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    CITYZOZO   45,943
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getting my groove back

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ok, so i started a gluten free program.. i am not completely committed to doing it forever but have decided to "date" the program for a while. so far, so good, i feel less bloated and more satisfied with my food, less gas, less bloating and more creative with my food.. i just needed to try..

i feel my stomach is toning too.. feels A ok!

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HIPPICHICK1 9/19/2013 10:08AM


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SHOOPETTE 9/13/2013 4:27PM

    keep it up!

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DESERT_BIRD 9/13/2013 3:47PM

    For me, just going wheat-free was enough to see a change in my overall well-being. But now I just try to limit the grains. Good for you, Zo!

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JENNYDJENNY 9/11/2013 10:23PM

    Could you share your program.Thanks :-)

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CARRAND 9/11/2013 7:27PM

    If you think you have celiac disease you should be tested before you go gluten free, or the tests won't be accurate. If you just want to try it to feel better, go for it! I've been gluten free for almost 20 years and it's necessary for me because I have celiac. Uncontrolled celiac can lead to all kinds of problems, including cancer of the small bowel.

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HIPPICHICK1 9/11/2013 10:30AM

    You know, you should read "Wheat Belly." Sometimes going gluten free is necessary as one could have celiac disease. But I read that gluten free products (packaged foods) are often times not very good tasting (I have sampled some and concur!), as well as being less nutritionally sound. For example gluten free foods that are manufactured often contain cornstarch, potato starch and white rice flour. All of these substances have little or no nutritional value at all.

After reading "Wheat Belly" I decided that gluten free wasn't necessary but being wheat free was an option that was easier and better for me. I have been wheat free for several months now however I was wheat free for several YEARS in my 30's and learned to cook without the use of flour or other wheat products. That is when I started using spelt flour which is called Emmer wheat by some. It is the original wheat of this earth. It is not a hybrid designed for easy harvesting by modern day farm equipment.

I'm very glad to hear that you aren't feeling bloated. I understand!!

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PJ2222 9/10/2013 11:09PM

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SONGFIT4LIFE 9/10/2013 10:52PM

    Try a low carb diet that might help you. I tried getting off the carbs or taking in only 150 a day and it helped me get more energy and lose weight. I'm not suggesting Atkins or anything like that, just staying away from most carbs especially the ones made from wheat and flour. Hope you stay on this program for a while and let me know how it works out.

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