Adeno/Endo Diet: One Year Assessment

It has been a year since I decided to eat clean as part of my efforts healing from Adenomyosis. I keep records of my food intakes but never really make assessments whether I follow Endo Diet properly.

Couple days ago I had a chat with my doctor regarding my current condition. My pain has been lessened (which is great!), but she seemed concerned about my diet. She keeps telling me “Please take care of your diet”. She said that because she knows how awful my diet these last few months. So I decided to check whether I was that bad 🙄

I tracked back my diet from Dec 2016 to Dec 2017. The assessment based on these criteria:

NO” Food: food that I shouldn’t eat, such as non-organic meats and eggs, dairy, soy products, sugary food, fried food, food that contains gluten (wheat, barley, bulgur, mir, rye, seitan), processed food, bad oils, spicy food, and coffee.

” ” Food: non-plants food that gives me no harms, such as organic eggs and salmons.

The last one year, I always thought that consuming whole-wheat products won’t give my body any bad effects because my doctor told me I can eat whole-wheat product in moderation. But finally, in my last period,  I noticed how bloated I was after I ate a whole-wheat bread. I decided to try to eliminate wheat from my diet completely.

In this assessment, I included wheat as part of my NO food. And to be honest, I feel disappointed with my assessment results😞 You will understand why after you see these pictures…

Dec 2016 As you can see, lots of NO-NOs there which relate to lots of pains 😓 What I’ve done? Why did I torture my self? 😭

I’m trying to do better this month…

Every day is a battle for me… but as I said, I might be crawling, but I will keep going!

Ellie ~ Adeno Warrior

 

January PD2 – It’s Snowing in Nanjing

It’s snowing in Nanjing! Yay! 😍

As a person who was born and raised in a tropical country, snowy day is something that I always cherish. I usually will go out and walk around my neighborhood and play with snow. In fact, that’s what I did this early January when we had our first snow in Nanjing. But today, I will stay at home because I’m on my period 😬

Today is our third snowy day of this month. It’s not too common in Nanjing to have more than one snowy day. Last year we only have one snowy day, and it was a thin snow. The year before that also the same. But this year we have more snow and it’s heavy. Schools are closed today, some government offices, even some restaurants are closed! Is global warming causes this cold weather? I do think so 😣

Enough about snow, let’s talk about period 😜

Today is day 3 of my cycle, normally I will be in pain (at least level 3/10) 😅 But guess what? I feel almost no pain today! Yay! This morning I only feel slight rectum discomfort (0.5/10), slight lower back discomfort (0.5/10) and slight lower abdomen discomfort (0.5/10) after I went number 2. I took 1 each of diclofenac+pantoprazole this morning because I was afraid of the pain after I went number 2 (which I usually have!). It’s amazing how little pain I have today😱

Day 1 was the worst pain I have so far for this cycle, and it was level 3-4/10 and last for about 8 hours. On my last cycle, the worst pain was on day 2 with the highest pain level of 4-5/10, I don’t remember how long it was last.

I think the significant pain relief is because of Serrapeptase enzyme that my doctor prescribed me to take since Nov 22, 2017, and also I do better on my Endo diet since early January 2018.

Before I took the Serrapeptase enzyme, my worst pain was on day 2 (Nov 7,2017) with the highest pain level of 7/10 for lower back pain and 4/10 for lower abdomen pain. After two months of Serrapeptase and proper Endo Diet, it’s down to level 3-4/10. And also my cycle has been lengthened from 23 days to 28 days this month! 😱😍

It’s amazing! Now I’m a believer!

I’ll talk more about my pain tracker these last few months and Serrapeptase enzyme in a different post. TTYL!😘

(Kinda) Endo Diet Recipe: Corn Fusili with Pesto Sauce and Stir Fried Zucchini & Cauliflower

Why does the post title include a “kinda” word? That’s because I used a bottled pesto sauce instead of freshly made and it contained cheese. And also, I use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos😬 Btw, I’m still on the same theme as yesterday, cooking for a lazy person! 😂

So today I made: Corn Fusilli with Pesto Sauce and Stir Fried Zucchini & Cauliflower. It’s easy and of course, it’s delicious!

The ingredients:

  • About 150gr of Corn Fusilli (I use it because that’s the only gluten-free pasta I have)
  • 1/3 bottle of Pesto sauce
  • Few florets of Cauliflower
  • 1/4 part of medium zucchini, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 or 1 tbsp of Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blends
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic (use 1 if you don’t want it to be too garlicky), minced
  • 1 tbsp of low sodium light soy sauce
  • A pinch of salt to taste

How to cook:

  1. Boil water in a small pot for the fusilli, add a pinch of salt and a little bit of oil. When it’s boiling, add the fusilli and cook for 8 minutes or according to the direction in the packaging.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in the pan over medium heat. After it’s hot, add the minced garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the zucchini, stir for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower, stir it all together with the zucchini for 3 minutes or until it started to look soft.
  5. Add the Mrs. Dash chicken grilling blend, salt, and soy sauce. Stir evenly until all of the veggies cooked.
  6. When the fusilli is ready, strain, and then put the fusilli back into the pot. Add the pesto sauce, stir evenly. And put it on a plate.
  7. Top with the stir fried zucchini & cauliflower. Serve hot.

Give this recipe a try, and I hope you like it!😘

BTPP Day 6


Day 6

Oopsiee… my dinner was too spicy 🌶 I couldn’t hold my almost perfect score for a quite long time, could I? 😬

Oh, my doctor told me that I shouldn’t be fasting too long (7 days as per today), so, I will stop tomorrow. I will only do it twice a week just like before. I lost 1kg in a week, that’s not what I wanted…

Here are some pictures from yesterday: