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Losing too much weight

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Well I officially hit the "underweight" status of BMI charts a few days ago. I have BMI of 18.5 I think. I am 5 foot 7 1/2 inches and weighed 119 the other day. I'm pretty weirded out about it & trying not to be totally scared but it IS scary to me. I weighed up to 130-135 pounds until 6 months ago when I cut out gluten, then dairy & I don't eat meat. I am actually testing if I can have some sheeps yogurt (I know that sounds weird but who cares at this point?). I need fat. Nuts have been making me sick. I'm still trying them but then I have to take a break because I get headaches and swollen eyes. I'm trying hemp hearts right now. I tried some eggs today but I'm pretty sure my body is not happy about that. I might be able to eat whites a bit better than whole eggs but that again reduces the calories I could get from a whole egg. By the way, can eggs get gluten on them? I just wonder because some eggs make me feel much worse than others.

  Is it common to lose a lot of weight when you stop consuming gluten and dairy? Until just yesterday I was not having any dairy for the last few months. I might be able to get raw goats milk from a local family that has a small amount of them. I'm a little scared but more scared of losing more weight. I can't get that goats milk for at least a month though and goats milk has made me sick before from the store.

I can't eat avocados or bananas either. I'm okay with most root vegetables, asian vegetables like bok choy and daikon radish, Pukka teas (some of them) and assorted fruits. I'm going to try making salad dressing from the sheeps yogurt and add hemp seeds, olive oil ( a small amount, that makes me a bit sick too if I have too much), and raw apple cider vinegar. I hope I can eat a little eggs. I can't eat beans so far but I'm going to try a certain gluten free brand to see if thats okay.

I'm going to try a little garden this spring/summer/fall and see if I can eat more stuff if I grow it myself. I can eat brown basmatti rice now ( I couldn't before when I still ate gluten) and I"m going to try making my own rice milk. Then I could try making some smoothies. It's SOOO hard to get the caloried to even maintain the low weight I am now! I use cron o meter and I some days get 1/4 or maybe 1/2 of what I should. Nut butters also making me sick- I think it's the fat and my gut is not ready for it yet.  I sleep more than normal right now and feel weak sometimes. Other times my brain feels much better. I'm going to try increasing vit D based on some comments on here and I was slightly low last blood test. Ugh. It's so exhausting to even eat now, I hate it. :angry: I just want to go get a pizza or something. I'm happy to cook but it's so limited what I can use. I tried some garbanzo bean flour and got sick but I'm really wondering if it was contaminated from what I've read about bean/legumes being rotated with wheat and often then stating they are gluten free. I can feel all the vertebrae in my back now too which is kind of creepy.  Sorry that was so long.

 

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...OMG, your diet sounds a bit like mine, olives, dairy, meat are all nos for me and egg yolks make me sick, same with peanuts ,and a whole lot of other foods recently had to cut out carbs due to ulcerative colitis so no grains, starchy veggies, or fruits for me ....hmm  seems you need more fats. How are you with the following, Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds, sacha Inichi seeds,  Sunflower Seeds, Chocolate? I find Pumpkin seed protein powder is a god send for keeping on weight. Also be careful with hemp, most places it is not gluten free, brands like nutiva, mantoba harvest etc will state that theirs might have gluten due to the way it is grown and where they get it. Only safe ones I have found are Gerbs allergen friendly foods. They also sell sunflower kernels, chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds. Taking protein powder throughout the day in a smoothie of coconut yogurt and a nut or seed milk might help you out like it does me. Note they also make sunbutter and various other seed butters that are hypo allergenic. .....I can give you a few list of what I consume if you wish and some nice hypo allergenic vegan protein powders

Oh if you want that pizza quick fix. use a portabello mushroom turn it upside down pop off the stem, and scrape some of the gills off, top it with your sauce, cheese, and toppings. Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 10-20min

They make plenty of vegan cheeses, Follow your heart, julian bakery, daiya, and lisanatti are all decent in their own right.

I can give you links on where to track down some other snacking ideas etc.......going to be honest your one of those cases where I want to work for you as a chef sit down draw up a list of foods and cook you a meal lol.

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