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That's It I'm Going Vegetarian
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Is it safe to go vegitarian if you are gluten free, lactose intolerant, allergic/sensitive/whatever its called when you get sick from eating peanuts, eggs, bananas, anything from the cabage family, anything from the broccoli family, and soy?

Reason for considering vegitarianism: any and all news articles about pink slime, large chunk of hair found in a piece of ground beef, and getting a stomach ache after eating almost any type of meat...also my friend said that I would die if I was a vegitarian, I took that as a challange...

biggest question is would i be able to get enough protein without using supplament? I would ask my dr but my gi moved and the new one doesn't believe i have celiacs (looking for a replacement) and i have aged out of my pediatrition so i'm looking for a new dr too, and the only time i have meet a dietition was when i was first diagnosed when i was 16 aka 3 yrs ago

thanks for your help

AP

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I am not a vegetarian, but from conversations with friends who are, soy is a staple protein in their diets. If you also eliminate eggs and peanuts, there are not many protein sources left. You say you are lactose intolerant. If you don't have an issue with casein, hard cheeses such as old Cheddar or Swiss could work. Beans and lentils are other good options.

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Are you certain you are getting a stomach ache from eating meat? The reason I ask is that I used to believe my stomach bothered me when I ate steak - turns out it was nearly everything I was eating with the meal. Same with pizza - my stomach always bothered me and I thought it was the tomato sauce - turns out it was the crust.

I'm not doubting you may have a problem with meat - only that if you already have many foods that are bothering you that perhaps you should take a look at everything you are eating.

Turns out I can't tolerate most of the more troublesome lectin groups: Grains, Dairy, Legumes, Nuts and Nightshades but can tolerate Meat, Vegies and selected Fruits.

If you were to remove all meat protein and replace with legume and nut protein, you may have some trouble. I think you already said you had trouble with soy and peanuts - two legumes.

So while a person may be able to be gluten/meat free - it is wise to make sure what the best fuel for your body is.

Good Luck to you :)

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I would say it is entirely possible to be vegetarian and have celiac and other food sensitivities. I am a vegan(no animal products) celiac, who does not eat soy, peanuts, and now even refined sugars. my body has helped me figure out what my body doesn't like to eat, and I've listened. There are many different ways to get a source of protein into your daily intake, through eating different combinations of grains, legumes, nuts & seeds, vegetables & fruit several times throughout the day. I would look up "complete proteins for vegetarians". there are so many combinations that even with avoiding some foods you should get plenty of protein.

xo-a

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