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Persei V.

Member Since 19 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 22 2013 01:58 AM
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Topics I've Started

Starting L-Glutamine

11 December 2012 - 03:01 AM

So I'll start taking l-glutamine.

I'm seeing a lot of improvement as the severity of my symptoms lessened a lot, but still I continue to react to even more foods (lost rice, corn, cassava, I think I lost almonds and flaxseed too!) and I have to make a strict diet which doesn't really nourishes me. It basically consists of:

juice (guava, acerola, passionfruit)
fruit (apples, bananas, dried prunes, dried grapes)
beans
potatoes (regular and sweet)
vegetables (carrots, beets)
meat (chicken, bovine, fish)
eggs (one per day, but I'm thinking of raising the number)

And that's about it, though I have a fast metabolism and I just can't stick just to it because I seriously need carbs or else I just starve no matter what or how much I eat. I know I'll be able to add foods as I heal, so I talked to my doctor about l-glutamine so my healing can be faster. I will only eat what I know I can eat, but it will be hard if I have to go on like this for six months without gaining back at least rice or cassava.

Also I know I lost foods because I always slip up and try out new foods when I shouldn't try anything new.

Anyhow.

L-glutamine plus following the diet.

Healing, here I go!

Meals That Can Be Eaten Cold?

27 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

So I have a school trip coming up, and it's a day long trip. We are supposed to have lunch to the small town we are going BUT with my several food sensitivies and overall weak stomach, I really have to bring my lunch BUT I don't really know what I am going to take...

I asked my teacher to check with the restaurant to see if there was a microwave (then I could heat up my food on a container and eat with my own cutlery), but the trip is after tomorrow and no answer yet.

The meal has to be grain-free and not processed, and I would appreciate suggestions on meals that don't need to be heated. I'm not talking about raw, just... Dishes that can be eaten cold without problems.

Or am I asking too much?

I don't have a microwave to take with me, btw.

A Little Venting

03 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

I'm just trying not to go mad right now... I'm top notch frustated. I'm six months in the gluten free diet, and while I gave too many slips in the first few months because I trusted too much on labels and far too little on my body telling something was wrong, I engaged on a whole foods diet. No eating out, no processed foods. For a person my age, who has to spend a large part of the day in a school which has no support to the sort of thing, it's a living hell.

Ok. So I started to get things right.

But no, I can't have dairy (which I could have before), neither coffee, or cashews or tapioca flour or or... Or oranges. Ok, I was working around that as well. I loved tapioca, btw.

Though there's something I can't get over right now, is that I can't eat more than 300g of food without getting a few months pregnant bloated (much like when I ate stuff with gluten) and uncomfortable for loong hours.

I can't eat a wide range of things, can't eat a lot of one thing, can't eat a lot, bottom line, and if I don't, I just starve!

I can't win, period.

<_<

Gluten Free Processed Foods

20 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

Surprise, surprise! I found a store specialized in selling gluten free goodies (very rare around here) and if the food they sell is indeed gluten free, I can't tell -- I only left with two mini pizza crusts, the only thing there without artificial sweeteners (maltitol, sorbitol, aspartame) and chemical additives.

I was looking forward to leave the whole foods diet because I feel good enough to try some other things again, though I'll keep the diet and let my sister eat the crusts since I am not going back there. Too much work for a pizza crust, I don't miss it anyway.

So I really wonder: is gluten free food always this bad? Even the protein bars are full of junk. I'd rather keep my diet whole, thank you very much. :P

Honey And Lemon Cupcakes

07 October 2012 - 12:37 PM

I had problems with baking powder lately so I found a recipe of a gluten-y cake without the damned ingredient. I adapted the recipe a little and that's what I came up with:

Ingredients:

2 eggs (eggwhites and yolks separate)
3/4 cup of brown sugar
4 tablespoons of lemon juice (for people who can't have Citrus, you could just use water or other kind of watery juice)
1 tablespoong of honey
1 cup of brown rice flour

How to get down to business:

Beat eggwhites until they are stiff and cream-like. Add yolks. After more beating, add the sugar. After the dough is well mixed, add the lemon juice and the honey.

For last, add the flour, bit by bit. The dough is watery. But don't worry, the dough really grows in the oven by pure witchcraft.

Bake on medium heat for 8 to 12 minutes.

This how it went to the oven:
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This is how the lovelies came out:
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I must confess I cheated on the diet and used white sugar instead...

Also, here are the ingredients of the original recipe:

6 eggs
3 cups of white sugar
12 tablespoons of water
3 cups of wheat flour

So enjoy :P