Hey Cheryl - nice to meet an oldie and I'm sure a goodie. :) From what I understand about this site (I'm sure it's grown/changed) is that old posts get dropped off as new posts are added.
As for losing weight, I've gone up and down and am currently up again since I joined SP last year. After dx, I gained 20 lbs and my GERD was HORRID. I was taking Nexium daily (just learned today that it's not gf .. according to GF Bible, haven't researched if it has changed since that book was published), avoiding the acid foods, and had my bed on blocks (which helped a "bit" but boy, I sure hated sleeping like I was going to fall off the edge of the world!). After I lost 20 lbs, it was sooo much better.
I still get it now but very very rarely when I have eaten too much + the acid. I've found a diet which is more alkaline is very helpful (veggies and fruits), I can even have salsa now (my favorite).
I chew more to create more enzymes for digesting, and stop eating at 80% to give my stomach time to catch up with my big eyes & brain? lol Even at 250ish pounds, I'm not troubled. I notice that I even have GERD with some gluten-free grains - such as Glutino cracker bread. I think it has to do with if I've eaten it on an empty stomach, too. Going too long between meals doesn't work for me in that dept. either.
So, if anyone can help keep me on my "white diet" - eating nothing white, I would appreciate the support. It works for me. I know everyone has different goals and needs, but that's my experience.
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB! One person's food is another person's poison. __________ Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories Nutrition/Cancer: bit.ly/Quillinnutrition
I was here a few years back and actually remember conversing with Barb (GFNOMAD). I guess they changed the site or something because I couldn't find my old posts.
I am not the celiac in my family. However, I cook and prepare food for the other three in my family who do eat GF. My husband is diagnosed, also his mom and one of his two brothers. Our children aren't medically diagnosed, but they had symptoms and so we made the decision to go strictly GF.
I need support from the GF community here because I (and my dh and ds) need to lose weight. I am looking for ideas for lower cal gf meals so I can help myself and my family get healthier. I don't want to cook two sets of meals - one for me that fits into my healthier lifestyle and another set for my gf family. My husband also has GERD and so tomato based meals are generally out of the question. When we have pasta, dh eats his with a little butter (his GERD requires no high fat meals) and the rest of us have spaghetti sauce on ours.
We live in Colorado near Denver and I attend Weight Watcher's meetings. Good to meet everyone.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.