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« on: April 20, 2014, 02:07:27 PM »

Is it possible to change some of the foods under certain groups? Such as in Day 1 under Protein there is not 2 food I have on hand or that I'd want to eat for lunch or breakfast. Beef is on my 'mild' list so I'm off of it for a while. Can I use a meat from a different day as long as I don't eat that particular food in 4 days? Or do I have to only eat the foods under that specific category/

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 09:07:22 AM »

Hi Georgene,

Yes, it is fine to move foods around in the 4 day rotation list.  Once you find a rotation pattern you like, however, stick to it, so that you always have at least a three day break from each food.  It is the break from eating a food that helps keep it safe.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 11:52:53 PM »

Hi Barbara,
Is that a 3 day break from the foods you have an intolerance to or all foods?

I'm a bit confused. The Alcat nutritionist said to not eat any of the foods that were an intolerance for 3 months. All foods in the green section could be
eaten every other day. Have you found this not to be affective?

Thank you Barbara!
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 03:33:30 PM »

Hi Georgene,

I don't know why the nutrionist from ALCAT said what you report her to have said.  Perhaps she misspoke or you misunderstood her.

The green foods (safe foods) should be eaten on a 4 day rotation (one day on, three days off), not a two day rotation, to keep them safe.

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 10:44:31 PM »

Barbara,

Thank you for that information. I'm going to call the nutritionist back and double check. I don't think I misunderstood because she recommended
that I make 2 columns of foods and trade off every other day. But I'll double check.

How do you plan your menu? Is there a simple way to plan your menus?

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 01:06:40 PM »

Hi Georgene,

To keep menu planning simple, I recommend keeping your meals simple.

For instance
1) one single ingredient protein
2) one single ingredient carb
3) a single type of cooking oil
4) a single fruit for the day
5) a single vegetable for the day
6) if you like nuts and can tolerate some of them them, a single type of nut for the day

The simplest way is to cook something simple using the above list for dinner and have leftovers for breakfast and lunch.  The the fruit and nut of the day for snacks.

If you have enough safe food to rotate for four days and also expand the variety you have each day, then great, go for it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 12:16:35 AM »

Thank you Barbara. Do you find this diet ends up being expensive?
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 08:44:07 AM »

Hi Georgene,

No, I don't find being on an ALCAT diet to be expensive.  It depends on your particular safe foods, of course.  However, cooking everything yourself from simple ingredients tends to be much less expensive that the way most people eat.
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