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Weight loss +30kg - Problem with allergies

VeikkoK profile image
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Hello all! This is my first post!

Has anyone else found any good diet or a way to drop weight to about 30kg in less than a year? I would love to hear about them. I’ve gone really well for a year now and dropped almost that much. My problem with those diets has been that they often contain foods to which I am allergic or are but hardly available. I am allergic to, for example, carrots, avocado, mango, dragon fruit, passion fruit, etc... and in the spring I then suffer from dust allergies. It should be possible to eat fruit during the diet, but when fresh it is not possible for me. For example, have such been made as a dietary supplement? My apologies for the grammatical errors because I am from Finland.

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springersruleModerator

Welcome to the forum VeikkoK. You have come to a great place for help, support, friendliness and advice. Well done on your loss so far.

I suggest you spend some time clicking about to find your way around. It's easier if you have a lap-top as there are several threads. If you’re using another device I strongly suggest that you use the web page as opposed to the app at least until you know your way around.

Have a good read of the pinned post “Welcome Newbies” and follow every thread.

Here’s the link to the pinned posts,

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Here’s the link for the “Tour” of the forum. If you haven’t already taken it.

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I strongly suggest you read and contribute to the Daily Diary and participate in a Weekly Weigh in.

You will find there's loads of tips about better eating, from other members. Sharing your daily menu not only helps you stay committed, it can help other members too.

If it's mainly fruit that you have allergies to could you swap then for raw veg e.g.. celery, cucumber or peppers?

I personally have lost 60kg in just over 8 months by following a low carb/healthy fats food plan but did calorie count for the first couple of months. You will find (on the Daily Diary) that there is a large good range of eating plans being followed so I sure you will find some great ideas there.

Good luck I hope to see you around.

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I'm quite surprised you can get mangoes in Finland :)

Your English is flawless.

Anyway, fruit is not an important part of a healthy diet. It's a treat. If you're OK with green vegetables, meat, eggs, and dairy products (but not necessarily all of them - perhaps you have a dairy or egg allergy?) you should be fine.

Basically your diet should contain:

- lots of vegetables (but not potatoes) for bulk and micronutrients;

- a source of fat (not a huge amount, but some).

- a source of protein.

I get the impression that the Finnish diet includes quite a lot of flour-based products (not unlike the British diet!). Avoid this. Have more vegetables instead.

Eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full.

A bit of Googling suggests the following as good choices:

Lohikeitto

Paistetut muikut

Lihapullat

Karjalanpaisti

Kaalikääryleet

Sienimunakas-kääryle

Although, as mentioned, you do need to add more vegetables on the side and avoid the usual potatoes and bread. If your meal really needs bread, rye bread is probably the best option.

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VeikkoK

Heh, you found lot's of Finnish traditional foods to eat TheAwfulToad :) Unfortunately I cannot eat "paistetut muikut" because it's small fish and I have this condition called "kihti". I think it's gout in English. I'm not allergic to dairy, eggs or seafood. Finnish foods has lot's of flour and I know that's bad... I noticed I didn’t even tell you what my starting weight was...~175kg, now it's around 140kg and my target is 110kg. I Used to be very athlete at my twenties and even when I weight 112kg, I was able to to a back flip and other acrobatic stuff and I was very well fit. Now, just couple of years ago they found that I have type 2 diabetes. Now I'm struggling at that same weight because there is so many vegetables and fruits I can't eat, so I should take some supplements or something. I have tried KETO and that was basicly my success so far. So far I have followed 20 golden rules to success so far (crazyoffers.store). Very basic things to change bad habits and some supplements.

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Pebbles77Visitor in reply to VeikkoK

Will you be going back to keto then? A lot of people find it works to have two or three weeks very low carb i.e. keto, then easing into a moderate low carb plan which gives more flexibility with food choices. Staying on a keto plan long term can be pretty demanding as it is such a low level of carbs

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VeikkoK in reply to Pebbles77

I'm going to try to keep keto as my base diet, just keeping carbs low, but also keeping sugars minimum. I just have to modify my diet somehow 🤔

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