Depressed About Eating A Restricted Diet
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:21 AM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:41 PM
"You don't look sick or anything"
"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."
Celiac DX Dec 2012
CRPS DX March 2014
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:49 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:15 PM
Maybe you can look at it another way? You can eat as much of the non-forbidden foods as you want right? And you can combine them anyway you desire. Or modify them with various spices or flavorings or different combinations. Perhaps you can think up a special treat for yourself that you only eat when feeling deprived? Or once a year or so? For me my food cravings went away over time as I got used to eating differently. I really think a lot of it is habit. We are used to eating certain things as we grow up and get in the habit of thinking they are "the" food for us. But there are lots of other foods in the world to choose from. It may take some effort to find them and figure out which ones you like though.
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:56 AM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:23 AM
I'm also gluten/dairy/soy and mostly egg-free, and yep, it's tough. I miss cheese so much! And soy is the root of all evil. It's been really tough, not just because I can't eat what I want, but because it's so damn hard to avoid. A bit of soy-lectin and I'm screwed. I definitely get depressed about it sometimes, but think, well, it could be a lot worse.
Instead I have definitely found substitutes. I'm a popcorn addict (corn is still ok. fingers crossed), drink almond milk, get nice gluten-free/Vegan/soy free treats where I can. The best way is to appreciate the fact that you feel good by not eating those things, so best to keep it that way.
And yeah, I'm the same with the label reading: Oh, this is gluten free! but it has all the other things I'm not allowed to eat. Yey...
It's a tough slog, no doubt, but stick to it and you're body will feel better, and then Iikely you'll feel better about the whole thing and can simply adapt and live your life... vegan cake and all.
~ Be a light unto yourself. ~ - The Buddha
- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice
- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:12 AM
That being said, I can NOW eat things I enjoy. For the first year it was just 11 foods (including butter and salt), and it was eating to stay alive, but I thought eating because it tastes good was never going to happen.
Eventually I was able to add a lot back. Maybe if you can think that way (necessary function but maybe in a year or so you can start eating treats again), it'll be easier.
gluten-free since June, 2011
Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.
Nightshades now seem to bother me too.
BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:12 PM
Hi all....today I'm feeling a bit under the weather. My diet is gluten free, dairy free, I try to eat soy free and I can't have eggs. I have to eat low purine foods which means even some meats are off limits! I know there are others out there with a severely restricted diet....how do you cope? I know that the less often I eat these foods the better off I will feel but I don't know how to handle it right now. I feel really good physically and I've only been eating this way for about a month but sometimes I get psychological cravings too. So far I've managed to tell myself that feeling better is more important. Any coping advice?
I was diagnosed with celiac disease and later reactions to dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. I know all those foods cause extreme pain and bloating, except cane sugar, which also causes nausea and tachycardia. I initially abstained to feel better. I eventually realized that all those restricted foods were 'ingredients', not just specific foods. So, when I changed the ingredients by finding substitutes for everything I can't eat, I learned to bake (with great allergy free baking books) and prepare almost anything I previously ate (before diagnoses). I'm lucky that most of my allergies are just ingredients which I can replaced in baked goods and other dishes. (I recently made gluten, dairy, soy free lasagne!) My husband has specific food allergies (blueberries, grapes, almonds, sesame), as well as some 'ingredient' foods. Nevetheless, even he learned to substitute other foods. We've discovered many new ethnic cuisines, which we previously would never have considered. He was rather 'picky' about what he ate, but allergy diagnoses forced him to try many new foods, most of which he likes. I was diagnosed later in life. So I figure that I spent enough years eating egg in various forms and cottage cheese, usually as part of 'diets'. Now i focus on all the foods I can eat, which I previously overlooked.
Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:49 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:28 AM
My husband is the cook in our family, and does a good job at making things we can all have, as well as keeping the utensils he uses when cooking gluten free seperate. We've experimented some, but I think we need to branch out some. He made me some fish yesterday....flounder....and while I'm not normally a fish eater I've found several types that I actually like.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:07 PM
in an attempt to control some pretty intense system-wide inflammation. Also, a lovely gift
from my ex-boyfriend before I broke up with him left me with cold sores, which I never got
before, so now I have to observe the herpes diet if I don't want outbreaks. Which means
no (or low) nuts, seeds, and chocolate. So much for that Paleo fudge made from almond
butter! Sigh..... I feel your pain darling. It really is worth it to feel good though. The longer
you feel that healthy, the easier it gets to tell yourself, "Yes, this is worth it."
Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:34 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:17 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:28 AM
** I am gluten,soy,corn, sugar/artificial sweetener and peanut free. I am grain free with the exception of rice ,which I strictly limit . I am mostly nightshade free and I am limited in the fruits and vegetables I can eat. I limit the amount of dairy and legumes in my diet . I can not eat chicken or beef. Most meats do not agree with me.
But I still find plenty to eat As someone already said , it takes changing the way we cook/ think about food but ...............
I feel better today than I have EVER in my entire life . THAT is soooooooooooooo very worth the limited diet .
Soy free Nov/10
numerous additional intolerances,, i.e. If it tries to kill me I do not eat it .
After 40+ years of misdiagnoses I was diagnosed with:
Dermatitis Herpetiformis : Positive DH biopsy...... Celiac :based on DH biopsy and diet response.
Osteoporosis before age 50
Hashimoto's thyroiditis disease .
Diagnosed type 2 Diabetes
Gilbert's Syndrome , confirmed by gene testing
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:21 AM
But it's certainly nice to know I'm not alone.
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