Cindy, I checked your food tracker to see what you are eating. Check Spark for your recommended number of calories for your current weight. From your food tracker, I estimate you are getting too many calories for the amount of food you are eating and there are not enough vegetables which have the nutriton you crave.
Some suggestions - 1 egg instead of two and add an egg white; cut back the milk at breakfast to 1 c instead of 1 1/2 c. Find another bread instead of the French bread which is 182 cal for one slice. The bread should be about 110 calories - eg Kinnikinick breads. Also, often the slices of gf breads are quite thick so I cut them in half to get to get two thin slices to make an open face sandwich or french toast or whatever. I use different breads for different things. A Brown rice bread or one that includes sorghum or better gf grains will give you better nutrition. I use them only as a vessel for sandwich fillings, vegetables etc.
Add vegetables to every meal including breakfast. Cook once and use it for several meals. Cook in bulk and throw the extas into the freezer in serving sizes - eg sweet potatoes, yams, squash, etc. Have frozen veg such as peas, beans, Green Giant Valley Selections, etc on hand which retain most of their nutrition because they are frozen soon after picking and make it easy to add to meals. Use only half a pat of butter at breakfast or skip it altogether if you are using a spread. Spark Food tracker is amazing for showing where your estra calories come from. Also, use the larabars for emergencies, not as a part of a meal. You get the idea. Basically you are doing what I did when I first went gluten free and I gained weight too. At my 150 weight, my calories for the day were 1500 - 1800 range. Now that I have lost weight, I need to reduce it to 1200 - 1400 calories to keep on track. The processed carbs are killers for losing weight. They make you want to eat more.
Hope this helps some, Barb
Edited by: GFNOMAD at: 3/12/2010 (23:04)
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