Thursday, October 6, 2011

Food News


I had a thorough food allergy blood test done a couple of weeks ago to see why my body is such a wreck. My results are back. I am now not only a "Silly Yak", but am allergic to the following foods as well:

Oranges, white rice, corn sugar, corn syrup, turkey, alfalfa, and cayenne pepper!

Let me tell you what this means for me:

1) For breakfast everyday I eat Cinnamon Chex. It is made with white rice. I can no longer eat breakfast!
2) For lunch everyday I eat a turkey sandwich on gluten free bread. I am allergic to both the turkey and the bread which is made with white rice. I can no longer eat lunch.
3) For a snack, I love to have Cool Ranch Doritos. They have corn syrup solids in them. I can no longer have a snack.
4) For dinner most days, I have chicken over white rice. I can no longer eat the rice.
5) For dessert, I love to have a Snickers bar. Gluten free. I looked at the package yesterday. Snickers contain corn syrup. I can no longer have dessert.
6) The worst news of all, I can no longer sprinkle cayenne pepper over my food. (that was a joke!)

Basically, my life, as I know it, is over. For six months I have to rid my diet of all of the "allergy" foods. Hopefully, my face will clear up, my immune system will get stronger, and my potty problems will be a thing of the past. Only problem . . . I have NO IDEA what I am going to eat. Here's what my eating plan is for today:

This morning I had cheesy eggs for breakfast. I was gagging. I hate eggs.
I have an exciting lunch planned. Apples dipped in peanut butter and a protein shake.
I have an even more exciting dinner planned. Ham and cheese wrapped in lettuce.
This is going to be fun!!

6 comments:

Dainon said...

You poor kid... No corn, no rice, no wheat. But I have some great news for you. There isn't any of those things in my primary fuel source.. Diet Mt. Dew! Come on over.. I'll order us a keg!

Lera said...

Yikes, that is really rough. So sorry Vanessa!

bryan said...

Hello. That's bad news about the allergies. You'll probably have to eat a large quantity of bacon wrapped meats. Also, broccoli.

The Everyday Housewife said...

Dainon, I definitely need a keg of something after that news!
Lera, thanks for feeling bad for me! It helps knowing people are in my corner! :)
Bryan, can you PLEEEASE find a cure for me during your residency?! Somehow, I don't think I'll do well with bacon wrapped meats. or broccoli . . .

Kristin said...

I have been anxiously anticipating your allergy results! What terrible news. Ugh.

London said...

My mother-in-law also found out she had many more intolerances including rice. She said that's been harder to tolerate than finding out she had celiac disease. I hope that you'll be feeling better soon. I always make her cheesecake cupcakes. I'll have to give you the recipe.