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3/29/10 12:40 P

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I hope things are better for you now Cindy. I think you are absolutely right, you have to eat the way you feel good eating. Forget what anyone says. I feel really good with very little grain, a little brown rice once a day, and the rest of my carbs are fresh fruit and veggies. Things like guacamole rock because you get the veggie goodness and some fat to keep you going.

As much as some nutritionists would like to think it is so, you really can do fine with minimal grain as long as you are eating lots of varied fruits and veggies. Your body and how it feels is the BEST barometer of what should go in your mouth.

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
3/15/10 10:02 P

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Thanks everyone, again! I think what I need to do is just get back to eating "normally" for me...which includes most of the things people have suggested. I shouldn't eat all the GF specialty foods, including bread, because I usually eat very little grains anyway. I usually eat a lot of fruits, veggies and things like hummus or guacamole with it. I got thrown by my diagnosis and by the advice I got to eat cooked veggies instead of raw (which I don't prefer and are not so good to munch on). I of course have my slips and problem foods/drinks but overall I WAS doing very well eating "clean" and healthy, and getting my carbs from fruits and veggies. I ran into trouble adding whole grains to that, and inadvertently made myself sick enough to get tested for Celiac disease. Ever since I have been off my game and am just having a hard time balancing my calories/exercise. I have had a hard time with my calorie range on an ongoing basis, but hopefully I can get it in control NOW, because fighting this weight is really getting to be discouraging after 9 months of losing and gaining the same few pounds!

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3/15/10 6:03 P

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Not that I am one to talk, since my weight goes nowhere!!!Stuck stuck stuck!!! but to add to rodentmamas hummus suggestion, you can make hummus with edamame, white beans or sweet potatoes for a change from the classic chickpea hummus.

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3/15/10 3:47 P

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veggies! pre cut up. light salad dressing...

I have celery, broccoli and cauliflower all in bite size pieces and I bring bags of them to the office. I have a small container of kraft light ranch dressing.

I use only about 1 TBS of dressing and eat about a cup of veggies. Does the trick, minimal calories.





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3/14/10 5:44 P

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I'm going to also jump on the fat bandwagon. I try to get a bit of nut butters or nuts themselves in every day and they help keep me full. I usually team them up with fresh fruit or veggies so I get a lot of crunch and munch with a little bit of good fat and protein. Hummus is a good protein rich dip and with veggies isn't high calorie but is high nutrition.

I find if I team up lean protein and fruits and veggies I get enough time eating to trigger my fullness meter but the protein and a bit of fat keeps me full.

I'll also agree with people about trying to avoid the empty calorie things like alcohol and sweets. They take up a huge allotment of your daily intake without really making you full. In fact if I have a glass of wine it is guaranteed to make me feel hungry.

Smoothies made from soy protien powder and fruit are a low calorie and filling way to get protien you can take with you. I avoid pre-made bars because I find it doesn't take long enough to eat them and I really need to eat things that take time so my brain gets the idea I did eat.

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3/13/10 2:45 P

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Someone already suggested fats and I just want to agree. For me, eating healthy fats is the key to avoiding hungries. It like that little orange monster in the commercials. Cutting out dairy helps and definitely no alcohol while you are trying to lose weight. Sugar alcohols always make me gain four pounds over night.

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3/13/10 11:09 A

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Planning ahead is definitely one of the keys to success!

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
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Thanks for the advice everybody! I think one of the things I can do for sure is increase my veggies. I love veggies and had cut back because I was told not to eat so many raw ones and that is my preference. I will try making cooked ones ahead like I do other things and see if that helps. I am going to try and cut back on the alcohol too, but I love my wine! And the bread I had bought is a local bread that I am going to cut out for a while. I really have no idea what the nutrition facts are...I guessed it may be like a french. Popcorn is a great suggestion, but I am kind of a junkie and can't really stop at a cup! :) Planning is also going to be key...I did the worst on the days I just winged it.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
3/13/10 9:53 A

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Corn does not contain gluten.

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3/13/10 9:45 A

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Popcorn is okay on a gluten free diet?


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3/13/10 9:11 A

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Eat popcorn that is 100 Calories for a bag. I am hungry a lot of the time and it really helps. I sometimes fix one about 10 in the morning and when I want something I grab a cup of it for only 20 calories.



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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
3/13/10 8:50 A

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I find that putting some healthy fat such as almond butter or flax oil and some flax for fiber in my smoothies, it will help with hunger. My smoothies hold me into the early afternoon if needed, without hunger.

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3/12/10 10:50 P

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You talk about being hungry but you are wasting calories by alcohol, for a 16 oz glass you are taking in over 300+ calories. You can get more vegetables and fruits in by taking out the alcohol and getting the veggies and fruits in and you will find that you won't be hungry. You should also know that even though they say you get health benefits from drinking wine you also are getting allot of sugar from it and not much antioxidants from the alcohol. You will get more from fruits and veggies.

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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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3/12/10 10:30 P

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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

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
3/12/10 9:59 P

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Technically I am not low in anything...when I was diagnosed all my labs were normal except the celiac panel. I think my body does a good job of making me want to eat the right things because there is definitely something wrong with my digestion. I can feel something is "off" and I am hungry more than I should be. I have not gone to the GI yet...couldn't get in till March 30.

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3/12/10 9:33 P

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Has your Dr checked what you're low in? All the supplements in the world aren't going to help if they're not the right ones.
I don't deal with excessive hunger so can't help you there. Actually a thought are you just hungry or do you crave certain foods? If it's certain foods that item might contain what your body needs and get a supplement for that. IE Banana = potassium

But still check with your Dr

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3/12/10 9:21 P

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Does anyone have any tips to deal with excessive hunger? I am exasperated that I have gotten right back to where I started weight wise and it is because I am really hungry a lot of the time. I have heard it is to compensate for the poor digestion/absorption but what can I do? I want to lose, not gain! I am taking a good amount of supplements already and just added a greens smoothie mix with probiotics and all kinds of phytochemicals.

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