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    1. Mike7 added a post in a topic Anorexia?   

      I always thought that this may have had a factor in causing me to get sick. If you read my 'about me' page, you'll get some info of what happened. If you want the short -- I went on an 'all cereal diet', eating only once or twice a day and would basically deny myself food even if I were hungry. I went from being 180 pounds to 120 pounds over about a year. Shortly after I went back to a regular diet, I started getting sick after eating meals I could tolerate before I starved myself.
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    2. Mike7 added a post in a topic Bake In The Oven Chicken Risotto   

      this sounds amazing, definitely going to try it
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    3. Mike7 added a post in a topic Hot Dog Bun!   

      Awesome . Freshly made and gluten free, that is the way to go

      EDIT: This could be oven-baked as well, if you want to make a bigger batch. I would preheat the oven to 375°F, and bake for around 15-25 min (12 buns) or until golden brown. You should keep an eye on them after the ten minute mark to make sure they don't burn. If you want, melt some Smart Balance in a bowl and coat them towards the end.
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    4. Mike7 added a post in a topic Sluggish Digestion Problems... & Why Do I Need So Much Magnesium?   

      Not a treatment, but to help aid a faster digestive process, try drinking some green or peppermint tea. Green tea helps aid digestion and helps boost the immune system. Peppermint tea also aids digestion, helps with gas/bloating, and some other IBS-type symptoms.

      Green Tea:

      Peppermint Tea:

      There are many other links out there, so research if you like. I drink a cup when I can after meals, and tea has become a staple within my daily routine. We should all have a time dedicated to tea just like the Brits!
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    5. Mike7 added a post in a topic Carbohydrates   

      Oh and you wanted some sources for the protein, I have two: Organic Almonds/Almond Butter (put them on fruit, e.g. apples, bananas and they are amazing) and Gluten-Free Beans (they are nutritious in almost every way possible). Good Luck!
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    6. Mike7 added a post in a topic Carbohydrates   

      Okay so here's a macro-nutrient breakdown:

      1g of Protein = 4 calories
      1g of Carbohydrates = 4 calories
      1g of Fat = 9 calories

      To gain weight, you must consume more calories than what you burn. However, exercise is necessary for the pounds you put on to be healthy, lean weight. Make sure you are active 30 min. a day and have some type of resistance workout. Resistance meaning weight lifting or using your body weight. This really doesn't have to be hard at all, just dedicate at least 15 min. of your day to get sweaty and knock out some push-ups and other muscle toning exercises. When you do this, combined with eating right (well portioned, nutritious meals), you can develop a fit body while putting on weight. You break down muscle fibers during your work out, and eating carb-rich, protein-packed foods fuels the recovery and building of lean mass.

      Your doctor recommended a 50% intake of your daily nutrition to be carbohydrates. So your diet breakdown should be 15% good fat, 35% protein, and 50% carbohydrates.
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    7. Mike7 added a post in a topic Any Celiac Teens Out There?   

      Hey, I'm 19 and from MA

      Oh and RideAllWays, BC, Canada is where it's city in Canada
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    8. Mike7 added a post in a topic Annoying Friends   

      In a situation like this have you tried telling them that you are seriously "allergic" to gluten and that gluten is in most foods. They must understand that if someone is seriously allergic to peanut butter, they can die from eating it. Try that and hopefully it will shock them enough to never offer you gluten-packed snacks again...unless they are are incredibly twisted with understanding the human body.
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    9. Mike7 added a post in a topic Feeling Alone   

      I was undoubtedly embarrassed whenever I went out with my friends at a restaurant or around a table with food. The thing I had to realize was that it wasn't MY choice to not eat the food with gluten, it was my body's choice. My body rejects gluten like Dwight Howard blocks jump shots.

      A classmate I knew would always say that he was allergic to wheat whenever we ate lunch so when I had to go gluten-free, I decided to do the same. Don't feel alone, because I felt the same way. Think of it as a good thing, going gluten-free can lead to eating organic and healthier foods. You can be a Celiac AND the leanest looking of anyone you know! Of course, that is if you want to be fit .
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    10. Mike7 added a post in a topic Is Gatorade Safe For Celiacs?   

      Thanks for the clarification, I didn't know about that particular law. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, hopefully the MFS is corn or tapioca or else the Coca-Cola Company is in some big trouble.
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    11. Mike7 added a post in a topic Eating For Long Workouts   

      Apple slices with almond butter is a great snack for bike rides like this. Spread a light coating on the side of each slice and leave room so that you can pick up the apple without getting the almond butter on your fingers. Sugar and fiber for fuel, protein for recovery, high in good fats, simple to make, and delicious.
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    12. Mike7 added a post in a topic Night Sweats?   

      Caffeine can do this to a lot of people...are you a coffee drinker? Caffeine + alcohol could be the culprit
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    13. Mike7 added a post in a topic Help With Peer Issues At School   

      Seems like the common answer here is to bring a lunch and I agree. I brought lunches to high school even before I went on a gluten-free diet. This way you control what you eat and you can avoid the low grade nutrition from most HS cafeterias.

      Also, about avoiding the gluten-free diet -- think of your body as a BMW. You want to feed it with the best fuels possible, healthy, protein packed, low-fat and fiber rich foods. Think of gluten as diesel fuel, something that will damage your luxury car aka, your body.
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    14. Mike7 added a post in a topic Very Bad Day......   

      My twin brother is probably the most annoying person on the face of this planet so I understand. I hope you feel better!
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    15. Mike7 added a post in a topic Muscletech   

      I agree.

      Before I went gluten free, I had tried some Muscletech products with bad results. They should put more money into better quality products than their advertisement regime. Most consumers get sucked into the hype and claims printed on the containers from big companies like BSN and Muscletech.

      Anyways, typically Mass Gainers will almost always contain gluten so I would try to make my own if I were you. For example:

      NOW Whey Protein Isolate + NOW Carbo Gain + Creatine Monohydrate (I recommend Millennium Pure Creatine German Grade)
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