The shock came with the 29 other items on my list!
Baker’s and brewer's yeast
I was upset to see so many yummy foods on the list, including my go-to meat, turkey, and some of my usual spices. I was glad to see celery and onions, though. I’ve detested them for years and I always get laughed at for hating onions. Now I have a legitimate reason for hating them! I can live with this list. Well, I don't really have a choice, but I can look at it positively. I have created a list of fruits, veggies and herbs that I can use. I am building a large collection of recipes that do not use any of the items on my list. They are going into an organizational recipe/meal planner binder I'm working on (and I will post more details about it later).
The nutritionist recommended that I do a candida cleanse due to my allergies to yeasts. I started the day after I got my results. I have temporarily eliminated all sugar, fungi and fermented items from my diet. It has been an interesting few days, but I think things are going pretty well. Menu planning is definitely going to be key in the success of this endeavor.
While searching FoodGawker for new recipes that fit my dietary restrictions, I suddenly realized that my turkey allergy extends to more than just Thanksgiving and lunch meat. I could give those up. But I have to give up turkey bacon, too :( Since I detest pork bacon, I guess I'm just SOL. My secret love affair with bacon has come to a tragic end.
I started the cleanse at 227.4 pounds, and 3 days in I was already down to 225. From what I have read, allergy symptoms, especially from candida, can get worse the first couple of weeks into a cleanse, so I’m preparing for the worst and trying to get some blogs written before my hands get worse. And I’m doing a lot of recipe searching!