SparkPeople Gluten-Free and Healthy Team Messageboard This is a group for people who either have Celiac's disease, have an allergy to gluten/wheat, or those who choose to follow a gluten-free way of eating. SparkPeople Gluten-Free and Healthy Team Messageboard Hi, Newbie Hello, <BR> <BR> Joined Spark a few days ago. About 4 years ago was diagnosed as Gluten Sensitive and about a year later it had become Celiac. No-one else in my family has it. Once I was diagnosed and got off all gluten stuff, my migraines went away and was able to get off all my meds for it. <BR> On Hubby side of family, my nieces both have Celiac. They were little when found out and now they are college age. They have been a big help for me. <BR> <BR> The one thing I miss the most ... Wed, 6 Mar 2019 10:33:35 EST GF Buttermilk Cornbread recipe Sunday we were invited over to a friend's house for red beans and rice (so yummy). They were having cornbread with it so I decided to make my own. I started to look up actual GF recipes, but then I decided to try the recipe I've had for years and just substitute the flour with Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour. It worked perfectly! Here's the recipe <BR> <BR> Buttermilk Cornbread <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> ½ c butter <BR> ½ c. white sugar <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 c. buttermilk <BR> ½ tsp. baking s... Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:46:31 EST Getting enough whole grains while GF So I am realizing that most of my life my 'whole grains' were whole wheat products. I am trying to figure out how to get enough whole grains in and stay GF. I have explored a few different types of rice. (I am loving leftover black rice for breakfast). Any other ideas? I know GF oatmeal is another option - other than that I am stumped Wed, 11 Apr 2018 03:36:20 EST Anyone deal with cross-re ctivity? I have been gluten free (mostly since this past summer). I finally realized gluten is what was causing all of my abdominal problems. Every once in awhile I still have problems. At first it was because I was finding where gluten was hidden. Then I was good for a little while. A couple months ago I would occasionally have similar symptoms. I would check ingredients of everything I ate, but not find anything. I started realizing that it was when I would eat chocolate - but not in GF baked... Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:35:33 EST Hello from Texas Hello!! <BR> This whole Gluten free thing is new to me. I have started going gluten free due to issues with my health in a million years I would have never though that gluten was causing the problems that I was having. Its been about two months since I have started to eat gluten free. Its been hard when shopping and going out to eat but so far its been worth it I already fell better and have lost some wight already , Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:10:18 EST Chatting 2018 New year, new start. Tue, 2 Jan 2018 08:41:01 EST New to this board Just dropped in to say hello. I have been gluten free (as much as possible) for about 22 years now. Wasn't easy at first, there were very few GF products. I had to learn to cook differently. Luckily I found Bette Hagman's Gluten-Free Gourmet cookbook. She saved my life. If you don't have one of her cookbooks you need to get one. Now it is fairly easy to go GF. I would love to know your experience with being GF. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:23:06 EST New with a questioj Just joining and have a question. I am just now doing a gluten free trial (on week 3) but I also eat mostly vegetarian. Anyone else? Thu, 18 May 2017 10:28:18 EST The Recipe Box I'll be posting Keto Recipes here, everyone is welcome to post wheat free recipes. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:58:39 EST Chatting 2017 Good morning. This is the place to be for 2017 if you have question or just want to share what is going on. I have been super busy. I left Dec 9 for Jamaica and got back home on the 23. I love the warm weather and dread the cold. I would live in the Caribbean if I could afford it. I presently am taking care of 2 of my grand children while their parents go on a mini vacation. I will take them back home tomorrow and stay until Sunday. When I get back I have got to get back to tracking a... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:25:23 EST NuMee Now Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to this community of diet experts and supporters. I have been here more than once, but I was looking to start a permanent way of life. I will start slowly....Hoping to learn new ways to eat, exercise and have fun. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:28:29 EST active forum? Hello all! Is this forum very active? I've been scrolling through it and it doesn't seem like it is, I'm looking for a good support group for people who are gluten sensitive or celiac. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:03:42 EST Hello! New to the group Hello all! I found out last Fall that i have a gluten sensitivity and have been struggling a lot lately with it but I/m also tired of hurting and feeling like crap. Today I'm trying a new fresh start to it all ! I'm so glad that I found this support forum! Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:39:01 EST Beginner Question Did you go cold turkey or slowly when you started? Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:51:12 EST Gluten withdrawal? I gave up gluten 3 days ago and I've been exhausted ever since. I've had to take a nap every day the last few days and I went shopping with my mom today and could barely keep my eyes open. I literally felt like I was going to pass out. So two questions, 1. Is this a normal side effect and 2. Should I wait to start an exercise program until after the fatigue wears off. I haven't started yet but I'm thinking I may not be able to put my best work in if I'm so tired. Thanks in advance :). Thu, 2 Jun 2016 21:45:58 EST Weight loss and GF I am beginning to wonder whether weight loss is achievable when one is GF because of the sheer amount of extra calories GF products have compared to products that have gluten in them? <BR> I went to Tesco yesterday and they have a whole Free From range a lot more reasonably priced than Sainsbury's where until now I have been buying from. The other thing is though looking at the ingredients on the cereal for example are packed full of sugar and all this so necessary plus its very, v... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:52:06 EST GF Bread Hi I am new to the chat on here. Does anyone know of any decent GF bread recipe that does not end up like a brick? I have tried Dove's brown bread flour and have used the recipe on the back of the pack there are something like 6 tbsp oil in this recipe... way to oily especially if one is trying to lose weight! Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:07:48 EST Celiac and New to the Team! Hi all! My name is Sarah and I am new to the team. I was diagnosed as Celiac about 15 months ago and have been gluten free ever since. I am married with two boys - ages 2 and 3. I have recently become serious about losing the last of the baby weight I have been carrying around for the last two years. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 10:21:06 EST I am New Here....and to Wheat/Gluten Free <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I am new to this particular team. I signed up because I suspect that the root of my digestive issues is either wheat or gluten, or maybe both. <BR> <BR> I have an endoscope on February 19, 2016 because I went through a horrendous GERD attack in September/October after a stressful family medical emergency (partner had open heart surgery following an ER visit, he's doing great now). My PCP gave me some dietary changes, which didn't help much, and then I was prescribe... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:43:14 EST Howdy I'm excited to find a group of people who can relate to trying to get healthy with the added struggle of being wheat free. <BR> As much as it's an extra hurdle,I was excited to find the cause of the GI pain I'd been battling. It helps reduce cheating, cuz I can look at bread now without major temptations, knowing we had to break up cuz it was trying to kill me. &amp;#128521;&amp;#128545; <BR> I'm emphasizing rebuilding my body after two months of radiation and kicking cancer's butt, plus two ... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:55:06 EST testing for gluten allergy i'm wondering if any of you might know about testing for gluten allergy. my doc wants to do it, but since i've been gluten free for almost 5 years (with 1 intentional cheat), i feel like it might not be an accurate test. i can't get an answer from the doc, or the lab saying if it will make a difference or not. any input? Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:31:10 EST Chatting 2016 Happy New year. Hope everyone has a wonderful new year and can meet all the goals they have set. My biggest goal is to stay on track when I am not from home. I seem to fail at this miserably. <BR> <BR> Dec. was super busy. We enjoyed a weeks vacation in beautiful, warm Punta Cana. After that we spent a week helping our dd and her family work on a new home they had hoped to move into but now that will be delayed another month. We brought home their 2 children so they could continue... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:48:09 EST New to the group Hi everyone! I'm Jacque, and I'm a mom of three, and wife to an amazing man. I also have epilepsy. There's been some research linking gluten to seizures, and suggesting that eliminating gluten can reduce or eradicate them <BR> So, day 1. My husband is awesome. He has no reason to join me in this endeavor other than to support me, but he's doing this with me!! <BR> Today is more like gluten lightish,as we figure out what we can and can't have. Any help or suggestions would be very,appre... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 15:39:56 EST Easiest lentil soup recipe ever Yummy , easy entil soup <BR> <BR> 2 cups lentils <BR> 1 onion <BR> 2 cloves garlic <BR> 2 stalks celery <BR> 2 sliced carrots or a dozen baby carrots cut in half <BR> 8 cups water <BR> 2 tbs. apple cider vinegar <BR> 6 tablespoons miso paste <BR> 2 - 3 cups of chopped greens - kale, spinach, collards, and/or chard <BR> 1 tsp. grated or powdered turmeric <BR> 1 tsp. ground cumin <BR> 1 tsp. oregano <BR> A pinch of smoked paprika <BR> 1 bay leaf <BR> Optional, 2 smooth-skinned red, white or ... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:57:49 EST Restricted by GF and acid reflux/GERD? Would love to hear from others who are successfully maintaining digestive health. I am finding it to be a huge challenge. GF, mostly sugar-free, and no caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages, tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, hot spices, fatty or fried foods... <BR> Oy. <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 17:45:43 EST New recipe Hey! I made a delicious recipe tonight and wanted to share! it is from BuzzFeed if you want to look it up. It's spaghetti squash (1 whole) with goat cheese (2 oz), spinach (5 oz), bacon (6 slices) and after cooking the bacon you add red wine vinegar (1 TBS) and the maple syrup (1 TBS) after turning heat down to low. then add the spinach, the squash you cooked in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes (or until done) and the goat cheese! Voila! it serves two! Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:45:06 EST HOW WAS EVERYONE'S DAY? avoided caffeine better today, no cheating with that . <BR> <BR> blisteringly hot outside, very uncomfortable walking home from express bus stop. <BR> <BR> deheaded the rose bushes in my bathing suit - why ever not? Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:45:48 EST About me My name is LaShell but everyone calls me shell I was diagnosed with hashimotos 8 years ago. I was recently diagnosed with a wheat, dairy and soy allergies and they recommended me to go gluten free. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 01:39:45 EST Young at heart I turned 50 this year and kind of went into a "life is over" mode. I need a new attitude and I am here to find one! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:01:54 EST Hi New to the Form Hi new to the form. Looking for information, help and support. Newly diagnosed with Celiac and AF. This was added to a existing conditions of Fibro and Thyroid issues. <BR> I was sick all the time and like a lot of other people I fluffed off and excused away my symptoms. I hurt everywhere all the time. I could not sleep, I had trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. My hair was falling out, my emotions a mess and it slowly got to a point where I could not eat anything but bananas, rice ... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 22:47:56 EST New Life, New Choices Hello! I'm a 30 something mom of 2 kids. I went through a tumultuous divorce, and was lucky enough to meet, 3 years later, a great guy who's supportive, and responsible. He thinks I'm beautiful the way I am, but I feel the need to lose the 40 or so extra lbs I'm carrying around. Can't wait to get to know some people on here, and utilize some of the information I've already picked up from Spark!! Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:40:32 EST I always have to learn the hard way.... So I've never officially been diagnosed with celiac or gluten intolerance. I took the blood test once and it came up negative but I've heard it only tests for one aspect. So I went camping a week ago and OD'd on gluten foods. I got symptoms I had in the past I never even realized were due to gluten. My ears hurt something horrible, I felt like a truck ran me over, I got sores in my mouth, a bit too much hair came out in the shower, my psoriasis worsened, I had joint pain, I got sharp pains in... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:15:29 EST Working towards Fabulous at 50 I am a wife and mother of three adult birth children. In the past 10 years or so we have 12 more come to call us Mommy and Papi. We are proud to be the parents of many wonderful children. The Lord used his healing and hand and helped me kick Cancer's butt 10 years ago and now am fighting perimenopause weight gain after losing 90 lbs of cancer weight gain. I've done it before and I'll do it again. But like a lot of other things in life support is always needed. From the father as well as peopl... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 17:42:05 EST Searching for other Type B Dieters I found this forum while searching the web for information about blood type dieting and health. I' m a B+ Double Lewis negative non secretor which is quite rare but if anyone else in this forum is I'd really like to share information about diet and health. We're super sensitive to so many things it makes it very hard to eat, period. Wine is one of the few things that's benefiial and agrees with me but unfortunately I can't live on it. :(. If I can find another Type B double Lewis negative no... Sun, 24 May 2015 18:05:34 EST Hi yall! Im Joey! I wish Joey was short for Josephine, but it isn't. It isnt short for anything, and that was rough when I was little. Nowadays, I am 33 and have 3 daughters and I love my name, haha! I am looking forward to this journeey - I am always looking for motivational pictures and friends. Oh, and polka-dots are divine! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day, friends! Mon, 11 May 2015 19:08:45 EST New to gluten free, new to the team <em>213</em> Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm only 8 days in to cutting gluten. I'm not going to lie, it's been rough but, ultimately, I know it's best for me. I've suffered for years with upset stomach's, bad skin rashes and general fatigue. Strangely, it wasn't until I saw my doctor a couple of weeks ago that she suggested I might be sensitive to gluten (and/or dairy). I suppose it makes sense since my diet largely consisted of the two. <BR> <BR> My doctor insisted that giving me a 3month trial o... Mon, 11 May 2015 16:28:13 EST hello hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Melissa I joined a few weeks ago and thought I should introduce myself. I'm 37 years old. I have been recently diagnosed with BED (Binge Eating Disorder). I'm on a waiting list for a eating disorder program. I'm looking for support with this. Hopefully I will be able to beat this once and for all. <BR> <BR> Melissa Wed, 6 May 2015 18:15:13 EST Need help eating out... So I noticed while I was volunteering in a kitchen yesterday that the seasoning we were putting on the meat contained wheat. This means that all the restaurants I've eaten at may have had gluten in them after all in the seasonings. I already knew to be careful about the sauces but this makes it even trickier. There are even some places where eating gluten free foods doesn't work. I ate a gluten free meal at IHop and got sick afterwards. Something must have been cross contaminated. I'm just wo... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:16:46 EST Best Grab-and-Go, Healthy, Gluten-Free Foods I'm super busy right now because I have two jobs with long hours. I'm a nanny and I love what I do, but I don't always have time to cook healthy food from scratch. I feel a little bad about this, but more often than not, I need grab and go food. plus, it has to be gluten free bc I'm allergic. Lately I've been experimenting with convenient healthy choices <BR> <BR> Here are my favorite super fast and easy GF foods: <BR> 1. Campbell's Healthy Choice microwaveable soup do-dads. The GF varieties... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:24:56 EST Learning to live gluten free... Hi everyone. My name is Jennifer and I'm new to the group. I've gone on and off with being gluten free, but finally decided it was time to do it completely. I've felt much better since giving it up. My stomach doesn't bother me anymore, my dandruff cleared up, and my psoriasis went away. It's only been three months so we'll see if anything else improves. I'm praying my hair grows back in fuller, I've read giving up gluten can help at times. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:52:46 EST Love life I am a health care provider and want to serve as a role model to my kids and patients. Lifestyle change is the best treatment and it is time for me to follow my own advice . My mom developed a chronic illness in her mid 50's and I am worried the same could happen to me. I have neglected my health over the past two years. I want to feel sexy towards my husband again and healthy enough to keep up,with my two young children. Keeping a commitment to exercise and better eating are difficult. I kno... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:37:50 EST New to the team! Hi everyone! I'm new to the team and new to being "back" at SparkPeople. Went off a couple years ago when I got sick, but now it's time to step back up and take control! I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in November 2013 (actually the day before Thanksgiving) boy did that stink! <BR> <BR> I also have Chron's and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gluten is my kryptonite. I CAN NOT eat it or I'll be so sick for days. My dr diagnosed me with "refractory celiac" which basically means I'm not g... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:51:43 EST Hi I am new again Hi I am here again, not good at sticking with the program but I have to lose 100 lbs I don't want all my body pain anymore I am a miracle whip addict, I need to overcome this. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:44:26 EST Hi I am new again Hi I am here again, not good at sticking with the program but I have to lose 100 lbs I don't want all my body pain anymore I am a miracle whip addict, I need to overcome this. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:44:25 EST 54, 4'11" 148lbs. I need lots of help and encouragement to lose weight and get healthier. It's very frustrating to work out, eat right, and not lose I give up for a while...then start I again. It's a cycle I don't like. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:45:38 EST I'm Losing 50 Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Jessi and I am a 28 year old woman with 50 pounds to lose! New to spark people and hoping to gain a sense of community and support on my mission. I know this is going to be a challenge but I am dedicated to losing this extra weight for my son, Oliver. I want to be in good shape and influence him to be healthy. <BR> Any insight, tips or if you just need an extra supporter on your mission...much appreciated! <BR> We can do this! <BR> -jessi <BR> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 22:51:57 EST Hi, This is Mountainviewme And I am soooo lost right now! <BR> Thanks for having me! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:32:36 EST I'm New No grains, no dairy and no sugar...gonna' be tough for the next 30 days...I've been suffering with psoriasis for 4 years and we've tried everything...this is the last chance...and hopefully I'll lose a significant amount of weight... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:25:06 EST Eating Gluten Free to reduce inflammation ! I read awhile back that eating GF can help lower inflammation. Lowering inflammation can improve so many health issues we have... It helps me lower my blood pressure with out any meds....My Dr last year wanted to put me on meds but I decided to try eating GF and it worked..But the hardest part of eating GF, is if I fall off my program I don't get sick like people who are allergic to gluten.... <BR> <BR> And when I eat GF, my body works better and I lose weight a lot easier too... <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 07:54:46 EST Chatting 2015 Once again a new year has crept in. Hope everyone had a great year with more ups than downs. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The past several days I have felt like the pits. I got a sore throat last Wed and by Fri. it was so sore I couldn't swallow spit. I also had a horrible cough. I decided to see a Dr. yesterday and I have bronchitis and maybe a little pneumonia. He gave me a antibiotic that will cover both issues. He also gave me a $70. bottle of cough medicine which I don't think helps at all.... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:39:21 EST I'm planning on going hiking tomorrow! Hi Everyone, Happy New Year! I went ice skating the other day with my boyfriend and literally had to sit down every 15 minutes. I'm so out of shape! One of my resolutions this year was to lose weight and I'm looking for like-minded people to help motivate each other. If anyone lives close to me or is just looking for a motivational partner, let me know or friend me on here. I'm in Arizona, so I plan to do alot of hiking and swimming throughout the year. Good luck to everyone and let's r... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 00:06:32 EST Just someone who wants to live life again.... I am a 36 mother of 3, grandmother of 1 who just needs to get back in shape and lose lots of weight. I want to be healthy for my family but most importantly for myself. I always put others before myself and by doing so I gave up on myself. I lost my younger brother to brain cancer a few months ago, before he passed I promised him that I would live my life for the both of us. I need to take my life back but I have no idea where to start. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:13:22 EST Learning more Hello - Went through a trying time this year and now I hope 2015 will be better for me. I have a sedentary job, but am interested in meeting new people who have the same interest and goals as myself. My main goal is to lose weight and to get my A1C numbers down through better eating habits and exercise even if the exercise is just walking at this point. Taking things slow and making changes slowly so that they will be long lasting. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:17:51 EST 10 Reasons to Give Up Gluten Free Bread <link><BR>10-reasons-to-give-up-gluten-free-bread/ </link> <BR> <BR> Very interesting and good to know Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:14:03 EST New to Gluten Free Hello! I'm Amanda. I have not been diagnosed with anything, but started TRYING to go gluten free a few weeks ago at the recommendation of my boyfriend. About a week into it, not thinking I necessarily felt any differently, I caved and had pizza. I know a week isn't very long, but I was sick all night after that. So since then I haven't caved any, and I am starting to tell a difference. BUT, if I'm going to stick with this, I think I need support and recipe ideas. I've started reading l... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:45:53 EST New to Gluten Free and SP I've been with SP not quite 2 months now and was told by the Dr about a month ago to not eat gluten. I had gotten use to not feeling well before and after my gall bladder surgery 4 years ago, always having stomach issues that would have me searching for the nearest bathroom no matter where I went. Even when I'd eat well, my body would betray me. I have no doubt that I was beginning to harbor anxiety towards going out in fear that my stomach issues would flair up again sending me running. <BR... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:39:01 EST Gluten sensitivity ~ HELP!!! I was diagnosed with at least a gluten sensitivity this week. I am so overwhelmed and just wanted to find a Spark team that is active regarding this issue. HELP!!! <BR> <BR> So happy to find y'all! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>198</em> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:24:06 EST Shopping for gluten free I have shopped at Aldi's for years. They have marked their everyday foods Gluten Free for years. But now they have opted to put their LiveGFree line out everyday and are adding to it!! So excited!! The prices are right and they taste good. I have been so tired of going to this store and that store to pick up this and that. Ordering a few things online here and there. I am a lazy shopper and to pick it all up in one place is perfect for me :) Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:33 EST Newly diagnosed Hi my name is Jackie and I was diagnosed with celiac in May. Sometimes I feel like I am at an AA meeting when I have to admit that to people. It changes where my family and friends can eat out if we are going together. I bring food with me everywhere after being given cross contaminated food. Still mourning the food I can no longer eat but feel much better. Headaches , bloating, and joint pain are gone. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 12:55:23 EST 100% is my goal! Greetings! While I am not new to gluten free eating I am new to the board. I look forward to receiving great recipe ideas and support to continue GF from all of you. It's been almost 4 years since I've endeavored to be 100% GF. While I am successful 80-90% of the time, there are those times when nothing beats a flour tortilla for that burrito. As the years have gone by, though, the effects aren't worth the splurge. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:45:10 EST new to this group I found out by trial and error that I have issues with gluten. I don't know how to explain it other than when I go back to eating gluten it weakens my immune system. Once back on it for a couple of months I start with the infections, eye, ear, uti, etc. It is so not worth eating those foods. I know some people don't believe in it, but I think leaky gut is a real thing! Anyway, wish I could come up with an easy, tasty bread recipe so I could eat sammies again! Any input? <em>4</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:27:14 EST New to Team Hi Y'all, Been wheat-free and mostly grain-free for over a year now. Big improvement. When I occasionally slip up--I feel horrible immediately with my biggest symptom actually being arthritis and allergy type symptoms (stuffy nose, cough, congestion). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to making new friends.... <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:25:29 EST HELP! wheat allergy just found out recently have been tested for allergies and wheat was high on the list. I had no idea. however, since I've stopped eating wheat, I've felt much better especially re GI tract matters. <BR> It's hard to decipher what all is gluten. I've discovered the hard way that anything with the word 'malt' is a gluten product. <BR> I'm eating mostly fruit veggies lean meats n nuts. <BR> Any one have any good advice? I break out in hives/Eczema as well as other symptoms. My 1st apt with the allergist s 8/1... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:59:28 EST Wheat, carbs, diets and allergies? How do you know if you have a problem with eating wheat or carbs and if that is what's keeping you from losing weight? What would the symptoms be? For me, I'm a very "allergicy" "puffy" person in general. I have real allergies to dogs, some cats, rabbits, strong smells like perfume, cigarettes, animal bedding and foods like fruits with skins on them (I can eat some once peeled), raw carrots, nuts with skins ( peanuts are kind of okay). I take a daily inhaler (Advair) as maintenance. After I h... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:01:42 EST Recipes I think having one area to hunt for Recipes is a good idea. <BR> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:10:29 EST New here, but 8 years GF Hi All, <BR> Just signed up for sparkpeople yesterday. But, I've been gluten firer for eight years. Before that I didn't know I had celiac. Colon cancer and a year of seizures led me to the root of my problems: gluten! Now, I am cancer free, seizure free and gluten free. <BR> <BR> Gluten free does mean healthy...I've gained a lot in that time, although I was never considered slim. So, here I am, looking forward to your inspiration, advice and friendship. <BR> <BR> :-) <BR> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:21:58 EST Going Gluten Free I have hypothyroidism and ADHD and have been told in the past that gluten free could help symptoms of both of those. I never really bothered to switch before because I knew my husband wouldn't want to do it. It's just to two of us and it would be too difficult, time consuming and expensive to do it on my own. Well, this week, my husband, who has psoriasis, arthritis, tendonitis and nerve damage was told by his doctor that he should try going gluten free. (Actually she suggested gluten or dair... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:33:56 EST Chat 2014 Good morning, Hope your 2013 was great and that 2014 will be better yet. This is the first time I am starting a new year with not having any weight I am trying to lose. Mostly I am just trying to get back into shape from my knee replacement. I finally finished my PT but still have daily exercises I have to do. I still have a lot of tightness from swelling, but I have been told it can take up to 6 months for that to go away. <BR> <BR> Things are finally quieting down here. We had... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:53:23 EST Best Cake Bar None This is thee best cake none...even with gluten...this is GF and so good. <BR> <link><BR>220/ </link> <BR> Gluten free Italian cream cake.. Fluffiest, richest, most wonderful cake... EVER!!! Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:29:16 EST Dec 21st First Day of Winter We begin the Winter season again today as we end 2013 and move closer to 2014. <BR> Off to clear the driveway...Be safe and have a wonderful weekend . Safe travel and have a spirit filled Christmas Holiday. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 10:02:50 EST New to Gluten-Free Hi! I'm Lorraine! I've been sparking for a while, but after almost 2 years of constant stomach problems, I recently underwent an upper GI scope and a colonoscopy, both which turned out normal, aside from some acid-reflux damage and mild stomach inflammation. My lactose intolerance test also came back inconclusive and my celiac blood test and biopsies came back negative. My doctor suggested I give up dairy and gluten (because he thinks I am sensitive to it based on my symptoms) for a while... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 15:50:59 EST New to GF Hi, I am new to gluten free I am starting my second week. I have stomach issues and have hypothyroidism. I have been told that going gluten free would help my thyroid and stomach issues. It is tough I love bread and tortillas. I am a mother of 5 ages 20, 19, 17, 10 and 1. Any suggestions on how to do it successfully will be appreciated. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:00:08 EST Giving up...TMI Have you ever been to the point you want to give up? You try and struggle to be free of whatever you are to avoid and still no relief. <BR> <BR> I am about to binge on everything I to avoid. I figure what the hey I am already in pain why not. I know I will feel worse and it will take weeks to reverse the damage. <BR> <BR> I have been doing my best to stay wheat and dairy free. I started feeling better, but nothing permanent. I want a results. I am suppose take this antibiotic, but I a... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:46:04 EST Cooking for a wheat family? How do you do it? I have three kids and a husband and they are not wheat free. My dd1 is allergic to wheat, but not to the point of being wheat free, yet. mImhave doing so good and then I did it!!! I ate a mini pumpkin apple muffins I made formthe kids A.M. school snack. I figure what the heck my stomach is already in pain from I do not know what. <BR> <BR> Please share with me how you avoid temptations and cook food for your family. I have my dd1 trained to test pasta for me. But wh... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:44:45 EST Newbie...TMI already...LOL <BR> Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am Becky and trying really hard to be gluten and wheat free. I have been having gut issues since just before and after my gall bladder removal. I have been wheat free since August 1st and I was doing better (my gas was so bad I was leaving trails in public and smells lingered in get the pics) then out of the blue poof the gas was back again. I when to a gi almost 2wks ago. He said I was doing right by being wheat and diary free. I had to add align t... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 20:24:54 EST Can touching wheat products cause itching? I've recently deduced, thanks to a site that showed someone's arms that look like mine, and talked about breakouts on the head too, that I have a gluten problem. Well, I've been about a week free of eating gluten and it looks like my scalp is no longer breaking out as of today. <BR> However, I noticed after I dealt with some dog biscuits, dog food, handling white flour to bake for others, that I'm itchy on my arms. Could it be absorbed into my pores and react like that? I wondered if anyone e... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:05:24 EST 1 week wheat free I made it through a whole week of no wheat.Stomach feels better and i lost 3 pounds.Eating healthier and eating more veggies.For lunch today i made a soup with left over chicken,chicken broth,tomatoes,onions,spaghetti squash and pinto beans ad some seasoings.I know a weird combination but it was good. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a pizza crust recipe but not with cauliflour if any one has made one please share. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:22:09 EST Question about almond flour I have a recipe on my pinterest that is almond flour cheese crackers.The recipe says almond flour/not meal.I was going to buy some red mill almond flour but its says almond flour/ what is the difference? <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:14:26 EST hard at work I work at a food stand on the weekends.Hamburgers,hot dogs,pizza,fries.Today i brought my lunch and my stomach feels much better then it has had all summer.Is it easy HELL NO. I wanted pizza so bad but knew if i ate it i would pay for it tomorrow.My IBS has been much better since i have stopped eating wheat. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:13:54 EST made my first coconut flour recipe I made some pumpkin muffins tonight,they came out good.But different then regular muffins with flour. When i was looking for recipes i noticed a lot of the recipes also had almond flour.So need to get some almond flour and mix it with the coconut flour.I think the product will be better then just using coconut flour. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:18:35 EST Fall Chat 2013 See you made it here. Have a great day. <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 13:27:03 EST FDA finally made the decision Oh, Happy Day!!! <BR> <BR> The FDA has finally made the ruling on the legal definition of Gluten Free. <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 2 Aug 2013 12:57:56 EST Other kinds of gluten in other grains??? Recently I've been reading about glutens other than the ones in wheat, rye and barley (and sometimes oats) that may be a problem for those of us who are gluten sensitive. Now I'm confused. It's hard enough being 'traditionally' gluten free. Do I need to be 'all grain' free? <BR> <BR> I've thought about taking corn out of my diet. That hit an emotional button and triggered panic eating this weekend. (Not too bad, I was able to control most of it, but it was very uncomfortable and unple... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:42:41 EST newbie Hi there! I have been a Spark member for awhile now ,but just found out that I have a few stomach issues. I have milder form of gastroparesis. On my journey I have found that dairy & gluten are my biggest reactors for slow motility. I am hoping to make friends & find awesome recipes!! Mon, 27 May 2013 18:24:14 EST Bummed... Since going GF, I now realize how sensitive I am to gluten. Whenever I accidentally have something with gluten in it like I did last night I have stomach upset and painful bloating. After waking up this morning with stomach upset all night and after relieving myself this morning, something told me to check the cottage cheese I had last night with dinner. Whey is one of the ingredients. <BR> <BR> I never even checked it because it was an item I used to eat all of the time. I sure wish I had. ... Wed, 22 May 2013 13:30:48 EST Gluten free lemon cheesecake cupcakes, mother day Taken from lose the wheat lose the weight cookbook <BR> Kid friendly <BR> Prep time 25 min total time 1 hr makes 12 <BR> 1cup ground walnuts (or almond meal) <BR> 1teaspoon ground cinamon <BR> 3tablespoons butter or coconut oil melted <BR> 12 oz cream cheese softened <BR> 1/2 cup xylitol or 1/4 cup sugar <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1/2 cup sour cream or canned coconut milk <BR> 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel <BR> 3tablespoons lemon juice <BR> Strawberries, dark chocolate shaving optional for garnish <B... Mon, 6 May 2013 14:43:50 EST Gluten Free Expo I'm so excited that I get to go. I was able to change some girl scout outing for myself - no hubby & I can attend. <BR> <BR> Has anyone gone before? <BR> <BR> I just read that classes are included as well: <BR> "Learn Gluten Free 101, cooking, baking, traveling and saving money." Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:03:32 EST Quinoa Review I've heard time and time again how great quinoa is for you, not to mention it's lack of gluten and high quality protein attributes. So I finally tried some this evening, and I got to say, it's fantastic. The consistency isn't really comparable to much, other than maybe a very light rice, but it's prepared about the same (as rice), has the same amount of calories per serving as brown rice (160), but 3 times the amount of protein. It's also ridiculously filling. <BR> <BR> I'll admit that I ... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 17:37:57 EST Spring Chatting 2013 Welcome to Spring, I think. You wouldn't know it was spring here today as it was snowing this morning with a high of 34 and in a few days it will be 80. Crazy TX weather. <BR> <BR> Hope all is doing well. Welcome to our many new members. <BR> <BR> I have had an interesting last 9 days. A week ago I had my first cataract surgery and my 2nd one yesterday. Getting used to my new eyes. I have great distant vision but lost all my near vision and am finding I need a different strength of gl... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 20:08:44 EST Hi Hi everyone I have suffered for many years thinking that I had IBS and that my life was controlled by my stomach. My friend asked me if I had heard about gluten intolerance. I looked it up and had so many of the symptoms that I decided to give up gluten and see what would happen. Right away I saw a big improvement and when I cheated I was right back to a very unhappy stomach. So here I am a stay at home mom looking to lose some weight, get rid of my depression, and hopefully have a body that ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:46:40 EST Hello Hi everyone! I have been gf about three weeks now and cannot believe how amazing i feel. What I thought was a chubby belly due to having eight children turns out was a wheat belly that is now pretty flat! <BR> <BR> I am amazed and am reading everything I can get my hands onto. I am sooooo thankful that spark has this community so we all have a place to compare notes to! <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 22:48:34 EST Tofu Shirataki Noodles - my new pasta If you haven't tried these yet Tofu Shirataki Noodles - I highly recommend only 40 calories per serving too! Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:17:55 EST Free ebook has GF foods -- saturday only Price might go up tomorrow· sorry cant figure how to copy paste link from my tablet. <BR> <BR> Go to I tthink its called something like <BR> Caveman Friendly: Paleolithic Desserts. <BR> Author is Lauren Pope i think. <BR> <BR> ~Faith Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:01:56 EST Gluten Free Restaurant in Sausalito, CA While in Sausalito yesterday, looking for a place to have dinner, we wandered into a Mexican restaurant called Copita. I was skeptical that I could safely eat there, but on the bottom of the menu were the magic words, "Today's Menu is Gluten Free". I asked, and indeed, almost everything on their menu is gluten free, most days! <BR> <BR> After my unhinged jaw returned to its normal position, we were seated and ordered dinner. I ordered a trio of tamales and an order of Mexican rice with ... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:52:27 EST New and clearing out Hi all, I was reading about what wheat and gluten does to our bodies and I fit almost all of them. I do not have celiac (I'm sorry for those who do). I have major joint pain, lost of inflammation, I break out in rashes in the oddest places, I have not clarity in my mind and my attitude sucks. I also am addicted to bread, tortillas, and so on. My friend at work suggested I follow gluten free when I was considering just wheat free. <BR> Oh yeah I am Kathy, 48. I suffer from high blood pressure... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:20:47 EST GF discounts <BR> <BR> This website has a new special every few days. I ordered a GF starter kit and got a bunch of cool samples. My favorite treat was the sprouted almonds. <BR> <BR> The current special is GF baking mixes for high protein snack cakes. I might try them. Thought I'd share the info. :D Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:04:03 EST Anyone used the Wheat Belly Cookbook? Hello, I am new to the wheat free community. I have a pretty bad sensitivity to it. I purchased the Wheat Belly Cookbook and I'm just wondering if any of you have used it and if so, what were some of your favs from the book? The first recipe I tried (a pancake) was a total failure and I'm hoping to try some more successful rather than wasteful ones. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:58:43 EST GF chocolate mousse! Just tried this tonight... amazing!! Chocolate Avocado Mousse <BR> <BR> Google for tons of variations, but here's the recipe I tried: <BR> <BR> 2 ripe avocados <BR> 1/4 cup cocoa powder <BR> 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips <BR> 1/4 cup agave nectar <BR> 1/2 T vanilla <BR> <BR> Scoop the flesh from the avocados and add to food processor. <BR> Melt the chips (I used the microwave) <BR> Add the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, agave and vanilla to the food processor. <BR> Puree until smoot... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:01:37 EST GFAF Expo I attended the Gluten Free Allergy Free expo today. Such an astonishing array of vendors offering their gluten free foods. Whew. I made sure to have a high protein, low carb, low calorie breakfast, and allowed myself to sample whatever I wanted. Whew again. Most of the vendors offered cookies, cakes, other baked goods... It's good to know all that is available, but certainly only as an occasional treat, at least for me. All that tasting constituted lunch, and dinner will be protein and... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 20:04:21 EST Feb 8 free <link><BR>?ie=UTF8&tag=httplioncrest-20&linkCode<BR>=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativ<BR>eASIN=B00AU98JGI </link> <BR> <BR> "Eating Right in a Nutshell" <BR> <BR> - Avoiding Processed Foods Is More Than An Option <BR> - Kiss the Sugar Goodbye <BR> - Kick the Wheat Out of the Pantry <BR> - A pH Balancing Act For Better Health <BR> - Give Your Immune System a Boost <BR> - Introduction to Food Combining <BR> - Plant Based Raw Foods, Juices and Smooth... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:23:43 EST Ancient wheat strains? I've read recently (but cannot remember where! <em>198</em> ) that some people with gluten intolerance can tolerate ancient wheat strains like spelt and kamut, because the ancient grains have different forms of gluten than modern wheat, which has been cross bred with plants like goatweed, which has a different protein than original wheat. Not for those with celiac, but gluten intolerance. <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried this? I'm curious and tempted. <BR> <BR> --Beth. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 15:18:42 EST team challenge recipe I'm not sure where to post the weekly recipe to participate in the team challenge. So here it is until someone tells me where it should be. ;) <BR> <BR> Today I made the Basic Biscuits from the Wheat Belly Cookbook. <BR> <BR> 1 cup almond meal/flour <BR> 1 cup ground golden flaxseed <BR> 4 t baking powder <BR> 4 T cold butter <BR> 4 egg whites (I substituted 2 whole eggs) <BR> <BR> Mix dry ingredients. Cut in butter. The recipe suggests whipping the egg whites, but since I used whole eggs... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 20:26:55 EST Free e-book! Gluten-Free Made Easy <BR> <link><BR>-As-Essentials/dp/1481999222/ref=sr_1_<BR>1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359945837&sr=1-<BR>1&keywords=gluten+free+made+easy </link> <BR> <BR> Sometimes, the free e-books are only free for one day, and the price goes back up. Check on it soon. Not sure how long the price will last. <BR> <BR> ~ Faith Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:45:32 EST Excited to be here I am new to spark people. My name is Heather. I am a 38, divorced (almost- separated for 2 years) mom of one living in the Atlanta area. I am hoping that one day I will feel awesome and energetic on a regular basis. I have struggled with some sort of chronic fatigue/ IBS symptoms my whole life it seems. I started going off gluten at the suggestion of my osteopathic doctor about 4 years ago. I have been strict about it for about 2 years. It took a while to really notice the effect gluten had o... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:20:13 EST Hi Everyone! New to this team. Hi Everyone! I've just found this team although I've bee on Sparkpeople for a couple of weeks now. It's a lot of fun! I've been gluten free for a couple of years now. I'm not celiac, but am gluten intollerant. If I eat it, my muscles and joints ache so much that I can hardly move and can't sleep, as well as it makes me so tired that I'm not safe to drive home from work. Without it I feel great. So I just don't eat it. I'm also at Sparkpeople because I have to lose about 85 lbs and hopefully w... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:27:03 EST Snack? So, I've got minutes between patients checking in to run to the kitchen to get my snack/meal to stay satiated so I don't make poor choices like raid the office candy bowl. I eat every 2 hours small amounts of protein/carb snacks however I'm dairy free and a celiac so my options are more limited. Any suggestions on snacks that work for you? Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:10:40 EST GF for 6 months and returning to SP people, help! I was diagnosed by small bowel biopsy and didn't believe it for a long time (usually celiac sprue folks are skinny). I began to feel gravely ill with palpitations, fatigue, nausea and a host of terrible symptoms. I decided to try gluten free and most of my symptoms disappeared. At first I lost weight but now I seem to be gaining. I need to lose 100 lbs, I am 3 months shy of turning 60. I work a fast pace job as a PA in health care and never seem to be enough time to get it done. I take care... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:05:42 EST Winter Chatting 2013 Brrrrr I don't know about where you live, but we have had lots and lots of cold days. Today high was 24. All I want to do is curl up on the couch with a blanket and stay warm, but that doesn't burn any calories. I gain a lot back since I quit tracking about Thanksgiving. What I shouldn't have done was stop weighing, When the scales get to a certain point I panic and do something about it. With that said I am back on track and on Day 2. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful 201... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:53:58 EST Hi! Hello team! I am rejoining Spark after a three year break. I have been gluten free about 2 years due to Celiac. I love to cook and bake, I just do it for other people most of the time. The most frustrating thing to me is the prices that are charged for gluten free items. Happy New Year! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:41:55 EST HEY! Hi! I am 22 and recently came to the realization that i am gluten intolerant. It has been a difficult transition. However, i know it well not only help my weight loss journey, but make me feel better. <BR> <BR> -Raleigh Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:22:09 EST Unsure where to start.. Hello! <BR> <BR> I just had my thyroid panel checked (twice within 3 weeks) and because my numbers were so wacky (in particular the thyroid peroxidase antibodies) both times, the PA I saw recommended I try to decrease the gluten in my diet. Does that just mean I eliminate breads, pastas, etc? I don't really know where to start. <BR> <BR> The other difficult thing is I just joined Jenny Craig a week and a half ago, and I don't think they have very many gluten free options if any... <BR> ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 15:49:43 EST Gluten Free Corn Bread I baked corn bread using a mix from It is easily the BEST gluten free corn bread I've ever eaten. I used low fat milk, safflower oil and free range (truly free range!) eggs to add to the mix. Lovely results. 120 calories per serving, and half a gram of fat, so it can easily replace toast at breakfast, or accompany a bowl of soup. <BR> <BR> I also bought their whole grain gluten free bread mix, but haven't baked with it yet. Sun, 2 Dec 2012 13:40:54 EST Hello! Hi, <BR> I'm on my second run with SP. But this time I'm going to stick with it. I'm relatively new to being gluten free. I also tend to be completely grain free. I was tested for Celiac's but it was inconclusive as my immune system was highly suppressed when I was tested. I know that when I'm off gluten and most grains I do much better! I'm looking forward to being a part of the team! :) Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:12:01 EST Spark People Recipe Update Needed! I found a recipe titled "Self Crust Pumpkin Pie" that I would really like to make on Thursday for Thanksgiving. However it calls for 3 tbsp of white flour. What can I substitute to make this gluten free? <BR> <BR> All help appreciated! This received great reviews so I am excited to make, I just need to get rid of the flour! Also calls for dry milk.. is that considered GF? Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:49:37 EST Hello fellow gluten free people! I've been gluten free for nearly 4 years. I decided to give gluten free a try, as I have fibromyalgia. My doctor was not pleased when I told her my decision several months after the fact, but I believe in being proactive about my health. Avoiding gluten has definitely had a positive impact on lessening my fibro symptoms, improved my digestion, and possibly has had an impact on my body FINALLY accepting the idea of losing weight. <BR> <BR> It's a way of life now, although there are some th... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:39:03 EST Rheumatiod arthritis Hey there. I'm Jessica and I just got diagnosed with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and was told by my Naturopath that avoiding gluten would greatly reduce my symptoms. I am cutting out gluten tomorrow. Heres hoping!! Anyone out there have RA and reaping the benefits of gluten free living? Or know of someone who's RA symptoms have decreased? Thanks :) Sun, 4 Nov 2012 20:38:05 EST Lower tolerance to alcohol? So I went out the other night to the bar. I stuck to drinking just wine because I can't bother the bartender when it's so busy to make sure the alcohol is gluten free. Anyway, I just had a few glasses of wine and I was trashed. I've had wine before and I've never gotten that bad before. I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed becoming more sensitive to alcohol since they're become gluten free. I did stuff when I got home I didn't even remember. I've never done stuff I couldn't remembe... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:22:21 EST Strange question I've been GF for 12 weeks, 2 days and counting. There have been numerous benefits for me and I know it's a way of life. Of those benefits I noticed the strangest thing over the last week or so...I am tasting my food now. We were eating chili last weekend and my husband was surprised when I said 'I never knew chili tasted this good before'. We figure it's because I'm not eating it with a (2-3) bun, I just had the chili. <BR> I mean, I'm not complaining but is this normal? Has anyone else GF e... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:35:18 EST Gluten free 3 ingredient quinoa biscuits 3 cups well ground quinoa flour <BR> 2 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder <BR> 1 1/2 cups or 12 oz sprite <BR> <BR> <BR> Mix quinoa flour and baking powder together <BR> Add and stir in sprite <BR> Turn oven to 375 degrees <BR> 20 minutes later add a dab of smart balance or butter and a drizzle of honey or however you like your biscuits :) <BR> Put the biscuit ingredients into cupcake cup containers before placing in oven ;) <BR> Side note may be nutter to some people Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:51:14 EST Other people's non-gluten free products.... So I was just thinking that I'm spending so much time buying gluten free beauty products so they don't get into my bloodstream or mouth (hands, close to face, etc) that I completely forgot about what's on other people. Has anyone here ever had a problem kissing someone and getting their lipstick, chapstick, toothpaste, etc in their mouths and had a gluten reaction? I'm not sure what to do about this. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:12:09 EST A question for the women.... So I bought Seventh Generation maxi-pads because they were chlorine free and free of other chemicals. I just recently found out though that they are made from wheat. I think the reaction I'm having to them is most likely from this wheat. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any maxi-pads that were wheat free. Natural recommendations would be especially great. Thanks. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:39:35 EST Yummy GF, low carb bread <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep Time 15 Minutes <BR> <BR> Cook Time 40 Minutes <BR> <BR> You need only four ingredients to make this easy, delicious, gluten-free and low carb bread. It rises in the oven forming a beautiful, almost normal looking bread. The good news is that it's loaded with protein and depending how you slice it usually less than 2 carbs. <BR> <BR> Preparation Instructions <BR> <BR> Preheat the oven 325°F <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 cup Vanilla Whey Protein Po... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:14:57 EST Gluten Free Cook Books Looking for a good GF cook book. It would be great to find one also that tells u what flours are best for certain recipes. Any suggestions? Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:43:29 EST gluten free products in public? So I was reading and it was recommended that gluten sensitive persons (celiac or otherwise) might be better off to use gluten free beauty products as well because it can get into the bloodstream through the skin or into the mouth via hands. So it's easy enough to buy gluten free products when I'm home but I'm wondering what to do in public when I wash my hands. If anyone has any recommendations I would love to hear them. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:41:13 EST Fall Chatting 2012 Time to start a new season. Hope this month you will have lots of successes. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 17:36:25 EST Coconut flour recipes? Hi, All, <BR> <BR> I just ordered some coconut flour to try. Does anyone have any recipes they can recommend? Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:49:15 EST Hello, I'm new to SP Hi, I just joined SP today. <BR> <BR> I have been gluten free for half a year now. I tried going gluten free because my Aunt is gluten intolerant and she said she thought I was, too. I was constantly sick from everything and got stomach aches every time I ate, chronic headaches, joint inflamation (that I remember even having in 2nd grade), and all the other joys of symptoms. It got to the point where I missed literally over 2 months of school from being sick last school year (yes, I'm y... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 01:18:17 EST HELP! Im a mom of two very pickie girls age 3 and 16 months. my fiance is in the national guard and is gone alot. I still have baby weight from having both my girls but i want to lose it and fast. my fiance is overseas in kuwait and will be back in a few weeks and i wanna surprise him with how much ive lost but one problems... i dont know any gluten free sugar free dairy free stuff at all and all i've found looks like slop or is meatloaf and i almost hate meat i barely eat it all. do you have and t... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:03:17 EST Gluten-free ice cream cups and cones! Finally a great ice cream cup/cone that taste great! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>atural-foods-makes-gluten-free-cones-a<BR>nd-other-great-products?cid=db_articles </link> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 23:09:41 EST Easy gluten-free cinnamon buns! This a great recipe and a good "once in while" treat! You can reduce the sugar or use Splenda if you prefer. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ious-cinnamon-rolls-quick-and.html </link> <em>271</em> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:58:20 EST Symptoms AFTER going GF Hello everyone!! I'm new to GF, just started on Monday of this week so this is Day 4 for me. I have hypothyroidism and Synthroid, Diet and Exercise were not enough to help me lose the weight. I've read about the connection between Hypo and Gluten and decided to try going GF after Sunday. I don't normally eat a ton of breads and pastas anyway (maybe a few times a week) but on Sunday my family went to visit my sister's family on the beach and I ended up eating bread at every meal. And even... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:17:18 EST GF Newbie I am new the gluten free thing and definitely have a lot to learn. In January I went wheat free and didn't eat the normal "gluten" type items: barley, rye, oats, etc. This month I went to see a ND for the first time as most people have said when they went wheat free, they lost a lot of weight. I lost nothing, so I figured there is something else going on. During the first visit she gave me an intolerance test and warned me that the gluten area wouldn't probably have a true reading since I had... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:24:34 EST Hoping this works:-) I am an aerobic instructor and have been for over 6 yrs. No matter how thin I have ever been, I still have what I call "the twinkie" a part of my lower abdominal that still protrudes. When discussing the issue with one of our personal trainers, she mentioned that I may be allergic to gluten and to try a gluten free diet for a while and see if it helps. I am truly hoping this will help and I can use any suggestions or advice on this because it is all new to me, especially as a wheat lover. Fri, 25 May 2012 10:45:51 EST Domino's attempt to offer gluten-free pizza Make an informed choice! Don't order without reading. It's crazy..they call it gluten-free but not really. <link><BR>empt-to-offer-gluten-free-pizza </link> Tue, 8 May 2012 12:00:14 EST Does anyone know if sugar free Citrucel is gf It doesn't say gluten free, but then, neither does alot of gf stuff. Active intgredient is methylcellulose, inactive ingredients are aspertame, dibasic calcium phosphate, yellow dye, malic acid, maltodextrine, and orange flavors. Thu, 3 May 2012 17:27:42 EST Beer? Just asking, is there a beer that is gluten free? Thu, 3 May 2012 17:19:02 EST Exercise and Recovery I've been gf since mid to late January with only a couple of small accidental ingestions. I've been feeling better and better and better over the past few months - to the point that even my husband had something positive to say to someone about it a few weeks ago! <BR> <BR> Well, last week unbeknownst to me, I ate tacos over the course of a few days and started feeling sooooooo bad (like I used to feel) that I finally looked them up and researched the mess out of the seasonings - yep gluten... Wed, 2 May 2012 11:17:57 EST Making Tracks for Celiacs & vendor fair If you live in the Baltimore, MD area here is the info for the Celiac 5K run/walk and 10K run. There will be a vendor fair as well even if you don't do the run/walk, The vendor fair will have over 50 vendors! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>wareness-by-making-tracks-for-celiacs-<BR>this-may?cid=db_articles </link> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:40:48 EST trying gluten free Hi---I just read a fascinating article on a possible link to gluten intolerance and food cravings (yes, Sue2U, I just saw you and it was you!). I can't even begin to lose weight until I figure why I have these horrible food cravings and am willing to try cutting gluten out of my diet. My husband gave me the go ahead so now I just need some menu ideas and how to keep gluten out of the kitchen!! Spark people seems to be the place to go whether trying to lose weight or keeping up on gossip, so h... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:54:52 EST Not having available options could make it hard Here is a list of gluten-free nutrition bars to grab on the go <link> </link> <em>20</em> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:12:43 EST New to this team but not SP I just keep finding more gluten-free groups!!!!! <em>213</em> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:53:40 EST Easy, Healthy, Satisfying Breakfasts Hello all, I need more ideas for quick, healthy, filling breakfasts. <BR> <BR> This morning I had soy yogurt, organic strawberries, GF steel cut oats, sliced almonds, and chia seeds). I made the oats and sliced up the strawberries last night and put the berries, almonds, and chia in the yogurt overnight. Very tasty, and filling, but I know I'll get sick of it if I eat it every morning. <BR> <BR> I've also done this with brown rice instead of oats, or pumpkin seeds instead of almonds. <BR> ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:36:39 EST OTC home gluten testing - Canada rocks So I am anxiously and not so patiently awaiting my consult with a gastro dr. towards the end of April (3 weeks to go, couldn't get in any sooner), my skin is itching like no one's business (I am about a million percent sure I have DH) and of course it's all made worse by the fact that I am eating gluten regularly after a 2 week trial period during which I felt amazing for the first time in I can't remember how long. So I was doing some online research earlier today, looking at the GIG website... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 20:54:14 EST DH Itching insanity, someone! Hi everyone, I don't know if anyone here has been diagnosed with DH and could help me out.....I have not yet been diagnosed, however I'm pretty darn sure that's what is going on....hands feel prickly and itchy, blisters form, intense burning and itching and so on.....I do not have an appt with the dr. until the end of April and I think I might scratch my hands off to bloody stumps (sorry, couldn't help the Monty Python ref) in the meantime. On the advice of a nurse who has CD, I was advised ... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:31:07 EST Introduction Just wanted to say Hi! I am especially interested in unique recipes, u know something other than quinoa. I will have to eat this way for the rest of my life. I have Lupus and Celiacs disease. I am also interested in tasty, unique, little known finds- snacks etc. Since gluten free stuff is so expensive I am not enthusiastic about spending 6 dollars on something and then finding it taste like card board. So any help would be greatly appreciated. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:16:20 EST hello Hello everyone, I will try to make this as brief as possible but just want to introduce myself! I have recently gone gluten free in an attempt to relieve some of my fibromyalgia symptoms (I was dx'd a little over a year ago). I have not been tested for gluten sensitivity, and I'm not trying to self diagnose, I am just tired of being misdiagnosed for the past 20 years. In 1991 I was dx'd with Chron's disease, was very ill for a year and was told that I needed a colostomy bag. After seeking a 2... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:41:53 EST new to the group Well I have to admit my motivation was to be pain free in my joints. I have a friend who does half marathons, read the book " wheat belly" I saw that bought it read one third of the book. and have been wheat free for two weeks today. It is a amazing way to live. Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:40:11 EST Now I know better Was running late last night and decided to stop Wendy's. Did not check out what was considered gluten free but I assumed I knew. You know what they say about assume. I ordered a grilled chicken with extra lettuce and tomato and fries. About an hour later, I started stomach problems and I rumbled all night with terrible bloating even today. I am thinking it was the fries. Finally looked it up on the internet and they do not list fries as gluten free. Probably because of using the same f... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 11:38:44 EST Gluten Free Flour Does all purpose GF flour work in recipes that call for whole wheat flour or would it mess with the recipe? Tue, 6 Mar 2012 07:57:09 EST Confused on Sugar We normally buy organic sugar, but on a wheat/gluten free diet, can that be used in recipes? Mon, 5 Mar 2012 13:54:25 EST New to Gluten/Wheat Free My son has a gluten/wheat intolerance so I decided to give up with him as well so he wouldn't feel alone in this fight! I have to say, even though I have done a ton of research, all this is still confusing to me! I'm so thankful for this group to help me along this bumpy road! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 13:51:11 EST Spring Chatting 2012 Glad you found the spring chatting. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> Donna Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:54:30 EST Fiber? I'm semi-new to a gluten free lifestyle (diagnosed last May), & I'm having a little trouble getting enough fiber without eating normal bread & cereal. I have been eating vegetables, but I'm still pretty low. Anyone have any suggestions for (natural) sources of gluten-free fiber that can help me get my intake up? <BR> <BR> Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks! Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:37:41 EST Hello! Hi everyone, I need to lose weigh and feel/be healthy asap! On a gluten/wheat free diet, allergic to nuts, cherries, apples, some berries and milk. Cannot digest soy products, tried every other milk out there cannot digest any, so calcium is not in diet much. Only eating rice products, fruits, vegetables, shrimp, fish, chicken and maybe once a week lamb. Don't eat beef or pork. Help needed to not be bored with this type of eating habit and I need motivation for exercising I think I have used ... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:36:37 EST im excited about this!!!!!!!!!! hi everyone im new this but i have being doing weight loss on my on for 2years i went from a size 22 now a size 12/14 went from 236 ponds to my now weight 164. Now this was not an easy task for me i struggle but i made it now i need to tone it. oh yeah everybody needs i booster but know i did not have any type surgey scared to death of that i was motivated by real people co-workers who helped and stood by me the whole time. i think this is a good site so im getting ready to get started with t... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:12:47 EST Casein and Cancer link? Is anyone here familiar with The China Study? <BR> <BR> I am looking for people familiar with it to discuss the findings. Or anyone who is interested in the area <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749727 </link> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:46:25 EST Gluten free lunches I have a two year old that I believe is gluten sensitive. I was wondering if there were any lunch ideas out there that don't involve a sandwich or pasta scenario. I am drawing a total blank and we haven't made it to the store to purchase anything gluten free. There has to be something out there that doesn't involve bread, wraps or pasta. Ideas anyone? Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:37:02 EST Second go around with Gluten Free When my son was 2 he was diagnosed with a wheat allergy. A few years later the allergist told us to go ahead and try wheat to see if he had out grown it. A year and a half later and a new allergist we are now gluten free and he is doing so much better. He asked us to go gluten free with him and it has made a huge difference in how good I feel as well. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:18:01 EST New to SP Hello, My name is Carol I am new to SP. I am looking forward to getting to my goal. I have recently had a baby boy! He is four months now. I am ready to get back in shape and start feeling healthy again. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:33:46 EST Help! I'm so confused. So my mom made a dinner tonight with frozen vegetables and I noticed later I was extremely bloated and had slight stomach pain. I looked at a website to see what Green Giant vegetables were listed as gluten free and there was only a small handful. The problem though, is that when I went to the Green Giant website and looked at the ingredients of the products that weren't listed as gluten free, none had anything that looked like oats, barley, wheat, or gluten. I'm horribly confused then. How c... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:05:55 EST Chicken nuggets I just made my first gluten free chicken nuggets! Cheap and easy. <BR> Rise krispies grind <BR> egg <BR> boneless thighs. <BR> fat free spray <BR> <BR> Spray cookie sheet.Cut up thighs into small pieces. whisk eggs together,I used two. rice cereal in blender on grind for two min. Dip meat into egg and then into rice and place on cookie sheet ,when done bake at 400 for twenty min ,turning over once. <BR> Yummy goodness Sat, 11 Feb 2012 15:17:23 EST Hello. :) Hi. I'm new to this team. I'm all vegetarian, almost vegan and now wheat free. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 12:16:23 EST Hello I am new and considering the Gluten Free lifestyle. I have over 100 pounds to lose and although I am not carb free I have stopped consuming bread and other wheat products recently. <BR> <BR> This is all new to me and I have been thinking about Gluten free options so I joined this team to get a feel for what people do and share stories, recipes and so on. <BR> <BR> Feel free to add me as a friend as I am looking to motivate and be motivated, nice to meet you all! xoxo <BR> <BR> <em>252</... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:12:46 EST Gluten free and Dairy free - overdoing what's left Hi, I am both gluten free and dairy free now. There's a lot I can't have anymore, but with planning it's doable. The problem is, when I find a food I can eat and like, I eat way too much of it, even if it's a food I know is unhealthy for me in large portions, such as sorbet and GF/DF home baked chocolate chip cookies. Any tips for how to handle this and not feel totally deprived? Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:26:13 EST lost Over weight 40lbs n giving up. Is there hope. Ill b 20 yrs married this yr n have to loose by the summer. Any good diets? Had trainer for 1yr pd alot n was a waste. Pay a gym every month n never go. Leave Hm at 6 n return at 7 from wk. Any suggestions. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 08:39:11 EST Hi! New to everything Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to a lot of things right now! I just started exercising again (used to be very active in high school & college) and started watching what I eat. I'm 24 and have adrenal fatigue so I have be careful and watch the intensity of my workouts. I joined this team because my husband has a gluten allergy. We haven't gone through all the testing yet, but after cutting it out for a few weeks he feel sgreat and has lost several inches as the inflammation has gone down, but still... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 01:17:13 EST Weight GAIN from Gluten??? I am really needing some support today. I have been GF for about 6 months, except for a Doctor ordered 4 weekd for the celiac testing (negative) andf a couple CC issues. I know most people who are gluten intolerant are skinny or even underweight, but I am the opposite. I have been gaining weight unexplicably for years, and recently, changing my diet and exercising, and had been unable to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Today I am at the end of my rope. I have been very careful to eat GF foods. I dont... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:13:30 EST I'm EightIsntEnough I just posted a blog about going gluten-free as it's suspected that I have either celiac's or a gluten intolerance. Since my insurance is so cruddy and the treatment is pretty much the same, I'm doing the elimination diet instead of the celiac's testing. Later, if I get better insurance and the GF way of life works for me, then I'll get the official testing to see which it is. <BR> <BR> I actually started eating GF when I got home on Wednesday and yesterday was G-free. I didn't realize ho... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:01:33 EST Hello, My name is Singergirl I am on here to loose weigh. I will need motivation. Also support. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:22:45 EST Buffalo Meatballs - A Smouchless Original 1 lb ground buffalo (Get from whole foods)-- excellent lean protein <BR> 1 egg <BR> 2 chopped portabello mushrooms <BR> 1 small chopped red onion <BR> 1 teaspoon minced garlic <BR> 1/2 cup brown rice flour (you might need another tablespoon more to ensure this binds appropriately) <BR> 1 teaspoon himalyan sea salt <BR> 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper <BR> 1 teaspoon oregano <BR> 1 teaspoon parsley <BR> 1 teaspoon paprika <BR> Optional - 1/3 cup of your favorite cheese grated (dairy or non da... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:52:01 EST Mashed potato and Corn Casserole 2 lbs potatoes cubed and peeled <BR> 1/4 c almond or soy milk unsweet <BR> 15 oz corn <BR> 2 tb parsley <BR> 1tsp salt <BR> 1/8 pepper <BR> 1/2 tb evoo <BR> 1/2 c chopped onions <BR> 1/4 c chopped green onions green part only <BR> topping: <BR> 1/4 c corn flour or corn meal <BR> 2 tsp evoo <BR> 1/2 tsp garlic pwdr <BR> <BR> Boil potatoes 20 minutes, drain. Pour in milk and mash until smooth. Put corn in a food processor and process for 10 seconds to break up. Mix potatoes, corn and parsley s... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:45:19 EST My name is Shelley My name is Shelley. I design and make miniature teddy bears, jewelry and knitted bags. I also teach what I do. I love my job, but in that last few years multiple serious health issues have made it nearly impossible to do my job without excruciating pain. I suffer from chronic nerve pain very like fibromyalgia. All of my health problems are exacerbated by my weight problems. Due to my pain, most days I have limited mobility. Regular exercise is impossible for me. Some days a walk from... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:05:23 EST Hello, I have to cook with food allergies I have a gluten allergy, my children are allergic to dairy and soy. We avoid sugar due to candida overgrowth and I have PCOS which makes weight loss difficult. I've been focusing on getting healthy the past few years and now I'm ready to tackle the weight. Anyone else cook with food allergies and is struggling with PCOS? Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:33:59 EST Transitioning In to GF diet -- Digestive Enzymes? Hi. Joined this SparkTeam several days ago, and introcuded myself here. <link><BR>eam_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1<BR>2470x7233329 </link> <BR> <BR> I described myself as a fence sitter. By focusing on cutting refined carbs during the past year, I have already, by default, decreased my consumption of gluten. I don't have celiac disease, and I don't exhibit symptoms of gluten intolerance. it is difficult to motivate myself to commit, 100%, to su... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:18:09 EST My First real day dieting! Hi, my name is Robin, I am glad I found this website and now have the means and emotional support I will need to make my goals really come true. Hope you all are having a great Sunday, God Bless you all and may the food Angels come down and help guide you on your journey! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:02:51 EST Celiac disease and overweight I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 09. I am overweight, had not real symptoms until I became severely anemic I have gain 20 pounds since becoming gluten free. I need to start healthy eating and stop feeling like if I able to eat it I should. So this is my first day on starting a new healthy eating diet. Thinking positive. <em>24</em> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:36:42 EST Hello Hello, I am here to get healthy and in shape. I found I was Celiac when my daughter was diagnosed almost 7 years ago. I love to bake gluten free and have learned some really good recipes for sauces. I am always looking to share information and recipes. Hope to hear from yal soon! Sat, 7 Jan 2012 20:02:27 EST New to the team and back to SP Hello team, <BR> I am returning to SP after quite a while away. When I was on before, I had no idea I was Gluten Intolerant. My Celiac tests were negative, but I have some serious discomfort and pain when I eat gluten. I was sooooo happy to find something that explained all my random symptoms besides hypochondria! I have had joint pain since my teens, IBS since my 20s, fatigue, insomnia, and recently extremely itchy skin with and without dermatitis. Of course without a diagnosis, my doctor (... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:05:01 EST A time for Change Hello Everyone, <BR> Here it is, another January and again I find myself looking back over the past year whishing I had kept up last year's resolution to make my health and fitness a priority. I have read books, joined meetings, joined gyms, talked to a life coach, added apps, read blogs and even followed a crazy clense suggested by my naturopath and yet I still can't seem to maintain (or more recently...get down to) my goal weight. <BR> I just read what I wrote and I noticed the very negati... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 08:12:25 EST first day GF - enjoying my Quinoa chicken soup! Good morning! This is my first day going GF, my daughter and I both have to do the GF lifestyle now and see if it helps our laundry list of medical problems. We are truly hoping that this does make a difference. We did some shopping yesterday and was encouraged by the many products that are available in the stores, and of course, as I do my reading, there really is alot that we can eat. It just will take some getting used to going without the traditional bread and crackers. <BR> <BR> Made m... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:23:10 EST have you read the book Wheat Belly? Very interesting book on wheat and gluten......any thoughts? <em>213</em> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 19:23:06 EST Hello All! I'm new to Sparkpeople, and thought I'd join in. I was diagnosed Celiac about two years ago. I also have Rhuematoid Arthritis, and Hashimotos Thyroiditis. All together, I'm on a good bit a prednisone off and on, which tends to derail my weight loss goals, lol. <BR> <BR> So, I thought I'd get a little help! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Alissa Tue, 3 Jan 2012 16:15:26 EST Managing a Wheat Sensitivity with IBS/GERD as well Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I strongly suspect and am investigating a wheat sensitivity or allergy right now. In the meantime, given how many symptoms I have for which we've ruled out other explanations, I'm thinking I should try to go wheat-free/as close to it as possible for now. <BR> <BR> The thing is, I also struggle with IBS and GERD, and a lot of foods trigger me off and make me ill, even on my medications. I recently drew up a blog here on SP with my safe foods and "sorta-safe" foods, ... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 13:54:13 EST hi iam tammy hi, all my life ive never been over weight, but since i stop smoking ive gained more than my share,eating in large amounts,even things i would of never of touched before,now iam paying the price up 5 pants sizes, i refuse to go any higher, iam going to drop this weight get back in my size 6 jean and i wont stop til,the day i slide them on, i was 115 pounds when i started trying to lose i was 156 at doctors office i was so ashamed, i had been going to the same doctor for 30 yrs, iam now... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:27:29 EST Chatting for 2012 -Winter Let's start a new chat forum. The other one is really long. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you here. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:07:18 EST Hi looking for help anyone have autoimmune issues? Looking for help with Celiac Hoshimotos thyroid and SLE <BR> I want to find a healthy was to live with out a ton of MEDS. <BR> I have kids so things my kids would eat would be great ! <BR> Any help would be appreciated . <BR> Thank you ! Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:31:33 EST Delayed reaction? I am wondering if this is normal for anyone else? I have been GF for about a year. Undiagnosed condition. I quit because of severe stomach flu like symptoms. I am glad to say i have had no more of that since going GF. I allowed myself to have a cookie on Tuesday and by Thursday I am bloated and sluggish bowels. Oh am more aches and pains in joint's. So today some better so far! <BR> Could it be the one lousy cookie? It wasn't even very good. <BR> What do you guy's think? Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:38:46 EST Suzie Gale Hi all! Merry Christmas. I was a member several years ago. I gave up the diet scene. Now I have been given an ultimatum. My hips were hurting, my right foot, and I thought I had arthritis. I went to the doctor and found out that its my weight causing all the discomfort. He gave me a perscription for Motrin to relieve the pain in my hips and foot. It has only been 2 days and I can tell a difference already. My granddaughter went with me to the appt. and now she is my calorie counter. She reads... Sat, 24 Dec 2011 14:08:42 EST Hello I have been battling weight for 20 years. I have gained 50-60 pounds after the birth of each of my three children. I have battled phantom illnesses for most of my life. I was finally diagnosed with Celiac this fall after my 20 year daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and Celiac. I feel 300% better since going gluten free but I cannot lose any weight. A friend of mine suggested I check out Spark People. I look forward to learning with you. Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:03:45 EST hi Im new to this idea, but my symptoms certainly demand a big change so may I learn from you for a while.. Sat, 10 Dec 2011 02:39:32 EST What's the 1st thing you noticed when you went GF? Everybody's different, so what's the first thing you noticed when you went gluten-free? Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:55:01 EST Hi From A Banana Lovin Friend My name is Running Munky (Franek). <BR> <BR> I never knew it but i have had a wheat addiction for as long as i can remember. I know i always loved bread, cereal, biscuits or crisps but never thought i had an addiction to them or i should say the wheat that was in them. <BR> <BR> I always had myself down as a bit of a binge eater who would eat because he was bored, angry, tired or lonely (delete where applicable). I have never been able to control this binging even though i thought i knew t... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 15:10:32 EST ABC's of Gluten free food A - apples Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:04:44 EST I love .............. the smell of carnations. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:54:33 EST I do not like ........ ........ when people spit on the streets. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:53:24 EST How you are feeling in one word. Tired Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:49:58 EST Come on, do your bragging here ! I managed 121 minutes on the treadmill yesterday. <em>315</em> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:38:07 EST Hands up, have you read a team member's blog today <em>224</em> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:35:55 EST Salt I am trying to avoid salt because I had high blood pressure at a doctor's appt in July. Most of the things that are low in sodium have added flour...not sure why. <BR> Does anyone else have to avoid both wheat and salt? I am also avoiding dairy and white sugar. Any good recipes would be appreciated...I am really in the mood for BBQ, but all the bottles have so much salt and wheat.... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:19:52 EST Banana Bread Do any of you have a good banana bread recipe using the Authenic classic blend flour? I have a bunch of flour that I need to start using. I have lots of desserts but no quick breads. I have a favorite recipe that I like for my banana bread but found it doesn't work with that flour. Maybe the problem is how much xanthan gum to use. Too much or too little causes problems. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Donna Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:21:41 EST No Gluten, no wheat, no yeast, no refined sugar I am Francie and live in Arkansas. <BR> My Dr put me on this a little over a month ago. It has been so hard getting used to. I have lost 7.8 pounds but need help with knowing what I can cook with and recipes. Thanks in advance. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:45:36 EST New to team and new to gluten free I just found out that my body does not process wheat and rye properly, so here I am. I have tried for over a decade to lose the weight I need to, not to look thin and glamorous, but just to be healthy. I am anxious to get to know my teammates and pick up some helpful hints. After the family talked it over, they have agreed to go gluten free also. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:49:17 EST Gluten Intolerant not Celiac I am looking for others that are only gluten intolerant. I have never had the stomach issues that celiac's have. My intolerance manifested itself in severe joint pain which for the past 10 years was diagnoised as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Last year I was tested for Celiac and it came back with 2 markers for gluten intolerance only. I went gluten free Nov. 2010 and the joint pain has all but gone away. Only exception is when I get gluten I do not know about, mainly eating out. <... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:49:45 EST Coffee question I have a wheat allergy anI have read to avoid instant coffee but seems when I start to try brewing coffee again, I start to itch. Coincidence? I use Walmart's Great Value Classic Roast. Fri, 3 Jun 2011 17:15:55 EST Getting Enough Protein... Hello and Happy May to all of you~! <BR> <BR> I'm semi-new to the board and I've been on SP for about a month now. I've been trying to be Gluten free for almost a year now. So far I manage to avoid it in my day to day life, but going out and a good amount of peer pressure has made it nigh-impossible to avoid 100%. I have never been tested for anything--I just base it on how I feel after I've eaten gluten. <BR> <BR> What does it feel like? <BR> Almost instantly I have a headache (especially... Tue, 24 May 2011 12:42:22 EST Lunch Idea's I am getting SO bored with what I eat everyday. Gluten free bread is ok but super small for the amount of calories that it holds. I am a visiting nurse, so I eat while I drive. I love salads but many days I am too busy to stop and pee much less stop and enjoy me lunch, My usual day includes the following: <BR> <BR> 12 Baby Carrots, Almonds or Cashews, 1-2 pices of fruit, granola bar <BR> <BR> Today: Muenster Cheese (I have a hard time with Dairy), Glutino crackers, 12 baby carrots, cleme... Fri, 13 May 2011 20:07:17 EST Bought a New Cookbook I am so excited! I ordered a new cookbook from and it came in yesterday. It is called "1,000 Gluten Free Recipes" by Carol Fenster can't wait ti try some of the recipes. It has so many ideas. <em>149</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 10:25:54 EST New to group with a question opinions please Hello! My name is Jenn and I am new to the team. I have had to self diagnose my gluten/wheat allergy on my own. Last April, while being treated for Lyme disease, I had to go on a special diet the basically took out breads, dairy etc. Backing up the bus, I have had issues with my gastrointestinal track for many many years. Going forward again, for the first time that I can remember my GI tract felt great. No abdominal pain, no bloating, no gas, no diarrhea/constipation. Once I completed t... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:51:18 EST Recalled GF Food Trader Joe's just issued a recall on some of their pizza - <link><BR>joe%E2%80%99s-voluntarily-recalling-pi<BR>zza-undeclared-wheat </link> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:41:14 EST On The Border Gluten-Free Chips Publix sells On the Border's Tortilla "Rounds" and they are gluten free!! Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:50:47 EST Gluten Free Bread Hi, <BR> <BR> I am trying to find a organic, gluten-free bread I like without so many calories. I like the Sandwich Thins, but can't eat them. They are low in cals though. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Cindy Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:48:32 EST Wow! Hello! <BR> <BR> Well, I must admit eating Gluten-Free is actually easier than I thought it would be. I feel so much better already. I am SO excited. <BR> <BR> Thank you for all your great tips and support. <BR> <BR> Cindy Fri, 11 Mar 2011 07:54:55 EST Thank you! I recently realized I am allergic to gluten and just recently began SparkPeople. I am so thankful for this team. I am learning SO much. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> Cindy Fri, 4 Mar 2011 08:09:15 EST Probiotics Hi all, who takes probiotics? I am g-free, dairy/casein free, corn, lentil, egg free. I want to improve my intestinal health. I work in a group home and germs are every where no matter how hard we try to keep healthy there are challenges. Right now I am using So Delicious' Coconut Kefir and coconut yogurt. But would love to find a good source of probiotics or acidopohlus (spelling?) that fits my dietary avoidances. Anyone have suggestions? Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:12:41 EST Gluten-Free Pizza Z Pizza in Alpharetta Georgia has gluten free pizza. Their pizza is made with all organic ingredients. You can choose regular crust, wheat or gluten free crust. I had the gluten free crust with low-fat cheese and veggies. It was great. So nice to be able to eat pizza again. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:39:42 EST Easing into a GF menu Today was my second day on a GF diet. So far, I'm finding it fairly easy to do since I eat a lot of rice and potatoes as it is. The most difficult thing to give up is cookies and pastries since I'm also on a milk-free diet and am already giving up ice cream, yogurt, whipped cream, etc. Don't ask me to give up all sugar - I don't know if I could do that unless you dropped me onto a deserted island. So I tried out a GF cookie mix today; I ate three, and I swear I'm putting the rest in the freez... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:55:25 EST Need help with nutrition Hello I need help with nutrition and meal planning which will enable me to lose weight. I am in the Army and deployed so my food choices are pretty limited with eating in a cafeteria. Most of the food is prepared in bulk. The healthy bar consists of rice, boiled chicken and a vegetable. They do have a salad bar. I get bored eating the same things day in and day out. Breakfast is usually fruit and yogurt because all of the food is pre packaged frozen and reheated so there is no way of kn... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 03:11:32 EST farro and other ancient grains Are there any team members out there who do not need to be totally gluten free? I can eat spelt, and am wondering about farro. In my reading, some say it is another name for spelt, and some say it is emmer. I know it is the grain from which our modern wheat descends. <BR> I am curious, because in Germany and other countries, many with gluten sensitivities eat other grains. Have some of us just become intolerant to wheat because of what has been done to it? <BR> I eat mostly gluten f... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:44:19 EST Best GF Breads Hi. I am trying to find a good gluten free bread brand. What are your favorite store bought favorites? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 16:02:04 EST This is me Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle and I just recently went on a gluten free diet. I've been with spark for a while, but I just recently got back on the bandwagon. A few years ago I lost about 60 pounds, and I have since gained 40 of it back. My goal is to eat healthy again and move more. <BR> <BR> I recently went gluten free after talking with my great aunt and a friend of mine with Crohn's who both went gluten free. They both told me that they have never felt better. My great aunt is i... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:24:29 EST Gluten Free Bran Muffin Has anyone found a good recipe for a gluten free bran muffin that actually has rice bran of flax seed, etc in it? <BR> <BR> If so please share!! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:07:34 EST Just Beginning My name is Kaela and I am 42 years old. I have 4 kids... 2 biological and 2 step... ALL boys. I live in Washington State. I'm pretty active in the summer but tend to hibernate in the winter. Working on changing that habit soon. Like tomorrow perhaps. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> My doctor just told me today to eliminate gluten from my diet. A co-worker has been telling me that for about a year but now I guess I'm ready. Anyway, so begins the adventure of finding a new way to eat! <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:31:41 EST How did you know you were allergic? Hi! I am new to the team and am trying to glean information. I have digestive issues and after some back pain, and lots of gas (both ends) immediately after eating and lingering through the day, I went to the doctor. I am a pretty healthy person and rarely go to the doctor. <BR> <BR> After an endoscopy and colonoscopy, I am happy to report that everything came out pretty much okay. I had some minor irritation at the base of my esophagus so the doctor said mild acid reflux and prescribed ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:27:21 EST new to team. HI, New to the team. I found I needed to be gluten free back in summer of 2010. Still have a lot to learn, especially to control weight and be gf. My husband James is very suportive of this need. Robin Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:30:10 EST Water I have been gluten free now for almost a year. I am now trying to get rid of my next bad habit: Sugar. The acupuncturist thinks I should avoid all white refined sugar and only get sugar through fruit. He'd like me to also limit the amount of fruit I eat. I have been struggling with this. I really crave chocolate, I was going to try doing a one day water fast and get rid of the addiction to chocolate. I did this many years ago. One day and then I never really craved it again. I did wi... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:41:07 EST gluten free may be the problem I'm beginning to think that in replacing wheat with rice, I've added too many carbs to my food plan. I'll have to watch what I eat and see what happens with my weight. sure hope I'm wrong. golly do I hope I'm wrong. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 19:21:03 EST new year and more healing I went to the salt water pool with my grand kids and my poor arms are in better shape than they've been in a long while. yay!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 23:00:14 EST gluten free holidays i've been very careful - and have had a totally GF christmas. I did make my own bread maker mix for GF bread. and I also made mixes for pancakes and waffles etc. much cheapter and very tasty. <BR> <BR> I am so relieved that my body is healing - my arms have been scored with fever blisters from gluten in Oil of Olay body wash. but I'm almost healed. and the scars should fade by summer. YAY <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:01:50 EST Hello Everyone I look forward to shedding pounds and becoming healthier with the help of this site. I am a musician/music teacher so my main interest is music, my second one is sports, especially basketball (Go Celtics!). I joined Sparkpeople to meet new people with similar goals to mine. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 19:53:58 EST kinninnick dinner bun mix My daughter made GF dinner buns from this mix. very easy...very easy. and quick - 20 minutes baking time. They were delicious. even those who aren't GF loved them Sun, 26 Dec 2010 11:43:40 EST Benefiber question I've been taking Benefiber to help with some "digestive issues" (caused by medications and low thyroid), but now I'm wondering if I should not be using it. It is made from wheat dextrin, but the label claims it is gluten free (less than 20 ppm gluten). <BR> <BR> I have not been diagnosed with celiac, I've just found that when I eliminate wheat products from my diet the joint/bone pains I'd been having in my legs at night go away. If I go back on wheat it takes a few days (seems to be dose d... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 08:54:08 EST Wheat allergy and living in the real world Glad to have found this group--very depressed over having yet another special need to limit my choices. Working on stabilizing my blood sugars; most gluten-free products are disastrously high-glycemic so commercial options limited. Already use a lot of oat; learning how to use chickpea and other legume flours. <BR> Encouragement and food ideas VERY welcome. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:50:43 EST Mesa Sunrise cereal I don't know if it is nationwide, but our Costco is carrying a oz31 box of Mesa Sunrise cereal for $679, I think. It's so expensive in the little boxes that I've not bought it. But, I really like cereal some mornings. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:23:58 EST Blog spot I found This site is a Gluten Free blog, and she does lots of recipes from scratch and they are clean. <BR> <BR> You can subscribe for free and get monthly updates. I was getting them for months but they were coming to my Spam and I was deleting them having forgotten what it was. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Since I have started reading and really enjoy it and there are great recipes. Scroll down to see the October Challenge. I hope y'all enjoy it as much as I am. <BR> <BR> It is Ginger Lemon Girl: ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 15:08:19 EST gluten in Mexican food I'm really trying to be vigilant about those little sources of gluten, but I've had a few surprises lately. <BR> Some red or green chili sauces have wheat in them, and others do not. I don't know if any of these are national, but check labels. The Cervantes sauces contain wheat flour but the 505 brand has rice flour. <BR> At Costco, they were handing out samples of tamales. Now, there's a GF food, right? Wrong! Same with enchiladas sometimes. <BR> Also, though not Mexican, ch... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 10:41:51 EST fast food GF? So, spark has been featuring lots of suggestions for healthier fast food. Most of them are totally not okay for us. So, what does one do when out and in a hurry? <BR> Is there anything out there on a fast food menu for breakfast? Also, I always get salads, but know that some chicken is pumped full of wheat. Can't do corn. I know that BK's burgers are GF, but kind of messy when not on a bun, which I won't do, natch! <BR> Now, I almost never am in such a position, but was last week. I... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:56:41 EST Not taking this seriously.... Hey, <BR> I've been lurking for awhile but have not added any comments. I have not really been diagnosed with Celiac but my chiro noticed the breakouts on my elbows and knees and suggested I try going GF. It make a significant difference (when I follow it) but I'm not taking this seriously. I feel better when I am GF and dairy free but...I don't cook. Like almost not at all. So it's lots of restaurant foods, frozen lunches...I get exhausted even thinking about where to I don't... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 21:05:40 EST Just checking in I'm just checking in I know i haven't been here in awhile just been really busy like all here kids are starting school soon so it's been shopping for the supplies. 1 thing I'm greatful for is when I'm shopping for food I have noticed that there is much more gluten free products to choose from,but I still make my own gluten free reciepes Tue, 24 Aug 2010 10:43:12 EST IHOP surprise My daughter is new to GF and lives in a small town. She went to IHOP with her family, and praise God for an informed waitress! My DD told her she was GF and so would not have toast with her omlette and wanted to know if there was wheat in the potatoes. The waitress told her the potatoes were safe, but the eggs, excdpt for fried, were out. Seems they whip up the omlettes and scrambled eggs with pancake batter to make them fluffier. So, there goes the spinach and mushroom creation! <BR> D... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 22:21:09 EST Pure Organic cherry cashew bars!! I was at an airport and they had a whole rack of GF bars! Wow what a treat to find those. I purchased a few different ones to try and Pure Organic cherry cashew is YUMMMY-just wanted to pass it on Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:16:10 EST Hiya! Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm usually on the Getting Fit before Baby team, but recently I've learned that I have a mild wheat allergy. It has been a difficult journey and last night I ate pizza, but I'm trying to figure it out. Bread is one thing I miss the most - the wheat-free breads offered are very expensive and don't look appealing at all! I eat a lot of Lean Cuisine's for lunches at work, so I have to read all of the labels now. I did find some gluten free cookies that are amazing and pasta th... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 14:14:52 EST anyone use a hair color that is GF ? I may have to go gray as my scalp has become sensitive to hair color products. Trying to find an alternative. Anyone use something that I might be able to check out? Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:33:39 EST Hello there! I am gluten-intolerant, and have been on a gluten-free diet for many years. Although it is inconvenient sometimes, by and large it has been great - not getting sick is such a relief! <em>213</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 10:03:28 EST Found a new bread I was just at the Vitamin Cottage. I wanted to get their Kinnikinnick English muffins. i can get three slices from one, and like them. They had several breads, and one was a flax and sunflower GF bread by the same company. It cost $4.49 and is 21 ounces vs. the 12 in Udi's. I decided to take a chance, and I really like it! I did toast it a bit, as it was frozen, but only enough to thaw it. <BR> Also, I've made the Gluten Free Pantry white bread mix. I used milk and whole eggs, per one of... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:55:13 EST Hi fellow journyers! I'm new to the message boards and ready to step it up and become more consistent. I'm hoping more involvement and more accountability will be the key :D <em>220</em> <BR> Pam Tue, 27 Jul 2010 15:32:34 EST Frightened to eat. Hi everyone. I'm 22 years old. Just went gluten-free (strict gluten-free) about a week ago. I have had ups and downs. Some parts of the day I have what feels like detox/withdrawal symptoms: get really hot, sweat, extreme brain fogs where I space out in the middle of a conversation, and worsening of my original intestinal and anxiety symptoms. Other parts of the day I feel great with energy (positive not negative energy like anxiety) I haven't had since I was a kid. But that's not the issue I ... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 09:31:31 EST Hi everyone. New to the forum and new to being gluten-free. I've suffered from a long list of health problems my whole life (I'm only 22 years old). Depression, chronic anxiety (has prevented me from living a normal life), stomach ailments (IBS, perforated ulcers), hypoglycemia, anemia, migraines, easily snapped tendons/ligaments (doctors never believed me that I was sitting down when a ligament snapped in my ankle), unusual joint pain and swelling (knee swelling that has prevented me from walking when it... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 10:19:23 EST Help Please!!! Hello everyone - I need some advice/insight from all of you fabulous people. I know that sometimes allergies can be difficult to diagnose, so I wanted to seek out your opinions on "if" these symptoms could possibly be a gluten/wheat allergy. I'm going to address this with my doctor as well - but its always better to have some general idea of what it might be before walking in the door - and to possibly alleviate some symptoms in the meantime <BR> <BR> I have been eating mainly Primal/Paleo f... Thu, 13 May 2010 15:30:17 EST jiffy4me is new here HI, I was told that I should stay away from wheat products. A little hard to do. I'm making an effort. I think it has a lot to do with my weight loss? MMMmm? Wed, 5 May 2010 15:24:27 EST New to GF and to Celiac... My son who is 10 was just recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. He is strict Gluten Free and Wheat free. <BR> <BR> Now that we know that his Gastro Doc wants me and my other 2 kids to get a blood panel. I do not know why but I know that wheat products have hurt my stomach for years but never thought to get it checked out. <BR> <BR> I have alot of symptoms that my youngest has...the gas, bloating, either constipation/diarrhea, fatigue, restlessness... <BR> <BR> OK the thing is that I am... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 03:32:09 EST Orgran and Montina Has anyone used the Orgran gluten replacer? Just wondering about that and Montina flours. I was on Amazon yesterday and saw these. <BR> Thanks to all. Kathy Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:08:50 EST New Spark Preferences Many people complained that they get to much mail from SparkPeople so they have removed everyone from the weekly digest and if you still want it you need to opt back in. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2973086 </link> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:38:32 EST medicines with gluten My GF friend told me that acetaminophen (Tylenol name brand) has gluten. Does anyone if all of this drug is compounded with gluten. If I have surgery, the pain meds afterwords are usually something plus the generic of Tylenol. Any answers? <BR> Also, my thyrod med, which I'd been on for years-Levothroid, apparently isn't well digested by those with wheat/gluten problems. So, I wondered what other surprises are out there. In tablet form, do things like antidiarheal meds, Benedril, etc. ge... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 15:43:27 EST Glutazym e-breaks down gluten I have a gluten-intolerance and my Dr. suggested that if I feel like cheating on my gluten-free diet that I try Glutazyme. I just placed my 1st order. It's $20/60 pills with an $11 shipping charge. The shipping charge is the same no matter how many bottles you order. <BR> <BR> Here is the information to order. <BR> Cheryl Gray, RD <BR> 303-875-8658 <BR> <BR> <BR> Tell her Wendy Edwards sent you. I'll report back after I've tried it. Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:20:05 EST Wow I found what I was looking--this team!!!! Hello everyone: <BR> <BR> Someone left a comment on my blog and when I went to say "thank you" I saw this Team on her SparkPage. Goes to show you, all comments are important. <BR> <BR> Well, here I am looking forward to learning about a gluten-free diet so my fibormyalgia pain will be more tolerable. <BR> <BR> I live in New York State near Lake Erie and am buried in snow right now. I am glad to be home from work because I am fighting a fibro pain episode. <BR> <BR> Hope to get to kn... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:10:12 EST New to GF Hello, my name is Angie..36 years old. I have a compromised immune system, and Fibromyalgia. I have decided to take my health in my own hands and try 100% at being Gluten Free. There has to be pain free living out in the world and everything that I battle links right to GLUTEN, so bye bye Gluten Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:58:59 EST Hi, new to gulten free Hi everyone, <BR> I am new to being gluten free. I have been about 2 weeks. I had not been feeling great for some time and my doc diagnosed me as IBS. My mom had said she read a few articles on gluten intolerance so I decided to try it and I have felt much better. I can't believe what a difference it has made. Last week I ate something that I thought was gluten free and could not figure out why my stomach felt so awful like before. When I went over what I had eaten I realized what I had don... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:48:37 EST Potato Chips <em>213</em> All, <BR> <BR> I am wondering if you all eat regular brand name potato chips. I have been using them as a substitute for bread crumbs in recipes such as meat loaf. <BR> <BR> I got to thinking if they were truly gluten free??? <BR> <BR> Nancy Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:30:24 EST Bread - What brand is the best? I was looking through the past posts and didn't find this any where. I found alot of recipes for bread but I really don't have time for baking. <BR> Has anybody tried any of the breads at the store? They are expensive and I hate to buy something I won't use. I have used a couple of differant brands one was frozen so has to be toasted to use and the other was ok at first and then just didn't taste right after a few bites. Both had the same texture which I wasn't totally impressed with. <BR... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:26:20 EST I'm Melody I don't have traditional Celiac disease in that I can eat gluten, but I cannot have wheat. That means that a lot of the foods I see in my "food plan" need to be altered. I need help to be sure I'm doing this right. <BR> <BR> I did write a book many years ago on using alternative flours. Problem is now I'm having trouble finding them. Where do you locate alternates to wheat? Mon, 18 Jan 2010 23:37:18 EST Hello Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to SP but not new to the gf lifestyle. I have been gf for 4 years now. I still want the foods that make me sick because I was much older when diagnosed. <BR> <BR> My son was diagnosed with celiac when he was two and I had never heard of it at that point. He is now 22. <BR> <BR> We discovered I needed to be gf from a book about hypothyroidism since I also have that. <BR> <BR> I am glad to be a part of this group because you understand the complexities of this lif... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 15:57:13 EST Hi all I am new to spark. I was diagnosed with celiac five years ago and have been gluten free ever since. My question is about the spark meal plans - how do you modify them to a gluten free diet? Does anyone have a way to do this, or do you just ignore the meal plan and substitute gluten free food? Wed, 6 Jan 2010 01:14:03 EST Protein Powder? Does anyone use a good GF protein powder? I've never used it before but I'm coming up short on protein most you just use it for smoothies or can you put it in other dishes too? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Becky Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:01:27 EST Blood pressure elevation after going gluten free I have high blood pressure which I have had under control for a few years with diet and exercise. Since I have gone gluten free I have noticed a spike in my BP much higher then usual. I know that I have been under stress lately at work and am thinking about a job change but I am not sure that this is totally related to stress or if it is the change in diet since I am no longer eating the high fiber breads that I use to eat. I do not have any of the stomach issues with the gluten just bad bone... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:44:35 EST New To GF! Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Becky and I'm new to SP and GF eating! I've tried gluten-free before and felt better, but went back to "normal" food again. This last time there was no question that I needed to be off of gluten! <BR> <BR> I've not been tested, but couldn't believe all of the systemic symptoms involved in CD and how many of them I had! I've gone to doctors for years and years trying to put the pieces together and I finally figured it out myself! <BR> <BR> After just one week on a G... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 23:17:13 EST My name is Michele & I look forward to meeting you I have just joined this team and am looking forward to meeting you all. I have been living with Environmental Illness/MCS plus multiple food, pollen, & chemical allergies for about 23 years. I have started calling myself the CanaryCrier online because I believe that people like me are the proverbial canaries who are trying to successfully live in the Coal Mine of our world. <BR> <BR> I spiral up & I spiral down in my goal to get through life happily & healthily. I hope to have some experienc... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:19:57 EST Nutritional Goals Are the pre-loaded nutritional goals for Carbs, Fat, Protein and Calories accurate for a GF diet? <BR> <BR> I've just started doing this (food tracking AND GF) so excuse my ignorance! Tue, 24 Nov 2009 06:55:58 EST Lyme Disease Hi, <BR> <BR> I've just gone gluten-free as a result of contracting Lyme disease. I have a lot of joint pain and have been told that GF will help me with this. <BR> <BR> At the same time, I've gained 20 pounds this year due to Lexapro (ugh...why do I have to choose between being thin and being sane?). Lexapro causes carb cravings, and I'm sure that's why I've always gained weight on it. Hoping the GF will help me shed that too. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:53:08 EST Gluten Free cauliflower crust pizza<BR>/Entries/2008/10/4_Cauliflower_Crust_P<BR>izza%3A_All_local_and_gluten-free.html <BR> <BR> One of my other groups posted this It really looks good. Has anyone made it? Any reviews? Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:42:34 EST Biggest problems for kids with gluten issues I'm writing an article to submit to kids' magazines about being gluten intollerant. I'd appreciate feedback about how parents have handled things like parties, craft projects, lunches, etc. What, for instance, do you do when there's a surprise goodie handed out at school? How do you make special events work for kids. I thought I'd include a fairly simple dessert recipe. Thanks. Kathy Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:30:33 EST Winston Salem Gluten Free Cooking Class Hi everyone <BR> I just wanted to let you know that if you live in the Winston Salem, NC area that Stocked Pot Cooking is having a class on October 31st, 2009 the price is $44. Please go to this website, click on class calendar and then go to the 31st of October and click on the class. I will be there and I would love to invite anyone that is interested. I hope you have a wonderful and amazing day!!! <BR> Elizabeth Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:29:05 EST gf pumpkin pie crust? Hey, guys! I have a great reduced calorie pumpkin pie recipe, but this year, I need to figure out a gluten free crust for it. Any ideas or recipes? Sun, 18 Oct 2009 09:32:31 EST using agave, stevia and xylitol I write a cooking column for a small magazine, and have been asked to feature a different product or type of thing each month. I did quinoa last month, and I thought that maybe I could write about agave this month. Has anyone used it? Has anyone made a pie crust that is GF? Have any of you substituted any of these sweeteners for corn syrup? I bought some agave nectar at Costco but have not used it yet. I'm dreading my first Thanksgiving. I'll buy the regular pumpkin pie from a good bakery, bu... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 22:28:54 EST hello My name is Corina - I'm a homeschooling mother of 4... Been on Spark for 14 months and have well surpassed all my original weight loss goals and then some - Since Oct I have been in maintainer mode which I have to say is truely harder to be in than weightloss mode. <BR> <BR> I found your team after posting the following blog (just going to copy/paste the blog I wrote yesterday): <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone is Gluten free and if so what are your reasons? (celiac? ADHD? ect) <BR> <... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 20:46:07 EST Need more protein in my diet... But the diet is not only GF, it is non-dairy, egg and legume-free. So, no soy, no yogurt, no eggs... <BR> <BR> This pretty much leaves meat as the only option. I usually have meat with dinner every night, but how do I incorporate more protein into my daily meals? <BR> <BR> I used to have a soy-protein shake for breakfast every morning, obviously that has been cut out. I thought I could do why protein until i found out that is milk-based. <BR> <BR> I recently broke down and bought lunch me... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:45:20 EST gluten intollerance and thyroid? Well, folks,I'm brand new to forums, and am overwhelmed. I have been going gluten free over the last six weeks. I saw a naturopathic doctor, who said I tested positive for wheat sensitivity. I mean, really positive. I can eat a bit of spelt, he says, but not too much. I'm cool with oats. <BR> But I'm wondering if anyone in this group has the problem of hypothyroidism and must go gluten free. I'm wondering if there will be any positives in the thyroid area. My numbers on blood tests are a... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 00:16:03 EST Food Intolerance after gallbladder removal... I did a blog of this today and someone replied about looking into a gluten-free diet. So I am posting this same message here to see what others on this team think. <BR> <BR> Blog message: <BR> Over a year ago, I all of sudden had left side pain that sometime shifted to the middle then to the right. After several days of it not going away, I went to my primary who's first guess was gall bladder problem. I then had several tests and several specialist appointments, all of which determined m... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 15:36:55 EST using the food tracker with GF foods Hello, I am kind of new to Spark people (I signed up a long time ago just didn't know how to use it) and new to this team. I would like to hear some ideas/suggestions on how to use the meal/food tracker and be gluten free. Someone please help. (now let's hope I can find my way back to this message so I can read all of your wonderful ideas.) Mon, 10 Aug 2009 22:07:26 EST Hey everyone. Stepping my toes into the GF way. I am a 27 year old mom of two awesome little boys. Ever since I can remember I've been plagued with canker sores. Not just one or two....I'm talking about clusters of canker sores in my mouth, and they are present more often than not. No doctor can explain them, just tell me to use canker sore treatment cream from the pharmacy. I've also suffered from extreme fatigue for as long as I can remember. I could sleep 16 hours a night and still be exhausted. It really is affecting my quality o... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 23:28:21 EST Has anyone tried Miracle Noodles? I have an opportunity to buy these wholesale through an online coop, but want to find out if anyone has tried them. Here are the claims from their website <BR> * made of naturally water soluble fiber with no fat, sugar, or starch. <BR> * contain zero net carbohydrates and zero calories, no gluten -made of a healthy natural fiber called Glucomannan. <BR> * wheat & gluten free and kosher. <BR> * Easily absorbs the flavors of any soup, dish, or sauce. <BR> * are instant a... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:37:48 EST Travel I just got back from a weeklong trip. Only got glutenated once and not badly, but staying gluten-free--and having to educate every wait person or counter clerk really wears me down. (It's not that I feel I HAVE to educate them, but when I ask if something has wheat in it, and they give me a look like I'm a newly discovered alien species, I kind of feel obliged). Any suggestions? Wed, 5 Aug 2009 18:57:03 EST I'll try anything.... This weekend I decided that one beer "couldn't hurt" but boy was I wrong! Since my Friday night beer, my stomach has been so distended that I decided to measure it today to see if it was all in my head. My waist is measuring 4 inches more than when I measure myself on Thursday! WHOOA! <BR> <BR> I know that it will just take a few days to go away but it is painful and noticeable AND I'm going to the beach tomorrow for a week! I really don't want to look 4 months pregnant all week in a bathin... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 16:21:14 EST Strange pain in Achilles Tendon I am hoping some one may have an answer. <BR> <BR> Periodically, and it seems to happen most often when I am sleeping, I get shooting pains in my Achilles tendon. <BR> <BR> It actually feels like little electic currents are racing down my legs (though that causes no pain) that once they hit my Achilles tendon just Pop with electricity causing a twitching pain. It seems to happen more w/my left leg than my right. <BR> <BR> I really think it has something to do w/my hypothyroidism, fibromy... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:00:03 EST Not enough carbs?! I have a gluten intolerance, if I plan ahead I can eat some foods with gluten, but in my kitchen I cook gluten free because it is an easier way of life for me. I live in a very small town with limited choices for GF foods, much less being able to afford them all the time when I find them, but I am finding since starting sparkpeople that I am not getting enough carbs. Does anyone else have this problem? Or perhaps a solution? Mon, 27 Jul 2009 00:49:11 EST Changing taste buds? I don't know if my taste buds are going through a natural change or if its my healing body allowing other cravings to come through. I have noticed that my food wants/cravings have changed lately. I went GF last fall. <BR> There are foods that I didn't like before or were indifferent to I want or crave now. <BR> I used to crave meat constantly before and now its - ehh <BR> <BR> Has anyone else noticed a difference in their food cravings after going GF? Sun, 19 Jul 2009 17:15:21 EST Cases of celiac disease up dramatically: report NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In the United States, celiac disease is four times more common now than it was in the 1950's, according to a study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. <BR> <BR> The Mayo Clinic study also found that people who didn't know they had celiac disease were nearly four times more likely than people without celiac disease to have died during the 45 years of follow-up. <BR> <BR> "Some studies have suggested that for every person who has been diagnos... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 10:52:56 EST Went off my Gluten-Free diet big time yesterday! Yesterday I turned 60 yrs. old! I not only went off my regular lifestyle change diet, I went off my Gluten-Free diet. Unfortunately, I was stupid and I'm paying for it this morning. Don't feel good at all! Unfortunately again, in my case, wisdom hasn't come to me yet! <BR> Lester Fri, 17 Jul 2009 06:46:47 EST Feedback on a Choc Chip cookie recipe I heavily modified a recipe I found on (enough that I feel comfortable calling it my own), and I've love to get some feedback. <BR> <BR> I am becoming wheat-free, but not gluten-free, although I think I covered the necessary substitutions in the blurb. So I had to find a way to make my all-time favorite dessert wheat-free...Chocolate Chip Cookies! <BR> <BR> They only come out to about 100 cals each. Let me know what you think if you try it. I'd like to know if anyone has iss... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 03:43:02 EST Wheat Freebie Hello! I've been on SP for about a year, but I am just now starting to getting rid of wheat in my diet. I don't have celiac disease, but my acupuncturist recommended limiting or completely getting rid of wheat in my diet due to congestion in my system (I've suffered from chronic allergies and sinus infections for years). I don't need to be 100% gluten-free, but most wheat-free recipes and foods I've found are gluten-free already, except for rye bread. <BR> <BR> I'm already *mostly* dairy fre... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 03:37:42 EST Favorite GF breakfasts I was wondering if anyone had favorite meal combos, so I'll start off by asking, what's your favorite breakfast? <BR> <BR> Probably my favorite breakfast is to take 3 oz of Yoplait Light yogurt (any flavor) and stir in 1/2 cup of skim milk. Then I add whatever fruit's seasonal (blueberries and bananas right now) and a cup of rice chex. The yogurt sweetens without sugar and adds an extra bit of interest to the taste. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:29:31 EST Hello everyone! Hello! I have decided to try again on getting healthier and losing weight. I have never been a fan of diets, so last summer I tried a different website, but already have noticed a lot more resources and support from SparkPeople. I am hoping that this time works. It takes a lifestyle change and I am going to try to make it work. <BR> <BR> I am a band director in a small town in Missouri, I am starting my fourth year and starting to see success bloom. I have worked really hard so far and... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:53:42 EST New Member Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> First, I must warn you that this is a very, very long post, but I feel that by giving more info, the better. Here it goes: I am a single mom to a wonderful 11 yo girl who has been GF for a little over a year, CFSF for 3 months. I am in deperate need of advice and have joined so many GFCF forums that I am hoping I can find an answer/suggestion here. For the past 2 years, my daughter has constantly complained of stomach aches (in the area around the belly button - no... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 07:23:02 EST Gluten in Hair Products?! The hubs and I were watching tv when an ad for some Aveeno product came on and they started talking about the wheat protein protecting the shaft (or something like that). <BR> <BR> I had a total lightbulb moment!! <BR> <BR> I recently switched shampoo and conditioner - both at home and at the gym... and recently I've been having lots of "pre-diagnosis" pain again. The pain has made no sense because I never eat gluten, and I've had very little opportunities for cross-contamination or acciden... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 23:32:56 EST Sparkpeople Menu Planner Do you think they will ever adjust this so we can use it? It is not worth the effort to use it if I have to change every meal to eliminate foods with Gluten. It is annoying Fri, 3 Jul 2009 21:24:22 EST Oops. Almost forgot. I thought I had introduced myself already, but I didn't. I don't have celiac, but the form of gluten intolerance that causes nerve damage (and doesn't have a name yet). I've been off gluten since last September, and although I'm not entirely healed yet, most of my neuropathy is gone (except when I get accidently glutenated). Since I live alone and banished all forms of gluten from my house, I don't really have a problem avoiding it, except when I have to eat out. I'm glad to help answer q... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 18:48:00 EST New to Team Hi everybody, <BR> I'm new to the team, but I recognize some names already. I have had Celiac Disease for about 5 or 6 years. I have tried hard to stay gluten free, but occasionally I can't help but succumb to my temptations. Like Pizza. That is one food I really miss. Well, I need to confess that I do have it now and again. Like once every six months. Well anyway, I think this Spark People website is really great. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you. LJ Thu, 25 Jun 2009 18:38:40 EST