limited diet=food intolerance?

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   Posted 5/19/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to keep asking questions but i've finally found a place i can get some answers from!!
I've got quite a limited diet, mainly fish, chicken, vegetables and dairy products, very little sugar,  no wheat, no fruit. My worry is that i read somewhere that a limited diet can lead to food intolerances, i don't know what i'd live if i couldn't stomach my safe foods! EG, i only ever eat ground porridge oats for my breakfast, they're very easy on my digestion first thing in the morning but i worry i should try more variety.
Any thoughts?

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   Posted 5/19/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't heard about developing food intolerence from a limited diet, but you have to eat what your body can tolerate. If you want to try new things do it slowly and one at a time to see how you react. My sister in law recently told me that I have become the "world's most boring eater." It made me pretty frustrated....I dream of eating all kinds of food, but I just can't right now! Good luck
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   Posted 5/19/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to eat anything and everything and just suffered the consequences but i feel much better on my 'limited' diet even though "world's most boring eater" would be a great description of me too! I tend to treat myself when i go out for a meal or at weekends when i've got nothing important the next day. Cutting out processed foods has really helped but i worry im being a bit exteme and may be storing up problems for later. I wish i could remember where i read the food intolerance thing from.

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   Posted 5/19/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds almost like the SCD diet, pippy. Have you ever tried it?
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   Posted 5/19/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read something about limited variety causing food intolerances also but it was complicated. I havent checked because I cant be bothered reading it again but it may be within this site that I was on the other day.

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   Posted 5/20/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Brig, i'll take a look-to be honest, even if there was a connection it wouldn't make any difference as im not prepared to change my diet at the mo!

Mike, i've got the scd book at home but i couldn't follow it, it's way too strict for me. I've taken elements from it though eg, honey instead of sugar and i've cut right back on my carbs. I'm also eating lots of natural yoghurt. I think if i was to hit a flare up i'd give it a go but i'm ticking over quite nicely at the moment (Touch wood!!)
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