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KCDEEE Posts: 2,267
3/11/13 8:31 P

I am a believer of "Taking the Day Off" This is NOT a Diet ... It's a way of life and sometimes "LIFE" just takes over. Feel better and tomorrow is another day. Hope your day vacation was great. I did it last week. LOVED IT.... emoticon

SWIMOM Posts: 366
3/11/13 4:58 P

It's a good thing you aren't lecturing then SLIM...I'm sorry, but I never said I could not, but rather it is really difficult nto increase the volume of fresh fruits and vegetables. I eat organic fresh produce and cook more vegetables than I eat fresh for a reason. I find folks with a poor understanding of autoimmune disorders are a little like skinny folks who believe being thin is as simple as not making excuses.....It isn't true.

I'm not horribly over weight and certainly not to the extent of being miserable everyday just to get thinner. I do need to adjust things in an effort to find a good balance that suits both my activity level and healthy lifestyle needs. Hives and swelling are measurable. They are not subjective. It isn't just one type of fruit or vegetable either. I am allergic to virtually everything that grows to some extent according to allergy scratch tests. Some reactions are itchy for 10-20 minutes. Some are itchy, swelling and hives...just depends on what I am willing to live with day to day. Variety may never be something I can enjoy but, like I said...I'm a workin on it. emoticon

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3/11/13 4:20 P

Allergies don't prevent a person from eating well or eating enough. I know - I suffer food allergies (as well as environmental) and my little grandson has a lot of life-threatening ones - to
All Nuts
All Dairy

And then he has multiple 'nuisance' ones that cause bad eczema - wheat, citrus, a couple very common food preservatives, soy, and the list goes on.

Look at the life-threatening ones - there is very little that doesn't have any of those in, but the thing is, there are heaps of substitutes, and the fact his Mum makes nearly all his food and has done it by researching the different food groups to ensure he gets balance, shows that it CAN be done! So (and I am NOT yelling) NO EXCUSE :-)

You are allergic to fish ....... so eat lean red meat .... eat skinless chicken ... eat turkey ... eat lentils and beans.....


3/11/13 11:35 A

SWIMOM, you might look around and see if there's a good natural foods store near you. I used to work at a small, family-owned place, and one of the things they specialized in was helping people who had difficult food allergies. They really helped (and still help) people who have troubles finding things to eat.

So many children are born these days with long lists of allergies. There's a growing number of resources to help people like yourself find ways to keep their diets from becoming boring and adequate.

SWIMOM Posts: 366
3/11/13 11:18 A

You're probably correct. My muscle mass + padding puts me in one of those odd places with calorie ranges. I look 20 pounds lighter than the scale actually weighs but I know it's there!

These darned produce allergies makes it near impossible to increase fresh fruit and veggie intake and I'm allergic (as in hives) to most seafood....blah, blah....the story isn't new.

I'm aworkin on it. However it is taking a bit of time to sort through it all. In the mean time, I'm off to the gym emoticon

Edited by: SWIMOM at: 3/11/2013 (11:19)
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3/11/13 5:56 A

If you ate 200 calories more than you had been and felt a lot better, then I suspect that it wasn't so much too few carbs, but rather just plain too few calories UNLESS you have been on a very low carb diet. ! Perhaps it might be an indicator that you need to eat a little more full stop???


STARDUST2K4 Posts: 1,376
3/10/13 10:57 P

It's definitely important to listen to your body. Glad you're feeling better.

SWIMOM Posts: 366
3/10/13 10:52 P

Took a day off to refuel today. I woke up chilled to the bone and feeling really worn down. I think I've been doing too much and not eating enough so today I ate 200+ more calories than I have been. Seems to have worked because I feel a lot better. My body wanted a few carbs I guess...

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