Hi bit of my history. I am celiac, I thought I was getting better but lately been incredibly sick. I have not been toilet for six days and today vomited and my whole body aches. I have just found out I have an allergy to eggs which was a major source of protein for me. I eat fish but not meat don't enjoy the taste, can't stomach it and don't feel good on it. The only thing I can handle at the moment is a shake which I put pumpkin, avocado, cinnamon and protein powder. I know people are going to say I should be eating real food but when I do I feel really sick. What I want to know is until I get my gut well what other source of protein can I use to put in my shakes? I am not enjoying food as it makes me sick. Love any suggestions for protein shakes please. Thank you.
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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM
For what it's worth, I thought I had an egg intolerance and turned out to be mistaken.
Here's what happened for me:
Knew I was somewhat lactose-intolerant
Consumed a large amount of lactose inadvertently
Got nausea, diarrhea
Stopped consuming all lactose, yet the nausea and diarrhea continued for 2 weeks.
Stopped consuming eggs and the nausea and diarrhea went away.
At that point I concluded that I had somehow developed an egg intolerance. However, I just went back to eggs (gradually) and have had no nausea or diarrhea from them. I believe the lactose jacked up my system, and the eggs acted as some kind of catalyst for further pain and indigestion. Just saying.. you may not actually be egg intolerant. I spent about 2 months with no eggs and that worked fine for me. So I don't know how you determined you have an egg allergy, but I'd be careful about that..
on May 28, 2013
at 02:21 AM
I've had many times in the past few years where the thought of eating any food disgusts me. just swallowing has been difficult for me and gagging/throwing up every day is the norm after consuming anything. at these times, the only thing that helps is eating ANYTHING that appeals to me. I know it's not the answer you are looking for, but you need calories just to function on a daily basis.
trying to follow a certain diet when you are very ill is not a good idea to me. after my ulcerative colitis diagnosis, I had been following a raw fruitarian 80/10/10 diet and tried to force myself to eat fruit. I would constantly throw it up and just thinking of sweet foods made me sick. I ended up losing over 40 lbs during that time because I was eating only 300-400 calories a day- some days less than that.
if you need to drink 3 or 4 of those shakes a day until you feel better, then do that. you could try broth- chicken or beef- which might be calming for your belly. the only thing I warn is that since you do have an egg allergy, you could also be sensitive to chicken. I found that out at my last doctor's appointment since the eggs are coming from chickens.
also, try adding coconut oil/butter to your shakes to add more calories.
on April 23, 2013
at 01:55 PM
There are meat-based protein powders/liquids. They're a bit more expensive, but if your aversion to meat isn't ethical then they'd probably be your best bet.
If your aversion is ethical as well, I have seen some sweet potato PWO powders around that might be a good workaround, but they may contain egg whites.