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.