Pipi Posted November 6, 2013 Share Posted November 6, 2013 I just discovered this log on the forum and am very happy indeed to discover it. Part of going on whole30 for me is trying to track allergies. To date i have been using a calorie counting app which works but keeps insisting on telling me how many calories Ive consumed - not what I want to know! My allergies are tricky beasts as I am allergic to a plant protein which in small doses has a negligible effect and in large doses caused a serious drop in blood pressure and/or anaphylaxis. Neither of which is very much fun. The tricky bit is almost all plants have the protein so its a question of density. The protein itself can be destroyed by heat in most cases but if the plant has a vast amount of the protein it becomes un-killable. Tree nuts, except brazil and cashew, are all out for me - and macadamia is my nemesis - a smidgen of that and my throat closes up. That and fennel. In the raw form I am super allergic to carrot - cant go into health food cafes for fear they have grated it in which case my eyes will start streaming and I will sneeze compulsively. Grains are also out for me (separate to this diet) I can eat rice and corn with no impact ... and amaranth and millet but everything else sends my blood pressure plummeting and then I have to lie down for 90 minutes - or faint. Its kind of funny i am like an old lady who has 'fainting spells'. Ah well compared to the health conditions of friends my sneezing and fainting are just a minor side show. So today is day 4 and i feel fantastic - woke up with heaps more energy and sailed through a couple of deadlines at work. Had no desire for food and had to make myself eat lunch. Food issues (i always have food issues because i am basically allergic to everything bar animal protein and dairy - so for me it is a question of intensity) Breakfast - 2 eggs, small piece bacon, cup kale, cup sweet potato - all fried in CO. All good - today is first day I have had the sweet potato and it worked to keep me satiated through to 1pm. Lunch - grilled salmon, lettuce, caps, toms, broccoli and pumpkin with EVOO - mainly okay but dropped blood pressure a little ... Dinner - chaos! My twin granddaughters came for dinner so i made tacos (i didn't eat tacos - just fillings). Grand daughters are 3 and dont like veges so i had hidden toms and carrot in mince. Anyway only got to eat some salad and a spoon of meat as girls were up and down like little yoyos. After they left I ate a piece of pineapple and then decided i needed more so fried some mince, mushies, caps and coriander - wasn't particularly glamorous but tasted okay (just). And now my eyes are itchy, skin itchy and sneezy. so am wondering if the cooked carrot caused it. The carrot was heirloom from farmers market. Oddly the risk of the protein is higher with properly grown veges as it responds to stress so something grown hydroponically is safer for me than an organic vege. But i am strongly opposed to agribusiness so I persevere with organics. Summary - something in lunch was a bit dodgy and carrots may be a problem even when cooked. Looking forward to tomorrow and fingers crossed the same level of energy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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