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7/20/12 2:59 P

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As long as you consume artificial things in medicines and health and beauty products that awful craving sensation will be with you. I have all those avoidance issues you mentioned and more. When I eat right with omega fatty acid oils in supplements and food and fair proportions of the food groups each meal the day before and avoid volumes of sweets in ANY form this craving feeling fades away. I have not eaten anything with HFCS or cane sugar in two years. This is a plus but when I eat too much honey (3 tablespoons) or large volumes of fruit, food in my program; that stupid feeling returns. I drink a soothing hot cup of herbal tea and remain a good dieter. We will always be vulnerable to this tickle from sweet stimulations.

Have you been tested for adrenal fatigue? Extreme sensitivities are common in overtired people.


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7/13/12 2:23 P

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I'm totally with you on that, Jelly Bean. I have few true allergies but a whole bunch of sensitivities. Because, like you say, I'm able to 'cheat' occasionally on the sensitivities, it's a lot harder to keep myself away from those foods.

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7/13/12 12:11 P

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That's funny. When people invite us over or ask about how we eat, my husband tells them we're on "the ingredient free diet" SO I can relate to that!
Eggs are actually not too hard - I use chia or flax seeds in baking or applesauce, pumpkin puree etc. And we're just learning to be creative to balance our diet.
Where I've really run into trouble is with the sensitivities. Theoretically, I can "cheat" on those a little bit - and have to, to some extent, in order to achieve some balance in my diet. Theoretically, I can have 1-3 "sensitive" foods a week. But in reality, it's really hard. I feel sick when I eat those forbidden foods, and I really struggle with cravings.
I'm thankful for the support, though!

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7/13/12 10:58 A

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I am greatful for this site as well. I thought my diet was rough. The kid me at work. "You can't have that it has ingredients in it" lol. I had no idea the other sensitivities/allergies out there that are far worse than mine. It keeps me humble. Maybe try eggs other than chicken or perhaps organtic. I wish I had concrete answers for you as these are just suggestions. Good luck

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I've been gluten free for about 7 years now, and lost 50 lbs on Spark people about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, as we diagnosed more food allergies and sensitivities (along with recovering from a dislovation injury resulting from uncontrolled inflammatory/immune response) I started gaining weight back.
The diet is challenging now. I was never a binge eater before. But now that I am also trying to stay away from eggs, corn and oats (all allergies) and to avoid my sensitivities, which include almonds, cinnamon, potatoes, coffee, and others... I'm really struggling. Cooking is also difficult because my son is also allergic to tomatoes and peaches.
I feel like we eat pretty well most of the time, and am immensely thankful for the improvement in our health. Still, it's nice to meet others who have allergies and can relate to the challenges of cooking for allergies - and who might have some suggestions for me!
It's nice to meet you all, and I'm looking forward to getting healthier (and thinner) with all of you!

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