Kaufman/Low Acid - Fat Diet

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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/4/2012 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone stayed on this diet indefinitely and noticed a big difference in their overall health? Or do most people start eating the way they used to when their LPR or GERD is under control.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 12/4/2012 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
A variation of this diet has helped me. I'm also gluten free. I have accepted that this diet may be indefinite.
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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/4/2012 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
so you never have a glass of wine? a piece of cake on your birthday? Ugh it's so depressing!

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   Posted 12/4/2012 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
You may want to do a site search re Kaufman Diet as there is much info on the site. Good luck!
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incontrol23
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   Posted 12/4/2012 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it is depressing. I'm trying to stay on the Induction part but it's really hard. I see people eating all the things I love and used to eat. It seriously makes me want to cry. And I'm going through perimenopause as well and not sleeping, which doesn't help at all.

thegspeak
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   Posted 12/4/2012 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
incontrol I always relate to your posts. I have just come off two years of insomnia from peri and then menopause. I also had this annoying mixed connective tissue disease (mild, kind of felt like fibro) and after 20 years I went off Predinsone I had alllll these weird aches and pains and stiffness too. The combo of all that and not sleeping almost did me in. I finally went for help. Got trazadone to help me sleep and eventually wellbutrin which i like a lot.

I truly believe my "night social life" is kaput ....that makes me want to cry or freak out or something. I'm in the gourmet food industry and now i can't eat what i sell. Which is weird. And i'm a foodie who cooks and loves wine. However there are some perks if i may (not perks but silver lining sort of stuff?)

1. since being on the induction phase and drinking nothing but alkaline water and a lot of it i don't have any pain .... a lot of these other illnesses were probably inflammation/acidity related so maybe i'll actually have a BETTER life now?

2. I'm not exercising because of the crazy cough and mucous but i've been much more productive since I have to be upright all the time.

LOL this sounds crazy. Bottom line it sucks. Maybe I'll become a runner or do something productive other than eat and drink. Sorry for the rant.

incontrol23
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   Posted 12/5/2012 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gspeak - hear you. It must be hard being in the food industry and not being able to enjoy all the foods and drinks you are surrounded by! Have you tried to come up with recipes that would qualify for a low acid diet (and if so, please share!)

Which alkaline water are you drinking? Evamore? I tried finding that locally but no one carries it here in California. I'm going to try Fiji because that's the highest PH water in the markets (PH 7.5). I don't know what else to try because most waters give me heartburn.

I stopped working out but have started back again this week. I don't feel very strong so I am hoping a little at a time will get me back to where I need to be. Maybe you can just take a nice walk at night after dinner?

When you have more than one issue like us it can become depressing real fast. I am hoping with lifestyle changes I can control both the GERD and my perimenopause symptoms. I HOPE. I'm trying not to lose myself in my self pity. I just want to feel WELL!

thegspeak
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   Posted 12/5/2012 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Same here with the self pity (i have it bad today), i was just working and had to go either cough or throw up in the bathroom every twenty minutes so obviously I didn't make many sales.

For breakfast I had eggwhites with non fat cheddar sprinkled on top and for lunch I just had a whole grain English Muffin with lactaid non fat cottage cheese.

I can't eat anything that requires chewing because that makes me cough.

I'm so preoccupied with what i can and cannot eat. I can't have a conversation. I'm embarassed, choking and just so lost. My only sort of sanity is walking my dog.

Seeing Dr. Kaufman tomorrow. Praying she has a miracle in her back pocket for me because I just can't be like this for 3-6 months more. I feel lucky I get to see her but I still have a feeling i'm in for some bad news and a lot of testing.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 12/5/2012 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I make adjustments. My husband will make me low fat gluten free cupcakes with carmamel as iceing and they are great. I am able to tolerate coconut rum mixed with water on occasion. I eat almond ice cream or soy ice cream and they are really tasty. There are ways to work around the diet restrictions. I also am able to tolerate gluten free english muffins with olive oil and fat free cheese to sub as pizza. It isn't the same but I am getting used to it. I will also cut up potatoes, mix with olive oil and salt and bake them and they taste like fries.
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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/5/2012 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
those are some good ideas. can we switch husband's? I'm (somehow) cooking shrimp tonight, any ideas how to prepare?

thegspeak
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   Posted 12/5/2012 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
This is what i made, i was happy because my husband liked it and he likes spicey food. It did seem salty to me but since that's really one of the only flavors i'm going to get for a while i figured why not. Here it is:

Ingredients:

Non-stick vegetable cooking spray
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tsp rice wine vinegar
4 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp dark sesame oil
16 oz medium shrimp, cleaned and deveined
1 cup carrots, cut into julienne strips
1 cup snow peas, cut in half diagonally
1 cup long-grain brown rice, cooked according to package directions, without salt or fat
Preparation:

Add sesame seeds to a small skillet that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray
Cook over medium-high heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring constantly
Remove skillet from heat and set aside
In a small bowl, combine reduced-sodium soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and brown sugar, then set aside
In a second skillet sprayed with non-stick vegetable cooking spray, add dark sesame oil, and cook over a medium-high heat 2 to 4 minutes
Add shrimp and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly
Add carrots and peas
Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender
Add soy sauce mixture and heat through while stirring constantly
Toss with hot cooked brown rice and toasted sesame seeds
Serves 4

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 12/6/2012 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I only use olive oil and salt when I cook. My husband makes his dinner and I make mine! I am not really the cook out of the two of us anyways, there are times when he will make food for me and then season it for himself.
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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/6/2012 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
lucky, in this house it's all me. Last night i fell asleep only about 90 minutes after eating this which wasn't good expecially since it had more seasoning than i'm used to. I had some trouble I think from brown sugar/rice vinegar. wont' do that again!

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 12/6/2012 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, be careful with soy sauce as well
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Pat Tall
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   Posted 12/6/2012 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Doctor suggestion that works well,-- put soy sauce in spray bottle, add some water, and only spray the top of the food on your dinner plate. You still get the flavor when the food lands on your tongue. He also told me to very lightly sprinkle sugar on TOP of food, never stir it in. That way the salt and sugar is limited. I'd forget the vinegar as it is acidic . Heartburn Away is a spray that some say helps them. Let us know how your doc visit went today. Wish you the best and that you get better real soon.

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   Posted 12/6/2012 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Oops! It's called Heartburn Out. Sorry!

thegspeak
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   Posted 12/6/2012 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! I wrote about my visit on another thread. Was quite an experience. Dreading the testing it sounds awful and i saw someone with the wire thing and if my five year old sees me like that he'll lose it. Or pull it out or something LOL ugh
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