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Allergy identifications

Monday, June 10, 2013

Well, here I am - another day on the allergy elimination (or determination) diet.

My rash has completely cleared up and I have had no reactions since 5/28. So, I got brave and decided to add eggs back in yesterday - successfully!

Then I tried this wonderful bagged salad mix with kale, broccoli, chicory, etc from Costco... and my throat felt like it was stripped raw! ... and looking at the only other label I have from a food I reacted to, it's primary ingredient was chicory root. So, I am fairly certain that I have identified at least 1 new allergy - within a week! This is awesome! I'm going to wait a few days and then try it again.

Unfortunately, I did end up introducing a few more things than planned yesterday though... DH was working and we went to visit - and the crew (Fire dept) asked us to stay for dinner. So, I had a seasoning mix that had lime and sugar in it... and a flour tortilla. Oh well! I didn't show any reactions and I'm keeping close tabs on what I eat, so I can track it down if I need to.

Today is back to strict anti-diet. Except that I did keep the eggs today (had one for breakfast - yum!). My calories have been low and my protein even lower, so another source is definitely welcome. I have lost more than 5 pounds in the last week. I know it is too much, but I am also kind of happy - because I needed to do something to start losing again!

Pretty excited that my kids have been asking for a smoothie for dessert instead of other things - following my lead. So we've been going through the strawberries and bananas (my favorite combo since I can't have citrus right now)... but I can handle that too!

Here's to a good week and learning more about what my body does and doesn't like!
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    Glad you are doing so well! 5 pounds Is good. probably some of it was water weight too maybe? That's awesome about the kids asking for smoothies. This might be a great insight into dieting healthy even with without the allergies! But hope you find out what is. You are doing emoticon emoticon .
    1713 days ago
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