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i basically eat the same food every week an alternate my proteins and carbs. my normal weight should be 155 but i am now 145. i made it up to 148 a month ago cause i was eating more, but decided to cut back on all the foods that contained nuts, seeds and corn because i was eating too much and am concerned that eating too many of these foods can cause sensitivities. unfortunately, most of the foods and snacks i eat frequently to keep my weight on are things like Kind bars, lara bars almond butter and corn flakes w/ almond milk. i took an IgG food allergy test a few yrs ago and i had mild sensitivities to a lot of nuts and seeds, but these foods contain a lot of fat and calories and thats what i need to keep my weight on. i keep going from eating as much as i can to maintain weight to spontaneously cutting things out out of fear of causing damage to my body as a result of the sensitivities and when i do that my weight drops. i looked so much better when i was 149 lbs an even the 5 lb loss has made me noticeably more thinner and i am uncomfortable with my appearance. i struggle with this dynamic of eating then cutting out foods constantly and i just want some kind of routine that works for me. i do take digestive enzymes so hopefully they break things down enough to keep my body healthy, but who knows any suggestions?


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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i basically eat the same food every week an alternate my proteins and carbs. my normal weight should be 155 but i am now 145. i made it up to 148 a month ago cause i was eating more, but decided to cut back on all the foods that contained nuts, seeds and corn because i was eating too much and am concerned that eating too many of these foods can cause sensitivities. unfortunately, most of the foods and snacks i eat frequently to keep my weight on are things like Kind bars, lara bars almond butter and corn flakes w/ almond milk. i took an IgG food allergy test a few yrs ago and i had mild sensitivities to a lot of nuts and seeds, but these foods contain a lot of fat and calories and thats what i need to keep my weight on. i keep going from eating as much as i can to maintain weight to spontaneously cutting things out out of fear of causing damage to my body as a result of the sensitivities and when i do that my weight drops. i looked so much better when i was 149 lbs an even the 5 lb loss has made me noticeably more thinner and i am uncomfortable with my appearance. i struggle with this dynamic of eating then cutting out foods constantly and i just want some kind of routine that works for me. i do take digestive enzymes so hopefully they break things down enough to keep my body healthy, but who knows any suggestions?

My experience with weight gain/loss has led me to conclude the following is applicable to me. I have been losing/gaining weight for the past 20 years (am 53 yr old male now), was 180lbs and down to 154lbs at lowest, currently 160lbs. I have been aware of food intolerances since 2007, knowledge of gluten intolerance since mid 2008, but many accidental glutening in diet (contaminated grains etc), so my overall gluten free diet is patchy.

For me to gain weight I need the following in place

Eating gluten free and a few other foods that are not good for me

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You might look into "cocoa pulse testing". I have all kinds of problems with leaky gut and multiple food sensitivities after coming off gluten a few months ago. Basically take your pulse every day in the morning before you eat anything. Get a feel for what your baseline pulse is. Then, after you eat something take it again. If your pulse increases by 5-8 beats per minute then you are probably intolerant. I swear this works for me. It works good for me because after finding the foods that you do not react to you feel a lot more in control that the food you are eating will respond well with your body currently.

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