Let me bitch for a second about IBS.
For those of you who don't know, there are two different kinds of IBS. IBS-Diarrhea and IBS-Constipation. I have the latter. Food gets stuck in my gut easily, which is what makes me gassy for days upon weeks at a time. So to combat it, I maintain a high fiber vegan no sugar diet that keeps me in the clear.
I mean, if you were farting all the time, wouldn't you do it too?
So I thought that I had it under control. Lately, I'm not so sure. When I consume too much fiber, I have IBS-Diarrhea. I go to the bathroom like every fifteen minutes. For days, my stomach burns and I can only digest pretzels and potatoes. No tea, even. Which sucks, because I need a little caffeine in the morning.
This is what happened this past weekend. I made a vegan no refined sugar cake for my thirtieth birthday. It proceeded to barrage it's way through my intestines like a garbage truck. Now I'm bouncing back and forth from painful burning to swollen indigestion. I can't tell when I'm hungry. I can't tell when I'm full. I got no energy. I haven't showered or left the house in days. Seriously.
So. Once my stomach gets back on track, I'm going to design a new diet. It will be vegan. It will be high fiber. But it will also be balanced. Dammit.