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Gluten Free Week 2

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Thank you to all that commented on my last Blog about my adventures in Gluten Free eating. So I'm entering week 2...and keeping in mind I'm not altering what I eat to lose weight but for health (testing) reasons. I have one more week to go gluten free before I reintroduce gluten and let my stomach tell me the rest of the story but that being said, I'm enjoying the benefits of this test. I feel good. That's first and foremost. I hate to admit it but my 'symptoms' have all but disappeared 75% of the time and I'm not as hungry (not sure why). I made a point of not reading what to expect so I experienced it without influence. The other beneft, I lost some weight...which is awesome when you aren't trying. Downside, eating out with my family is a bit of a chore and making lunches is a bit more work. And my only last thought...who actually eats some of that gluten free bread?! Gosh it's cardboardy tasting!

As always, gluten free recipes and general tips and thoughts on this elimination test are welcome.

  


Gluten Free? Me?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So my doctor has me testing my gluten tolerance by removing it from my diet for a couple of weeks. For a carb lover, that's the food kiss of death let me tell ya!

So here I am, day 3 under my best and wow, I feel great! I keep wondering if I'm doing something wrong. it's been pretty easy so far and I am doing well, feeling great and confident.

Anyone know how long it takes for me to truly have the gluten out of my system to reintroduce it?

I'd love to hear anyone's experiences!

  
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KABMPH 10/31/2013 10:29AM

    I'm gluten free because I was diagnosed with celiac disease 4 years ago. I'm glad you're finding the gluten-free diet to be pretty easy! I agree that it's not hard, but at first I was so very sad to not have my favorite things. Of course, I learned to find new favorites...

I have heard (though I don't know for a fact) that you should try an "elimination diet" for 2 weeks.

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PUDDINHED1 10/31/2013 4:34AM

    Wheat Belly is a must read. It says stay away from all products like gluten-free bread and muffins--bready type stuff that would regularly have gluten in it--because it contains detrimental potato, tapioca and another type of starch I can't remember. These are bad starches. I found they put me to sleep. When I was gluten-free I felt great, too, but couldn't keep it up because it's too complicated when you're on as tight a budget as I am which is really really tight. They are practically giving bread and English muffins away where I live in Montreal now. Every week there's bread on sale for $1.69 and often English muffins for 99 cents. As for how long out of your system, I still feel really good, and carbohydrates don't knock me out the way they used to. I went gluten free last summer, all summer on salads, etc. Lost 16 pounds. Good Luck, my friend, Deirdre emoticon

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Protein! UGH!

Monday, April 08, 2013

My consistent "below" is protein. I'm not a big meat eater ...can anyone make any great snack suggestions to get some additional proteins in besides nuts please?

  
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AKIMBOKIMONO 7/26/2013 11:56AM

    Lowfat or non fat cottage cheese helps me meet my protein goals. I have 1/2 cup with peaches or blueberries, or if I want something more savory, beets or tomatoes.

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RUMOUR101 4/8/2013 11:05PM

  Those are staples in my daily intake and I'm still low on protein. hmmm...maybe more apples and peanut butter for snacks. :) Thanks Scappinpolly! emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 4/8/2013 10:43PM

    cheese, eggs, peanut butter, also whole wheat bread has protein in it

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It creeped up on me....

Thursday, March 28, 2013

When I wasn't watching, it slipped in. I didn't see it. I didn't hear it. It somehow just ... got there. The procrastination bug! That's right. 2 days in a row I've done a shoddy job of tracking my calories and I have no doubt if I did, I'd be over my daily intake but on the flip side, I've been more aware of my activity and being sure to wear my Jawbone UP. It buzzes, I walk. It's nearly automatic now and even my co-workers will say "Hey, you're buzzing. Get outta here for a few minutes. Time for a walk". So, 1 up, 1 down.

I think I need a push back into nutrition and what better way to do that than with some new recipes. Anyone have any favorites you'd suggest? I'm no Betty Crocker so easy, quick, kid friendly and healthy are what I'm looking for!

:)

  
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SPSPSP1 4/4/2013 2:03AM

    Are you nutrition tracking again? I hope it's not because you don't want to see your total calorie intake. Remember-it's just information so you can adjust accordingly whenever you're ready-- without beating yourself up.

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CBLENS 3/29/2013 3:51PM

    Don't let the past (even yesterday) define you. just move forward. emoticon

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LORIVIOLA 3/28/2013 10:56PM

    TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY WITH NO MISTAKES IN IT YET - Anne Shirley of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

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what's with the appetite?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I seem to be going through a huge increase in my appetite. I just can't seem to stay below my goal. I don't know what's going on but I have got to find a solution so I thought confessing it might get me back in line~!

  
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JNSADAMS 3/14/2013 10:52PM

  After I started tracking everything I was eating prior to joining - I am always wanting more to eat (didn't realize how horrible I was eating before) and that is one reason why I joined so I would have to be honest with myself. I find peanuts with a big cold glass of water seems to help me get a fuller feeling. Not easy by no means, and so much also depends on the time of the month as well. emoticon

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DILLONNAN 3/14/2013 9:59PM

    Boy, do I know what you mean! Sometimes nothing seems to fill me up! Some foods for me are like eating air. I feel like I've eaten nothing at all! It's the sugary, snack, fast or junk food. So, I'm learning to find food that makes me full like oatmeal or green beans or good whole grain bread. Weight Watchers has what they call a filling food list. You might check that. Good Luck!

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