High protein diet (celiac with many food allergies) HELP!
I'll give you all a little background about me...
In the passed 7 months I have lost 35 lbs due to finding out that I am a celiac and am allergic to tons of other foods (wheat, walnuts, peanuts, soy, dairy, corn, eggs, seasame seed). Even though my food restrictions may seem harsh, it has been the best thing that has happened to me, and changed me from living an unhealthy lifestyle, to a healthy lifestyle.
I have pretty much hit a plateau and need to lose another 15lbs, so I decided to do a high protein diet and cut out the carbs i've been taking in.
I need advice as to what to eat, and if what I am doing so far is okay. All help is appreciated!
here is what I have ate as of today:
2 Hamburger patties, 75% lean/20% fat 175 calories 40g of protein
Rice protein shake with almond milk. 15g of protein
handful of almonds
Halfcup of grapes
I still havent had dinner, but this is what i have had so far. How does it look? Do I need to cut out the fruits? will I lose weight with a diet of this sort?
Sounds like you're very close to either link removed diets already. Both are pretty celiac-friendly. How much do you need to eat fruits and vegetables for a couple of weeks? The Dukan diet prohibits fruits and veggies at first, which can be hard for a lot of people, but you will drop the weight.
Will I drop the weight eating few fruis/veggies in the beginning?
And I take "Juice Plus" to get my vitamins and veggies that I miss out on.
Last edited by vabeachgirlNYC; 07-25-2012 at 01:24 PM.
I would drop the grapes and bananas and eat berries and apples instead. Add low-carb veggies like spinach, cucumbers, green peppers and such.
For protein there is chicken, lean cuts of beef, tuna, and ground turkey.
Lyle McDonald's Rapid Fat Loss is a good high protein, low-carb, low fat diet (without the fruits, though). Even if you don't do the diet exactly (by adding the fruits, for example), it's a good starting point. Lots of great info on his site.
To lose FAT (not lean body mass), you have to make sure you are taking in enough protein.
I'd agree with others to try and replace at least one of those fruits (the bananas or grapes) with a veggie or a lower-calorie fruit. I have trouble giving up on fruits too; try just replacing one or the other at first and see if it's an adjustment that's easy for you to make (I'd try the banana first).
Tuna is also fantastic for a high-protein, low-cal punch -- an entire can of it (non-albacore) is usually something like 100 cals.
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Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 9/3/12 = 164.9 (net: -50.3 lbs.)
Current mini-goal: 160 lbs.
Next mini-goal: 150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
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Last edited by vabeachgirlNYC; 07-25-2012 at 01:15 PM.
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What's your physical activity like? Toss in some weight lifting and sprints to boost that metabolism! If you start feeling burned out it might be worthwhile to add in some moderate carb like sweet potatoes, but only if you "earn" them by maintaining a regular work out schedule. Keep carbs low on rest days.
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.
Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).
I have similar health challenges. Atkins works best for me. I can't tolerate any grains--and that includes rice. Read the books (Atkins is my first choice) and adapt what you read to your own particular health issues. I, for one, will never be able to add wheat, corn, sugar, beans, or rice back into my diet--even though most people can add them in on Maintenance. I have also learned that I can no longer tolerate tomato sauce or almonds (which were my favorite go-to low-carb snack). Life goes on--we need to learn from it.