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11/9/10 3:56 P

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the fruit and potatoes are for carbs.





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11/9/10 3:21 P

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I agree with no need for bread, but it is necessary to have whole grains in your diet and potatoes and fruit do not give you that. Rice, however, does!

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11/9/10 3:10 P

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I was actually able to lose weight because of going GF. But that was also because I had no will power against baked goods! Now, they will hurt me more than how good they will taste.

If you find you gain weight going GF, then would you be consuming GF breads and cookies, etc? I find you need to remove these items from your eating habits and only have them once in a while.

Get your carbs from fruits or rice or potatoes, no need for bread. I found a lot of GF bread choices are 3-4 times more calories than wheat filled options.






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11/9/10 12:48 P

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Thyroid messes with your metabolism right? Metabolism boosters are small, frequent meals, and increasing lean muscle mass. If you don't want to lift weights, you can try ballet, modern dance, pilates, martial arts, kickboxing, etc. A lot of those will give you a cardio boost too!!!

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11/9/10 11:27 A

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My Hashi's is CRAZY. My Autobody count was out of the ball field and even though I am medicated ( I take Armour) I feel HORRIBLE and I am always tired... hence why I decided to try something---- anything to make me feel better. I feel horrible and my weight ... well we will just say I have always worn a size 4/6 until I quit smoking in 2004...Yeah for being smoke free boo for allowing my thyroid to crash and burn




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11/9/10 11:00 A

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Some of the grains are also complete protein. Quinoa can be part of the protein for a meal. Am I on the right track to think that your thyroid crashed badly?
Mine has gone all over the place till I went gf. I have found other benefits as well. My intestines are not stressed, and the pain I live with is usually not too bad.
Tell yourself that GF foods are expensive and so you need to ration them. That's the one way I've done it. Last night I fixed my guys a fave which is higher in calorie and not GF. I had leftovers which were, and a big salad. I do a lot of salads these days.
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11/9/10 8:39 A

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Also make sure that while taking out gluten grains you give your body other grains like quinoa or brown rice because whole grains are necessary in a healthy diet. Just be careful because some of the really nutrition-dense grains are higher in calories than your wheat counterparts. Portions! Eat slowly, eat nutrition, and drink water!

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11/9/10 8:36 A

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The best thing is to use the calorie counter. And just because it's gluten free doesn't mean you should eat it. Processed food can still have chemicals that we should not put in our body as it creates more cravings due to empty nutritionless calories. Replace at least 2 snacks with only vegetables and you will have a great start to healthy GF eating!

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11/9/10 8:16 A

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Hi -I'm new... No I am not a celiac, I have another autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's. I have been trying to go GF on and off for about a year. I get frustrated after about a week and then go back to my normal eating patterns. Why do I get frustrated you ask........ I gain weight ALWAYS when I start to go GF.... Not sure why... but If I can get a "seasoned" veteran to help me with meal planning - etc I bet I could get this under my belt.

With Hashi's we are also not suppose to do a Lot of Cardio - so I only do about 5 - 7 minutes, I do strength Building and I am learning to meditate since this is suppose to help with Stress and the adrenals.... Anyone else out there dealing with Hashi's?

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