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9/2/08 4:25 A

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Tried something today, and it worked! Thickened gravy with GF Breadmix flour! Even my kids liked it, as it didnt taste GF at all! I do not know what the calorie count is, but at this point in time, as my calories are way too low, i suppose it doesn't matter too much, as long as i dont over indulge in my new found recipe!!

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CHRISSYDEAN85's Photo CHRISSYDEAN85 Posts: 515
8/21/08 5:36 P

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Nix that comment... I got a crazy runny nose and sneezes a few hours later, must've been the onset of a cold.

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CHRISSYDEAN85's Photo CHRISSYDEAN85 Posts: 515
8/20/08 12:14 P

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Hi everyone,
I've been gluten-free for about a week and a half now (accidently ate barley flour in an Odwalla bar once - Wegmans had it in the gluten free section!), and for the most part I've been feeling great. Well starting yesterday, and now today, I feel very tired and weak. I'm really being careful to eat a variety of grains, taking a multi-vitamin, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something? Is there some wonderful thing in wheat (can't say I ever ate much barley and rye anyway) that I'm forgetting to supplement with somewhere else? I feel exhausted.

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8/14/08 8:25 A

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Jellybean, some health food stores carry the flours in bulk. You can make your own corn tortillas from corn meal if they don't have any available where you are. Have you asked your local grocery store if they would stock these items? Many times they will do that.

There is one store near me that has begun expanding their gf foods. And they are moving off the shelves quickly. That tells me gluten intolerance and celiacs is not as rare as I thought.

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1GRNTHMB's Photo 1GRNTHMB Posts: 4,791
8/13/08 2:59 P

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I did not realize you were in Canada. I well search out some sites for you. Canada is a lot more gluten friendly and I seen sites while searching and skipped over them because of them being across the border. I know there is a company there that produces sorghum flour and they might also produce other flours.

Bob's does send internationally so you should not have problems getting it from them.

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JELLYBEAN007's Photo JELLYBEAN007 Posts: 399
8/12/08 3:07 P

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Thanks! I participate in a co-op order twice a year to get other GF stuff (Pasta, brown rice flour, xanthan gum), but they don't carry sorghum or buckwheat. I hadn't thought to try Bob's Red Mill directly. Of course, it's sometimes a little more complicated to ship to Canada, but worthwhile!

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1GRNTHMB's Photo 1GRNTHMB Posts: 4,791
8/8/08 2:07 P

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I found the best way to get sorghum flour as well as buckwheat flour is to get it directly from Bob's Red Mill/ Another place is to go to amazon.com and search for it. It is surprising how you can get some amazing prices there. My Dad also lives in a small town out in the middle of the Mojave desert and orders all of his stuff through amazon.

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8/7/08 8:22 P

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Thanks grnthmb, that helps.
I can't eat oats either, so I can relate. Unfortunately, I live in a rather remote area, and have been unable to find sorghum flour, or corn tortillas locally.
But I can add a little more flax meal when I bake. I guess I could use more cornmeal, too.
I guess it helps just knowing that my carbs are a bit low; should help me tackle my sugar cravings a little more wisely!

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8/7/08 4:55 P

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I Honestly do not eat enough grains in my diet either. Because I am on of the .7% of celiacs that also can not eat oats it really limits me a lot more. I buy some cereals that are gluten free and have them for breakfast a couple of times a week. The are all whole grain so that is better. I guess corn is really considered a grain and I do eat a lot of corn tortillas. But when I do bake I always use the mixes that have the sorghum flour and always add some flax meal to eat which is really good for me. I sometimes also use buckwheat flour. I like the taste but lately have not been able to find it locally.

As far as the total carbs I am usually at or just below the level that the chart says I should be at.

Edited by: 1GRNTHMB at: 8/7/2008 (16:54)
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8/6/08 10:23 P

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I have the opposite carb problem...
I don't usually try to replace bread etc. with GF substitutes. (for reasons of budget and convenience)
I've just started tracking my food, and I am not getting many grain products in my diet, and often am not getting enough carbs.
I wonder if this is why I crave sweets so much? Any suggestions?

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7/29/08 3:17 P

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Thank you! It helps to know that it's part of it. I suspected but wasn't sure. Now, if only I could get my husband to understand that it's not all in my head....
I keep trying to focus on the bright side; I lost 8lbs so far so, there is something good about having multiple food allergies. Thanks again!

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1GRNTHMB's Photo 1GRNTHMB Posts: 4,791
7/29/08 3:09 P

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Hi Deb,
I had really bad eczema my whole life until I went gluten free. Now I only have small break outs when I am really stressed. The irritability and the depression also come along with the food allergies and intolerances. And it is also very common do be depressed after being diagnosed. Part of it is because there is so much that has to be changed in your life. The other part is that you have just been diagnosed with something that there is no treatment for. My doctor told me that this was normal and even excepted. Then the depression causes even more irritability. It can be a vicious cycle until you get control over it.

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7/29/08 12:12 A

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Hello,
May I ask an unrelated question?
Some history first; I got a horrible itchy rash on my head, back and chest. I had a blood test and it came back that I was allergic to just about everything but wheat was top of the list. I started eating GF and a few weeks later the rash on my back and chest cleared up. The scalp is now the place I get hives when I eat something I shouldn't. But it's not as bad since I'm GF. I have an appt. with an allergist this Thursday. Hopefully I will find out more and get an action plan to address it all. Now for my question. Is irritability and depression a normal part of being newly diagnosed with multiple food allergies? Thanks!

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1GRNTHMB's Photo 1GRNTHMB Posts: 4,791
6/19/08 2:37 P

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Start using mixes that use sorghum, flax, buckwheat, coconut and bean flours. They are a lot lower in carbs, heathier and higher in fiber. I lot of the commercially made products do use the old stand by's such as the Pamela's Cookies use mainly rice, potato and tapioca flours but if you buy any of the newer cookbooks that use the newer flours or check the recipes at such places as Bob's Red Mill and glutenfree.com

I have made Pizza Dough using Bob's Red Mill GF bread Mix that even my kids (Who are not gluten free) think tastes better then Papa Murphy's.

Edited by: 1GRNTHMB at: 6/19/2008 (14:37)
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BLUENOSER76 Posts: 37
6/16/08 10:17 A

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Hey I hear ya on the chocolate thing! lol. I have a hard time with that. My issue is a wheat intolerance so that makes me technically "celiac" but not as much as someone who can't eat gluten.
This has many problems--as you guys can imagine--all vegetarian protein replacement foods have "wheat gluten" in it! Sigh.
Thankfully I am not vegetarian but I have been finding that to avoid wheat, I've had to make higher fat, higher calorie choices for what I used to eat every day.
Plus I miss PIZZA! (of course I can make my own, but I miss the convenience of pizza) emoticon

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4/7/08 2:01 P

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A teeny little vent:
All the "replacement food" (rice bread, Pamela's cookies, etc) has twice as many carbs as the real version! Somedays I'm fine with that, but since Im also diabetic and I have to adjust my insluin based on how many carbs I eat, it can make a HUGE difference if I make a regular guess and don't remember to double the carb count and that can throw my bloodsugar out of whack and I end up feeling worse than if I ate the real food to start with! And since the reason I stopped eating gluten was because of the wild unexplainable swings I was having in my bloodsugar, it totally defeats the purpose of eating funky food if Im going to have the same problem anyway and I might as well just do enjoy the real thing.
But thats only on a bad day. On a good day, I don't mind GF much, Im pretty happy with rice cakes and fruit and I love not having to eat noodles any more (I never liked spaghetti, but now I have an excellent excuse not to eat it). And last weekend I made some really good pretzels that I wouldn't have made had I been eating regular food...

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EDENSDAY's Photo EDENSDAY Posts: 20
3/10/08 10:53 P

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although my health has improved since i have been corn and gluten free. (just took corn out of my diet- just to see) i feel overwhelmed by the fact that i know my options are limited and i can not go get chocolate at the regular grocery store. i feel 110% better- but it is hard before i at least believed i had a choice whether or not to eat a brownie but now i know if i eat the brownie my system could shut down- enough said-thanks for listing/reading

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7/30/07 7:37 P

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Good to see you again, Wendy!

I went out of town too and I ended up gaining -- though my gaining started before the trip. I'm home and I'm back on track now, so all is much, much better.

While on the road, it's near impossible to find healthy food unless you plan on ODing on salad. I'm glad to be back home where I can cook and eat good meals. My gall bladder hated me so much!

Weigh in and then know that you won't see that number again. :)

Have a good day!

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7/19/07 11:19 P

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We made it to NC in one piece. I do think both my husband and I gained weight though. It was sooooo hard to eat well on the road, I was lucky if I could find something that wouldn't make me sick, add making it healthy to that and well that was asking a bit much. I ate a lot of salads, boy am I tired of salads.

I weigh in tomorrow we'll see how much I've gained.



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7/10/07 6:51 A

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Wendy,

It's really difficult to stay on plan when you're on the road - add to that the stress of moving!

And I am glad that most of the ickiness is gone. I know that feeling firsthand and it's not a pleasant one at all.

Thanks for the link. One day (after my madness has subsided a tiny bit), I am going to post a list of links and things I have come up with. I appreciate that info from you.

Hang in there!! You can do this and we'll be here waiting for you when you get back!

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7/8/07 11:27 P

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Hello again,
We are still in Tucson, we will be back on the road either Tuesday or Wednesday. We've had a good time visiting with family and friends. However, I did get something with gluten in it at least 2 times while we were eating out. It's so hard to go out to eat with other people. Everyone expects me to figure out where to go but I don't know what's in this town!! And my father in law thinks he has to take us out for every meal. We did tell him no to breakfasts and most lunches, but we've only eatten in 2 times for dinner.
I'm feeling much better now. Most of the ickiness is gone. I'm achey and my stomach feels like it's too full, I'm sure I'll be ok tomorrow.

I think I've gained about 10 pounds since we've been here. It's so hard to eat well while eatting out all the time.

I found a cool web site I thought I'd share with you:
www.nutrihand.com
You can get planned gluten free menus. I'm so happy I found it. I'll be so happy when I have a kitchen I can cook in. Just 10 more days.

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6/28/07 8:14 P

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That is a long move! I wish you very well! I've been working a LOT so I've not been around as much either. In about a week's time, it should get better for me.

Pop in when you can. We'll be here.

Safe journey!

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6/28/07 7:10 P

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I just wanted to let you all know that I will be on and off line for the next 3 weeks. We are moving from Palm Springs, CA to Raleigh, NC.
We will be visiting in Tucson, AZ for a week or so and then we'll be on the road for about 10 days.

When I can I'll drop by.

I'm going to write down everything I eat. Hopefully, I won't get sick, and I won't gain weight. I'm trying hard to plan ahead.


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6/20/07 9:18 P

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Post those posts in here. Bring us your bad, god, better and best news. We want to hear and we want to be supportive!

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