Low Carb Diet With Celiac
Posted 02 January 2004 - 06:24 PM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 07:17 PM
My daughter has diabetes (insulin dependent type 1) and celiac and doesn't eat meat. What are you generally eating?
Posted 02 January 2004 - 07:41 PM
I did try the high protein, low carb diet a few times, each time losing about 30 lbs. in two months. but at the time I did not know I had celiac disease, and I did have a hard time digesting the high amount of protein. I know that I did consume gluten in some foods during that time, so I know why I would have some of the symptoms remain. I now know that the reason I would feel bad after two months on the low carb diet was because my intestines were too stressed out and overworked. Once I get set in the gluten-free lifestyle, if I am not losing enough weight (since I am 60lbs overweight) then I might try low carb gluten-free. I did feel a bit better while low carb (for a while), and when gluten-free I can tell when I had too many carbs. I think everyone needs to find a balance that works for them. Another good diet to look into that is easily adaptable to the gluten-free lifestyle is Eat Right 4 Your Type. It also has some really good info to offer. Good luck with the weight loss.
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 03 January 2004 - 10:21 PM
Halleleujah, in 1996 or so I found The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, devised by Drs. Richard and Rachel Heller. It is basically the Atkins Diet with a one hour "reward meal" each day of any foods or drinks you can tolerate. I'm now 107 pounds and staying that way.
Mariann, I also follow the Eat Right for Your Blood Type diet, and being O negative, our gluten free diet goes right along with it. I am also allergic to all milk, dairy, egg whites and yeast, so I stay away from those too.
Wolo, I have gone vegetarian, or rather vegan two times, and just came back to eating meat again a few months ago, because I was losing weight too fast and seemed to be getting weak. When on that diet I ate low carb vegetables any time I wanted, with fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. during my one hour reward meal. I was always eating tostadas with refried beans for dinner, rice, sweet potatoes, etc.
It is so good to be able to read all your responses to how you are feeling and the various diets that are working for each of you. Best wishes to all. Welda
Posted 05 January 2004 - 08:07 AM
Posted 05 January 2004 - 05:38 PM
Can someone post a list of which veggies are low carb? I know that I am a carb addict, so I can try...but I would have to ease into it, I am an addict after all!
Posted 07 January 2004 - 12:50 AM
These are from the list in The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, by Drs. Richard and Rachel Heller, both from families with a history of Diabetes, both wishing to lose weight and maintain a diet conducive to avoiding Diabetes. Welda
Posted 07 January 2004 - 09:27 AM
I just want to say that I really appreciate you on these boards (new and old, I had just joined the old board Lisa@amt was my reg. over there). You are so quick to help others and make sure to patiently inform new ones. Thank you!
Posted 08 January 2004 - 04:43 PM
Allow me to add a few vegetables to Welda's list (I know these work because I just lost lots of weight while eating them!): yellow squash (which I lightly battered in cornmeal and fried - heavenly!), zucchini (also fried - remember oil has no carbohydrates!), green beans (French or Italian or fresh - the fresh ones are delicious roasted), and I use sweet onion in lots of dishes, just kept to a minimum, and also after I really began losing the weight I had no trouble adding in a few more carbs daily so I began eating fresh new or red potatoes (they have the lowest carbs of the potatoes) and I was still able to keep losing weight! It was amazing to me how well I could eat and still lose weight. I am within 5 lbs. of my goal and see no problem in maintaining. And the difference in how much better I feel since giving up sugar and all those carbs is unbelievable! If you decide to try it I hope it works as well for you.
Posted 08 January 2004 - 05:52 PM
How much weight did you lose and in what time frame. After being maybe too thin until I was 30 or so (sick the whole time, but I could eat everything in sight and not gain a pound) I put on 40 lbs in 3 years. Now that I am gluten-free and dairy is limited, I lost 15 lbs and a lot of swelling has gone down in my limbs especially, but I am still 25-30 lbs overweight and the weight loss seems to have come to a halt sooooo....
Thanks for the tips,
Posted 10 January 2004 - 01:56 PM
I began a low carb diet about the middle of August and by Thanksgiving I had lost a little over 20 lbs. That's a little slower than I had hoped to lose it but I have had no trouble keeping it off even with eating more during the holidays. So I am very happy with the results and especially with how I feel! I plan to get back to the low carb routine (under 50 a day) to lose my last 5-7 lbs. At first I only allowed myself 20-25 carbs a day and then once I really began losing I increased it a little. It honestly hasn't been that hard and I had tried other diets that were hard to stay on and I couldn't lose the weight. Good luck to you if you decide to try it and please let me know how you're doing!
Posted 26 February 2004 - 10:58 PM
I just heard on CNN last night that people on lo carb diets are
angry because drug companies don't label the Rx bottles about
how many carbs are used as fillers!!oooooooohh, if they only
gluten-free since 11/03, neg biopsy, IGA elevated
Posted 19 September 2004 - 06:09 AM
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