salad bar.
Early 30s, female, mildly over weight, no health issues aside from PCOS. Any tips/suggestions/things I may have overlooked?
anon because, well, I don't need my digestive system linked with my name.