Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Starvation" Update #1

It has now been three days since I have started my yeast free diet. In all honesty, it hasn't been as bad as I was anticipating. I have had a headache off an on and a few spells of weakness. The most severe symptom has been my non-stop crying. I cry over everything. A friend's text, not having any cold water in the fridge, dropping my pencil under the couch.... The worst is that every time Bailey cries; I cry. :(. (Wouldn't be as bad if she weren't teething.) Caffeine and dairy are not permitted on the the recommended diet. However, I am including both, as well as some fruit, in my "Nursing mama with a caffeine addiction" variation. So, with the exception of excessive fruit, pasta, and my daily dessert, I am not changing my diet to the extreme. The most difficult adjustment has been not having creamer in my coffee. It has only been recently I have started using creamer. I think the difficulty in that sacrifice is the half full container of delicious Chocolate Caramel creamer in the door of the fridge....right next to the container of carrots and cucumber. Maybe I should move those??

Food Allowances on a Yeast Free Diet

Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Fish, pork.
Whole grains (rice, barley are the two I am eating).
Whole grain oatmeal.
Unprocessed seeds and nuts.

Using the above as a guideline, the past couple of days my meals have consisted of: Stir-fry, salads, omelets, scrambled eggs, beef, chicken and lots of vegetables. Snacks have included: raw veggies, an occasional apple, raw sunflower seeds, almonds, and plain oatmeal with walnuts.

Oddly, my evening hives have not gotten better, but worse!! After doing some research , I have been told that is normal. I am also anticipating that, with my non-recommended additions, it will take longer to eliminate the hives completely. So with three days under my belt, I am feeling hopeful that relief is around the corner.


  1. I hope this works for you! Keep updating us.

  2. Leslie, I do understand and sympathize with both of you! It can be so miserable. After seeing the gentleman I am working with, I have been turning to him for everything; sinus problems, headaches, and now the hives. He has given me a completely different perspective on my health and medication. I would love to hear more about the issues with you and your son if you are willing?