It has been two months now since I stopped eating sugar and gluten. I even reduced the intake of oil. In the beginning it was so difficult. I was going crazy with all the smells of food that were around me. I was having cravings so bad I could kill. I was on the verge of clawing up the wall. I wanted to eat everything that I saw and smelt. It was THAT bad.
Today, I have become accustomed to this diet.
I cook, make drinks and bake without sugar.
I don't eat gluten. There are times where I accidentally ingested gluten (as I had forgotten), I end up in severe pain.
The gut has somewhat settled down. And the severe excruciating pain which I had everyday in my shoulder, neck and arms is gone!
But if I eat the 'trigger food', all hell will break loose again.
My trigger list is butter, oil, sugar, gluten, and sometimes beans.
If the IBS returns, then porridge and chicken noodle soup will be the food for the gut until it overcomes the attack.