I went completely grain free and it did take my body about a week to adjust. I got really constipated. I took a glass of epsom salts and a nice long walk and that got that train rolling again.
There is plenty of fiber in vegetables, but if you've made this switch just recently you might not have had time to adjust yet.
Best wishes, Michael
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Hi there, eating plenty of vegetables & some fruits can help you get more fiber each day. Beans/legumes contain a ton of fiber, but can also be starchy/carby (might need to keep an eye on portions if you are diabetic). Check out this link for some high fiber foods... www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-fiber-foods /NU00582
ETA: going gluten free is a great way to avoid processed foods like breads, cereals, pastas that can often spike blood sugar, in other words, don't just switch to "gluten free" processed foods. Instead rely on whole foods which nourish your body. Working with a dietician can be helpful if you need more guidance.
Ask your doctor for a referral to a Registered Dietitian who specializes in diabetes education. Going gluten free doesn't generally help diabetes. Gluten is a protein, not a carb. Some people are allergic to it, but that harms their intestines, not their sugar response.
A few doctors have started telling diabetics to avoid gluten because it forces them to avoid a lot of carb-heavy foods, but if they don't tell the patients their reasoning, the patients tend to replace those foods with gluten-free products that end up having *more* carbs because there's less gluten protein. Going gluten free is really complicated, so make sure you're not doing it unnecessarily.
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Hello, I just started trying to eat gluten free to help with my diabetes. I have found that my fiber intake has been the most effected by it now that I am no longer eating fiber one granola bars and cereals (which is where most of my fiber came from before.)
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