I have been a vegetarian for 6 years now, but for the last 4 years, I have not been able to eat certain things, like broccoli or cabbage. I know my aunt has stomach issues as well but she's not a vegetarian. Seriously, the first two years of being veggie, I could eat an entire bowl of broccoli without it sending me into the restroom -- and for lack of better words-cleaning me out. I haven't narrowed it quite down to what all does send me to the restroom, and I do take some enzymes to help it not be so bad, but is it me or does my tummy hate me? I should mention that I freaking LOVE broccoli, but I hate what it does to me. I can eat it in cheddar & broccoli soup, but if I eat too much.... It's not just broccoli, either. Sometimes it's bell peppers. I love eating all veggies, but sometimes it takes a toll on my tummy. Is it just me? Am I doing something wrong? I also thought it might have been anxiety related, such as IBS which also has no rhyme or reason, but then why do the plant enzymes work?
Desperately seeking help.
I have figured it out! The FODMAP diet is what is working for me! I will forever miss my broccoli, but at least I can still have a stem or two before it really affects me!! Thank you so much for all who have commented!!!