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1GRNTHMB's Photo 1GRNTHMB Posts: 4,791
12/9/08 1:44 P

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Pat,
Are you still getting gluten in your diet. That could sure cause the problems you are describing. Also lactose and casein intolerant can cause the bloating and full felling. I know when I get glutened I bloat up like a blow fish and it can cause me to gain ten pounds from the water retention.
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12/8/08 11:43 A

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Not losing this week. After I ended my week long liquid fast I jumped back up 4 pounds and it won't budge. I think I need to drink more water but I feel so stuffed and bloated. I am praying I don't have a gain this week.

Grammy Pat
So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose. Your insecurities they try to alter you.
But you know you're made for more- so don't be afraid to move.
Your faith is all it takes and you can walk on the water to.





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LONEWOLF24 Posts: 10
12/5/08 2:31 P

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Kinnikinnick (sp?) makes delicious oreo type cookies call K-Toos. You can order them online or get them at some health food stores.

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11/23/08 8:58 A

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If your blood test still comes out negative you might want to check out www.enterolab.com .Many medical sites including the NIH state that often the blood tests are false negative. Only 1 in 7 Celiacs have gastro-intestinal symptoms. The gluten can effect your Auto-immune system longer than you might have the obvious symptoms.
I had Celiac symptoms my whole life but was not diagnosed until 4 years ago (at 37),a year after my son was diagnosed. JCSRS67-GLUTEN FREE WARRIOR
www.enterolab.com

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11/6/08 10:36 A

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The best advise I can give you is go to a nutritionist...When I was diagnosed with Celiac in June 2008 I was determined to get healthy again. For most of my life I was a good weight. It was not until the last 10 years that I put on a lot of weight. Even though I remained active, I am a health and physical education teacher, I kept gaining weight. But after I found out I had Celiac Disease and sat down with a nutritionist who has helped me with portions as well as what foods I should be eating, did I begin seeing a difference in my health and my weight. Plan very small goals, like walking more and eating more fresh foods and please think of this as a beginning to something good in your life. It's your choice to be discouraged or to be determined. I choose determined and I will continue to do so. Good Luck!

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10/31/08 1:18 P

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It seems to depend on the carton size as to whether they are gluten free or not. I do not understand why one size is safe and the next size is not. I gave up on them several years ago. We buy Pacific Rice Milk. It is half the price of rice dream and we all seem to think it tastes better. It also says right on the carton that it is gluten free. I do not know if this brand is available where you live but you might want to research it.
www.pacificfoods.com/products.php
The rice milk is listed under nut and grain beverages. They have a where to buy link.
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10/30/08 10:36 A

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I am using the Vanilla Rice Dream with my Red Mill Hot cereal in the morning and in the afternoon I mix half Vanilla Rice Dream and half almond chocolate unsweetened milk to have as a snack with a blueberry waffle.

I will have to double check the labels. I keep finding soy in foods I never knew was there.

Grammy Pat
So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose. Your insecurities they try to alter you.
But you know you're made for more- so don't be afraid to move.
Your faith is all it takes and you can walk on the water to.





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10/28/08 11:58 A

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Renee,
I ordered some GF Oreos form Gluten Free Pantry but they just did not seem the same. They were light in color and seemed like they were not made from dark chocolate like real Oreos. I also tried making them one time but it was a flop. Thanks for the link to the crock pot recipes. I was really surprised that I have never found that one before. Since I am always search for gluten free recipes it seems like I would have run across it.

Pat, You have a real challenge to have to be Gluten, dairy, egg and soy free. For the eggs there are egg substitutes that taste good. I have tried the one in the dairy section and it tasted just like eggs but to expensive for me. I do not know whether it has soy in it though. Rice milk works well in place of milk. Avoid rice dream though because they are very inconsistent with their gluten free stasis. Some cartons say they are gluten free while others have gluten in them. One their web site they say all their products are gluten free but when you read the labels it tells you something different. I have contacted them several times about this and they never would reply back. There is a cheese made with rice milk that tastes good but again it is expensive. Use corn tortillas in place of the flour tortillas. Just warm them first so they a flexible (and they well taste better).

Mark

Edited by: 1GRNTHMB at: 10/28/2008 (11:58)
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10/28/08 10:47 A

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Thanks for the links. Along with no wheat, I also have to eliminate dairy, eggs and soy.
I have been doing a lower carb plan for years and 99% of my breakfasts were scrambled egg with milk and cheese, bacon on a tortilla. Now I know why I can't lose any weight and feel so crummy all the time.
I have to switch to eating more fruit and rice, corn and potatoes which I pretty much never eat because of the carbs.
It seemed overwhelming at first but after 4 days I can't believe how much better I feel. AND I have lost 3 pounds!


Grammy Pat
So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose. Your insecurities they try to alter you.
But you know you're made for more- so don't be afraid to move.
Your faith is all it takes and you can walk on the water to.





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10/27/08 7:27 P

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Here another couple of links:

www.gicare.com/pated/edtgs06.
htm


This one I love!!! I love crockpotting, especially when the weather turns cold. Her daughter has celiac disease and everything she cooks is GF.

crockpot365.blogspot.com

Mark, I had been subbing in GF flours for my foods and they turn out ok. Have you looked for a good oreo substitute?

I've went back to gluten foods until I see the endo on a couple of weeks. I feel emoticon and emoticon (without the booze of course) but I want a real reading on my blood panel instead of any false positives.

In the meantime I'm actively looking and checking out some good gf recipes to try out.

Edited by: RENEESG at: 10/27/2008 (19:31)



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1GRNTHMB's Photo 1GRNTHMB Posts: 4,791
10/27/08 2:05 P

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Did the doctors give you a guideline?
Here is a link to unsafe foods:
http://www.celiac.com/articles/182/1/Uns
afe-Gluten-Free-Food-List-Unsafe-Ingre
dients/Page1.html

And one to safe foods
http://www.celiac.com/articles/181/1/Saf
e-Gluten-Free-Food-List-Safe-Ingredien
ts/Page1.html

For website with good information I suggest celiac.com and glutefree.com . Both have newsletters that you can sign up for that have a lot of information. Celiac.com also has a forum for people to discuses the condition and other associated problems. I think the glutenfree.com newsletter is better for the person who is just diagnosed.

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10/26/08 1:35 P

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I was just diagnosed with gluten intolerance. My doc says it is the cause of my severe thyroid problems and also my adrenal/cortisol problems. Today is only Day2 for me and it is hard to know whatto eat.

Grammy Pat
So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose. Your insecurities they try to alter you.
But you know you're made for more- so don't be afraid to move.
Your faith is all it takes and you can walk on the water to.





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1GRNTHMB's Photo 1GRNTHMB Posts: 4,791
10/20/08 1:47 P

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Renee, I remember that rule of only two cookies. Then I went to college and my dinner would consist of a bag of Oreos. Boy were those the days. That is one cookie I really miss. We need to get back to the restricting what we eat and eat healthy portions. I really think that is a major problem with our society. Every time we go to a restaurant we get a portion that really could feed the whole family. And they always ask if you want your meal supper sized in fast food restaurants and look disappointed if you say No.

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10/19/08 6:34 P

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Have you given up sugar? You will be surprised at how it affects weight loss too.

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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10/19/08 11:32 A

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I don't think the issue of losing weight is so much gluten free, but of the choice and amount of the foods we eat. The fresher, rawer more natural foods are the ones that I know are the better choice for me, although there are some that I've been told (from other members) hinder thyroid production.

Also, I was thinking about the texture of the foods I eat the other day. I was thinking that the foods that tend to stick to my teeth are the ones I should shy away from.

But you know in all honesty, I'll grab that choclate chip cookie (or quite a few) before I go for that fresh --better for me-- apple. When I was a kid the cookies were a treat, no more than 2, Granny & Mom kept things in line. What happened with that??? Did I spoil myself too much??

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10/14/08 8:33 P

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1GRNTHMB,

I was really encouraged by your post. Being new to gluten-free eating, today I made my first treats (cookies)! But you are right -- they are not exactly health food! Thank you for the reminder to behave myself!

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10/14/08 5:43 P

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I was a member here for about a year before I started really using it. It is hard to track the food eaten when you have to manually enter so many different foods, But once you enter them and add them to your favorites they are there to be reused. It wasn't until my wife was diagnosed with diabeties and was told to start exercising and I saw the results that I started getting active myself. Tracking the food and exercise has really helped in that I can see if I need more exercise and less foods. They have really helped me to get my portion size in control which was an issue before and was the biggest contributor to my weight gain in the first place. I have also really reduced the amount of gluten free goodies that I make because they are loaded with calories. They are now a reward rather then a daily treat. Cutting portions is the biggest key to success. And then exercising. I am disabled but I can walk for short distances. I have been able to build the distance up slowly so that on a good day I can actually walk for an hour. I know that it is frustrating that yu are not losing the weight. I was! But now I make every effort to do the tracking because it helps me to see what I need to do. (or shouldn't eat). It really does help.
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10/7/08 3:11 P

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I have only just gone gluten-free -- it's been about 1 month. I did so because I think I need to be treated for Hypothyroid. When my antiquated doctor would not treat my thyroid because she still uses the "old numbers" I decided to do some reading up on my own. I found that gluten sensitivity is often linked with Hypothyroid (which makes it really difficult to loose weight). I gave up the gluten in hopes of feeling better and maybe stimulating my metabolism (my story with diet, exercise, logging food, is the same as yours -- so frustrating!). Have you ever had your thyroid checked? Just a thought...hope it helps...

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Don't give up! I know how you feel. I have been in your place more then once. You just have to remember that you will see results when you least expect it. Just try and keep positive. I know you can do it. Let me know how you are doing.

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I am so frustrated. (insert scream and tears)

Since I started to exercise and track what I eat I haven't lost any weight. I wish Spark people had a meal plan for gluten free. I have even stopped posting and tracking because I am always so discouraged.

But I have less that 2 months before my husbands retirement and I am getting depressed.


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