The substitute food , does stink! I love fruit and summer makes that easy--we always have fruit in the fridge---Ice cream is my favorite desert anyway--so no big deal there either, some times the gluten stuff just really gets to me! THanks for the pep talk!
Yes, it's not easy at first, but we DO get used to being gluten free and the results are definitely worth it! I understand what is said about gluten reactions helping us lose weight; mine did, too, and when I first began eating properly, I actually gained weight until my calorie intake was adjusted and exercise was changed, too! We can lose weight eating this way. Welcome to the team!
I agree with Kjeanne. I have been gluten free for 26 years after discovering my health and mental issues were caused by gluten.
You can have great foods! Check out my photos of my summer hamburger, pizza and bread.
The links are in past posts, and there is one I started on Healthy Economical GF Bread - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/Team_ messageboard_thread.asp#Anchor4791743 Change the sort so the first post is on top because discussions get sidetracked.
Gluten Free yeast breads are not made the same way as gluten breads. They only need one rise so you can still use your bread machine if it is cleaned very very throughly and do not use it for gluten breads. So it is one or the other.
With so many cookbooks and advise books on gluten free, we can only understand we can only give you hints here.
Where you are in your country (this is a multi-national site) depends on what is available to you. There is a topic on ordering over the internet.
Finally, my advise is to do a mental switch. Gluten foods are poison to you. Would you eat poison if it was sweetened with sugar? I think not. Gluten = poison to us.
There are lots of mainstream gf choices. You need to find the ones that work for you. Natural food stores often carry gf pasta, mixes, etc. You'll find much of it in posts by this team.
LLAMMINAR the challenge with this new way of eating is finding the foods you like to eat and CAN eat. I suggest you find foods that are naturally gluten-free instead of GF substitutes. I found the GF substitutes very unsatisfying when I made the transition. By focusing on foods that donít have gluten, I realized just how much I COULD eat instead of focusing on what I could not eat. You might focus on finding those foods and put your weight loss effort on hold for a few weeks.
Some of the foods I love: Potato chips Ė Kettle Chips lightly salted Fresh steamed corn Hot fudge sundaes Seeís Chocolate covered raisins Heavy cream in my coffee BBQ ribs Steak Baked potato loaded
These arenít diet foods but they sure are satisfying when I think I am missing out on something with this GF lifestyle.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. African proverb
I would love the brand of that bread maching GF--I can make a trip to Whole Foods for it---when I was married--Sunday was our big meal and I made bread in my machince almost every week! now the poor thing just sits taking up space and getting dusty! I do feel deprived and that makes it hard to deal with--my fiancee-knows but sees me eating stuff all the time---when I tell him I don't feel well or have a head--he normally says "what did you eat"-my answer-something I like, but should not have eaten! IT SUCKS!
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LLAMMINAR I had a similar experience! I started on my health food kick, eating whole grains and the kicked off my dermatitis herpetiformis! It didnít take long for my doctor to diagnose me. I was 19 years old at the time. That was 34 years ago! There were very few gluten free foods at that time. Whet few GF foods there were tasted terrible! I stayed on the diet for 13 years then came off it after the birth of my second child because the symptoms when away. But now at 53 I realized I need to get back to a GF diet because my health was terrible.
It is a hard transition to make. You will feel deprived. When I first when GF, I allowed myself more foods that I normally wouldnít eat when dieting (ice cream, candy, etc.). The weight came off slower but I felt less deprived.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. African proverb
You can treat yourself every once in a while with real ice cream! Just make sure it's a little bit and not too often. But if you keep stuff away that you you like, you end up eating more of the stuff you really shouldn't have. Or you overindulge on the stuff you really want. So treat yourself with some ice cream every once in awhile. You deserve it.
And with the warm bread, I found some good bread you can make in a bread maker. I found it at hy-vee but I'm sure you can find it anywhere.(That is the on'ly store I have here that sells GF!) You just mix some water, oil and an egg. It was so good right out of the machine. I ate almost half the loaf! It was my first bread in a couple months- and I love bread!
I also found some yummy pretzels. Their not to bad for you. At least it feels like it fills some of the void!
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I meant Ice Cream due to the weight loss thing--I don't like the low fat stuff--frozen yogurt is ok--- I read the Gluten Bible--it depressed me--when I was first diagnosed I did all the right things too, but then I got tired of never having an oreo or pasta, or hot bread--or all my other favorite foods!!! It is almost enough to throw me back in the depression I worked so hard to get out of when my marriage broke up--but all for the better now--now diet, new body-new man--
Hi there and welcome, I always recommend reading past posts, especially the 'FAVORITE WEBSITES, BOOKS, PRODUCTS & why.' We post the answers to the same questions often so the team is getting more organized by our new leader Dotslady. You'll glean a ton of information and learn the many variations in severity, coping strategies, etc. Barb
I am glad to know I am not alone--I look forward to your reciept section! I was diagnosed because I was eating "healthier" -I had switched to more whole wheat options and things went nuts with my body--I had been having problems for 3 years with no solutions, but the change in eating habits just put all them over the edge--Orginally I was told it was Crones--then a different doctor did more test to find Celiac the culprit---the only good thing was I lost weight eating the whole wheat--the bathroom was my buddy--but I had not energy to any excercise--I was exhusted and had such a headache all the time that life was awful even if it was under 200 pounds now---so after a summer of revolt--eating like I did when I was over 200--It is time to buckle down and go for lossing weight without the gluten, but everwhere I look is whole wheat options--HELP!!
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