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Member Since 23 May 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 11 2011 08:53 AM

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Sick To Starving/can't Break The Cycle

05 October 2011 - 02:17 PM

I am a sensitive celiac (diagnosed over a year ago after suffering from what I was told was IBS I just had to live with since I was 15 years old) who is vegan (20+ years) and also can’t do the 8 main allergens, corn, potatoes legumes, garlic and most grains.

That leaves most fruits (no bananas), some vegetables (can do unlimited carrots, celery, zucchini, spinach, lettuce, etc.) and some seeds (3-4 TBL of Chia a day at most, 1 serving of pumpkin seeds a day at most) and about one serving of Rice Chex a day. Can do about 1/3 of an Enjoy Life bagel a day—but just found out that don’t make them and all other bagels have something in them that doesn’t work for me.

I keep trying to add new things and reintroduce things like corn, soy, etc. and have very bad results. I also get very sick if I have more than one serving of anything like seeds or Rice Chex. I’ve tried and tried everything I can think of—new things, increasing the amounts of cereal, seeds, smaller amounts at different times of the day—nothing else seems to really work.

I feel fantastic when I can stick to this but then at some point I start to get so weak and so hungry and I start to get rather frantic/manic—feel out of control with the hunger and drive to eat and then get worried I will not be able to function the next day.

This will compel me to eat something I know will make me sick (more seeds, more cereal, a protein bar, etc.) just so I have enough energy to function, but then I get so sick GI-wise it causes me another set back—feel terrible for at least 2 days, etc.

I am writing to see if anyone else has had this problem and how they finally stopped the cycle for good? I love to work out and feel healthy and yet by being able to tolerate such small amounts of things likes most proteins and grains, I never feel “energized” like I used to and I start to feel deprived and sad and then that makes me want to just say, the hell with how I’m going to feel, I need energy, etc. Every time I screw up I vow it will be the last, but then I find myself doing the same thing again a few weeks later.

I suppose I need to start realizing I never will like I used to energy-wise and I may never feel satisfied and may always feel “hungry” from now on? This is very hard, especially when you add in the muscle fatigue, etc. feelings of weakness, etc.

It’s like the rational side of me knows I need to stop but then some kind of irrational, manic, binge eating crazy person takes over.

I can’t keep up this cycle and am determined to do whatever I need to in order to stop. If anyone has any advice, I’d greatly appreciate any tips, tricks or things that finally got you clean for good.

Reintroduction Of Nuts

20 June 2011 - 06:45 AM

Has anyone tried to reintroduce nuts and if so, what was your reaction and how quickly. I tried to reintroduce with a few each of pistachios and almonds--today feel all gassy, bloated and rumbling intstines...is this common?

Soy Lecithin

13 June 2011 - 08:29 AM

Do those of you with soy intolerance also have a problem with "soy lecithin" in all cases? This ingredient seems to be in all chocolate except for Enjoy Life Bars and just curious of any of you who are normally sesitive to soy can tolerate this "soy lechithin" in small quantities? Thanks for any insight you might have.

Protein Intake

27 May 2011 - 11:04 AM

Does anyone know, in general how many grams of protein a typical (average height and weight) healthy forty year old woman who works out (free weights and cardio)would need each day? Realize this is something to see a nutritionist about, etc., but am just wondering ballpark figure-wise what the standard/average amount would be...Thanks for any information you might have.

Sick Or Starving/any Advice?

23 May 2011 - 03:55 PM

Hi, I'm new to the site and am thrilled to learn about it. Recently diagnosed with celiac and also can't tolerate the 8 main allergens or rice, legumes, potatoes. I'm also vegan. My problem is that sometimes I get so hungry I don't know how to cope. I eat mostly all fruits and vegetables but then will sometimes try to add rice back in or nuts, for example and get very sick. So sick I can't even think about eating. Once my body heals up I start to get super hungry again and always feel wanting and weak. I love to work out and yet so often feel so weak and it makes my whole body hurt. Does anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions? Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

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