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KELSIEL10
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1/9/13 10:26 A

Yes, I thought it was also a lot to be allergic too! Yes, my doctor did give me a list of foods I can eat and even a 4 day diet that alternates the good foods and then I just keep repeating every 4 days. I tested positive for an allergy called Candida, so I can't have anything like alcohol, mushrooms, olives or vinegars. Apparently I'm allergic to molds anything that has hidden bacteria and anything fermented. I have heard that balsamic vinegar isn't fermented like white vinegar. Do you know anything about this? I LOVE balsamic and I have always drizzled it on almost everything!
I will check into those spark groups.
Thanks for the information and replying back to me!!




KELSIEL10
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1/9/13 10:19 A

I am allergic to Rye also, so lloks like I am cutting our 'bread' all together. Thanks for the information on the Vitamin C. and eating lots of greens!
Thank you for the information and responding back!



SUNSHINE6442
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1/9/13 8:09 A

Your body may not tolerate the proteins in gluten.
Wheat bread and wheat products contain a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory..change to Pure rye bread which contains only rye flour, without any wheat. And besides... If you eliminate wheat from your diet, you're no longer hungry, cut out the appetite stimulant, and consequently you lose weight very quickly Toast it up!

Excess sugar, refined carbohydrates, saturated fats and trans fats are causes of inflammation but just eating too many calories can create inflammation...Foods that cause inflammation are usually high in salt content and foods with MSG cause inflammation

Take Vitamin C to heal already damaged tissues...reduce inflammation with Green Peppers, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes, Celery, Zucchini

When we eat proteins in our diet, the stomach secretes digestive acids that begin the process of breaking down the chemical structure....how about barley, plant based proteins, or experiment with grains such as quinoa and kasha which are extremely high in protein and go for thin slices of boneless skinless chicken, pork tenderloin, or lean beef like sirloin or top round.

Eat lots of brocolli and green beans....asparagus... Califlower High in Vitamin C and fiber. Califlower contains no fat. It acts as a nutrelizer to toxic substances



ARCHIMEDESII
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1/8/13 11:02 A

KELSIEL10,

Goodness, that's a lot of foods to be allergic too. Did your doctor give you a list of foods you could eat ? On the plus side, while you can't eat berries, you ought to be able to eat lots of dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, broccoli, etc. The Spark Recipes section has some wonderful vegetarian recipes you could try. If you're looking for ways to "spice" up your meals, try adding more spices like they do in Indian food. adding spice is one way to keep your meals exciting when choices are limited.

And if you can't have almonds or peanuts, what about walnuts ? Walnuts are extremely healthy and if you're not allergic to those, you could eat those for snacks instead of the peanuts. They also make cashew butter if you can't eat almond or peanut butter.

Have you joined any of the Spark Teams for members with allergies ? If not, start with these.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=827


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=31205




KELSIEL10
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1/8/13 10:13 A

This is a follow up on the first message I posted. I took a food allergy test and everything that I thought was 'healthy' for me, I am allergic too. I've been trying so hard to eat right, but I am allergic to eggs, yogurt, berries, almonds, whey, gluten, wheat, goats milk, peanuts, red beans, lobster (ya, I was shocked when I heard that one! emoticon ) The list goes on and on but these foods where part of my diet plan. I have to go cold turkey off of them and as soon as I start to feel better I can introduce one back into me diet after 3 months, but cautiously and not going overboard. So if anyone has this issue I would love to hear from you! Wish me luck! I'm going to need it!




RJANEWWAY
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10/18/12 1:33 P

KELSIEL10, sometimes the opposite is true. Maybe you aren't consuming enough calories for your exertion level. Tracking both your fitness and your food (everything that crosses your lips) for a couple of weeks can usually help you get a better handle on what the problem is. It can be very revealing. Just don't give up!



KELSIEL10
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10/18/12 1:03 P

Yes I read labels almost to the point of obessed. I would love to lose 20 pounds. How do I post my food journal? I do have more energy and do sleep better at night. I have never had high blood pressure or bad cholesterol. My clothes don't fit any better. :(
I eat around 1200-1500 calories a day.



ARCHIMEDESII
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10/18/12 12:33 P

KELSIEL10,

You don't have your food diary posted, so we can't take a look to make suggestions. Why aren't you losing after three months ? It's hard to say. You might not be eating enough. Eating too little can hinder a person's weight loss, not help it. How many calories per day have you been eating ?

It could be you may still be eating too much even though you've cut back on soda, sweets, etc... Your portions may be larger than you think if you're just eyeballing them. Do you read nutrition labels ? Example, some people might not realize that the "personal" sized bag of trail mix they bought as a treat might have THREE servings instead of one.

Without seeing what you've been eating, it's hard to give you answers as to why the scale isn't moving. They more you can tell us about your eating habits, the better we can help. right now, we're just taking educated guesses.

Also, even though the scale hasn't moved in the last three months doesn't mean you haven't made any changes to your health. Are you sleeping better ? Do you seem to have a bit more energy ? Can you walk up stairs without getting winded ? Can you carry more bags of groceries without getting tired ? are your clothes fitting better ? How's your blood pressure ? Do you know that if your blood pressure has dropped in the last three months, your doctor would be thrilled. lowering your blood pressure is a huge health positive.

So, don't assume you're not making a difference. Why isn't the scale moving ? once again, would you be willing to let the SP community see what you've been eating ? Because when it comes to weight loss or weight gain, what matters most is what we eat. Quality of the food we eat does have an impact. it's not just about cutting calories.





SP_COACH_NANCY
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10/18/12 12:33 P

Thanks for getting back with me...how much weight would you like to lose? Are you close to your goal weight? Are you exercising at an intensity high enough to be considered a cardio activity (between 60-85% of your max heart rate)? Are you tracking your calories and macronutrients (carbs, protein, fats)?

As you can see weight loss can be a little more complicated than many of us believe. There are lots of variables that affect our weight loss speed.

Coach Nancy



KELSIEL10
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10/18/12 12:30 P

Weight loss.



SP_COACH_NANCY
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10/18/12 12:28 P

Hi KELSIEL10,

What results are you looking for--weight loss? Improved fitness? Better muscle definition?

Coach Nancy



KELSIEL10
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10/18/12 12:15 P

I have been tracking my food and activity for 3 months. I am walking (fast paced) 7-9 miles a week. I even do 15-30 minutes of a stationary cycle under my desk 4 times a week. I watch what I eat and stay away from sweets and I don't drink soda. I am not seeing any improvement. I am really upset by this. Please help me with suggestions and motivation!



 
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