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#1 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:26 AM


My problem is this: I have just been diagnosed with Celiac, I don't want to start eating a bunch of processed Gluten free food. I have been doing pretty good just eating Gluten free w/o all the processed!! I am now thinking I am eating to many potatoes, but at least they are not processed. So when it comes to Noodles maby I will just take it lightly... Maby once in a while... Before I tested positive , They told me I was negative for Celiac. So I just went on a "No processed food" diet. Now I am Celiac. Do I jump on the  Gluten Free Processed food or not? I am thinking not. My feelings are, I think I want it all to be more natural food. Fresh veggies and fruits and stuff. Yes maby once in a while have some Gluten free crackers or something but as for now. I think I wall stay processed free. 
What is your thoughts on this? I am just curious thanks :) 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:43 AM

I think noodles are OK.  The Tinkyada ones are just rice and water. 

 

Really...all food we buy is "processed" in some way.  The point of the "no processed food" diet is to eat foods without all the "extras".  There are some very good "processed" foods you can use sometimes.  Its very hard to travel without a few things like Lara bars or Go Picnics.  It can be done, but its just easier.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:57 AM

I always keep a Lara bar in my purse. I never know if I might run into an issue somewhere and I don't want to be stuck without something to eat. True that everything is processed in one way or another. Totally up to you though in terms of what you deem 'processed.'


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:53 PM

I guess when I say processed I mean in a box or bag like, chips, crackers, cookies, noodles, un processed (to me anyway) would be meat, fresh veggies, potatoes rice. fresh fruit. 

I understand buying in a store, just about everything is processed in a way , but you get the gist! 


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

 

My problem is this: I have just been diagnosed with Celiac, I don't want to start eating a bunch of processed Gluten free food. I have been doing pretty good just eating Gluten free w/o all the processed!! I am now thinking I am eating to many potatoes, but at least they are not processed. So when it comes to Noodles maby I will just take it lightly... Maby once in a while... Before I tested positive , They told me I was negative for Celiac. So I just went on a "No processed food" diet. Now I am Celiac. Do I jump on the  Gluten Free Processed food or not? I am thinking not. My feelings are, I think I want it all to be more natural food. Fresh veggies and fruits and stuff. Yes maby once in a while have some Gluten free crackers or something but as for now. I think I wall stay processed free. 
What is your thoughts on this? I am just curious thanks :)

 

 

I'm a big "unprocessed foodie".  I made my own marshmallows two days ago, because I can't bring myself to buy the chemicals that are put together into commercial marshmallows and why I regularly make my own granola.  I do some things - gluten-free tamari, gluten-free Tinkyada noodles, almond milk, salad dressing (for my husband, who doesn't like my homemade variations), rice cakes, and Udi's bagels (the convenience factor here is too great, though I do make my own bread too).

 

I think you have to find your balance point.  As you can see, mine is pretty far towards unprocessed, but I won't say "absolutely no" to some treats here and there.  But, I also figure, if I can't deal with learning to make my own, maybe I shouldn't have it.  You know?


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:17 PM

I'm a big "unprocessed foodie".  I made my own marshmallows two days ago, because I can't bring myself to buy the chemicals that are put together into commercial marshmallows and why I regularly make my own granola.  I do some things - gluten-free tamari, gluten-free Tinkyada noodles, almond milk, salad dressing (for my husband, who doesn't like my homemade variations), rice cakes, and Udi's bagels (the convenience factor here is too great, though I do make my own bread too).

 

I think you have to find your balance point.  As you can see, mine is pretty far towards unprocessed, but I won't say "absolutely no" to some treats here and there.  But, I also figure, if I can't deal with learning to make my own, maybe I shouldn't have it.  You know?

Well yea I do know how HARD it will be to NEVER eat anything out of a box or bag, or a piece of Gluten Free bread. But I was like you before I was Gluten free. I was making my own bread, making my own pizza dough, I can alot of stuff!! I pickle alot of stuff!! I dehydrate alot of stuff!! I very rarely bought a bag of chips. Of course I bought noodles once in a while, but we made alot of our own noodles. My husband coming from an old Polish family he was used to his 90 some y/o mom making home made stuff, and my mom Irish and italian was a wonderful cook so the more home made the better!! So when 1st going Gluten free you hear don't start using all those flours or you'll develop an allergy to them. So I am kinda at a loss. Do I buy all that gluten free boxed stuff or go for the make my own? I think I will just make my own. I have been just eating meat and potatoes and veggies or meat rice and veggies. I am wanting something new :)  


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

!! So when 1st going Gluten free you hear don't start using all those flours or you'll develop an allergy to them. So I am kinda at a loss.

 

 

I have never heard that as a medical fact.  Use whatever gluten-free flours you want.  They would be in the "processed" foods.  Maybe you heard that from someone that wanted to sell you things?


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:02 AM

I have never heard that as a medical fact.  Use whatever gluten-free flours you want.  They would be in the "processed" foods.  Maybe you heard that from someone that wanted to sell you things?

Not some one who wanted to sell me things, I researched this Celiac alot after I found out I was Celiac. It was on another site! I will have to look it up. I don't remember where I heard it or read it from but I did read it. But I also know not everything you read is true. I know Flour is one of those processed foods haha but home made breads and noodles can be made with them. Better to make your own processed noodles than buying them imho ... 


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:25 AM

You can eat perfectly healthy and fine on a gluten-free diet with minimal processed foods.  I eat meat, eggs, dairy, veg/fruits, potatoes, and occasionally rice or pasta, but I have pretty much lost interest in bread and pasta.  Chex cereal, Nut Thins crackers, gluten-free pretzels sometimes, slices of homemade bread in the freezer (rarely used unless I need a sandwich for a travel lunch), some Tinkyada pasta for homemade mac and cheese - that's about it.  I make bread primarily for crumbs so I can make meatballs or bread chicken, otherwise I'm happy eating sandwich fillings without the bread.  Think about the Paleo or South Beach diet and you're on the right track for eating without much processed food.  It's doable, especially if you can cook.  

 

What you may have heard about developing allergies is probably somebody's misinterpretation of food allergies that you might not be aware you have until you cut wheat, rye, barley, and oats out of your diet and find that you still have reactions to foods you might not have had much in the past, like quinoa or soy.  

 

You can try making your own noodles, but I've done it and unless you're going to do it a lot and have all the equipment and ingredients, it's probably not worth the effort compared to buying an occasional box of brown rice pasta.  If, as you say, you have done it a lot in the past then for you it's probably not going to be as hard to make your own as it would be for most of us, but the dough will not have the same feel and behavior (like how it rolls out), so it will still take some practice.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

TY I will try and look up the things I have read about the allergy stuff .... :) 


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

I guess I have a different view. Being Celiac is only a part of who I am, not WHO I AM. I actually have too much else going on to make pasta, noodles, etc. Store bought suits me fine. I am a good cook and I have learned to make just about everything we enjoyed before, but make it gluten free. Now it is just like it used to be... decide what to fix for a meal and throw it together. No long drawn out processes.

That may be a result of my whole attitude... this disease can't control me. I will control it. I have been gluten-free for six years and that may also contribute to my attitude.
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:40 AM

I used to make noodles and bread, hubbs loves his home made noodles and bread. This Celiac does control me to a point. Or eles I'd of had some biscuits and gravy this morning. Instead I made me some eggs and bacon. I am on vacation now , it has been an experience , this Gluten thing is all new to me!! But have been working my way around it ....


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:03 PM

Very little processed stuff in my kitchen. I make about 98% from scratch including jams, jellies, salsas, tomato and other sauces, pesto, vinaigrettes and dressings, mayo, ketchups, mustards, breads, crackers, pastas, spice blends, etc. My processed stuff includes rice, Worcestershire and soy sauces and anchovies and capers. No canned soups. I freeze my own veg and dry my own herbs. Heck - I even make ricotta.
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

I wouldn't say it controls me - I like to cook, so I think it's cool to do this anyway.  Also, I want to teach my daughter how to cook, what goes into her food, and how to eat a variety of foods in creative ways that will nourish her body.  So, cooking it is!


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:10 PM

Well I do like corn chips LOL , I am begining to think I don't really like the crackers, well lets say I liked them but whoa !! Way to much salt for me!! Well corn chips also but I like them better!! Noodles I can live w/o bread I can live w/o never been about them anyway. I have been eating alot of fresh veggies and and good meats :) I think I will sometimes indulge in the Processed , but for the most part I will eat my meat, beans or rice, and my vegetable :) I am happy and I am taking care of me! 


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