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i found out about 3 years ago that i have a severe allergy to corn, wheat, soy, and nuts. i also found out hte hard way, which means ill never risk these things again. It also came about kind of suddenly.

this is my senior year in college, i weigh about 135lbs and am 6 foot. I eat vegtables fruits meats, i work hard all day doing small scale residential construction and work out after work. i take whey protein and vitamins. i can not seem to get back to my old weight, i weighed about 160lbs freshman year.

could anyone please please please help. for what ever reason i am losing weight more and more and the doctors i have access to are sub par. i feel i am getting closer to that unhealthy place and if anyone with advice could offer anything i would be so happy

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i found out about 3 years ago that i have a severe allergy to corn, wheat, soy, and nuts. i also found out hte hard way, which means ill never risk these things again. It also came about kind of suddenly.

this is my senior year in college, i weigh about 135lbs and am 6 foot. I eat vegtables fruits meats, i work hard all day doing small scale residential construction and work out after work. i take whey protein and vitamins. i can not seem to get back to my old weight, i weighed about 160lbs freshman year.

could anyone please please please help. for what ever reason i am losing weight more and more and the doctors i have access to are sub par. i feel i am getting closer to that unhealthy place and if anyone with advice could offer anything i would be so happy

i am also a 21 year old male

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How about eggs? Hard boiled are convenient as a snack, breakfast, add onto a salad etc. They're even portable. Full fat dairy-yogurt. Avacados. Keep the protein and calories up. Get plenty of healthy fats, and even fats like the ones mentioned above are fine if we keep everything in balance. Sunflower seed butter(think nut-free version of P.B.) is available many places now.

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I forgot to mention I am a poor college student, with only a Walmart within driving distance. So hard boiled eggs are a staple.

I eat a lot eggs, cheese, salads, a lot of pop, and a ton of water. I try and stay away from all grains and nuts and seeds. The allergies are really sensitive to those things.

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It's really a challenge on both the budget and convenience to live on protein and not carbs, I know.

I have a problem keeping my weight on, for some reasons different from yours, and I have several dietary restrictions as well. I live on mostly meats, veg. and nuts. No grains. Because of necessary restrictions, it is hard work for me honestly and something I need to work at everyday. It doesn't come easily. One of my strategies is to eat 4 meals a day. That helps me keep the calories up. Do you or can you pack meals/snack with you to take when you are out so that you can get some extra food in? One thing I do is when I open a package of bacon, I fry up half the package at once and keep it in a container in the fridge. That way I'm standing over the stove only once or twice and can grab it and use it on salads, for breakfast etc. whenever I need some quick protein. It won't really help in the calorie department, but just another idea since you aren't eating breads, is to wrap burgers or sandwich, or taco fillings in a letuce leaf. I find it works better with the leaf lettuce. If you are packing it to take with, pack the lettuce separatey the assemble when you are ready to eat.

What are your meals/ eating schedule like? Maybe sharing that can help us come up with more ideas.

There are free online sites where you can track you calories and that will calculate how many you need for your height, weight and activity level. I've used them and they can be helpful to see where you're at and where you might be falling short. It will also calculate how many calories you need to gain X number of pounds per week etc.

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i usually eat a breakfast of hardboiled eggs and watermellon. lunch is usually these glutton free granola bars, and for the summer i am home and eat the family dinner. and then ill snack through out the night. i can usually handle a flour tortilla a day, i just have to take 2-3 benadryll with it, which would be my snack before i get ready for bed.

would you happen to have a link handy to one of these calculators?

and thank you so much for the help. this has been a rough time, and i need to improve on things, and a healthier me is part of the fix i feel.

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Here's a link to one. http://www.thedailyplate.com/

Your health is worth every investment that you make in it. We only get one body so it's worth taking care of if we want it to work for us to do the things we need and want to do. It's so easy to put other things first but I think that feeding ourselves well is one of the most important things we do everyday. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices to do it, but then we get to really enjoy the good stuff when it comes around. Best wishes to you on your journey.

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Here's a link to one. http://www.thedailyplate.com/

Your health is worth every investment that you make in it. We only get one body so it's worth taking care of if we want it to work for us to do the things we need and want to do. It's so easy to put other things first but I think that feeding ourselves well is one of the most important things we do everyday. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices to do it, but then we get to really enjoy the good stuff when it comes around. Best wishes to you on your journey.

Thank you very much

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i found out about 3 years ago that i have a severe allergy to corn, wheat, soy, and nuts. i also found out hte hard way, which means ill never risk these things again. It also came about kind of suddenly.

this is my senior year in college, i weigh about 135lbs and am 6 foot. I eat vegtables fruits meats, i work hard all day doing small scale residential construction and work out after work. i take whey protein and vitamins. i can not seem to get back to my old weight, i weighed about 160lbs freshman year.

could anyone please please please help. for what ever reason i am losing weight more and more and the doctors i have access to are sub par. i feel i am getting closer to that unhealthy place and if anyone with advice could offer anything i would be so happy

Nuts and nut milk can also be very high in protein. You say wheat, but are you actually gluten intolerant, or do you have a true wheat allergy (or both) ? Can you eat rye/barley/spelt, etc?

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i usually eat a breakfast of hardboiled eggs and watermellon. lunch is usually these glutton free granola bars

You are not eating enough. You need more dietary fat for breakfast like whole milk or full fat yogurt and add some meat like ham or bacon to those eggs. A breakfast shake with safe ingredients added to that would be great. Watermelon can add to weight loss for some. A granola bar for lunch is not a meal.

, and for the summer i am home and eat the family dinner.

good!

and then ill snack through out the night. i can usually handle a flour tortilla a day, i just have to take 2-3 benadryll with it, which would be my snack before i get ready for bed.

I would say eating a food you're allergic to and simply drugging yourself for the symptoms is not a good idea. Can you find a healthier for you snack?

and thank you so much for the help. this has been a rough time, and i need to improve on things, and a healthier me is part of the fix i feel.

You are smart and ahead of the game asking for help for a problem. Lots of us suffer in silence, too embarassed to ask anyone. I predict you are going to get yourself healthy and regain the weight you want. Please let us know how you do!

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I forgot to mention I am a poor college student, with only a Walmart within driving distance. So hard boiled eggs are a staple.

I eat a lot eggs, cheese, salads, a lot of pop, and a ton of water. I try and stay away from all grains and nuts and seeds. The allergies are really sensitive to those things.

Don't forget, pop has a ton of high fructose corn syrup. I react to it. Try Jones Soda if you need a soda fix. It is made with cane sugar.

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I don't understand: why are you eating a food you are allergic to?

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Hi there, I too am a poor college student who has Celiac, can't have grains, soy, eggs, or oils. I wanted to ask if you could eat beans? Beans are really cheap especially if you buy them in bulk and I've found that they're the only way I can get enough to eat when I have them with a salad and some meat, or spread some fat free refried ones on romaine leaves and build a sort of taco thing. Are you able to eat chia seed at all? I can't ahve many nuts but can tolerate chia seed which gives me more energy than anything when I have it for breakfast with yogurt. I pretty much have to eat all day, every few hours and that helps as well. Best of luck.

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I don't understand: why are you eating a food you are allergic to?

I'm a little confused about the flour taco deal too, as well as the soda pop. Given your allergies, could that be the reason your body is not fully getting back in balance? It sounds like everything else you eat is fine but you just need to eat MORE as ang1e0251 suggested. If you are 6 feet tall and a couple of eggs, fruit, granola bar (grains? is it cross contaminated? perhaps that is part of the problem as well as the flour taco and pop) and regular dinner is all you get in a day then you've got to start filling out those meals and snacks. Your body most likely has a much larger caloric need than you are giving it, especially if you are very active, as it sounds like you are. Beans, full fat milk, cheese and yogurt, bacon as well as avocados and other healthy fats are great suggestions, veggies with hummus and gluten-free beef jerky for snacks are another option. Protein powder, fruit and yogurt or coconut milk in a shake as part of breakfast, more meats and veggies for lunch might help as well. Tuna and deli meats are pretty portable with the lettuce wrap idea. I know how good food on a tight budget adds up, but if you aren't buying a lot of junk food then hopefully you can do alright. Good luck.

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If you are drinking regular soda pop, it probably contatins high fructose corn syrup!

Can you eat potatoes? They can be made in the microwave, crockpot or even fried with eggs.

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yes i agree you need to eat more. But i think the problem for you is you are a young man who cant cook? It might be an idea to get some cooking lessons so you can make yourself more food.

I will give you your first cooking lesson! I think all of us on this site can teach you!

ROAST CHICKEN AND VEGS

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

Medium sized potatoes and sweet potatoes

pumpkin

chicken pieces (are cheaper to cook less power)

oil

INSTRUCTIONS

Peal potatoes and sweet potaotes, and cut in half. Cut pumpkin into pieces

place chicken in a separate roasting pan (roast more than you need for dinner to have for lunch the next day, it saves power and gives you food you can grab and eat)

put about 3 tablespoons of oil in the bottom of the second roasting pan and place veges in making sure they all are flat. (you can roast vegs with the chicken but they tend to get soggy)

Bake at 140 degrees until the chicken is cooked (about 30 to 40 minutes). There should be no red parts to the meat. (slow cooking makes it moister).

Email me if you have trouble i can talk you through it. :-)

ICECREAM

at bit more fiddly but quite easy to do.

You will need an egg beater the type that stands on its own.

INGREDIENTS

4 eggs

500mls cream

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

4 tablespoons cup gluten free chocolate powder. (depending on taste)

Separate the egg yokes from the whites. Do this by tapping the egg against the edge of the bowl gently until you get a crack, turn it with the crack facing up and open the egg (have cup below to catch the egg whites), then put hte egg yokes into a seperate cup

1. beat the 4 yokes with 1/4 cup of sugar on high for 20 minutes. take out and put into another container.

2. beat the 4 egg whites with 1/4 cup of sugar on high for 10 minutes. take out and put into another container

3. then beat the cream until it gets thick.

4. add vanilla essence ( and chocolate if you want it ) to the cream

5. then mix all of the above together mix well

put into a container and free overnight all done!

It sounds difficult but it is very easy. email me if you have any problems.

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