Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Too good to be true

McDonald's fries...not so good. Poor J had a rough time last night and that was the only new thing in my diet.

I have since learned they are "safe" for people who know what allergies they are dealing with (i.e. they're safe for dairy allergies.) They are fried in soy oil and contain corn and beef extracts, among other things. There is much debate over what can be called "corn-free" because some people say corn starch and syrup are OK but others swear they aren't. All based on your personal reaction to determine what group you fall into. Safe to say soy, corn, and beef should remain off of my TED.

And another kick in the pants, most iodized salts are processed with dextrose (corn.) So need to rid myself of my salt usage. I have since switched to sea salt which I THINK is OK. I don't even care for salt anyway but when you are eating dry ass turkey and potatoes, anything helps! So the more I learn the more I realize why we haven't made any progress. I really believe corn is an issue for him as well as dairy/soy. The rest I'm still trying to determine. Boo hoo.

Oh well hey, it's Reel Moms Tuesday, off to the movies we go!


Blogger Little Miss said...

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9:16 AM  
Blogger Little Miss said...

sorry, I hate it when I mispell something! anyway...

ugh. Those BLAND days (more like months and years)... organic deli meats? no salt? no dairy?! I remember them all too well.

And as sad as it is to have my baby grow up...at least now I can eat ice cream!

9:17 AM  
Blogger fuzzypeach said...

Sucks about the fries:( Sea salt should be fine, it'll say if it's iodized. Hope you have fun at the movies, you deserve a good time for sure!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

(((HUGS))) Cara. You are a fantastic mother. Enjoy your day :)

10:15 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

There was an article in American Baby Magazine this month regarding food allergies. I was reading it and immediatley thought of you. I guess if the baby is allergic to Milk, egg, ect, is more likely to be allergic to soy products. Anyway..good read.

I hope you get some answers soon and can start eating yummy food.

10:39 AM  
Blogger holli said...

Gosh.. I'm sorry about the fries. I don't know how you could do this without just becoming food manic and obsessed.. but you're learning a lot.. and I guess I am vicariously learning a lot through you.

Have fun at the movies.. I wish we could do that. That sounds like fun!!

11:39 AM  
Blogger Ticket 4 Two said...

Oy. That sucks. No choclate? Life is meaningless.....j/k.

Hope you have fun at the movies!!!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Candice said...

OMG. If it's corn? ugh. My mum and my sis both are allergic and dude that means corn oil and corn starch and those two are in friggin everything. Here's hopin it's not corn!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Nerd Girl said...

There's BEEF in the McD's fries?!? Have mercy - I don't eat beef or pork and I thought surely I could indulge in a carton of salty fries every once in a while. Guess not. Geesh!

7:49 AM  

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