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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
7/4/11 10:29 P

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You are welcome! Anytime...

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7/4/11 9:16 P

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I live in a small city. The farmers market doesn't have much of a choice. I found a grocery store where I can buy organic chicken breasts and a specialty store that sells all sorts of healthy foods. I discovered last week they sell grass fed beef. Prior to last week I hadn't eaten beef in way over 6 months.

Thanks for answering my question and all your help!






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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
7/4/11 4:28 P

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Yes I mean the local farmers market. I start my weekly meal plan based on what I find there, and buy as much as possible there. I have also been fortunate enough to find a grassfed meat vendor and an organic chicken vendor there! I really buy little at the grocery store if I can help it. I eat organic and unprocessed whenever possible! I have been making everything possible from scratch including condiments, too.

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7/4/11 9:57 A

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Cindy, I also went through a time of 'mourning the loss of food' and am still adjusting. I've been trying to eat organic foods and foods with few preservatives and additives when I'm able. What do you mean when you say you "live out of the farm market?" Do you mean the local farmers market?

I appreciate you pointing out the ethnic cuisines. That will open a new area for me to explore meal-wise. With these other food allergies, it complicates things a bit more.

Thanks for the information you given me!
Pat





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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
7/4/11 12:12 A

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Pat it is overwhelming at first! I started off with a period of mourning for the loss of "food" as I knew it! Once I got over that and got creative, there is a lot you can do. Think of all the ethnic cuisines you like that DON"T rely on gluten...Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, whatever. They have a lot to offer naturally gluten free! Also one of my strategies has always been to live out of the farm market and fill in as needed from the grocery store. Not much gluten there!! I can eat from all but 2 vendors of like 30 at mine!

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7/3/11 9:49 A

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DJ4HEALTH, thanks for the welcome to the team.

~Pat





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7/3/11 9:41 A

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CINDYTW, I appreciate the welcome, the information and suggestions to eating gluten free. It's been sort of overwhelming to completely change what I eat.

Pat






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7/2/11 10:55 P

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Hi and welcome to the team.

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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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
7/2/11 10:09 P

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emoticon There are people here with multiple allergies/intolerances. I find it easiest to stick to whole foods like meat, veggie and potato meals. I stopped even buying the substitute products for the most part. Look for low carb or gluten free bread recipes on SP recipes. there are some there with flaxmeal and other things besides tapioca starch. It is not the same but will work in a pinch...

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7/2/11 6:04 P

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Hi,

I'm fairly new to SparkPeople but just joined this team today. I was diagnosed as being gluten intolerant the first week in January and have been gluten free since then. Also a food test came back showing even more food allergies. Because of this, I've been on a very restricted diet. My doctor told me Thursday to begin adding a few more foods back into my diet. I'll remain gluten free. Eating gluten free has been difficult since I haven't been able to eat tapioca (a food allergy) which is in all gluten free breads, crackers etc. I'm now supposed to try adding foods with tapioca. I thought joining this team might be helpful to me.

As far as my experience with weight, I'm currently at my goal weight. I've battled food since I was a child. At my heaviest I weighed 250 lbs. Over the years I've gained and lost the same pounds over and over...I'm a yo yo-er. Losing weight is difficult but I've never been able to maintain.

I look forward to being a part of this team!

~Pat





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