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  1. If it helps you in any way, you aren't alone. I'm frustrated at the lack of choices and the cost of foods. I keep trying to convince myself I can eat vegetables and meats and do fine, but I miss raisin bran and pasta. I haven't tried any gluten-free versions yet. WHY isn't there some kind of universal gluten-free stamp that can be pasted across things so shopping for it would be a little easier? Kind of like how the 'lite' or 'reduced fat' moniker has become a green swoosh/flag/bar with the words in it? Gluten-free is anywhere from tiny lettering tucked into the corner on a label to giant letters emblazoned across the top of a box. It would save time if there was some agreed-upon method for gluten-free foods, as I'm sure it would be for peanut, soy, and milk allergie issues. Lots of people share your feelings, and they are still eating gluten-free, so there's hope for us all.
  2. Apparantly WDW has been onto the gluten-free thing for awhile. You might visit this place for feedback from folks who've done it gluten-free. I'm going in July, and wondered the same thing.
  3. Since you've stated you don't want any stimulates, I can't think of anything Rx to suggest. All prescript suppressants either have stimulant or negative bathroom side effects. Protein would be your best bet - increase your protein and/or fiber. Eating every couple of hours will help with blood sugar and the resulting hunger that happens after a sugar spike. If you eat some protein and/or fiber with every carb, you will stay full longer in most cases. I don't even eat fruit anymomre by itself, I always eat a cheese stick or couple of almonds to keep from getting that sugar boost, even if it is natural.
  4. This thread is an eye-opener. Like the original poster, I have curly hair and go to a lot of trouble and expense to take care of it and keep it conditioned. (Ever heard of Great forums for curly girls.) But for ages I've struggled with an itchy scalp. It hasn't seemed to matter what I used, shampoos, conditioners, gels...I haven't been able to find the source. I've resigned myself to just living with it...but now I'm going to have to go home and read all the labels. You should see how many brands I have! Now that I think about it, a lot of hair products use wheat protein because protein is often good for damaged hair. Bingo! Light bulb moment here. I'm very new to this whole gluten-free thing, so it never once occured to me until now. Thanks for the heads up.
  5. Hi Angie, I am new to celiac info and a gluten-free lifestyle, but not to hunger. That low calorie consumption is tough to beat, but protein and high-fiber tends to digest slower and stick longer. Eating protein with carbs tends to keep insulin spikes at bay also, resulting in less hunger for most. I read somewhere that high fructose corn syrup (in almost everything processed) also circumvents your body's ability to tell you you're full. Do you drink diet sodas much? I have found, and have talked to others like me, that drinking lots of these make me hungrier than if I leave them out. Don't ask me why. A diet coke will kill my hunger temporarily, but bring it back with a vengeance in an hour or so. Chewing gum helps some people, and sadly, it is a staple for many anorexics. Lastly, you could try phentermine. It's a generic Rx appetite suppressant that's been around since the 50s with great success. It is short term, however, as your body gets aclimated to it in a couple of weeks to a few months (it varies with people). It will stop suppressing the hunger after awhile. I have taken it with great success, and for the first time ever in my life, was able to make food choices based on what "I" wanted, not on whatever was available because it was available to kill the hunger/cravings. Good luck.