1. Have you talked with your doctor about your problem with wheat? You may have a wheat allergy or strong sensitivity to gluten. It would probably help you to get that checked out and get an official diagnosis of that problem if that, indeed, is what you have.
2. It sounds to me as if you already know what works for you -- but you are having trouble accepting it. Yes, some of us can't eat as many carbs as others. For some of us, the "normal" range of carbs recommended by SparkPeople is too high. We do better on a lower amount. That's OK. Use that information to plan accordingly.
3. For most of us who live a low-carb or moderate-carb lifestyle, we find that we can have a few more carbs if they come with lots of fiber that slows down their absorption. So we can have some fruit and vegetables -- maybe even some whole grain products. We just avoid the low fiber, high glycemic index carbs and lower our overall total consumption. You have to experiment a little (and track religiously) to figure out the exact levels that will work best for you.
4. I strongly suggest you check out some of the low-carb teams here on SparkPeople to give you a more positive perspective of low-carb and moderate-carb lifestyles. Not only will you get find information there, you will find people there who are being successful with their lower-carb approach. I think that would help you develop a long term plan that you could feel optimistic about adopting for the long term.
"Aim for progression, not perfection." -- SP Coach Nancy
"There is hope for me. There is hope for all of us." -- llou
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