I agree with what's been said. I have definitely felt more hungry, but I sometimes feel like, it's more because I didn't prepare good snacks to take with me, or I can't get things as easily from the store or gas station to snack on. Like, I can't really go grab a convinence breakfast like a sandwich or burrito, so I feel deprived.
When I first started testing out the GF diet, I was not in an area where I could get GF substitutes, like bread, tortillas, etc. So I just ate things that were naturally gluten free and that cut me back on carb intake quite a bit. My main carbs were potatoes and rice, both minimally processed. I've gotten more into gluten free baking as time has gone on, but it dawned on me that the bread I'm making with sorghum, potato, and rice flour is probably as nutritious as if I were eating white bread. So I agree that you have to cut back on the processed foods in general. I'm trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet instead of relying on carbs to fill me up, but it's a learning process. I never finished reading Wheat Belly because the library wanted it back, but I'd be very interested to see the cookbook.
Another interesting thing, since I've gone GF, my boyfriend has been eating a lot less wheat (simply because we don't want to cook twice), and he has been a lot more healthy in the last year, than in the 4 years that I've known him. We stopped buying bread at all, and he only has wheat when he eats out for lunch, or makes a burrito at home. He has asthma and would usually get bronchitis or pneumonia a couple times a year, but it has now been a full year since he had pneumonia and I started my new diet about 13 months ago.
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