Friday, March 09, 2012
My food allergen test showed allergy to eggs, cow's milk, soy, peanut and wheat (plus 4 more) and I am wondering what to put in my green smoothies for protein?
I met someone at the gym yesterday who said her sister had similar food sensitivities to many of the same things as me but not peanuts. I am grateful I am not sensitive to tree nuts so that could be one source of protein and milk substitute (almond milk) but this is new to me. I am hoping by avoiding the 9 foods (see previous blog) my arthritis and fibromyalgia will improve.
I am going to see the dietician at the gym where I ordered the blood test from on Tuesday and after that I might see a naturopath at a clinic at the hospital where I work. It is possible they might order more allergy testing. I know from years ago when I was in college I was tested as allergic to cottonseed oil (found in restaurant olive oils sometimes as it is cheaper than olive oil) and possibly have a reaction to regular beef products (not chemical free).
It is a bit overwhelming as I am finding out there a lot of foods I shouldn't eat that I have enjoyed in the past. I am willing to give them up and know just a few that will definitely help me with my weight loss problem.
I was surprised onions were on my list and they were a food not allowed on a weight loss program that worked for me about 5 years ago. (Since onions are on the list of the 25 most common food allergens perhaps that is why they weren't allowed on that plan, also pork.)
I could look at that list of allowed foods again and since I did lose weight on that plan I could try it on my own without paying for it again. Cow's milk products were another item not allowed on that plan. Hmmm...perhaps I am onto something here.