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1/24/18 6:19 A

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I don't avoid grains at all but I try to limit them, especially right now as I am trying hard to get my weight under control. I limit the wheat products because it helps me stay away from empty calories like cookies, cupcakes, and such.

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1/23/18 7:01 A

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Not...for the time being



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1/23/18 2:54 A

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I avoid grains as well.

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1/22/18 10:17 P

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I certainly miss bread, and when I did eat it, it was the whole grain variety, not white enriched etc. I don’t miss pasta really, but I do miss the occasional home made Mac n cheese! I will admit, I don’t avoid perpetually, and if I’m at a social event like a birthday or anniversary, I will allow myself some of those glorious little rye breads with meat and cheese... but my body hates me the next few days. :(

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1/22/18 7:27 P

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Grains of all sorts are just fine for me and included in my regular eating.

I choose more whole grain products these past years, rarely have "regular" bread/rolls, and watch my overall carb servings including grains, starchy veggies, fruit, and 'treats'. When I do that, I'm just fine.

One piece of the puzzle people too often overlook are the unhealthy fats, sugar and salt that are included with many "wheat" products---I suspect that many of the 'symptoms' folks associate with 'wheat' aren't from the wheat itself, but the other foods it's prepared with. When you do a whole 30 type diet, you drop all of those things at the same time...but typically just blame the grains. Whatever...!!
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1/22/18 5:48 P

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I have never noticed any difference... for me it's all about the amount the calories, no matter where they come from. If I eat more calories I gain, if I eat less calories I lose

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1/22/18 4:12 P

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For me it's NOT- I'm not Celiac but I firmly believe I am intolerant of wheat and other grains/gluten. I feel better when I avoid them or consume them only occasionally - my joints don't ache as bad, I don't feel bloated, and I don't wake at night with night sweats. Also, when I eat grains, especially processed wheat products I just want to eat more of them - my cravings sky rocket. However, sprouted grains don't bother me as much. When I don't eat them I don't have that problem, so I try to avoid them for the most part. I also lose better when I don't eat them - I'm more successful following a fairly low-carb way of eating.



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1/22/18 3:37 P

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I packed on the pounds because I binge ate and used food for comfort instead of fuel. To many calories and I gain. No matter what I eat.

When I ate "salad" my "salad" consisted of jello, pudding and pound cake.

A savory salad was potato or macaroni.

Now that I know better and I am not using food for comfort. I am losing.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 1/22/2018 (18:16)

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1/22/18 12:47 P



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I'm not gluten intolerant or diabetic. I've never had issues eating bread or pasta.

Why was I obese ? It's because I ate too much bread, pasta, high calorie muffins, fried food, etc. My problem was not wheat or even gluten. My problem was that I ate way too much of pretty much everything. My portions were supersized. In order to lose weight, I had to learn to decrease my portion size.

I lost weight eating bread and pasta. I just did it by eating significantly smaller portions. yes, I still eat wheat (bread/pasta), just a lot less. I do eat more fresh fruit/veggies.

I think I could make an argument that I was overweight because I ate too much sugar, not wheat.



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1/22/18 12:46 P

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I am enjoying a delicious sandwich right now - and the bread not only has whole wheat and rye and barley in it (all that lovely gluten!), it also has white potatoes and a bunch of non-gluten whole grains. I have no issue with bloating, or gaining / losing weight, or blood sugar spikes with grains, and have no problem enjoying them as part of my generally healthy diet.

It is fortunate for the OP that they found out that they personally have a sensitivity to grains, and can enjoy a healthy diet without them. Sensitivities and allergies can make it difficult, especially when not recognized.

I gotta admit that I'm quite glad that I'm not part of the minority of the population who is sensitive / allergic to grains, since I get a lot of my nutrients from them, as well as really enjoy the variety that they add to my diet.

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"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."


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1/22/18 12:13 P

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I do just fine eating wheat and carb products.

I am hypoglycemic with no sign of diabetes.

I eat grains. So I don't end up in the ER.



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1/22/18 9:27 A

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Growing up, sandwiches were a typical lunch food in our house. As an adult I always figured I ate pretty good, and if I avoided fast food and canned meals and the like, I was good. When the scale didn’t change, I dove into research. I did a whole 30 challenge two years ago, lean proteins, veggies and fruit only. Absolutely NO dairy or grains. In the first two weeks I lost 12#. No exercise. I love sandwiches and pastas, and of course crackers, but when I include them in my diet, I pack on the pounds.

What about you? Do you notice a change in belly size, feeling etc when you eat grains?

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