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5/25/11 5:05 P

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emoticon SUNTAIL and ty for posting this. I am always looking for ways to increase protein in my diet.


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5/25/11 12:07 P

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Whey powder also has high protein. It seems expensive but it goes a long way. You can add it to baked goods, make milk shakes with it.

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5/24/11 11:29 P

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You let them know that "they would not give peanuts to a person that was allergic to peanuts so then why would they give you wheat and cause you all types of problems with your stomach".


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5/24/11 7:05 P

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I would tell your friends that if you were a diabetic, they'd likely understand, and that you are not crazy. All of us here have somewhat different responses, but the end result is the same. It's not worth messing with if you feel bad when you eat!
I use lots of hummus, and string cheese. Eggs are important for me, and so is quinoa. Do you have a Costco near you? If you do, and you know someone with a membership, they have 5 pound bags of prerinsed quinoa for under $10.
Remember that brown rice and beans make a complete protein. Do you eat meat or fish? We do lots of that! Shop sales, and you can get lean cuts of meat and fish which is not too expensive. BTW: rice or corn Chex make a great breading if you like breaded fish or chicken.
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5/24/11 12:42 P

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Hello and Happy May to all of you~!

I'm semi-new to the board and I've been on SP for about a month now. I've been trying to be Gluten free for almost a year now. So far I manage to avoid it in my day to day life, but going out and a good amount of peer pressure has made it nigh-impossible to avoid 100%. I have never been tested for anything--I just base it on how I feel after I've eaten gluten.

What does it feel like?
Almost instantly I have a headache (especially if malted barely flour is an ingredient), I'm exhausted the next few days as it kills my metabolism, and it makes my joints hurt and ache. I'm 25 and almost 26--this is not just getting old to me. It also causes intestinal track issues...but only in large quantities.

So. I've gotten on SP and it's really helped to read a few of these messages and know I'm not alone (and that I'm not crazy). I still feel very much like a hindrance to my friends at times, and I have a hard time explaining it in other social situations...But! I want to stay feeling good--and I'm aiming to do so this time around! I just have one little problem.

After a few weeks it has occurred to me that I'm not getting nearly enough protein.

I Love all beans, quinoa, nuts and most meats...The problem is 1: expense and 2: keeping fats from overriding the diet.

Anyone have handy tricks of the trade or some clues that I haven't thought of yet? :) Thanks for all the support! emoticon

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