I believe I may be intolerant to fructose...sadly! :( About three years ago, I started getting upper-right abdominal pain regularly and it's taken me this long (and also a few doctors admitting they had no idea) to pin it down. It's thoroughly connected to eating fruit and, even more specifically, anything containing fructose.
It was a coincidence finding it out really. I always thought it had something possibly to do with sugar or perhaps a sugar/fat combination. My dad has type II diabetes, so I thought it would be prudent to cut out as much sugar from my diet as possible now and, lo and behold, the pain has gone. It's sad, as I love fruit! But, alas, that's what my body wants to do.
Does anyone have any ideas for low fructose breakfasts and snacks? I am a massive fan of porridge for breakfast and I used to have lots of honey or maple syrup. With my new ideas into what causes my pain, I've switched and my favourite is mashed banana (one of the few fruits I can tolerate in reasonable amounts) and cacao nibs. I also use cacao powder alone (or in combination with some coffee!) as a flavouring. Mashed banana, cinnamon and Skyr yoghurt is also very nice. Any other suggestions?
Also, has anyone else ever given themselves an intolerance? Is that a thing? It just seems odd that my body starts rejecting fructose at a time when my diet was horrendously sugar-laden (I'd have honey porridge, followed by a pastry and coffee, followed by a fistful of dried fruit all before 10am, then more fruit later in the day!). Coincidence, or does that sort of thing happen?