Join Date: Oct 2014
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You can also do meal-planning yourself, with the help of nutrition-trackers like http://www.cronometer.com . You can get a basic account for free, and it is very easy to use.
Here is a YouTube video that shows how to use Cronometer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DE7P_-KpNc .
Ignore the video host's advice to select the "80-10-10" macronutrient ratio; this is for fruitarian diets, not for conventional vegan diets.
If you can eat green split peas (boiled dry split peas, not green peas) and/or tofu, then you can get plenty of protein. Both of these foods are protein-rich, and both contain an excellent ratio of amino acids:
Nutrition data for boiled dry split peas: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/4354/2 (scroll down to below the video)
Nutrition data for tofu: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/4467/2 (scroll down to below the video)
Also, it won't kill you to take a vegan multivitamin. They even make chewable ones, like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=sr_1_2&sr=8-2 .
I'm not seeing any problem with protein, but how about green veggies- either steamed or blended?
I would suggest a protein vitamin shake just to be on track.
Has your doc suggested anything like this--
I grew up with gastroenteritis and was diagnosed with everything short of infestation by the creature from Alien.
In the end I just gave up on doctors and decided to cure myself. As it turned out it was just a small handful of foods causing the problem.
Since you've effectively already begun an elimination diet I'd suggest you continue it in extreme detail. Write down everything you eat every day plus a daily summary of how you feel. If the symptoms return just eliminate everything you introduced in the previous 2 days and dont be quick to add them back in! Chocolate, my personal worst offender, will give me gut pain for 8 days straight.
Instead of radically restricting your diet in perpetuity, it might be as simple as finding the 3 or 4 things you can never eat again.
As for protein, never discount the influence of vegetables. They tend to correct the inadequate protein profile of grains. For four millennia much of rural china has been thriving on a diet composed almost entirely of rice and vegetables. In world war 2 populations in europe survived on nothing but potatoes and sauerkraut for two years at one point.
[hmm... that ^ could be a T-shirt, lol]