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heleen

Bring some leftover dahl with some veges to work next day! Enjoy that when nobody is watching and have only a tiny bit of lunch like half a sandwich or a salad or some fruit with the collegues or clients. Yummmm!

pixi

Glad things have calmed down a bit. It sounds like you're off to a good start with your new lifestyle. I don't know what it'll do endo-wise, but I think good nutrition can work wonders on many levels. Hmmm. Maybe I should try it!

Donnie

Let me start off by saying that I don't have endo, and I'm not a very "healthy, whole-foods" sorta gal.

That being said -hey, where are you going!?- That being said, I would really talk to your doctor about such a drastic diet. And I'm not trying to use "drastic" in a negative connotation. It just seems like a really strict regimen. If your doc is cool with it, give it a whirl and see how YOU feel.

Good luck,
-D.

mm

I so wish I had your control. I don't think I could make it one day without wheat or dairy. But I have the body to show for it, too. :)

Nico

Good luck with the stimming!!!

Meg

Good luck with stims.
My mouth was watering when you mentioned curry and dahl.

Carrie P

I don't have an endo diagnosis (though I've had very few tests so there is still time!), but my Chinese medicine fertility specialist has advised me to give up wheat and cut down drastically on dairy. All my life I've been a wheat hound - I'll eat bread or pasta any chance I get - so I thought I'd find it horrendously difficult. However, I started making these dietary changes about 3 weeks ago, and, so far, I haven't found it quite as hard as I'd feared. There is very good Spelt bread available at our local farmers' market (probably not too far from you), and Tesco's own-brand 'free-from' pasta is better than the alternatives I've tried. You're very welcome to email if you'd like to compare shopping and cooking experiences. All the very best with the stims.

wessel

It is true that I feel better when I'm on a cleansing, wheat-free, sugar-free diet, but the operative word here is "when." Right now, I can't seem to get to the "when" part. Haven't controlled my addiction to these body-fattening substances enough to get feeling good again. Sigh. It's so hard, especially since we are into the thick of holidays right now in our religion. It's like trying to go on a diet during Christmas.

One thing that helps is to shift your focus from those things you "avoid" to those things you want to "include." In other words, instead of beating yourself up for having a sandwich with bread, focus on "including" green leafy vegetables with your dinner. Somehow it is always difficult to deprive yourself of something that is calling to you, but easier to add in something that you wouldn't normally go for, but which is good for you.

Good luck!

T

You're in England right? Linda McCartney has (had - it's been a few years, hopefully this isn't out of date information) a great line of vegetarian (some vegan) foods. The sausages are not exactly like bangers, (which is great for me, bangers = ew) but they're good. Also there are many Quorn options which are not soy based foods, so you don't have to worry about the phytoestrogens. And they're loaded with proteins. You should be able to get them at your Sainsbury's, Tesco, etc.

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