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Wheat should be a gov't controlled substance.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I am struggling with the wheat issue. Almost three weeks ago I swore off it yet again because I've got an intolerance/sensitivity to it. Does all sorts of nasty things and I feel about 600% better when it doesn't get into my mouth.

But oh my gosh do I crave it! It's my trigger food.

I am eating protein, fruits and veggies. Adding a little more fat to my diet. I am focusing on eating when I'm hungry and stopping when I'm full. I've lost a couple pounds, so it's all good. I am not suffering AT ALL. When I feel the need for carb fuel, I eat a couple rice cakes or some corn and it's all good.

There's always candy in the house because my lean and fit husband likes a bit of chocolate after dinner. I know just where the bag is stashed. On the rare occasions I indulge, it's one fun-size bar and I'm happy. Every so often I get the idea that some ice cream would taste just dandy...then the idea fades when I get distracted. I can get a delicious gluten-free cookie or brownie right up the street at the local coffee shop. Do I ever stop? No...the thought comes and goes.

But wheat...the thought of toast with cinnamon sugar...or garlic bread...or cookies....or cake...a bowl of healthy wheat flakes with dried fruit...it just about brings me to my knees. I can feel a buzzing in my head and my eyes get all twitchy. I want it. It's like I physically NEED it to survive even though it makes me so ill. The combination of wheat + sugar is like some sort of bad street drug.
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WAIANAEGAL 4/10/2011 9:28PM

    Shelli, I'm just like you but I've been off wheat since November and so feel alot better. The pain I'd get is just not worth it. I had craving for pizza and found gluten free pizza dough "patty" and topped it with all my favorite stuff and it did the fix. Also found a gluten free brownie that's higher in calories than I'd like but it does the chocolate fix. Made the batch and froze them.

I've just found I have to keep alcohol out of the house, it's like Lays potatoe chips, can't stop with just one. Not a good thing.

And when you mentioned the toast and cinnamon my mouth watered. Memories... yummmmm!!

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TEXASFILLY 4/8/2011 5:59PM

    I hear ya, sister! *hugs* Those gluten carbs are hard to forego, however, YOU CAN DO IT! I agree with the suggestion of being tested for allergies. Ironically, I'm allergic to sugar and not to wheat. Anyway, keep searching for ways to satisfy that crave and keep true to plan~ eyes on the prize. *hugs* All the best, BB~
P.S. And God bless you~ you've got a man who loves chocolate. Now there's a treasure! ;) emoticon

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THINRONNA 4/8/2011 12:54PM

    Oh dear! I understand and for me life would be not easy with out bread...especially here where it is about one third of peoples diet. I truly feel for you but am terribly impressed that you can forgo it and know that you will feel better. What about all of these spelt products I see that look just like the real thing?

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RUFFESS47 4/7/2011 10:09PM

    Shelli
have you been tested for Gluten intolerance
Most people who have that problem can't tolerate wheat products.

Once a week I give into my hot toast craving dripping in low fat marge with VEGEMITE. OH Heaven to taste emoticon

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BRANLAADEE1 4/7/2011 7:18PM

    It is a wheat or gluten problem you have? My local store has tons if gluten free breads available now. Have you thought of making your own wheat free bread?

I dont know if the stores down there have the same items, but it's worth a try. :)

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JUSFOLK 4/7/2011 7:03PM

    Bless your heart! Here's an idea that may help curb your hankering for cinnamon toast: lightly toast one of the apple cinnamon flavored rice cakes and put a bit of buttery-type spread on it. I like rice cakes and guess I'd be eating more if I had a wheat allergy.
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YELLOWDAHLIA 4/7/2011 6:35PM

    Flashback!
Toast dripping with a ton of butter and piled high with cinnamon/sugar...one of my childhood favorites. Haven't thought about it in probably 30 years....I feel a craving coming on!

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