Today I would like to share some information with you with regarding food alternatives and what you can do if you are struggling with a particular food intolerance.
Now, my clients ask me all the time, “What can I eat if I’m not eating bread?” And there’s so many different options out there, and breakfast seems to be the trickiest one, so we’ll focus on breakfast for the time being.
So if you can’t eat bread for the moment, whether it’s a short-term or a long-term solution to your IBS symptoms, there are so many different foods to choose from. So I’m just going to list a few to give you some inspiration.
Now, I’m a big fan of eggs. Eggs are a perfect protein source. They’re rich in vitamin D and omegas, and they’re a great start to the day. So breakfast number one would be an omelet. Now, I like omelets with avocado, tomatoes, spinach, all sorts of greens in there, some fresh herbs as well, and then garnished with some crushed black pepper. It’s a really tasty and healthy start to the day.
If you’re not a fan of eggs, then perhaps you could try some porridge. Porridge is, again, a nice slow release carbohydrate, so it will keep you feeling fuller for longer. You can make it a bit more interesting by adding fruit and nuts and maybe even some maple syrup to it.
You don’t have to have dairy with your porridge as well. You can easily do a dairy-free porridge by using either a milk alternative or actually cooking the oats in water. It’s up to you what kind of flavor that you like, but dairy-free porridge would be a good alternative as well.
You could always try a plain yogurt and add your own fruit and nuts for flavoring. This is a really healthy breakfast and will give you an energy boost to start the day. There are banana pancakes you could make, again, which are gluten and dairy-free. Really simple, really easy to make, and they go amazingly well with blueberries.
Now, this is one of my all-time favorites. It’s smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with spinach. It’s a really good, hearty breakfast full of iron, protein, calcium, omegas. It will keep you going for ages, and it’s really tasty and a great start to the day.
You could even, on a rare treat, go for bacon and eggs with a grilled tomato. Again, it’s protein-rich breakfast, but it will keep you going for longer, and it doesn’t contain any gluten, and it doesn’t contain any dairy. So it won’t affect your IBS symptoms as badly.
If you prefer cereal, it’s easy. Just go for a gluten-free cereal, a dairy-free milk. Add some fruit, or add some nuts, just something to give it a bit more flavor, and you’re good to go. But bread is definitely going to slow you down, clog your system up, make you feel tired and lethargic, and it’s not going to do your IBS symptoms any good.
To find out how you could you be IBS-free, book my free phone consultation by clicking the link below, and during this phone consultation, we will go through all of your symptoms together, all of your health concerns, your health targets, and we will look at your current diet and see if there’s ways that we can improve upon this immediately so that you can start to feel better straight away.
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