For me it only sucks when I feel I have to eat grains and sweets at all. Grains are in breads, cakes, cookies and cereals. There's also usually sugar in these things too. If we can work on getting most all that stuff out of our diets then we won't be worrying so much about calories. Even for non-gluten intolerant people this is our biggest hurdle in weight loss--grains and sugar. I am not gluten intolerant but I feel lots healthier when I cut it down severely and stick to veggies, legumes, eggs, meat, nuts. It's not easy though; the craving for those starchy carbs and refined carbs is hard to resist.
I've always been amazed at how much junky stuff celiac folks are willing to eat just to avoid gluten. It reminds me of vegans who eat a lot of refined, processed junky foods just to avoid animal products. I just don't understand that, though I know for celiacs it's a much more serious food issue; life threatening even for some.
Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 1/25/2011 (02:19)
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