Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/6/10 10:53 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I get them at my local grocery store, however I do realize I am spoiled with it!! Wegmans is awesome and is only northeast right now...Health stores, organic stores, co-ops, etc.? Or look on Ian's website or Bell & Evans website for retailers near you...

 current weight: 187.8 
 
195
181.25
167.5
153.75
140
CTRAVEL's Photo CTRAVEL SparkPoints: (7,601)
Fitness Minutes: (5,153)
Posts: 1,917
12/6/10 6:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cindy where can you purchase the chicken nuggets and chicken fingers? We do not have alot of stores here. The closest shopping mall is about 2 hrs away. We do have a mall here but it went up about a year ago and then the economy hit and we have alot of stores that are just sitting empty.
Charlene

www.celiac.com
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


 current weight: 117.0 
 
128
124.5
121
117.5
114
KREISAD's Photo KREISAD Posts: 77
12/6/10 9:16 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Mmmmmm thanks for letting me know! I'm actually excited to go grocery shopping this week ;-)

4/15/10 = 185, 8/31/10 = 170, 9/12/10 = 164, 10/3/10 = 161, 11/8/10 = 164, 12/5/10 = 162, 1/2/11 = 166


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/5/10 10:06 P

Send Private Message
Reply
KRIESAD IANS has GF chicken nuggets, also there is a chicken finger made by BELL & EVANS.

 current weight: 187.8 
 
195
181.25
167.5
153.75
140
KJEANNE's Photo KJEANNE SparkPoints: (39,576)
Fitness Minutes: (31,713)
Posts: 2,093
12/5/10 3:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I went gf cold turkey, 28 years ago when I was diagnosed with dermititus herpetiformis. At that point, there were hardly any gf products. I decided that it was easier to rework my diet instead of finding gf substitutes: fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, starches (rice and potatoes) was my new diet. Everything was steamed, sautéed, roasted or baked, methods that didn’t need flour. If I wanted sandwich I used a corn tortilla for my “bread”.

Did I miss bread?? You bet I did but I loved being pain free more than I loved bread.

So I say keep it simple: eat a simple diet and stay away from prepared foods as much as you can. Your body will thank you for it!




Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
African proverb


 current weight: 174.0 
 
220
202.5
185
167.5
150
KREISAD's Photo KREISAD Posts: 77
12/5/10 3:19 P

Send Private Message
Reply
BLONDLEE thanks for the suggestions. Skinny chicks? Never heard of them but they sound like an AWESOME snack. I get so jealous of my fiance when he pops those breaded chicken nuggets in the microwave and I'm stuck without a decent quick chicken nugget option. Are they available only at Wal-Mart? Is skinny chicks the brand or just the name of the product?

4/15/10 = 185, 8/31/10 = 170, 9/12/10 = 164, 10/3/10 = 161, 11/8/10 = 164, 12/5/10 = 162, 1/2/11 = 166


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
CTRAVEL's Photo CTRAVEL SparkPoints: (7,601)
Fitness Minutes: (5,153)
Posts: 1,917
12/3/10 10:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Blondlee thanks for a great post. I did not know about the skinny chicks from Wal-Mart. Are these already frozen? I will look for them. Thanks again and also you gave some excellent advise on protein in which I do not get enough of.
Charlene

Edited by: CTRAVEL at: 12/3/2010 (22:06)
www.celiac.com
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


 current weight: 117.0 
 
128
124.5
121
117.5
114
BLONDLEE's Photo BLONDLEE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (295)
Posts: 33
12/3/10 8:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I would definitely balance your carbs with some protein. Even if you don't have diabetes it helps your body to burn more efficiently. When you eat fruit eat some eggs. Realize that peanut butter is great but unless you have natural stuff it also has a lot of sugar. Also try to carry a small box of raisins with you if your sugar drops then follow it with some protein. I use to just eat protein when mine would drop and that actually makes it worse. I love the greek yogurt as it is loaded with protein and you can either get the one with fruit(watch the HFCS) or add your own. It is also great because most are fat free without any added artificial sweeteners. I think a lot of people go through similar symptoms as their body changes. Give yourself at least 2 weeks and if symptoms don't improve make sure you follow up with your doctor or a nutritionist. I highly recommend eating 6 small meals instead of 3 larger ones. It keeps the fuel burning and doesn't give your body a chance to flex so much. Try this: bfast: protein and fruit snack: protein and fruit lunch: protein, carb and veggies snack:protein and carb dinner:protein, veggies and carb snack:fruit. I know it sounds like a ton of protein but there are a lot to chose from chicken, tuna, turkey, anything that is more protein and less fat if you are watching your weight. I love skinny chicks from our Walmart store. They are unbreaded chicken nuggets that come with both bbq and buffalo sauce. Watch the sodium but they are great to pop in the micro and they are GF! Hope some of this helps!

DJ4HEALTH's Photo DJ4HEALTH Posts: 43,941
12/3/10 7:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi and welcome to the team.

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.
Charles Stanley


 current weight: 224.0 
 
274
235.5
197
158.5
120
CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/3/10 7:22 P

Send Private Message
Reply
SF IS HOME you are right...baked goods of any sort can lead to weight issues, especially low fiber, low nutrient GF ones. I try to moderate or eliminate them.

 current weight: 187.8 
 
195
181.25
167.5
153.75
140
CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/3/10 7:19 P

Send Private Message
Reply
One word...DAIRY! Try a 2 week dairy trial with NO dairy, not even anything with a ___Caseinate as an ingredient. then have a small amount of something and see how ya do. I did AWFUL and now know it acts the same for me as gluten. Also DO watch the cross contamination, and know that they can't test you for Celiac unless you eat gluten. My GI wanted me to go back on for like a month! I started crying and refused! I did have a positive blood test though before this. Really if you feel better off gluten that is all you need to know. There is no treatment other than diet anyway.

 current weight: 187.8 
 
195
181.25
167.5
153.75
140
KREISAD's Photo KREISAD Posts: 77
12/3/10 6:41 P

Send Private Message
Reply
CINDYTW that is good to know. I thought perhaps I just had a gluten sensitivity and not actually Celiac disease but I hope to get tested this January. I was also told that even if I don't have Celiac, my sensitivity to gluten would get worse as I get older. Perhaps I had gluten these times and did not even realize it. I'm not watching cross contamination at all and I did feel great once I went completely gluten free. However, I don't feel AS good as I felt when I first went gf. That's why I worry something else is wrong. I just want answers but I will feel silly if all this time I've been doing the wrong thing to my body.

4/15/10 = 185, 8/31/10 = 170, 9/12/10 = 164, 10/3/10 = 161, 11/8/10 = 164, 12/5/10 = 162, 1/2/11 = 166


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
SFISHOME Posts: 197
12/3/10 5:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm glad you're in good company. This is all very interesting.

I want to add one thing. I had to quit gluten cold turkey. I was literally in pain for around 2 months after quitting. Phasing off wasn't even an option and I doubt it would have made it any easier. I am trying to avoid all baked goods, including gf. They are making me gain weight, plus they have almost no redeeming value, especially since they don't have fiber. I would think avoiding baked goods would help blood sugar too.

 current weight: 156.0 
 
185
170
155
140
125
CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/3/10 5:26 P

Send Private Message
Reply
KREISAD It happenned to me before I was diagnosed too and after until I had a good solid several months totally GF with no slips of any kind. Then it started to diminish and now doesn't happen at all. I was just talking to a lady that owns a health food store that is Celiac and she says Celiac does something to our insulin levels. Could be.

 current weight: 187.8 
 
195
181.25
167.5
153.75
140
CTRAVEL's Photo CTRAVEL SparkPoints: (7,601)
Fitness Minutes: (5,153)
Posts: 1,917
12/3/10 5:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That is really scary as I have had some of the symptoms. The first time that I was gf (which was 2 weeks being only gf) I had a piece of cake and within an hour I was extremely sleepy (I was driving) and then I had a horrific headache and dizziness. I hope that you both find out what has gone wrong. Please keep us posted.
Charlene

www.celiac.com
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


 current weight: 117.0 
 
128
124.5
121
117.5
114
DEBBIERNDDHC's Photo DEBBIERNDDHC Posts: 461
12/3/10 4:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It does feel good to know i am not alone! When i did some research it said that the body has to adjust to the new carbs as far as absorbtion and would experience swings in those numbers. i just didnt think that would apply to someone without diabetes, but there it is! I get worried when i start to feel funny. Cause i know how bad i felt at the store. Good luck to you too!

KREISAD's Photo KREISAD Posts: 77
12/3/10 4:06 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I feel so relieved to hear people talking about this!! I've been trying to eat gf for quite sometime now based on a doctor's recommendation. I've been getting the dizzy spells and super low blood sugar too. I got these spells before and after I ate gluten free so I'm confused about it! I get really shaky and confused, slurring my words, severe headache, nausea. A few times I've blacked out with cold sweats and vomitting. It happens rarely but often enough to scare me. I make a point to eat every few hours even if I'm not hungry. But it bother me because I don't know EXACTLY what is causing me to do this. I have an appt in January to see a doctor about this.
I was told (through talking to different people) that it could be hypoglycemia--where my body has a hard time keeping my blood sugar UP at a normal level. They said that hypoglycemia is an autoimmune disorder and auto-immune disorders usually go hand in hand. Since Celiac disease is an auto-immune disorder as well, this would make perfect sense!!
This whole thing is frustrating for me because I find gf food to have more calories and since I'm trying to lose weight it is also frustrating having to make a point to eat every few hours even if I'm not hungry. Good luck and let me know what you find out!!

4/15/10 = 185, 8/31/10 = 170, 9/12/10 = 164, 10/3/10 = 161, 11/8/10 = 164, 12/5/10 = 162, 1/2/11 = 166


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
DEBBIERNDDHC's Photo DEBBIERNDDHC Posts: 461
12/3/10 3:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Whew, glad to hear that someone else had experienced this, as i was afraid i was losing my mind or bringing on a whole new set of problems. It is crazy! You start to think, what next? I am relieved to hear that others had similiar experience. not that i want you to have experienced it, but you know! I am just really ready to feel better!

CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/3/10 3:25 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Debbie I know EXACTLY what you are talking about! This happened to me until I was GF for a good few months. Completely GF...I am not diabetic either. I don't know why, but I think it has something to do with the damaged intestines and malapsorption. It doesn't happen anymore now that I am healing. Also the suggestions below are right...healthy fats, protein and fiber all slow down the blood sugar rollercoaster. Eating a combination of those things with the carbs will help until you heal.

 current weight: 187.8 
 
195
181.25
167.5
153.75
140
DEBBIERNDDHC's Photo DEBBIERNDDHC Posts: 461
12/3/10 3:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
THanks, it really stinks to be working on one problem and have something else go wrong! i would really like to feel better for just a little while! but hey, two steps forward one back is still progress.

FIT_ARTIST's Photo FIT_ARTIST SparkPoints: (114,299)
Fitness Minutes: (136,814)
Posts: 19,555
12/3/10 2:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow! Another thing that slows down the GI of food is to have some healthy fat with your food. Avacado, flax seed oil, nuts, nut butter, olive oil, etc. Have some everytime you eat.
I do this and it is also helping me to lose weight.
I sure hope you can figure this out.

~Laura

"If it tastes good; Spit it out!" ~ Jack Lalanne

My Team;
Eat Well
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32586


My BLOG:
fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com



 Pounds lost: 26.4 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
DEBBIERNDDHC's Photo DEBBIERNDDHC Posts: 461
12/3/10 1:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for asking, i know that i am not, as my doctor (who is diabetic) does an A1c every 6 months on me to keep it monitored. Giving my history with weightloss etc, and he is a really thorough dr. An A1c gives you an average of your bs over a 3 month period and is a great tool for watching. Plus, due to this malabsorbtion, i have been having labs to follow vit d deficiency, b12 deficiency and iron levels and have had fasting blood sugars done about every 3 month. plus i have an accuchek machine. (husband is diabetic) so when i bottom out, i can see how bad it is! i have had the bottoming out happen before going gf, but never ever ever had a quick spike up! so i am worried! thanks again for asking i really appreciate the concern!

SFISHOME Posts: 197
12/3/10 1:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Debbie, that sounds awful! Are you sure you're not diabetic?

One problem I've had since becoming gf is that most gf flour is extremely low in fiber. Fiber slows down blood sugar spikes along with all the other good things it does for your body. Gluten is also high in protein, so maybe you aren't getting as much protein in your diet.

 current weight: 156.0 
 
185
170
155
140
125
DEBBIERNDDHC's Photo DEBBIERNDDHC Posts: 461
12/3/10 1:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diagnosed in november right before thanksgiving with celiac. Trying to wean of the gluten by the end of the year. I think the transition is going pretty good, i have been introduced to a whole new world of foods. I never knew there were so many flours out there! I only knew whole wheat, white, all purpose and self rising, rye, graham, cake and bread mix. It is actually exciting and something of a challenge. I have really made a mental change from poor me to I can do it and do it well! I am really glad that i have something that is so easily controlled. Considering all the alternatives... So, anyway, the problems. The day before yesterday, i went to my health food store to get more flours, ( i know i spent way toooooo much, but i love to bake and i plan on trying my hand at a bunch this weekend) and my blood sugar bottomed out. I almost fainted and my vision about stopped. I bought a nasty sugared Jamacain ginger ale and staggered out to my car to be alone to drink it, (not smart i should be around people when i am going to collapse but i was not thinking) i dropped my keys on the floor of the car and didnt know it until i locked myself out of the car! it took until 6pm (happened at 3) to get in the car. It took a traffic cop with a "kit" to get in the car! anyway, this morning i ate about one slice of gf bread with some peanut butter and all the sudden my blood sugar soared up to 159. I do not have diabetes, but all the sudden i am plummeting and soaring. At 159 my head was swimming, i couldnt think, my heart was pounding and I felt sick to my stomach. Plus, yesterday i was entirely gf until i ate one bite of rum cake from my husband birthday cake. Did anyone else experience these swings of blood sugars or suspect it, if they didnt have access to a machine to check? I have been transitioning to the gf, so i thought i would have an easier shift. I wondered if this was normal. I have only had gluten maybe 3x this entire week. thanks in advance for any information. I did some research online and saw that you can have fluctuations as the body is getting its carbs from alternative sources. but i didnt expect a non diabetic to do so. Any help?!!

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
FIBER 11/2/2014 11:04:24 PM
GF Cookbooks - Gluten Free on a Shoestring 7/27/2014 10:37:09 PM
PocketBac Hand Gel, oops 7/23/2014 4:46:28 PM
Does gluten intolerance ever go away? 11/1/2013 12:35:48 PM
Recovery time from glutened? 10/28/2014 12:25:24 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x38268500

Review our Community Guidelines