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Has anyone done a 1200 calorie diet for like 2 months straight (eating healthier foods) and then cheated and ate something you haven't had since before your diet then had an allergic reaction to it? I cheated on Christmas day and then again yesterday and ended up having my throat close up on me, could hardly breathe. I didn't eat anything new that I've never eaten before.. just hadn't eaten those things for the past 2 months. I feel like my body is punishing me for cheating lol Thankfully though those situations made me decide I'm not cheating again.

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What was the offending food?

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Yikes, that's a little scary! Glad you're okay. 🤗

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37 minutes ago, AZhiker said:

What was the offending food?

Christmas day I had some hawaiian rolls, turkey and mashed potatoes. Yesterday, I had a burger king chicken sandwich and fries. Only thing I could think of is the breads.. but i used to eat bread all the time before this diet.

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I'm not a doctor, but the first thing I thought about was a possible reaction to the bread after you hadn't eaten it for so long. Maybe you'd cleared it out of your system and that dose of bread did not sit well?

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4 minutes ago, TheMoxieMama said:

I'm not a doctor, but the first thing I thought about was a possible reaction to the bread after you hadn't eaten it for so long. Maybe you'd cleared it out of your system and that dose of bread did not sit well?

That's what I was thinking too, I've been eating gluten free stuff since I started dieting and since we found out that my son has a gluten allergy too.

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Having your throat close up with difficulty breathing is a very serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. It is life threatening. The second exposure can be much worse than the first. It might be worth having some allergy testing done to try to figure out exactly what food was responsible. Gluten intolerance does not usually result in anaphylaxis, but until you get actual testing you'll never know for sure. It would not be advisable to try to figure this out on your own by trying different foods to see if you get a reaction, because the next reaction could be much worse.

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52 minutes ago, AZhiker said:

Having your throat close up with difficulty breathing is a very serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. It is life threatening. The second exposure can be much worse than the first. It might be worth having some allergy testing done to try to figure out exactly what food was responsible. Gluten intolerance does not usually result in anaphylaxis, but until you get actual testing you'll never know for sure. It would not be advisable to try to figure this out on your own by trying different foods to see if you get a reaction, because the next reaction could be much worse.

Thanks. I'll have a talk with my doctor. But after experiencing this, I'm definitely sticking to my diet and won't be straying from it again.

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It's definitely the BREAD! I can't eat an Arby's sandwich or really ANY sandwich anymore. I just eat the meat or insides and throw away the bun. It "sticks" or something and I get what we call here in the forums "the foamies" where you throw up mucus (not food) and you feel totally full and choking. Your body is trying to tell you that you can't eat that food anymore.

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3 hours ago, GradyCat said:

It's definitely the BREAD! I can't eat an Arby's sandwich or really ANY sandwich anymore. I just eat the meat or insides and throw away the bun. It "sticks" or something and I get what we call here in the forums "the foamies" where you throw up mucus (not food) and you feel totally full and choking. Your body is trying to tell you that you can't eat that food anymore.

It's weird though because I haven't had my surgery yet. But it does make sense about our bodies telling us we can't eat certain things anymore.

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