Posted 11 February 2004 - 10:05 AM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:03 PM
Just watch what you eat and stay away from high fat foods and you should be fine.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:27 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:36 PM
One thing I avoid like the plague is rice pasta, you get about half the serving for the same amount of calories as a full serving of wheat pasta, and again for me not as filling, which will cause you to eat again later.
I went from weighing 130 lbs (I'm 5'6") to weighting 154 lbs after 6 months of going Gluten Free. I've lost it all but I did have to cut back on the rice based food substitutes.
Better alternatives are are pure buckwheat noodles (try Eden brand - they're organic and have a 100% pure buckwheat noodle), mung bean noodles (I found them in Toronto, I'm not sure where else you can get them), corn flour, amaranth flour, low fat soy flour is excellent. In my own baking I try to use as little rice flour as possible substituting it for other gluten-free flours that are high in fibre (again buckwheat is excellent - and a super source of protien too) and I find that other flours actually yield better baked goods, although I don't much like the taste of bean flours, but you should try them as they are lower in calories and higher in fibre than rice flours, you may not notice or mind the taste.
gluten-free cereals are about the same calorie wise as regualr cereal, so if you like cereal in the morning, nothing much will change in that regard for you.
I tend to go without the breads, rolls, muffins, opting for meat with salads or veggies in my lunch. I will have these as a treat once in a while (but not the rice bread - I never did get used to that).
It's hard to say don't eat rice bread or muffins since you already feel so limited, but over time I had to give them up to keep the weight off.
Having said all that I do treat myself, but if I do, I make sure it's for a 10 and not a 3 (in other words, I'll go something I really like and will enjoy instead of something that I would have normally passed on even if I wasn't a celiac )
Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:54 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 02:27 PM
Just make sure the buckwheat noodles/flour is 100% pure buckwheat. Some brands add other flours into them and that might make them not gluten free.
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 11 February 2004 - 02:37 PM
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Posted 30 May 2004 - 04:55 AM
Posted 30 May 2004 - 10:53 PM
Posted 15 June 2004 - 11:37 AM
I do eat lots of rice products but have not found any bread-like substitutes to my taste. I just go without the bread products for now and have gotten pretty used to it.
Posted 13 September 2004 - 06:04 PM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:19 PM
You will have to be careful. Eating gluten-free, I feel hungry ALL the time. Yesterday at work I ate 3 meals.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:40 PM
Posted 16 September 2004 - 06:26 PM
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