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4/7/18 8:07 P

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Food issues can have quite an impact, particularly when it affects us physically with pain.

Is your Nutritionist a Registered Dietitian? Hopefully the answer is 'yes'.

Your Dr doesn't sound particularly pro-active with regard to your health. Has he/she referred to to any Specialists? If not it would be good to ask for a referral to a Gastroenterologist, Endocrinologist and perhaps an Allergist.

I had been overweight for about 30 years despite eating a very healthy, balanced diet, with little processed foods, and not drinking alcohol. A lot of the time I was physically very active, too. I had always eaten in a healthy range which my Registered Dietitian said most people of similar physical statistics would have lost weight on, not gained. All I needed to do was to drop my average daily calorie consumption from 1650-1850 daily to 1400 (no range) The weight-loss started and it was a slow loss, but that is what we should aim for anyway. I have been maintaining for a few years now.

I used to get excruciating abdominal pain and couldn't figure out why. Turned out that altho' I am not allergic to dairy, I have an intolerance to it. A little bit occasionally is o.k. but not a little bit on a regular basis.


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I'm sorry to hear of your struggles. My depression doesn't stem from food allergies or auto immune issues, so I'm afraid I can't help. I do welcome you to the team and hope someone else can help.

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Hi... I'm new. I haven't joined a challenge yet, but I probably will. I'm finishing up, got one more day on my last challenge. I don't want to take on too many, or I get overwhelmed.

So... at the end of last year, I started getting stomach pains. It really just seemed digestion connected... the doc put it down to a bug, I thought it was indigestion or acid reflux, and neither of us was right. At this point in the game, we're pretty sure I have some kind of auto immune disorder.

What does this mean? It means there are huge swaths of food I can't eat. Right at this particular moment, that includes wheat (which I'm allergic to, as in epi pen, trip to hospital in ambulance, etc), most oils/fats, dairy, nuts (though nut butters in VERY small amounts are usually okay), and artificial sweeteners. I just finished a modified Whole30 diet, and I've reintroduced rice to my diet (and didn't give up beans at all). That's pretty much it.

My nutritionist is strongly of the opinion that my problem is liver based, and that it'll get better if I eat this way for a year or two and let my liver heal. My doctor basically just keeps telling me I must have a tummy bug, and I'm fat because I eat too much and don't exercise (he's been telling me and hubby this for years, despite the fact that we don't eat pre-packaged food, don't eat out but once a month or so, and then we have to be wicked careful because I react to everything... we don't drink soda, we don't use artificial sweeteners, don't eat crap, chips, cookies, anything). *sigh*

I don't mind the diet. Hubby hates it. He's just trying to lose weight, so he can cheat if he wants (he doesn't often, and generally just with acceptable stuff... ie he has a steak out with people from work once a month instead of eating a smaller something at home). I'll be honest, I'm just tired. I miss cheese. I miss popcorn.

I'm having set-backs. I gained back four pounds despite the diet and exercise, and it just... broke me the other day. I just cried for hours. And then got out and did my exercise anyhow... my nutritionist says I get bonus cardio points for exercising angry. :)

Anyhow, just wondering if anyone else is non-clinically depressed because of food allergies and/or issues... or if anyone else has one of the auto-immune things which is causing you to change.

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