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10/5/11 4:30 P

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10/5/11 3:07 P

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Yeah, the bananas are helping a lot actually. I ran 8 miles on Monday emoticon and felt great.

I bought some potatoes today and some rice that I like. Just, when I first started losing weight, it was with the glycemic index. I switched to brown rice and sweet potatoes in moderation, whole wheat pasta and bread. Then my body decided to rebel against gluten and I was only eating fruits and veggies because I didn't know what else to eat.

It's funny how when you don't eat something regularly you forget it exists. I will get back to bananas, potatoes and rice.

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10/5/11 12:09 P

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emoticon emoticon to the Team! I'm GF as well!!!

emoticon rock, your husband is right. (sorry!) I eat rice, potatoes, banana's. I also have GF bread, but I usually just have that on Sat & Sun

My breakfast during the week is a banana, oatmeal w/ cinnamon and dried cherries. I am not eating certified GF oats, as I found a store bulk brand that sits well with me. Quaker oats do not, but their granola bars are okay, go figure.

I am usually low on carbs but I read an article that for my weight and height 120 a day is okay for me to do. I range about 150-200 and SP has me at 184-266. some days are more than others, some lighter. it balances out.

The best carbs are those that are natural, fruit, oats, etc.

I rarely eat GF pasta, but lots of rice!





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10/3/11 2:31 P

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I don't know much about being gluten free, but I would guess lots of fruits and vegetables. Also, aren't rice products okay? What about potatoes?

I should think the important thing would be to keep it as natural as possible. That is, avoid processed food as much as possible. That's just good advice for anyone.

Good luck finding a balance.





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9/30/11 11:29 A

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I'm a celiac (gluten free) so I lost a LOT of my carb options and I find that most days I come in under my goal on carbs, which is totally effecting my runs. I'm training for the Rt 66 half marathon in Tulsa, OK and I was really bummed out that I was hitting a wall at 3-4 miles, should be at 8 miles per my training log. So, this week, I ate junk, gluten free cookies, sweet tea, I even had a soda to get sugar/carbs in my body. I ran 6 miles with no pain, cramping, or wall last night, but I gained 2 pounds this week. My husband told me to pig out on bananas, not cookies and splurge a little in the grocery budget for gluten free pasta a couple times a week. I'm down for the bananas, but at $4 a box, I can't afford to eat pasta every day.

How do you find a balance between keeping your carbs up to fuel your runs without gaining weight?





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