« on: June 16, 2020, 07:15:48 pm »
I am really sensitive to food and react to literally anything i eat. 20 minutes after eating a meal the DP/DR and high anxiety start to come up and can last for even a couple of hours. I got kind of used to this and never really tried to do anything about it as I have not been eating sugar/foods high in glutamic acid/anything processed/foods high in histamine etc. anyway and cutting out even more foods is just impossible at this point. Also, i am extremely extremely skinny so that’s also why i can’t limit the food im eating. So i have a question: Is it bad for my healing to just continue eating like i always did and react to it heavily? I wonder if it causes even more excitotoxicity and damage my brain even more than it already is…
Re: Food reactions
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 07:35:40 pm »
Sugar is really bad for anybody’s brain, even not in wd.
It ramps me up to panic attack level now.
I’m super skinny too. Had lost sooo much weight. I can eat no sugar, gluten, caffeine, msg, processed food. But I’ve been able to put back 20 pounds by adding coconut oil, avocado, olive oil to my smoothies. I eat a lot of protein- nuts, eggs, peanut butter on a spoon. I have meat or fish with a potato for dinner. I found decent gluten free bagels at Aldi’s and Trader Joe’s. I slather them with real butter. I’ve recently been able to add dairy back into my diet, slowly, so cheese and milk is helping pack on the pounds.
Re: Food reactions
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 07:51:25 pm »
Good for you ligma that you can still eat nuts meat etc.
I’m on the same boat. Can’t eat anything contains glutamate on top of everything you listed so nuts meat etc have to go.
It depends on how bad the reaction is for you. If you feel like you can still handle then balance the 2 sounds good. For me, each tiny wrong food put me in a life threatening situation and long lasting setbacks so I have no option.
I’m 5’5 and weigh less than 90 pounds now. Lost about 15 pounds during and after tapering.