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Allergies...........
WOW!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Last week I found out I have multiple allergies, causing inflammation, which in turn causes pain and makes it hard to lose weight. NO KIDDING! This past week has been an adventure in exploring new ways of cooking and eating.

I cannot have the following:
Beef or any products coming from beef, i.e., dairy
Pork, lamb, wild meat
Wheat or spelt or anything containing them
Oils or fats except for canola and sesame
Sweeteners of any kind
Starchy veggies including corn (does that mean cornstarch, too? I have to find out)
Sweet fruit, bananas, tangerines, raspberries, melons, and more
Vinegar

I can have:
Goat milk and goat products (cheese, butter)
Rice and non-wheat pastas
Poultry and seafood/fish
almond, rice, soy milk and cheeses
Most nuts
Avocados, sesame and canola oils
Grains except wheat and spelt (corn?????)
Citrus fruits, most of them
Other fruits, not too sweet
Green tea (coffee, only one cup a day; no black tea)

It has been an adventure in shopping and cooking. With these restrictions, it is almost impossible to eat too many calories in a day.

I lost 5 pounds the first few days, but have been stuck at the same place since then. So I'm am upping my exercise.

Nice side effect of all this: so far my pain has been considerably less.

Meals today:
Breafast: oatmeal, goat milk, strawberries
Lunch: turkey green chile cheeseburger (goat cheese) on rice bread toast, coleslaw (homemade mayo), cucumber yogurt salad
Dinner: tomatoes and shrimp on rice pasta, salad and lemon dressing
Snacks: Finn crisp, soft goat cheese, apple, cherries

So, it IS doable!

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  • v HEALTHY4ME
    Okay thanks for answering on the paleo site, but wow sounds almost paleo again! how did they find out this was causing inflammation?? I am sure something is but also read that your body mechanics ( and mine arent good ) can cause constant inflammation too. I am so confused........... hope you do well!
    1759 days ago
  • v SUSIEMILO
    Wow --
    well, forget everything I just said on your spark page, in answer to your question to me.
    Your problem / diet restrictions sound a lot like Candisas (sp?)
    Good luck with finding something that will keep you full, and not load on the weight.
    Susie
    1799 days ago
  • v LINDABENEDICT
    WOW !!! Good luck...sounds as though you are quite adaptable, however !!!!
    1802 days ago
  • v JSALERNO
    Wow and I thought I had bad allergies. I have to back to the specialists next month. My allergies have(to this point) all been environmental.
    1803 days ago
  • v DESERTDREAMERS
    emoticon wow - sorry about all the allergies, altho it sounds like you're working well with in your restrictions.
    1803 days ago
  • v MARYB73
    WOW is right! Good luck to you.
    1803 days ago
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