Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AIP Reintro FAIL


Yesterday, I reintroduced coffee. Plain, black, hot, decaf coffee with nothing added. It's what I used to drink every morning pre-AIP, and seemed fairly innocuous. So after a successful reintroduction of cocoa last week and seed spices last Thursday, I tried coffee yesterday.

I took a few sips. It didn't taste as good as I remembered. After a few more sips, I kind of got a stomach ache, so I stopped. I felt kind of queasy and had heartburn later in the evening but then it went away. I wasn't totally sure this was from the coffee, so this afternoon I made another cup with a different kind of beans. After about 2 ounces my stomach felt weird again, so I quit. A couple hours later I had a bit of digestive issues. So, for now I am going to assume my body does not, in fact, like coffee and take it off the menu. I am going to wait until I feel totally better before trying to add anything else new.


13 comments:

Deb Willbefree said...

Bummer. I would have thought coffee would have been okay since you drank it regularly before, seemingly without problems. Go figure.

My morning coffee has been bothering me lately, too. Stomach issues. I've been steadfastly ignoring it, being sure it was just a fluke. Maybe not...

Sighhhhh.

Lyn said...

Deb~

yeah I am surprised too. I guess that's why we need an elimination diet. I think our bodies kind of get used to all the stuff we regularly eat and we don't notice any overt symptoms, but they are there underneath causing health issues. Then when we cut those foods out for awhile and the body heals, it will react badly if we try to add that food back in. At least that's my understanding of it. I need to do some more reading on it though.

MargieAnne said...

Oh my goodness! I got stomach ache from my coffee today. One thing I really do not want to give up forever. I will try a three day coffee fast but that may not be long enough. It's obviously causing inflammation. Botheration!
The pain was similar to that caused by wheat but not as strong and I've been trying to ignore it too.

That makes a possible three of us. There is no completely satisfying replacement but if I can give up wheat I can give up coffee. Right?

Funny how our challenges are often parallel.

Anonymous said...

Black coffee triggers acid production in the stomach (and it's on the acidic side itself). Decaf coffee is worse for this than regular. You might find that if you combined the coffee with a fat (milk, cream, coconut milk, whatever) it won't cause you any digestive distress.

Anonymous said...

Are you bummed about the coffee thing? I know I would be!

~Diana

Lyn said...

MargieAnne~

There really is nothing quite like coffee. I was drinking decaf English Breakfast tea on AIP (with coconut milk and honey) most mornings and that's okay. I am drinking plain herbal tea this morning. I like Choffy (roasted brewed cocoa beans) and I hear some people drink a mug of hot bone broth in the morning. Harder to get used to but it's not so bad.

Diana~

well I thought I would be more bummed about it because adding coffee back seemed like such a happy, exciting thing to do. But I am pretty okay with it since I can have tea. Sometimes people can wait a longer time and try again to reintroduce something that bothers them so who knows, maybe in a few months I will try again.

Lori said...

I never really developed a taste for coffee. It sometimes makes me sad that I can't join in with the rest of the world in enjoying a hot cup in the morning. I'll now try to reframe it as a good thing. Something I won't have to eliminate later.

I'm sorry that the reintroduction didn't work for you. Maybe it will in a few months, or with some fat as someone suggested.
Lori

LHA said...

As a non-coffee drinker I have never understood the slavish devotion to that morning cup (or 4). In fact, I just absolutely do not understand what the big deal is and why a very expensive place like Starbucks is so wildly popular. I actually think it is kind of an addiction, as I have very, very often in life been told by people "Don't bother to talk to me until I have had my coffee". People I am traveling with have held me up because they could not do anything at all until that cup of coffee was in their hand being sipped. I'm not being critical...just giving the point of view of someone who can't stand the stuff and what I have observed in others.

That said, I am sorry for you if this was something you really like and now you find it causes you problems. Maybe in the long run it will be a healthier choice for you to leave it off. For your sake, I hope you find a way to drink it or a suitable substitute. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy good hot coffee, but the caffeine and the acidity just do not agree with me. I myself have never heard of Choffy, but I recently discovered Teeccino and I really love it (especially the Hazelnut). Highly coffee-esque but not nearly so acidic. Perhaps it's similar....? http://teeccino.com/

Anonymous said...

When I quit coffee for health reasons, and then could drink it again, the acidity did bother me but I wouldn't consider it a sensitivity

KaylaT said...

That's awful about the coffee thing (me being an avid coffee drinker myself lol), but I think it's really good that you were able to figure this out! I heard good things about Choffee- some people say it is a perfect replacement of coffee. How do you find it?


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Lyn said...

Kayla~

I found it at a home and garden show first, then bought it online from their website. Now I can also get it at a natural foods store (there are other brands; look for ground, brewable cocoa beans with nothing else added).

Anonymous said...

sorry but i had to post base on a comment from another thread...

someone made a comment that only those who have truly tackled their weightloss issues can be successful at keeping their weight to a minimum.... why does it sound like they are saying that you are still out of control with your eating if you can’t keep the weight off?


i can tell you right now....there are some of us who stick to a 1000 calorie diets and do moderate exercise and because our metabolisms are crap the weight still creeps up.....

losing weight is not as simple for some people and i guarantee you we are not gobbling puff balls every day.