I'm sorry to be a downer, friends, but I just don't know that I can live like this anymore. I'm throwing my frustration out here as a last resort that any of you might be able to get me back on track. I'm in a period where I just can't seem to do it myself.
I don't know how you eat by having no dairy (cheese, sour cream, butter, cream, yogurt, etc.), no grains (and I cannot find any recipes for non-grain bread that don't have cheese or saturated fat in them), extremely low saturated fat, no sugar (including honey, etc. and heck, that's the easy one for me), no legumes, and whatever else we cannot have.
All I ever have is eggs, allowed vegetables and fruits, nuts and almond butter, olives and olive oil. A bit of chicken here and there. And salmon (though lately Gundry even warned us Apoe.4's off of salmon because of the high fat content.) My doctor said to stop the 2 T. of half and half I have in coffee every day and use hemp milk, but I noticed on the carton that it is high in Omega 6's. She also keeps telling me NO DAIRY WHATSOEVER.
I hate to be a whiney baby (as I've whined before) but I just cannot fathom what you are all eating.
My oxidized cholesterol is still high risk, though it has been improving, but if I have to forgo all of that for the rest of my life, I just don't know that I can do it. I don't want to go on a statin if I can help it, so I am trying so hard to lower the oxidized cholesterol by diet. I've given up so much of my social life by not joining others at restaurants, which are notorious for using hidden fat, sugar, transfats, etc. Occasionally, I'll join them and bring my own olive oil and lemon (I don't even trust the olive oil in restaurants) and just order a salad.
I've tried so hard -- my friends keep commenting on my dedication to this -- but I'm about at the end of my rope. I honestly don't know how to get any variety in my food, good taste, etc. without making this a 24/7 JOB....and even the 24/7 times I've focused on trying to find recipes have proven pretty fruitless. Everything has saturated fat of some kind, it seems. Even Cummins and Gerber's recipes are loaded with cheese and saturated fats, after they warn us Apoe4's about them.
I hate being an Apoe.4! (Pity party here....)
I feel like I'm the biggest baby here and no one else gets frustrated or complains, just me. If I'm being completely inappropriate, please forgive me. Just don't have anyone IRL to turn to with this as they all eat whatever they want.