Low Carb Diet With Celiac
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Posted 19 September 2004 - 07:11 AM
Both of my parents are on the South Beach diet (they're reached the "maintenance" portion--so I'll be having gluten-free/low carb meals from now until I graduate). It's very easy to combine aspects into one diet--a lot of South Beach dishes are already gluten-free, and if not, tapioca, potato, or all-purpose flour can be used as a substitute. I don't know which low card diet you're on, but I hope this helps and that you find out what works best for you!!!
Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:03 AM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:52 PM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 07:45 AM
basically with the south beach diet, you cut out sugar and starch for two weeks and then you bring it back in limited amounts! we'll see what happens.
I have made it one year and feel much much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:10 PM
I have been on the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet for the past 7 years, and I feel wonderful. I have never had any kinds of problems since going on it, especially kidney problems, which I know about, because my mother's family has an incurable kidney disease called Polycystic Kidney Disease. My sister, brother, and I are the only ones in the family not to have it. I have experienced many miracles in my life! I have to avoid all grains, milk, dairy, egg whites, and yeast, but I really enjoy the diet, especially the one hour reward meal. I weigh 106 pounds today, and am five feet tall. Hope this helps. Welda
Posted 07 November 2004 - 04:02 AM
I love carbs... I have tried the Atkins, South Beach and without any carbs at all I feel terrible, I get crabby, brain symptoms, headache, I'm not kidding after 3 days on the Atkins I was lying on the couch moaning feeling like I was sick enough for the emergency room (my husband, who is now my ex husband, was begging me to eat some carbs, I finally did and got back to normal within hours). I'm sorry but I can see eating all that meat and thinking that is healthy.
So my friend lost almost 40 lbs. on the Carb's Addict Diet and he has been on it in a modified way for 3 years. He now says he can't imagine eating any other way, he swore to me his carb cravings went away. So I bought the book (and instead of trying to post it here, there are a number of simple parts to the diet, let me say its out in paper back and I bought it at Barnes and Noble for under $6. - the full title is The Carbohydrates Addict Diet and Life span Program for people in their 40's, 50's and beyond... they have just the plain Carbohydrates Addicts Diet too I guess its for younger people but the diet is the exact same... the one I had has challanges in it you can try after you have been on the diet for a while).
I went on the diet which is sort of a modified high protien diet, you don't have to weigh or measure anything, you just need to keep your protein portions and veggie portions in certain amounts, for example at breakfast you need to keep the protein and veggies each 1/2 your meal, you can eat as much as you want as long as the % is half of one and half of another (same at lunch btw), at dinner the proprotions are 1/3 protein, 1/3 low carbs veggies and 1/3 carbs of your choice.
Because you get carbs every single day I didn't get that sick feeling like I did on other low carb diets, and its so easy to do... I'm eating so healthy now and yes I've lost weight and I'm keeping it off without trying. I really think this book is worth eating. My friend who has been on it for years now created his own maintenance phase.... he is on the diet sunday - thursday and on Friday and Saturday eats how he likes... he made up this maintenance phase because he was losing too much weight (if you can imagine such a thing!).
Not only did I feel good, lose weight, sleep well, but I'm never hungry on it (it does allow snacks too but I've never had them). If really low carb diets don't work for you then you should try this one.
Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:06 AM
South Beach stresses eating carbs that are low on the glycemic index/load. Ones that for people who are diabetic, pre-diabetic, etc. will help regulate their blood sugar, keeping it nice and even throughout the day. It's also meant to help with cholestrol problems. A friend of mine doing the diet with me got his cholesterol first from 225 to 175 (on Liptor alone) but it's 115 now (with Lipitor AND South Beach.) He is also no longer pre-diabetic.
The other great thing about it is that there is no counting or weighing. You have a list of good, basic foods you can have, guidelines for when/how to eat (so that your metabolism is maximized and you do not get hunger attacks or sugar lows) and you just go with it.
There are two phases to the diet, the first is for 2 weeks ONLY and this is where people misunderstand it and tend to lump it with Atkins. Phase one is limiting. You basically cut out all grains, starchy foods, refined/processed foods and sugars from your diet. But, if you replace these bad carbs with good ones (beans are an excellent source of low glycemic carbs that fill and seem to fill the spot where breads used to fill) you will not even feel this slump very much. It's two weeks only and for people who do not have much weight to lose, the recommendation is you skip it and go directly to Phase 2. What phase 1 does is help you get rid of cravings. It WORKS, but you also go into a withdrawel if you're used to eating tons of grains and sugars. By the end of the two weeks, though, the cravings are gone.
Starting a gluten free diet by using Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet is amazingly easy! In two weeks you will have removed 99% of the gluten from your diet without even working on it (the rest is in stuff like soy sauce.) I know this because this is how I discovered I was gluten intolerant. I'd done such a good job of it that when I had a small whole wheat pita my first day on Phase 2, I thought I was going to die. (We all know the routine here )
Phase 2 of South Beach you slowly reintroduce whole grains and fruit back into your eating. The recommendation is that you eat 3 servings of grains and 3 servings of fruit a day. This is NOT a low carb diet!
Borrow, rent or buy the book and read it! I live by the glycemic load these days. A wonderful site for getting more information is: http://www.southbeac...forum/index.php This is also an excellent site for gluten free recipes. People are always coming up with snacks, meals, breakfasts, desserts... that are made without refined flour. There are also recipes that substitute bean flours for wheat flour.
I also know several people who do what they call "Weight Watchers on the Beach." For them, not having specific amounts to eat bothered them, but they wanted the healthier, less refined foods that SB advocates. One woman has gone from 289 to 220 in six months and is still going strong (and this is not unusual.) I went from 175 to 145 in the same amount of time (I'm 5'9") and have been having no trouble maintaining this. Eating gluten-free and eating following the South Beach's maintenance phase is no problem at all.
I have to state again, though: SOUTH BEACH IS NOT A LOW CARB DIET! Think of it as a low CRAP, good fats (advocating olive and canola oil, low fat dairy and lean meats) diet. I've also heard WW has come out with a new plan that is very similar...
Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:34 AM
However, my boyfriend does the South Beach Diet and he has had great success with it, but when I read the book the first couple of weeks are low carb. I realize that after those first couple of weeks you get to add carbs again, but for people like me that literally get sick without some carbohydrates I can't even do the 2 weeks, I get dizzy, sick to my stomach, really ill.
So again, there are a lot of great diets out there but I firmly believe that each person has to find the one that works well for them.
Posted 15 November 2004 - 06:10 AM
Low Carb diet WILL NOT hurt your kidneys.
A lot of people think so but it's just not true.
The belief probably came from the fact that if your kidneys are already damaged (when you need dialysis) than they can't process protein. Obviously low carb/high protein is dangerous for you then but not if you have normal kidney function.
I actually have Polysistic Kidney Disease. My kidneys however funtion at 100% and I've been doing low carb for ages without problems.
Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:11 AM
My friends dad has been on the diet, lost lots of weight. He was very healthy until after following Atkins for a year. HE just had a scope done and he has colon cancer.
This is something that us with celiac disease have to be particularly careful of. Our digestive systems aren't that great to begin with, and a diet high in hard to digest and process proteins is not ideal for people who are already predisposed to to problems like this.
The best diet is low in fat, high in cancer fighting fruits and veggies. They
re right when they say an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Posted 03 December 2004 - 12:56 PM
Posted 04 December 2004 - 06:03 PM
Most "dark" colas have caramal coloring in them which is made with malt derived from grains. You may want to check with the company to see if the kind you like to drink does.
It's great that you lost weight and are so healthy. Perhaps some people can do the high protein/low carb diets with no problem. I just know a few people who's health suffered from them. It's too bad. But if it works for you that's great!
Posted 09 December 2004 - 08:18 PM
I'm already beginning to loose some of the 'puffiness' I've had on my tummy for years. I know I'm overweight by about 15lb I guess.
I think that cutting out all the foods which haven't been healthy for us each individually helps a whole lot. Then finding other good, healthy food which our bodies can handle is an absolute must.
There is no way I'd figure this all out on my own. Thanks again gang.
Working towards wellness.
gluten-free (or trying to be) since December 1st 2004
positive blood test - Oct. 2004
positive biopsy -Nov. 2004
Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:47 AM
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