I am not celiac, I had the test and it came back negative, but I know when I eat wheat, I get intense stomach cramps, so I went gluten free for awhile. Finding that GF foods are so damn expensive, I stopped buying it altogether, only to somehow learn about Paleo and found it to be almost the same as what I was doing originally; not eating grains.
Quitting cereal was the toughest part for me. I liked my oatmeal and bowl of corn chex, but somehow, I've managed to enjoy last nights cold chicken for breakfast now.
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I'm Paleo for two reasons. Firstly because it seems like a natural, healthy way to eat and secondly because I have a ton of dietary intolerances. I didn't learn that gluten was not my friend until my late forties. All these years I had had digestive issues but never known the cause. Later, I found out that I can't tolerate potatoes, rice, corn or anything of the gluten substitutes. Dairy was the last thing to go.
Right now, I facing a huge challenge. I'm temporarily wheelchair bound and can neither shop nor cook. My husband is cooking our evening meals but his repertoire in the kitchen is totally carbs. Thank goodness for precut fruit, and nuts. Those are my staples right now.
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Celiac is genetic, so I was born with it. How long have I had the diagnosis is just under 1 year and I'm FORTY! Shame...my theory is I'd have less "other" intoleraces if my poor guts hadn't been sand-blasted with gluten for 4 decades!
Welcome! I came to Paleo from low carb, which is very similiar. You might try approaching it from that direction. There is loads of ino on how to get into eating Atkins or other forms of low carb. Both Paleo and low carb say to eliminate grains and sugar, which are the main things that need to be excluded from your diet, though the reasons for excluding them are different.
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How long have you had celiac ...its been 9.5 years for me. I have a lot of sensitivities as well I'm sure like I always have trouble with oatmeal and buckwheat. Being stricter I'm sure is tough...I just need to set myself up and try the paleo for 3 weeks maybe and switch up one meal each day a week til I am there. I think breakfast will be the hardest for me.
I'm Celiac, too, and have LOADS of food intolerances (only 2 allergies: agave and octopus, weird huh?).
Paleo is a fun way of looking at what we can eat. I have to avoid nightshades, citrus, galic and a ton of other things (pistachios but other nuts seem fine) and I can't "play Paleo" -- can't do grass-fed dairy or nitrates, sugar and salt-filled bacon, etc. I've spent the past year experimenting (meaning making myself terribly sick finding what I have to avoid). I still call some recipes Paleo for *others* but what I eat is pretty different from most Paleos (I have to be stricter--although I regularly cheat with sugar and whiskey!)
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Hi I am new to the team. I have been thinking about going paleo for some time now but am still preparing for it. I have celiac and food allergies and have gone paleo for a long weekend once and did feel better. I think I just need to ease into it and am looking for advice and support to do it. I am active running, biking, and yoga primarily but need to get my diet in control. Not that its completely out of control but I know I can do better. Go team!
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