It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... Read more
You've made the decision to get in shape, lose weight or just live a healthier lifestyle. But you're worried about how you'll manage to find the time to get to the gym, shop and cook healthy foods, or even how you'll keep your goals i... Read more
Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
I would only count NONSTARCHY veggies as "free". Fruit has naturally occurring sugar, and therefore more calories than you think (especially bananas). Starchy veggies (potatoes) break down into glucose (sugar) when digested and should be counted.... Read more
Hi All, I am on the final leg of my weightloss journey. I had a Sparkpeople account years ago but can't access it so I created a new one. Anyways, my highest weight was 310 pounds in 2010 and by May, 2013 I had gotten down to 280 by cutting fast fo... Read more
does anyone else eat grain-free? I am somewhat new to it and find that I get bored ways eating the same things and end up cheating and then feel like crap. I am eating that way for health reasons, not necessarily choice. Tips and snacks?... Read more
Gluten is a protein found in products made from wheat, rye and some forms of oats. In some people, gluten can trigger an immune response, which damages the fingerlike projections of the small intestine known as villi causing them to become flattened... Read more
Editor's Note: According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 1 in 133 Americans are affected by this ailment, which causes them to fall ill if they come in contact with even a trace amount of gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Abbie R... Read more
even finding the gluten free foods at a restaurant can be tricky. some how there was contamination and after a saturday night out---sunday am a rash! and even on monday having to pay for the outing.
not worth it.....I could just drink?... Read more
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