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If I Have A Very Rich Diet Can't I Just Eat The Same Thing Everyday?

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So right now I get 3 cooked eggs and a fruit shake made of almond milk, starting tomorrow I'll be adding hemp protein and chai seeds to it, hopefully I digest that fine.

 

Then i get my usual raw sweet potatoes,celeries,red pepper,salad,brown rice with olive oil and cumin seed with chicken breast.

 

Which i eat twice a day in generous portions as I get very hungry.

 

Then spaghetti sauce coming home and then later on something else, like raw almonds.

 

I'm thinking since it is so hard to find things I digest and staying gluten and corn and complex carb free, wouldn't it be ok to just eat the same exact way at the same time every day if it's rich in all the nutriments?

 

I always ate the same exact thing before going gluten free except it would be gluten food like bread,cereal and noodles.

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Some people claim that eating the same food every day will cause you to become intolerant to that food but I don't believe it. I eat chicken and sweet potatoes every day and after two years I still don't have a problem with either of them.

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Well if I could eat ANYTHING else like you know, oatmeal,milk,peanut butter, tomatoes(Still not sure about this one yet)? It wouldnt be a problem to have a good variety,

 

Plus trying to stay away from corn,bread,cereal as they are high in carbs and many people recommend not eating them.

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As long as you are getting good nutrition I don't see a problem. After my corn intolerance hit I was VERY limited. There were only 11 foods I could tolerate - and one of them was salt! Every day I ate a banana for breakfast, every day I ate chicken and rice for lunch and chicken and sweet potato for supper. I would alternate between broccoli one week and cauliflower the next. I ate cheddar cheese every day, and an avocado. I would put butter on everything. And on weekends I would eat eggs. That's it - my 11 foods. It is only recently that I have added some stuff back, but I still rely on my 11 foods and eat lots of them every week.

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And do you feel good now? Or still exhausted? I don't see how you could go with only a banana, i eat 3 scramble eggs and a 200ml smoothie with fruits and I need to eat 3 hours later because I'm STARVING and feel no energy, then once i get my a good portion of all those nice veggies i can last another 3 then same thing again then again last another 3 and so on.

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I don't feel the energy I did when I first started but I know that's because I am vitamin deficient. Sweet potatoes have a lot of vitamins and that's why I eat one every day. Every vitamin pill I have looked at has either gluten, soy, or corn, so I haven't been taking any. As soon as I get a chance to get to the health food store I plan on trying some that have corn starch because I THINK I can probably do corn starch again.

 

Yeah, the banana didn't last long so a little while later I would have an avocado and some cheese. By 11 AM I would have lunch. Then I would eat another banana as a snack. I had supper by 3:30 or 4. Then a lot of times I would have a second supper later. I am always in bed early, by 8 o'clock most nights. On days when I was particularly hungry I would just keep grazing, maybe eat some broccoli between "suppers".

 

After a few weeks the constant hunger came under control. Now I eat a small breakfast at home, snack on some cashews around 9:30 AM, eat lunch at noon or so, then I'm good to go until supper at 4:30 or 5. When I get home between( 6 and 7:30 most nights), I have my treat - all natural ice cream. Then it's time for bed.

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unless you are used to it you might want to be careful of hemp.  It is high fiber and can cause some gut issues.  If you aren't used to it. 

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Well I guess i gotta start them to get used to it, probably can skip it and not have it every day, just good to add some extra proteins.

 

Btw here is a good multi vitamin I know is gluten free, not sure for corn though.

 

http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-synergy-once-daily-multi-vitamin-60-capsules-4

 

or different size

 

http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-synergy-3000-multi-vitamin

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But you will miss out on micronutrients and various other healthy compounds in the foods.  I'm not saying you have to eat grains - or legumes.  Or even grain substitutes (like buckwheat).  Or any complex carbs (though, if you're eating veggies, you're getting complex carbs.)  But more variety on the produce you are eating will help too.  Ditto with variety on the meats - chicken is great, but so are other meats.

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I don't feel the energy I did when I first started but I know that's because I am vitamin deficient. Sweet potatoes have a lot of vitamins and that's why I eat one every day. Every vitamin pill I have looked at has either gluten, soy, or corn, so I haven't been taking any. As soon as I get a chance to get to the health food store I plan on trying some that have corn starch because I THINK I can probably do corn starch again.

 

http://www.pureessencelabs.com/One_n_Only-womens_multi_vitamin.html

 

These are the vitamins that I take.  Gluten free, soy free.  They don't say soy free, but there is no soy in the ingredients and they don't make me sick.  I don't see corn in the ingredients either -- unless there is another name for it I am not aware of.

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The "citrate" and "ascorbic" might well be from corn. (They usually are.) I'll write to the company and ask them. Thanks!

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Isn't variety the spice of life? I don't know how you do it!! 

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Well one reason is i cant tolerate jack atm, once i know what is safe for me, ill have more options. Its hard to get variety from cutting out all your prefered meals, peanut butter, oatmeal, honey, grains, bread.

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Though you seem to have a lot of variety for one day, there are probably plenty of nutrients that are missing from those foods. Though you'd survive, you wouldn't thrive. And most fruits and vegetables excel on just one or two levels. If you are limiting your food types and having cravings, I'd really recommend getting your vitamin levels checked at your next doctor's visit to see if you have a deficiency already or one on the horizon. Deficiencies cause cravings, big time. A B12 deficiency can also cause abdominal pain that is similar to IBS.

What about trying to make trying to make food fun, such as trying a new food every time you go to the grocery store? Or try a different grocery store that may carry different items? For instance, one of my grocery stores carries pasta made from rice, soy, and potatoes, while another store carries pasta made from quinoa or just rice. Shopping online may mean additional options as well. Or try new foods when you know you have a few days where you won't need to be at your best in case you have to recover.

But getting hungry every three hours seems pretty standard to me. Perhaps you just need to find some go-to snack foods for some smaller portions in between? How about raisins, olives, or apples (good for the crunch factor). And a salad here and there can never hurt.

And rather than cut out complex carbohydrates, I think you're already on track by avoiding some of the really awful things in our food stream such as processed foods, meats contaminated with nitrites and nitrates, and most of the oils. Despite the bad rap that potatoes get for being empty calories, they do have some major health benefits such as lowering blood pressure. I wouldn't be too strict about the foods that are "bad" for you at the beginning of any elimination diet. If it isn't on the list of foods that will trigger a reaction, I say try adding it back in. Once you have more variety you can always go back to focusing on calorie counts again.

And drinking more water can help postpone hunger. Hope this helps inspire you.

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Though you seem to have a lot of variety for one day, there are probably plenty of nutrients that are missing from those foods. Though you'd survive, you wouldn't thrive. And most fruits and vegetables excel on just one or two levels. If you are limiting your food types and having cravings, I'd really recommend getting your vitamin levels checked at your next doctor's visit to see if you have a deficiency already or one on the horizon. Deficiencies cause cravings, big time. A B12 deficiency can also cause abdominal pain that is similar to IBS.

What about trying to make trying to make food fun, such as trying a new food every time you go to the grocery store? Or try a different grocery store that may carry different items? For instance, one of my grocery stores carries pasta made from rice, soy, and potatoes, while another store carries pasta made from quinoa or just rice. Shopping online may mean additional options as well. Or try new foods when you know you have a few days where you won't need to be at your best in case you have to recover.

But getting hungry every three hours seems pretty standard to me. Perhaps you just need to find some go-to snack foods for some smaller portions in between? How about raisins, olives, or apples (good for the crunch factor). And a salad here and there can never hurt.

And rather than cut out complex carbohydrates, I think you're already on track by avoiding some of the really awful things in our food stream such as processed foods, meats contaminated with nitrites and nitrates, and most of the oils. Despite the bad rap that potatoes get for being empty calories, they do have some major health benefits such as lowering blood pressure. I wouldn't be too strict about the foods that are "bad" for you at the beginning of any elimination diet. If it isn't on the list of foods that will trigger a reaction, I say try adding it back in. Once you have more variety you can always go back to focusing on calorie counts again.

And drinking more water can help postpone hunger. Hope this helps inspire you.

I definitively miss my gluten-free bread,cereal and rice noodles but since I was already having NO energy I figured it would be best to replace it with things that are rich in nutriments like veggies and nuts and more meat. I take spirulina which from the brand I take has a lot of vitamins B12 and zinc and A, I also have a multi-vitamin supplement I would use but I am just so afraid of taking too much Vitamin A, already getting a lot from sweet potatoes,spirulina plus I'm going to eat carrot from this weekend on when I do my shopping (if i can tolerate them). But I guess taking back the supplements wouldn't hurt has it contain 1667% of the daily value of Vitamin B12.

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