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40ISNTSOBAD Posts: 7
6/2/13 1:21 P

Thank you everyone. I am more sensitive to gluten than carbs, so I def. have to watch the gluten laden breads and cereals. As for Atkins, I am only planning to do 2 to 4 weeks just to jumpstart my weight loss and curb my sweet tooth. I will look into the sp teams for gluten free and maybe get some ideas. Have a great day everyone.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
6/2/13 7:16 A

yes, Atkins is 'mostly' GF.
They do, however, in later stages, have recipes using the Atkins LC bake mix, which, if I remember correctly, contains vita-gluten (which is wheat gluten). So, if you're heading down that road because of gluten intolerance, read your labels, when using any pre-packaged Atkins products.

MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
6/2/13 3:06 A

I am gluten free to help with health issues. I don't do low carb, but I do get most of my carbs from fruit and veggies and some gluten free grains. I eat lots of produce paired with meat or eggs or a smoothie with fresh stuff in it.If you're looking at low carb, nuts, meat and fish and vegetables are great. Basically, think that you're eating "savory" and sweet stuff (even fruit) is going to add more starch. Do be careful to not limit your body from things that are good for it though.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
6/1/13 11:16 P

Go to community and when it drops down, hit Sparkteams. You should be able to search for both gluten free teams, as well as low carb teams. SP has teams for almost everything, since they have millions of members.

I don't know if I have a gluten problem, but I am sensitive to carbs. So I do low carb @ 30-60 carbs a day.

If you go ahead and do low carb, split your carbs up evenly with all your meals, so you can burn it off, and have some for energy throughout the day. Also try to avoid any low carb foods, like Atkins bars, shakes etc. If you eat these foods, you may be at 20 grams of carbs according to the labels on the food, but still unable to lose. Some people can't lose while eating sugar free foods, or ones with sugar substitutes, or sugar alcohols.

For best results eat meat, eggs, butter/oils, and a LOT of fresh, Atkins allowed vegetables.

LEANGIRL22 SparkPoints: (21,848)
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6/1/13 11:11 P

There is...forgot the name of it...go to the teams page and do a search and you will probably find more than one.


40ISNTSOBAD Posts: 7
6/1/13 9:56 P

Thanks LEANGIRL22. Is there a gluten intolerant team here on sp? Maybe I'd do well to join it?

LEANGIRL22 SparkPoints: (21,848)
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6/1/13 9:15 P

I am extremely gluten intolerant so, yes I am gluten free on this diet and make many substitutions, however, I sometimes struggle to get in enough fiber. I have found that fiber bars have helped having them at breakfast sometimes. Also, spinach helps in that regard as well. I was on an extremely low carb diet, however, my body just would not lose weight on it. Don't know why, however, I have found that I can lose more by adding in some carbs (which I was initially afraid to do.) That said, it may work for your body. There are some teams that are low carb on the site. You have to find what works best for your body. Best wishes on your journey!


40ISNTSOBAD Posts: 7
6/1/13 8:29 P

Does anyone out there have to do a gluten free diet? Today I started a gluten free, Atkin's and sp diet. Looking at Atkin's diet it sounds like a mostly gluten free diet. Anyone else try it?

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