I think we need clarification on the grains. Whole grains are good, like brown rice, black thai rice, wild rice and quinoa (which is full of niutrition and protein). We need to watch out for the commercial processed baked goods. That is where the calories add up with little nutrition. My gf flour mix is Bette Hagman's original but I use ground brown rice flour, not white rice flour. Check the labels of the gf flour mixes. They often use white rice flour.
Welcome to the team. Emphasize meals of protein and vegetables and decrease the rice and quinoa or other gf grains (but don't eliminate them). Save the gf treats for very special occasions and they will be even more of a treat. There is a lot of great information in previous threads on this team. Have fun trying some of the recipes.
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Thank you GFNOMAD! I will look there! I eat whole foods anyway so it hasn't been that hard to stay GF although I don't know all the items that have gluten in them, like my friend said carmel color in diet coke has gluten. I learned yesterday that teriaki has gluten, so I am learning those kinds of things. Thanks for the reference!
I urge you to read our sticky topics where we have the equivalent of many books worth of information. There are all kinds of ideas for meals, recipes, ideas, information, web site references, etc. Unfortunately, the gluten free substitutions for gluten foods are higher in calories so it means eating less or finding low calorie naturally gluten free foods. You gotta count your calories! It works.
HI! That is great that we are on the same page with trying to eat gluten free and lose weight. I know how painful and frustrating alopecia and thyroid problems can be. I know from experience that eating gluten free does help supress the inflammation response. Any help that I can give you as far as learning how to eat gluten free, please let me know. There is a website Celiac.com and I will have to get you the other one, can't think of it now, but they are both very helpful to explain things about celiac disease. Well, I look forward to learning how to eat gluten free and lose weight with you!! Thanks for writing and lets keep in touch! Renee
I am on this group, just joined recently. I don't have celiac disease but am trying to learn to eat gluten free for autoimmune disease I have, mostly alopecia but also thyroid. I have researched that eating gluten free helps suppress the inflammation response. I have been doing my best, haven't noticed any weight loss but I am drinking more water and still learning. I also would like to learn how to eat GF on a "weight loss program".
Hi! My name is Renee and I am 38 years old. I have had celiac disease for 7 years now and have had many complications from it. I am doing better now and trying to lose weight..as we all are. I had joined the 6 week body makeover in January (211 pounds) and have lost 50 pounds but have been at a standstill for a month now. I am so grateful to have lost that weight but I still have another 40 to lose. I also am having trouble seeing myself sticking to the 6 week body makeover program for life. I need to have a diet that is a lifechange. I would love to learn to eat the healthy gluten free foods in the right way to lose weight. Unfortunately, I know all the junk food that is gluten free. LOL So, I would love to join your group if you will have me!
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