Thanks Wurger - I appreciate your responding. Yep, everyone thinks eggs are dairy - just because they are found in the DAIRY section in the supermarket (at least here in the US)
Wow... what a combination of things that can go wrong in a body. I am SO GLAD that you have been able to find a combination that you can eat successfully. Are you intentionally losing weight and will you benefit from the weight loss?
Thank you. I've been diagnosed with a genetic disfunction...I don't produce enough of...one of the methyl groups. It caused an imbalance between my musculo-skeletal, optical and inner ear functions, which then caused an immuno-nuerological syndrome, both of which have affected almost every system in my body. -shrugs-
I've been eating this way for close to a year, with a couple of slip-ups. But I just feel better when I eat this way.
Edited by: WURGERSCHLING at: 1/17/2012 (22:35)
current weight: 218.0
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pssssssssssssssst eggs are NOT DAIRY.... LOL...........
Welcome to the Calling all Vegetarians.......... you have an interesting description of your diet, have you been diagnosed with an unusual condition, if it is not celiac? How long have you been on this eating regimine?
Rice is a very good replacement for wheat, barley and rye. Not white rice, as I believe that is a processed version of rice, but I'm not entirely sure. I don't particularly like white rice, I prefer wild brown rice and wild long grain rice, as they have a naturally better taste...but don't buy rice milk. Many brands of rice milk contains arsenic, I don't entirely understand why, but it might have to do with rats being attracted to rice fields.
Also, if you are thinking about it, I'd look into glucose derived Xanthan Gum. It's a great stabilizer and is a natural additive. It can also be derived from sucrose and lactose, so watch out for that. But, many people who are on a gluten and soy free diet like adding it to pancakes and bread. But many of the ones derived from glucose could be derived from wheat, though there are a few derived from corn, so just something to watch out for, if you're not celiac, then it isn't something you have to worry about, because glucose would contain a very very small amount of gluten, but if you aren't sure, then this may be something you'd want to avoid all together. I myself am a bit leery about buying it, since I'm not to the point of being celiac, but I do get massive stomach cramps from gluten.
Amazon is an amazing way of getting cheap gluten free products, by the way. My favorite product I've found on there is steazteaz, if I don't really feel like making tea, then I would get steazteaz. haha
And it's quite a bit cheaper then what you would find in a health food store, though things like almond milk, which goes back REALLY quickly should be bought from a store or made from home.
haha, sorry if I'm rambling. I'm a tiny bit hyper.
current weight: 218.0
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I don't eat Gluten, soy, dairy (minus eggs, though that is maybe once a month), sulfer (which is easy, since meat is generally what contains sulfer)...and meat.
I also avoid nearly all processed foods, including bread, pasta (even the gluten free versions).
On top of that, I eat a very Ketogenic diet, in a macronutrient breakdown, I eat 10% carbs, 45% protein and 45% fat. Meaning that...in a day, I eat about 44g of carbs, 198g of protein (though it's not bad to fall under that) and 88g of fat (not bad to go above that).
For protein, I eat eggs, leafy greens (Kale contains 2g of protein per cup and is wonderful in smoothies, as is spinach) and plant based, non-soy protein powders.
I eat so much fat because our body needs that much fat. We're basically slipping into a starving obesity because so many people are leery of healthy fats tha- No, I won't go into that unless someone asks me. Anyway, our body needs fat, a lot of fat. -shrugs- Our brains are 60% fat.
And yes, I am losing weight. I've actually lost a good deal of weight on this diet, almost 100 pounds so far, I actually gain weight whenever I try to add gluten to my diet. It's weird. Anyway...
I eat a lot of Veggies, Fruits, Oils, Nuts...Eggs. If I feel like it, I'll make a batch of gluten-free bread or pancakes or any of the like. -laughs- I rely on coconut milk (really easy to obtain organic coconut milk), instead of soy milk, cook with olive or coconut oil (again really easy to obtain). It's a little harder to come by a good protein powder, but amazon makes that easier.
I spend about $300 on food each month, sometimes more, I'd rather spend more on good food then spend less on food that would make me sick.
If you are thinking about going onto a completely organic diet, I urge you to buy a vitamix, the vegetarian package is amazing and comes with a cheese cloth, it's about $500 dollars, but completely worth it, I've had it for about...6-ish months and I still love it and have never had to fix it. It makes smoothies that are actually smooth, amazing sorbet, crushes ice like it's butter and so much more (blatant advertising, I do this often, just because I love this thing). My favorite is that it makes soups, like...you put veggies in it, stock, water, whatever in it, let it run for a few minutes and you have a soup, most of the time it tastes like it's been slow cooking for hours, instead of just being blended for a few minutes. Anyway...
Going past the blatant advertising of a blender...that's my diet. It's not something amazing, just good, whole foods.
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