Weight question

Posted on: Tue, 06/12/2007 - 10:35am
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Alright, I'm getting somewhat personal right now, but I need to say this.

Before my last pregnancy I weighed 110 lbs.
Since then, I've become more aware of allergens. It seems like my food list is seriously down to Pasta Roni, Rice, Soynut Butter, Tyson popcorn chicken, Hotdogs. I know that's not a great diet, but I feel like I will have an allergic reaction to whatever I eat, safe or not. I do have REALLY bad anxiety that is NOT controlled with medicine.

I just weighed myself and I'm done to 101 lbs. I don't understand how I'm losing weight, I don't "feel" like I am, because it feels like I'm always chowing on something, usually Soynut butter.

How can I eat a healthy menu and still safe *allergy wise*.

What types of menus do you all eat? Take to work? Munch on?

Posted on: Tue, 06/12/2007 - 10:42am
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What foods are you allergic to? I'm only avoiding peanuts (nuts) and sesame seeds. So, I can eat most things.
You didn't list any vegetable or fruit. If you are allergic to some, eat the others. You can't afford to eliminate them all.
Allergic Living did an article called Fear of Food. An excerpt is available here:
[url="http://www.allergicliving.com/features.asp?copy_id=93"]http://www.allergicliving.com/features.asp?copy_id=93[/url]
If nothing else, that article will help you realize that you are not alone in this. Many people have gone through the anxiety you are talking about -- including me.

Posted on: Tue, 06/12/2007 - 10:46am
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Hi MommyMegan,
It is my son with the allergy (actually many allergies pn, tn, dairy, egg, and sesame), not me, but I feel that he has a wide variety of many foods to choose from. He eats meats (chicken, beef, turkey burgers, hot dogs), rice, pastas, veggies, fruits. He can drink soy, but if you are not dairy allergic, milk is probably fine.
Look in the manufacturers board, and see if you can find some brands of foods that you feel comfortable eating. If simple is better for you right now, then just use single ingredient recipes. But, you probably need to expand your menu.
Maybe you would feel better making things from scratch. My son makes pancakes, waffles, and breads. So, these are safe and he still gets to enjoy them.
If you would like any recipes, just let me know.
Take care
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Posted on: Tue, 06/12/2007 - 10:47am
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Hi, I'm avoiding Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Kiwi.
I'm avoiding shellfish because it makes me want to throw up (at least at the grocery store LOL maybe it's just the stench LOL), and I'm avoiding bananas... I hate them and they make my throat feel scratchy.

Posted on: Tue, 06/12/2007 - 10:49am
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Recipes would be great!
And the brands you use to make them!

Posted on: Tue, 06/12/2007 - 12:44pm
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Hi Mommymegan:
How are you with milk and/or yogurt? I found a great way to gain weight during pregnancy was to either make a milk shake or a yogurt smoothy every night. I would then add a tablespoon of carnation instant milk...it boosted the amount of protein and calcium. You should talk to your doctor to see if they have any suggestions for you.
Hope this helps and take care of yourself! Congratulations on your pregnancy.
Kelly

Posted on: Tue, 06/12/2007 - 12:48pm
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We "lost" our safe-to-us mayonnaise over Christmas, so I started making an oil and vinegar dressing for pasta, and I think it's been a good thing to add calories back into our diet.
Please always call on brands, just to be sure for your own situation, okay? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
That said, we use Solana Gold apple cider vinegar, and Wild Oats store brand canola oil. If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, I would check on their canola - label looks good, and it's a Canadian product.
We use Annie's organic wheat pasta - I buy the mac n cheese, and save the cheese packet for other things. M is okay with the cheese - if not, I'd try to find a different pasta.
To this, we add canned chicken or turkey (Trader Joe's), or more recently, ground lamb (cooked and crumbled), and cooked broccoli.
The dressing is an Italian dressing recipe I think I found on Allrecipes.com.
It's just a bunch of spoonsful of spices, and I toss it into a Ziploc bag. I think one batch of the dressing mix makes enough for about five batches of pasta salad. You could use any other veggies you like -- it's a very accomodating recipe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I plan to try it with rice instead of pasta soon -- I think it would be quite good.
Sue
[This message has been edited by M'smom (edited June 12, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 06/13/2007 - 4:30am
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kiwi and banana are related, so if you are allergic to one and the other in any way makes you uncomfortable I recommend total avoidance of it. They are also related to latex.

Posted on: Wed, 06/13/2007 - 4:43am
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do try to get some food in you. I know this is hard, if you are having problems, out of fear, please get with you OB at once and possibly a counselor. There is so much food out there you can eat safely....with all our food allergies, there's not much we can't eat(besides the obvious). Please try not to live in fear, you need food to survive.
I was losing weight with my last 2 pregnancies(had problems with throwing up terrible though) but smoothies(made with ice cream or frozen yogurt and fruit helped me put on some weight. I drank them every morning.
But get into your OB very soon, you don't want your health or the baby's to suffer from lack of nutrients. It could really cause some serious problems. HUGS
edit...I must have read this wrong, I thought you were prego now, sorry!!!
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
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Posted on: Wed, 06/13/2007 - 5:24am
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OT - M's Mom, What "safe" mayo did you lose?

Posted on: Wed, 06/13/2007 - 7:51am
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The grapeseed-oil Follow Your Heart vegenaise (with the purple label).
It was very much okay when we began using it, but they began making a peanut dressing shortly thereafter on the same lines.
We were using it for tuna/chicken/turkey and macaroni salads 2-3 lunches a week, so it was a bit of a blow to our menu!
Sue

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