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Posted by: italybound, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 5:07pm
Quoted from Lisalea
I agree in a way, however; anything taken on a daily basis can turn into an avoid ... I just read that today ... argh it's so confusing ...  



Quoted from Italybound
yes, it is confusing and I've read the same thing, yet there are lots of people here who eat the same thing day in and day out and seem to be okay with it.



What is everyone's thoughts on this? **Does** eating the same thing every day or nearly, cause intolerances or allergies to that food?  :)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 5:13pm; Reply: 1
not to my knowledge.
portion sizes are key in any given food.......overeating might have an adverse effect.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 5:27pm; Reply: 2
I personally think that there is such a variety of beneficial food that I donīt want to eat the same....
At the same time I donīt want to risk getting allergic to milk- carrots eggs etc.
I tend to try NOT to eat the same food all day- or every day.
BUT I do eat walnuts, carrots and yoghurt on a regular basis= almost every day.
However IF I had carrots or red pepper for lunch I would choose other veggies for dinner- the same with protein.

I have always hated to have the same dinner in a row.... I donīt mind eating last nights dinner for lunch- but not more than that....
Posted by: Lisalea, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 5:35pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
I personally think that there is such a variety of beneficial food that I donīt want to eat the same....
At the same time I donīt want to risk getting allergic to milk- carrots eggs etc.
I tend to try NOT to eat the same food all day- or every day.
BUT I do eat walnuts, carrots and yoghurt on a regular basis= almost every day.
However IF I had carrots or red pepper for lunch I would choose other veggies for dinner- the same with protein.

I have always hated to have the same dinner in a row.... I donīt mind eating last nights dinner for lunch- but not more than that....



U r very well balanced ... God bless u
;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 5:37pm; Reply: 4
Thanks :-D
but I am just blessed with good health- but I donīt always makes wise choises.
Posted by: Lisalea, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 5:40pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
Thanks :-D
but I am just blessed with good health- but I donīt always makes wise choises.

I think that nobody really ALWAYS makes the wisest of choices, we r "humain beings" afterall ... NOT "perfect  beings"
and that's the charm of it all  :)

Posted by: geminisue, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 6:05pm; Reply: 6
I have fourteen meals catered to me each week, Protein is salmon, turkey, ground sirloin and meatloaf made to my directions.  for veggies I receive green beans, and broccoli, spinach and greens.  I eat these day in and day out, adding what I want to the ground sirloin , onions, garlic, curry, red pepper (cayenne), tomato sauce,

Some times I make an egg white omelet and use it as a wrap for above mixture.
I put nutritional yeast on veggies some days, and other day olive oil and lemon juice.  Yes sometimes it get's tiring, but I try to think of another combination, like I may make a turkey salad with raw veggies.

Breakfast is different,usually but it's still quite the same few choices.  I try for beneficial and try to avoid avoids.  Of course I'm human & I goof up and than try harder again.
Posted by: Lisalea, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 7:09pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from geminisue
I have fourteen meals catered to me each week, Protein is salmon, turkey, ground sirloin and meatloaf made to my directions.  for veggies I receive green beans, and broccoli, spinach and greens.  I eat these day in and day out, adding what I want to the ground sirloin , onions, garlic, curry, red pepper (cayenne), tomato sauce,

Some times I make an egg white omelet and use it as a wrap for above mixture.
I put nutritional yeast on veggies some days, and other day olive oil and lemon juice.  Yes sometimes it get's tiring, but I try to think of another combination, like I may make a turkey salad with raw veggies.

Breakfast is different,usually but it's still quite the same few choices.  I try for beneficial and try to avoid avoids.  Of course I'm human & I goof up and than try harder again.



That sounds well balanced to me !!! ;) ;D
Posted by: Brighid45, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 7:31pm; Reply: 8
If you're feeling stuck in a rut, grab a cookbook and do some browsing. Guaranteed, you'll find some inspiration to get you right out of that routine you're in. Most recipes can easily be converted over to compliance. Give it a try and see what you can find. :)
Posted by: Lisalea, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 7:49pm; Reply: 9
If anybodys interested this is what my grocery list looks like ... it seems well balanced to me ... Any advice ?
Thanks:)

My Grocery list:

PROTEIN:
Turkey, Minced meat (beef or veal), Tuna in water, Salmon steaks (canned at times), Eggs, Romano/Navy/ Lima beans.

CARBS:
Sweet potato, Manna bread, Oatmeal, Basmati rice (white and/or brown), Millet,
Rice pasta.

DAIRY:
Feta, Yogurt, Kefir, Mozzarella or Bocconcini or Ricotta; once in a while Parmesan
or Romano.

VEGETABLES:
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Beets (red), Cabbage (white and or red), Carrots,
Green peas and beans (frozen), Cauliflower, Sauerkraut, Zucchini.

Occasionally I will also buy: Asparagus, Bell peppers, Spinach.

FRUITS:
Apples, Bananas, Grapes (green or red), Pears, Kiwis.  

Occasionally I will also buy: Cantaloupe, Mangoes, Mandarines/Oranges,
Nectarines, Dried figs/prunes/raisins, Berries or Pineapple (frozen).

HERBAL TEAS:
Camomille, Green tea, Ginger-ginkgo, Peppermint.

NUTS:
Walnuts, Almond butter.

CONDIMENTS:
Lemons, ACV, Onions (white-red-spanish-yellow), Garlic, Cayenne pepper, Curry, Nutritional yeast flakes, Lecithin, Cultured butter, Olive oil, Blackstrap molasses, Honey, Mustard, 100% Natural jam.

* On the very rare occassion; I will purchase a bottle of 100%
Maple syrup however; it lasts me a very long time !!
Cheers  ;D
Posted by: Gumby, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 8:20pm; Reply: 10
There are very few things I eat every day now.  I used to do that (pre btd), and I know that my body can develop sensitivities to foods if I eat them too often.  My naturopath also confirmed this, and says a good rule of thumb is to eat something every 4 days...seems to me he said he got that from one of Dr D's books.  

Anyway, that is what I shoot for although it is not always feasible.  So, if I eat say a few meals with tofu, then I take a break from that for a few days and eat some other form of soy.  Or, if I do up enough black beans for a couple of meals, then the next beans I do will be lentils, and then pinto etc.  I try and rotate my favourites.  Same with greens, I will do collard one day, then kale, then chard...that kind of thing.  Or, if I have fridge full of something fresh and I eat it a lot in a week, I will take a break from it when it is gone for the next week.

Because I KNOW I have a tendency to get in a rut with my favourite things to the exclusion of other things, I find this works really well for me.  Not as a written in stone rule, but as a rule of thumb.  It keeps me rotating different things in my diet and keeps my variety of foods SOOOO much higher than I ever have eaten before.  I love it!  :D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, February 18, 2007, 8:33pm; Reply: 11
the best you can do is to rotate all foods ;D
Posted by: Alia Vo, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 9:26pm; Reply: 12
I tend to eat alot of the same foods simply because I feel healthy when I do so, and I enjoy the way these foods make me feel.

However, I do try to alternate my protein, grain, and vegetables whenever I can.  I try to eat a different protein source for every lunch meal, although I sometimes will not make it through the week without repeating.  

My dinner is usually very consistent and I don't seem to have any problems with the same dinner nightly because I enjoy it; it's usually 1 serving of rye manna bread.

I love vegetables and my variety is usually in this category, albeit I have my some that that I really enjoy: escarole, yellow onions, broccoli, raw carrots, celery, flat leaf parsley, fresh ginger and garlic.

As long as there are not any noticeable intolerance problems, I do not forsee any problems with eating healthy foods that one enjoys.  

Foods that may cause health problems/challenges are not addressed in this scenario.

Alia
Posted by: Alia Vo, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 9:29pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from LISALEA
My Grocery list:

PROTEIN:
Turkey, Minced meat (beef or veal), Tuna in water, Salmon steaks (canned at times), Eggs, Romano/Navy/ Lima beans.

CARBS:
Sweet potato, Manna bread, Oatmeal, Basmati rice (white and/or brown), Millet,
Rice pasta.

DAIRY:
Feta, Yogurt, Kefir, Mozzarella or Bocconcini or Ricotta; once in a while Parmesan
or Romano.

VEGETABLES:
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Beets (red), Cabbage (white and or red), Carrots,
Green peas and beans (frozen), Cauliflower, Sauerkraut, Zucchini.

Occasionally I will also buy: Asparagus, Bell peppers, Spinach.

FRUITS:
Apples, Bananas, Grapes (green or red), Pears, Kiwis.  

Occasionally I will also buy: Cantaloupe, Mangoes, Mandarines/Oranges,
Nectarines, Dried figs/prunes/raisins, Berries or Pineapple (frozen).

HERBAL TEAS:
Camomille, Green tea, Ginger-ginkgo, Peppermint.

NUTS:
Walnuts, Almond butter.

CONDIMENTS:
Lemons, ACV, Onions (white-red-spanish-yellow), Garlic, Cayenne pepper, Curry, Nutritional yeast flakes, Lecithin, Cultured butter, Olive oil, Blackstrap molasses, Honey, Mustard, 100% Natural jam


At a glance, this grocery list looks varied according to the food categories in LR.

Alia
Posted by: Heather73 (Guest), Sunday, February 18, 2007, 11:04pm; Reply: 14
I tend to feed out of habit.  It is easier when shopping and preparing meals.

What I *think* I remember reading about eating the same foods over and over is that the body has specific enzymes for digesting specific sources of nutrients.  If the same food is eaten over and over the enzymes that are supposed to be helping digest the food will be depleted and then the food won't be digested well.  If the food does not get digested properly, then there is a chance for it to putrefy in the intestines and the body will start to recognize that food as a poison rather than a food.  Then allergies can develop.

That is the abbreviated version of what I can remember.  Don't know if it is true, but the possiblity might make it worth rotating the foods occasionally.
Posted by: marianne, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 11:19pm; Reply: 15
Since I drink lime juice in warm water and eat papaya everyday I've been  wondering if I shouldn't.  Its been a few years now and I rarely miss.
Posted by: Heather73 (Guest), Sunday, February 18, 2007, 11:30pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from marianne
Since I drink lime juice in warm water and eat papaya everyday I've been  wondering if I shouldn't.  Its been a few years now and I rarely miss.
Is it fresh lime juice and raw papaya?  I would think that whole and raw foods would still have their natural enzymes intact.  If the lack of enzymes is truly what can cause the allergies to develop, maybe raw foods are an exception?

Posted by: Lisalea, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 11:58pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Alia_Vo


At a glance, this grocery list looks varied according to the food categories in LR.

Alia



Thanks !!!
Like u; I'm totally hooked on manna bread except i usually eat
2 slices (1/4 loaf) with a tablespoon of honey and plain yogurt :-)
Ever tried it with honey ?
It's totally sinful :-)
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, February 19, 2007, 12:34am; Reply: 18
Quoted from marianne
Since I drink lime juice in warm water and eat papaya everyday I've been  wondering if I shouldn't.  Its been a few years now and I rarely miss.


Maybe u can take a break on weekends for instance:)
Posted by: marianne, Monday, February 19, 2007, 1:43am; Reply: 19
yes, I squeeze my 1/2 of a lime and peel and cut about a cup of papaya everyday.

I only question whether it is a good idea because in the Allergy test I took I had a very low class one IGe reaction to lemon.  I had been alternating lemon with lime depending on which was cheaper when I'm shopping.

I really don't know if a class one reaction means I should avoid them or not.  The allergist didn't give any advice other than that I should move to Alaska (yeah, right! lol) and take weekly drops under my tongue or shots.
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