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4/4/07 10:24 A

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Thanks Dots. I orginally posted it on my local community forum. I wanted to say 'What are you feeding your kids???' But I toned it down.
I was referring to the processed HFCS. The sugar of the corn has been extracted and concentrated. I don't think it is corn in general. Have youi ever noticed a fat vegetarian? I've noticed that when I eat corn I gain weight. It's what goes along with the corn that is the problem. I think it also depends on your body type and your digestive system, the number of calories and the level of exercise. I lose weight or maintain when I travel no matter what I eat. By the way, the first ingredient on the Celimix Bred Mix is corn starch. There is someone on the Celiac listerve that **promotes** substituting corn starch for white flour cup for cup.

Have you tried searching SparkPeople for a forum near you. Some of those in my area are getting together, making plans for various stuff.

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4/4/07 9:43 A

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I agree, great article about HFCS. Offering up an article is not preachy, it's helpful IMHO, Nomad. Thanks for sharing.

I read an article, probably from mercola.com, about how corn is added to feed (like grains!) to fatten cattle. I've never looked at anything corn the same again, and keep it mind ... in between the potato chips, ice-cream etc. lol I'm done with the mini temper tantrum/diet meltdown. I could really use someone local to talk to about food - someone who understands and can give me nudge every once in a while.

DH had his 50th birthday colonscopy yesterday and all they found were diverticula pouches. Doc said: eat more fiber. We thought he was doing fine with fiber. When I had my colonscopy looking for why I had low ferritin, I did not have diverticula pouches: 13 years of Kashi worked in one way I guess!? lol

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4/3/07 10:46 P

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That really is a great article that everyone needs to know about, GFNomad. So many evil things being put into our processed foods nowadays that butter and sugar are becoming the healthy alternatives. =)

I tame my sabretooth sweet fangs with raspberry sorbet. Ciao Bella makes one that is tangy and delicious with the ingredients being raspberries, sugar and water. Any Italian ice will do. If you have an ice cream freezer, this is an expecially economical alternative. There are many recipes online.

Ere long I bare fruit, and throve full well,
I grew and waxed in wisdom;
word following word, I found me words,
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4/3/07 11:10 A

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Generally I get enough fibre becaue I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables - 5 to 9 servings a day is usual for me. I cannot eat many of the high fibre foods including Spinach, cabbage, many beans. I eat lots of apples, carrots, celery, onions. I've noticed drinking senna tea has helped my bm's.

There's a good SparkPeople article on Fibre. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/refere
nce_fiber.asp

I posted the following on another forum. Here is is:
SparkPeople Emails - A great one today for everyone. It's one of those hidden dangers to healthy living and weight loss "Diet Danger: High Fructose Corn Syrup" (abbrev HFCS).
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
ition_articles.asp?id=486

'The data suggests that HFCS does not provide the body with a sense of fullness. This may cause an increase in excess calorie intake, leading to weight gain.

HFCS is in most Jams instead of sugar when we used to make our own. 'Today HFCS is found in a variety of foods from soda pop to ketchup, fruit drinks to salad dressings, cereals, breads, flavored yogurt, and sauces.'

This article appears every once in awhile. But I always need reminders. I try and avoid HFCS whenever I can. One of strategies is to use jams with only fruit, sugar, pectin and citric acid.
Have you read the list of ingredients in flavoured yogurts and the number of calories?
I melt a tsp of jam in the mircowave & add it to plain yogurt for flavouring. This reduces a serving of yogurt by 50+ calories. Melted jam thinned with some water makes a great fruit syrup.

This article today just struck a nerve for me and I wanted to pass it along. Hope I don't come across as lecturing. I haven't done well on my weight loss but I am eating healthily. My sweet craving after a meal is what does me in. If any of you have any strategies for it, I'd welcome hearing them.

Another helpful SparkPeople Article - Healthy Protein, Carb and Fat ranges
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
ition_articles.asp?id=372

And Easy Ways to Eat 5 Fruits & Veggies Each Day
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
ition_articles.asp?id=161



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Recognizing Celiac Disease www.recognizingceliacdisease.
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10 Tests that could save your life www.50plus.com/health/10-tests-that-
could-save-your-life/1676/

Dr. Alejandro Junger - 'Healing the gut' (from Dr. Oz) www.doctoroz.com/videos/3-day-jumpst
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4/3/07 10:49 A

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I have no problem getting fiber in my diet. I usually average 2 BMís a day. Cholesterol is good.
A typical day of eating:
Breakfast:
Fruit favor Greek yogurt with ľ cup of trail mix (Cashew, almonds and dried cranberries) Decaf coffee with heavy whipping cream but no sweetener
About 2 times a week Iíll have a big eggs, bacon and breakfast potatoes breakfast at the Cocoís near my job.

Lunch
If I bring me lunch it will be an Amyís GF frozen dinner
If I eat out, I go for a salad with a good selection of veggies
or salmon, stemmed veggies and rice or baked potatoes
Weekend lunches are usually a sandwich made with a corn tortilla and whatever meat and veggies we have around the house.

Snacks:
Microwave popcorn or a pototoes chips
About 1 time a week Iíll splurge on candy
I try to eat a piece of fresh fruit a few times a week.

Dinner
Looks a lot like lunch. Grilled, baked or roasted meat:
Steamed, microwave or stir-fried veggies
Potatoes or rice
Salad

If I eat out I usually go to a Mexican fast food place like Baja Fresh or a local stand (most little stands make a mean soft taco using corn tortilla and grilled meat with onion and cilantro) and get a tostada salad but ask then to hold the flour tortilla shell or a wet burrito (a burrito without the flour tortilla)

I think this gives you a typical day of eating for me. Before going GF I would have bread with every meal (some meals seemed to be only bread!) and cookies for snack.


Edited by: KJEANNE at: 4/3/2007 (10:49)
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4/2/07 10:09 P

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A few tips (that have worked for me) on getting more fiber :)

1. I add spinach to just about everything, sauces, in meat loaf, in salads etc.

2. I snack on vegetables (or try to most of the time)

3. I add volume to my dinners with veggies. My favorite is zuchini, tomato, onion sauted (using canola oil spray) with a touch of garlic.

4. And lastly I use the fiber powders that you can mix in with foods! I add it to scrambled eggs and even to my coffee in the morning and can't taste anything strange at all!

5. I add flax seed to just about everything I can!

Before my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease we had decided to eat 75% of our fiber from fruits and veggies and get the rest from grains!


 
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4/2/07 9:14 P

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KJeanne,

I agree with you that the GF breads are not worth bothering with.

I eat like you do, except I am not getting enough fiber. How much fiber are you getting each day? And how do you get it? Can you give me a sample menu for a day?

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Hi KJeanne. I'm hypothyroid too, so I have to watch cholesterol. How's yours? Atkins diet was good for a lot of undiagnosed celiacs I hear. Your plan sounds low carbish in that regard. Good for you on your strategy.

I was doing a lot of veggies and low dairy about 3 weeks ago, when I was in the gym's Biggest Loser Competition. I had my blood work done cause I've been having heart palpitations. Doc lowered my dose of Synthroid to see if that would help. It did, but I'm still having palpitations. I got burned out on all the exercise or I just needed a break, so I've not been following a diet, nor exercising much at all lately. And I had my bloodwork redone: my cholesterol shot up, as did my LDL and he wants to put me on Crestor. Well, that'll teach me to stray from my healthy diet and not exercise! He says this just after I post a great blog from a cardiologist on how to rid yourself of potential heart disease!!! I told him, NO THANKS, I'll try again with diet and exercise. Today I binged on strawberry Hagen-Daz, starburst and potato chips. Tomorrow I start again.

My point: I do feel deprived when I'm eating even though I feel great! I can't seem to enjoy a bit cause I'll want the whole thing. I do better without. I think I'm working into some kind of food issue here ... not sure. I was just sick of ALWAYS thinking about my food!

Anybody out there want to be my personal chef? That way I don't have to think about it! lol

KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories
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This is the way of eating I'm trying to get back to. I ate the healthiest right after my dx in Oct. 2003. I had no idea about gf substitutes for anything and I hadn't discovered gf baking.

I ate fruits, vegies, lean meats and lots of rice. I felt wonderful and lost weight effortlessly.

I need to get back to this way of eating. I have gained quite a bit of weight in the last year and half(40 pounds)due to hypothyroid and way to many carbs from all the gf stuff.

Thanks for reminding me what I need to do! =-)

Dana

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When I read our posts it appears we spend a lot of time on what foods are a good substitute for the foods we can no longer eat. GF breads, pizza, pasta, cereals, etc. And, because many of us are trying to lose weight we also are looking for sugar-free and/or fat free foods that are GF. I have found that by the time you make these changes to a food, it is not very palatable.

I happen to love bread. I really enjoy the smell, taste and texture of fresh baked bread. The GF bread just isnít an acceptable substitute so I donít eat the GF bread. If I do, I find myself longing for what I canít have. Not a good craving to have. If I eat it will only lead to pain and suffering.

I also love sugar! Man, that stuff tastes good! But all the artificial sweeteners leave an awful chemical taste in my mouth.

With that in mind, I have taken a different strategy for eating GF. Eat basic foods prepared in a GF manner: baked chicken with the skin on roasted to a golden dark brown gives me the crunchy saltiness that I would get with fried chicken. Want a sandwich? I use a corn tortilla warmed in the microwave for 10 seconds then load it with my sandwich fillings. Want some sugar? Go ahead and have piece of candy Ė the richest candy I can find and enjoy every last minute it takes to melt in my mouth. No low-fat or no-fat yoghurt for me. Give me the Greek yoghurt that is full of fat and rich creaminess. It is so satisfying. Milk in my coffee? No way! I use heavy cream. Give me a grilled steak, mashed potatoes and steamed veggies for dinner. Love that! But I also love the fresh crunchiness for raw veggies in a salad.

But in spite of all this rich food I eat, I am still losing weight and I donít feel deprived. It works for me.


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