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GF/CF diet

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My family and I recently started a gluten-free/casein-free diet to benefit our autistic son. It is very difficult and has really changed the diet foods I can eat. If any of you are on this diet and could share what you do, I would greatly appreciate it. I know it isn't all that common though.
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FEB_SHOWERS16 2/19/2009 8:52AM

    I follow the same diet, but mostly because I do the Eat Right 4 Your Type diet (which you should really look into for your son). Processed wheat and gluten are really not good for ANYONE and I think more people are becoming aware of the dangers.
My family eats Ezekiel products. They contain wheat but the sprouting process kills the wheat gluten. It should be safe. But anyone with celiac disease, I'm pretty sure they couldn't eat it. But if your goal is to just stay away from gluten, it should be fine.
We eat a lot of beans, rice, corn chips and corn products, spelt flour, corn flour, gluten free products.
If you're looking for GF "DIET" products, you have such a huge variety. Fruits, veggies... so many of them, all healthy and good for you. You will be more successful with these diet products then you would be with typical "low- calorie diet products" that are manufactured and processed anyway. Buy a bunch of fruit and make a nice fruit smoothie. Buy frozen fruit if you can't get fresh. Munch on some carrots, celery, almond butter, nuts, seeds, etc. All are gluten free and very good for you. Your body can utilize these ingredients.
You have so many options. These are real diet foods. They are real foods. They are healthy. 100- calorie hostess cupcakes and crackers might taste good, but just because they are labeled "diet" doesn't mean they are healthy.
Hope this helps,
Marie

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