Originally Posted by thescaredest
. . . But now that I found out I am allergic to soy . . .
It is important to eat whole grains too. I know that you want to go low carb but grains are important.
There is nothing like eating something all the time to develop an allergy. I had the same experience with soy, but after laying off it for a while (don't remember . . . 6 months? a year?) I can do tempeh and miso and soy sauce. Maybe the same would happen with you.
But I disagree about grains (particularly wheat . . . which shows up everywhere). They are much over-rated in my opinion and certainly don't warrant being at the base of a food pyramid. While they are relatively high in some of the B vitamins, it is not terribly difficult to get recommended doses by eating much more nutritionally dense and beneficial vegetables. Grains do not provide anything you can not get elsewhere.