This is my first post on T-Nation after having read it for nearly 4 years now. The reason I reach out now is because I am fed up with my food intake and require some additional help.
After being sick for nearly 4 years I got food allergy tested in June 2006. As can be imagined, for a food lover, it was not the most pleasant experience to learn what I would not be able to eat again. Alternatively, I have never felt better in my life… so it is a blessing and a curse!
I am here to request help, stories of experience, and suggestions on what I may do to continue on my muscle building journey with these intolerances. There is a total of over 95 foods and food additives I must stay away from, but I won’t list them all. I will list the foods which tend to come up quite often, or are often ingredients in bodybuilding foods.
The following list will be in two parts: Foods I cannot eat, and Foods I can eat smaller amounts of infrequently.
Foods I cannot eat:
Dairy (although I can eat whey)
Sugar (processed, brown, etc.)
Corn or Corn based foods
Foods I can eat infrequently:
Peanut Butter (or other nut butters)
All other foods I can eat regularly (Beef, fish, chicken, rice, potato, and most veggies) and I do.
Now, hopefully someone out there in this big bad world of bodybuilding has dealt with issues similar to mine and can offer me a little dose of help, let me in on some tricks they use.
Thanks for reading the post. I appreciate any constructive comments.