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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2010, 23:01:07 pm »
Well, things have progressed further.  She stopped napping during the day virtually at all, and didn't want to be put down when awake (probably too tired).  She is working on pooing for 2+ hours before it actually came, and then when it did it was like snot in a nappy, so mucousy.  With 3+ poos per day, no wonder she couldn't sleep.

So, DH and I agreed that I should cut wheat.  I did that from Wednesday evening.  It is now Friday morning, and Bree was awake for just over 2 hours this morning, she pooed without waiting ages for it, she played on her play mat and didn't need to be held the whole time she was awake, and she cooed at her playmat hanging toys and at the other kids! When she got tired she "called out" instead of being really really fussing and is now napping in her cot...will be interesting to see if she naps long, her longest nap in over a week is 45 mins, and many were more like 5-10.

Without even thinking about it, I naturally increased wheat when I cut dairy...that was the same way we worked out DD's wheat intolerance, her wheat intake increased when we cut dairy.  With DS we just assumed same intolerances as DD and were pretty close on the mark.

It is going to take some getting used to though, I feel deprived just thinking about this wheat free, dairy free diet!
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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2010, 03:54:18 am »
hugs Rina, awful thought (the diet) isn't it?  You've done it before though, you will find all your old treats/snacks/tricks.  I've been on similar diet for 4 months now, I truly understand how hard it is to cut wheat at first and being hungry and eating stupid foods when trying to figure it out. 

Hugs,  hope she comes good quickly,  Ds2 comes good in 3-4 days after a wheat reaction  :)

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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2010, 09:32:21 am »
Thanks - my previous elimination was dairy only, we didn't know about the wheat at that point.  This is much harder.  I am eating some lollies now, because I just want to LOL.  I need to find some ways to be more full by the evening, but will keep on working on it!
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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2010, 11:07:18 am »
Rina, are you in Syd?  choicesglutenfree.com.au bakery makes fresh bread daily that is quite close to the texture of normal bread, and there are other yummy things you can buy from there too.  Its my saviour!   Also look at allergytrain.com.au - they list another gluten free bakery, can't remember it now, but it might be in your city  :)

Also, coles have a good gluten free range of cereals and things, I have been eatign alot of bornw rice flakes and making into porridge, and also the cereals - I like "Quinoa O's"  Obviously you can eat things like puffed rice and corn for breaky too.


Just a note of caution, after about 2 months on gluten/dairy/soy free I was STILL getting mucuosy poo episodes that would last 3-4 days, obviously food reactions.  It was then that I realised my intake of other food groups that cause intolerances was alot higher since being  on the restricted diet.... such as salicylates and amines.  Hence now I am on full Elimination diet to figure out what else he may be intolerant to.


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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2010, 10:15:00 am »
Thanks for the tips.  I, unfortunately, am in a remote town in central qld.  Because of the elimination diet of my DD1 and DS, I have a range of food I buy at coles, woolworths and IGA.  But I am a fussy eater myself...so for the most part don't want to eat the foods my kids eat.  The cereal is complicated by the no dairy issue, since I also don't like soy or rice milk...would rather eat fruit and rice cakes.

Dinner is now my fav meal of the day - since I already learned to cook meals that are gluten and dairy free that i actually like!  The rest of my day seems to consist of snacking on healthy, but not filling, foods - rice cakes either with vegemite, peanut butter or avocado/tomato, fruit, and dried fruit/nut packs.  Any other ideas?  I used to LOVE a diet coke for my afternoon treat, but Bree also doesn't do bubbles....makes her even windier!

I did have a lamington today, but at the price of the gluten free/dairy free lamingtons that will be an occasional treat for sure.  And I made cupcakes..they are ok, but I really made those for the kids.

Bree had a great day today - some naps long, some not, but happy, and willing to play on the floor - and she has gone back to not crying when she wakes up....she lies happily in her cot until we notice - unless she has really been waiting ages, like 20-30 mins then she will start to cry!
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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2010, 11:09:37 am »
great that your little Bree is feeling better  :)

hmm as for the snacks & lunch, I have to think back to 3 weeks ago now, as I was eating similar to you before i had to switch to this new ED.  Now many of the things you mentioned are not allowed, and I have to eat even stranger things. ::)

hmmm... Dinner is defo my fave meal too, lunch and snacks are a problem.  I think I used to eat alot of leftovers for lunch, fruits, corn chips and avocado.  If I cook something on the spot is it usually gluten and dairy free pancakes - they taste absolutely fine with rice milk and gluten free flour... as long as you can do the eggs part. 

 Can you roll some fresh Rice paper rolls with veges and cook up some tasty mince for the filling? Make up a batch to last 2 days.  For the dipping sauce (are you soy free?) for asian I can only eat boring things so what I am finding nice as a dipping sauce is maple syrup mixed with malt vinegar. You could mix with balsamic too.

Another handy thing for lunch is to make all sorts of patties - chicken mince and cooked rice finely chopped shallots, celery, carrot and garlic, egg for binding and crushed rice puffs instead of breadcrumbs.  Either pre-cook and freeze a whole batch or freeze uncooked batches.  When I am in a rush I pull out a few and cook up for lunch or a snack.

What about boiled eggs as a snack?

Currently I eat chickpea dip with gluten free crackers as a snack.  In the food processor just blend up a can of chickpeas, (now my ingredients again are limited)  but here goes  ::) - 1/2 clove garlic, splash of canned pear juice and one pear slice, 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid and canola oil for smoothness, add more oild for a creamier consistency.  You could probably put lemon juice and tahini (sesame seed paste). Anyway, it actually tastes yummy!

Of course you could make chicken salad with a BBQ chicken or caesar salad - no dairy in mayo. But I personally  don't really enjoy chicken salad.  ::)

Be sure to take a balanced supplement - 1.2g of calcium a day but I sure you already know that one :P

My treats used to be coconut cream things - coconut cream and jelly frozen, or sago and coconut cream with a splash of lemon juice.    Now my treats are cookies that I make or gluten free pear/apple crumble, just use gluten free flour, sugar and nuttelex as the crumble bit and finely slice the fruit underneath.  Or else a pan fried banana in maple syrup.  If I want to be weird I sometime sprinkle rice crumbs on the top and fry for crunch.

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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2010, 21:11:23 pm »
Funny you should mention pancakes, we are about to have some for breakfast, they are quite a staple in this house!

Thanks for all of the ideas - what I am lacking for many of them is time, since I have 3 kids 4 and under, but I will have to try harder I think. I like the idea of the patties, but would only have time on certain days of the week to cook them - still, having that some days would be better than none!

The BBQ chicken is a good idea, I forgot about that, and if I just buy one from IGA it doesn't take time either!  I also forgot about tins of tuna, which I could stir through a salad.

I managed to buy hommus  which is wheat and dairy free, will save me making my own dip like you said.

Leftovers is also a great idea, will have to make sure I keep some of everything.

I already started taking the calcium supplement.

I am just slightly concerned (not overly, just keeping it in mind) about this elimination diet - obviously I am breastfeeding, but I am also back running, and I don't want to end up run down because I haven't eaten nutriciously - hence my concern about just eating rice cakes and fruit - I like those foods, and am not one who craves huge variety, however I don't think that is enough to run on iykwim. I am taking a breastfeeding multi though, calcium, inner health plus, Vit B (for energy), and garlic oil (for sinus issues).
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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2010, 06:47:17 am »
yeah the diet is a concern. I KWYM, I have two kids not as busy as yourself but a truggle because of all the cooking involved.

 I have lost a bit of weight and have been battling to find snacks.  In the first few weeks i was hungry, I think my Ds2 suffered through my milk.  Out of intuition I took him to get weighed, and yup, he barely put on enough weight through that period.  Now that I have been more dilligent the past few weeks, we'll see whenI take him to get weighed this week. 

I would say try not to get hungry and try to eat as many good fats as you can - put good oils in everything.     And maybe just start weighing your DD for peace of mind.

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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2010, 14:06:29 pm »
Hey Rina,

Just checking in to see how things are going??  Hope all is going well!

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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2010, 05:00:35 am »
Things are going great.  Bree is so happy and content, she is napping well, sleeping fantastic at night (last night was 13 hours with no feeds), and she is just such a pleasure.  She pooed today, and it was very normal, no mucous etc.  She was pretty stinky for the last couple of days, and today, but she hadn't pooed in almost a week, so that is  no great suprise.

I am a little bored, and at times a little hungry, but otherwise the diet is going well.  I don't think I have any issues with my milk, it is so fatty that I have to use oil stain remover if I get milk on my clothes! I am losing weight, but I was working on doing that anyway, and am tracking my weight loss - so far the weight loss is a healthy amount per week, between .5 and 1kg each week, usually closer to .5.

Thanks for checking in on us!
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Re: Does no3 have intolerances too?
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2010, 20:47:17 pm »
WONDERFUL news!!!   So glad to hear it!!!   ;D