Originally Posted by rainbow24
Where do you get your protein from?
I found a list after I posted this question. I do have to limit my legumes as well. I have some favorite legume recipes, but my doctor said no more than a small serving once a week or so.
I know there are some great gluten free grains and flours, but most, if not all available to me, may contain traces of nuts.
I try to buy whole organic unprocessed foods so I don't have to worry about having a reaction iodine or to possible "traces" of nuts, plus it taste better and is healthier. I also look for the label "does not process nuts or use shared equipment/facilities". If I don't know what is in something I won't eat it.
I eat some dairy for fat and protein, but not from farms that feed iodine fortified soil
, feed to their animals. I get other protein from fruit, veggies, grains, soy and plants. I do not take any supplements or protein powders.
According to the ADA and RDA I get more then my minimum requirement.
I also lift pretty heavy and according to my muscles I get plenty!
ETA: I carry my allergy meds with me 24/7 just in case. It's hard to avoid accidental reactions no matter how careful you are. Plus as much as I hate to say it and as much as it pisses me off, people lie or think you are just being picky so I have had reactions in restaurants, etc.