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1/15/13 10:54 P

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I am brand new this gluten-free world. Went to the doctor today with a host of symptoms. For at least a few weeks, I need to be on a gluten-free, yeast-free and dairy free diet.

Guess I'll be losing weight for sure. But am clueless about what I'm going to eat..

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1/9/13 1:01 A

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Keep coming back. Every day. Sometimes the food tracking doesn't happen, like it didn't happen for me today. Tomorrow I will track everything I eat. Everything. Today I couldn't face it. Didn't bomb out on my plan too badly, and I know I'll do better tomorrow. The ticket is to pay attention and be here, log in and participate. Ok? See you tomorrow!

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1/8/13 11:39 P

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Like your name too purple dragon. Thanks all for feed back. Had a bad weekend with a huge family crisis and I did not track my food. I did track it yesterday and was off my game plan but proud that I wrote it all down. Today I was back on plan and still being here feels like a break through. No gluten at all I just can't eat it so that part is easy. Thanks for your support all

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1/6/13 2:06 P

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Dancingfeather (I love your screen name!) welcome aboard! As others have said, this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. Eating gluten free is also a lifestyle change. I am gluten intolerant, have been gluten free for about 4 years (I think) and I think one of the reasons I'm finally seeing some weight loss success is because my body is no longer fighting with the gluten reactions.

Be patient with yourself, maintain your daily food logs, drink lots of water, be honest with yourself, and you will find success.

I've seen ads for 'paleo bread' by the Julian Bakery. Gluten free, low carb, and low calorie. I don't know how it tastes, but I'm thinking of trying it. Just a thought, might work for you?

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1/3/13 11:17 P

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Welcome back!!

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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1/3/13 10:25 P

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Thanks for your support. Feeling better about things just by writing my food down for two days. I do think stir fry is my most favorite food, so we just need to cook this more. I probably earned my diabetes and my gluten intolerance from eating too many carbs. I really eat way less. my addiction was bread and gluten free is tolerable but i often can't finish a serving because it is not worth it! Thanks for your help. I will stay around this time!

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1/3/13 9:28 A

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I get most of my carbs through fruits and vegetables. I don't use GF products that are marketed as that. I just choose naturally GF foods. I eat a lot of meals that have a small portion of meat, a small to medium portion of fruit, and lots of vegetables.
Sometimes, I do stir-fries with lots of veggies, a little bit of meat and an egg thrown in.

Some people miss the breads and pastas on a regular basis. I don't.

I do, however, start most mornings with a bowl of oatmeal.

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1/3/13 8:06 A

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emoticon back!

Please be optimistic about this site. It is NOT a diet, but healthy lifestyle. If our lifestyles do not change, neither does the weight situation. My husband is gluten sensitive and if he sticks to no/low gluten, he does well. His sugar levels go up and down but I think when he sticks to his diet, it is controlled better. He suffers fatigue from over indulging. Sticking close to complex carbs and nixing simple carbs is a great idea.

Pray you find the right path for you!

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1/2/13 11:05 P

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I was diagnosed by small bowel biopsy and didn't believe it for a long time (usually celiac sprue folks are skinny). I began to feel gravely ill with palpitations, fatigue, nausea and a host of terrible symptoms. I decided to try gluten free and most of my symptoms disappeared. At first I lost weight but now I seem to be gaining. I need to lose 100 lbs, I am 3 months shy of turning 60. I work a fast pace job as a PA in health care and never seem to be enough time to get it done. I take care of others but not myself! Small amounts of wheat occasionally in my diet like a breaded piece of chicken if i eat out and I might have a bite but if I eat more than that I get terrible nausea and a host of symptoms so it is easy to stay away. I feel overwhelmed and today decided I have an ember not a spark. Last diet I went on was at my MDs and it cost me $1000. I lost 10 pounds drinking 5 meals a day and gained back 12 when I was done. I am so sick of years of trying and having it get worse and worse. I recently returned to church and am loving that. On dieting I am feeling a bit overwhelmed and am not starting this diet with the usual upbeat style and motivation that I usually have. I have diabetes type two and really am hoping that I can stick it out and just make it here every day, small goals, little steps. I am happy to say that I am sticking very much the GF part of eating but now need to decrease the carbs. Not sure how to do this!

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