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Improving fitness / eating healthy... but strict dietary restrictions! OAS


Morning everyone,

I have just joined so honestly, I'm unsure if I am in the right posting area; if I'm not, I apologise and could you direct me to the right community thank you!

I'm 22, petite at 5ft and looking to becoming stronger and lean. My testosterone levels are higher than standard so I find it easier to bulk, but harder to lose fat. I also have a large obstacle and that's my diet requirements.

I have Oral Allergy Syndrome - basically most raw fruit and vegetables give me a reaction of a sore itchy throat, swollen gums, difficulty breathing and a lip rash. Its birch pollen that triggers it and I cannot eat apples, pears, pineapples, kiwi, cherries, grapes, some oranges, and hazelnuts. Fortunately I am okay with some berries and melons!

I have food sensitivities which doctors cannot fathom, I get a pain in my stomach immediately after consuming the following: eggs, sweet potatoes, raw onions, bell peppers, bran flakes?!, bananas and beans/lentils.

It seems the main foods that don't cause me to have a reaction are meats, milk products (although I hate consuming them), processed sugary foods, and white carbs.

I just wish I could start a cliché healthy diet plan but there is always something my body rejects and I'm pretty stuck. My usual diet for the day is as follows: crunchy nut with cow's milk, a turkey wrap, then either white rice or white potatoes with either salmon, pork, or chicken (grilled or baked) and always with broccoli or peas.

Does anybody have any suggestions on what I should do?

I'm so close to hiring a personal trainer that focuses on nutrition but my student budget will suffer. Any help is appreciated.



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You didn't write about fish ? You can take it if not allergic ,along with nuts like walnut, almond, cashew nuts and pistachio . Blue berries are also good for you. In fruits try papaya. Try to avoid sugary drinks.

In milk product you can add paneer, cheese and butter.

I can consume fish fine, also the other mentioned nutes :) I'll try your recommendations, thank you!

Hi Kim, are you under hospital care for all your issues, if you are ask about seeing a dietician, otherwise visit or ring GP and ask for a referral to a dietician, good luck

For some reason, my GP won't refer me to a dietician and says "if you know it will cause a reaction, don't eat it, simple." Which made me feel worse! I'm moving medical practice next month so hopefully I will have better luck seeking advice then


Have you called your doctor for an appointment?

I have, and was unsuccessful - I was told that if I know I will react to something, don't eat it. I'm going to try and change doctor, hopefully I will get somewhere!

in reply to LongLivetheKim

I hope you have better luck with the new doctor. Please make an appointment soon and let us know what you find out.😀👍

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Hi, I'm in the UK :) I can try reduce my rice and potato consumption, but I feel like I need to replace them foods with something but unsure what

Try putting a good probiotic such as kefir on your cereal, & if you have to eat this type of processed food, don't buy Kellogs type. Despite the advertising, they're not healthy. There are some decent muesli brands available that have not had the nutrients removed so much they have to be added again. Some people have an issue with nightshade plants, potatoes being included. If you need starchy foods, try swapping your white rice & wrap for some sort of wholegrain that has better nutrition. A new GP should be more supportive.

RignoldKeto star

I would pursue the new GP/dietitian referral route, and be cautious about the idea of a PT who gives nutrition advice certaily check their credentials very carefully if you do go for that. I know a lot of PTs who are 'qualified Nutrionists' and dispense meal plans to their clients but actually have about zero actual scientific/medical knowledge about nutrition etc (and ususually are flogging some prepacked meal/supplement they are on commission for). It is one of my big bugbears in fact. You can become a 'qualified and accredited Nutrionist' online for about £30 in an afternoon. It is not a term that has any real meaning.

That said there are some who are very knowledgeable and conscientious, I don't wish to tar everyone with the same brush. Just be very careful that advice you pay for and follow is worthwhile advice.

Update: I've moved city, got a new GP and the Dr. is absolutely lovely and is organising a referral to a dietician. Finally, the help I need haha. I'll keep this thread updated when I have my appointments etc. :)

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