Jump to content

Follow Us:  Twitter Facebook RSS Feed            




   arrowShare this page:
   

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

 
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
- - - - -

What To Do For Breakfast?


  • Please log in to reply

20 replies to this topic

#16 JNBunnie1

 
JNBunnie1

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,326 posts
 

Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

That's a great idea, I will let you know how it works out!

Phyller, try reading a few articles about the properties of dietary fat, it's role in weight loss, and how it is necessary for the digestion of a number of vital nutrients. I convinced my mother to quit living on salad and chicken and she dropped twenty pounds in one year with no other changes.

An article about Weston Price, a dentist who traveled the world in the early 1900's studying traditional ethnic diets:
http://www.westonapr...ts/weston-price

An article about traditional ethnic diets all over the world:
http://www.westonapr...aditional-diets

Fairly well written article about the history of the demonization of fat:

http://www.marksdail.../#axzz1ypot7ZAe


And I just realized that this stuff is probably rather a polarizing issue, so let me just say I'm not trying to start a flame war, just hoping for an honest, open minded look at nutrition.
  • 0
If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#17 phyller

 
phyller

    New Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
 

Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

Phyller, try reading a few articles about the properties of dietary fat, it's role in weight loss, and how it is necessary for the digestion of a number of vital nutrients. I convinced my mother to quit living on salad and chicken and she dropped twenty pounds in one year with no other changes.

An article about Weston Price, a dentist who traveled the world in the early 1900's studying traditional ethnic diets:
http://www.westonapr...ts/weston-price

An article about traditional ethnic diets all over the world:
http://www.westonapr...aditional-diets

Fairly well written article about the history of the demonization of fat:

http://www.marksdail.../#axzz1ypot7ZAe


And I just realized that this stuff is probably rather a polarizing issue, so let me just say I'm not trying to start a flame war, just hoping for an honest, open minded look at nutrition.

Don't worry, I for one am not going to get involved in a saturated vs. unsaturated fat debate. I studied Molecular Biology in college and I remember just enough physiology to be dangerous. I would warn you that the fundamental argument of the paleo diet also works against you. It says we are genetically programmed to deal with saturated fats, right? Two problems 1)You better be physically active. If you are out hauling rocks for a living I think you can eat whatever you want, you need dense calorie sources. But if you work at a computer you better be more careful about what you eat. 2)We don't all have the same genes when it comes to dealing with fat. Some people have high cholesterol and others don't even though they have the same diet, some get heart disease and some don't. Those tribes that have a high fat diet also have a particular set of genes, just like Northern Europeans can digest milk better than most other people groups. Any Inuit that wasn't genetically capable of living for a few months on whale blubber exited the gene pool quite a while ago. So what is healthy for you? I think what makes good nutrition for each person depends on a combination of genetics and lifestyle, in short it is at least a little different for everyone.
So I'm not completely eliminating fat from my diet, I am just trying to maximize nutrition while minimizing calories. While I'm exercising or just going through my day my body is burning up some fat to provide a portion of the energy I need. Now from that perspective, every ounce of fat I eat is an ounce of fat that my body is going to burn from food intake instead of taking out of my fat reserve. I'd rather burn the saturated fat in my body than the saturated fat in the bacon I just ate. So if I don't eat too many carbs (which could be stored as fat) and I eat less fat than I burn, I am guaranteed to lose weight. At the same time I am trying to build muscle and some days I lift weights. My muscles are really hungry for protein (and also carbs and even some fat). Protein is a building block but not a good source of energy, so your body is unlikely to turn it into fat. So my basic diet is maximize protein, keep carbs at a reasonable level, and minimize fat. Add moderate weightlifting and some good cardio workouts like running, and I am going to be losing weight AND building muscle. That's been my gameplan since I quit gluten about 3 months ago and I have lost about 20 pounds and I am about 25% stronger, so it is working okay for me. There are other ways to lose weight, I see this as a safe way that works for me.
  • 0
I think what makes good nutrition for each person depends on a combination of living for a few months on whale blubber and being an Inuit. - me

#18 phyller

 
phyller

    New Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
 

Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:58 PM

Ok, more stuff to read. Making big batches of food and freezing small portionhs on the weekend can save you lots of time.

Some starting the gluten-free diet tips for the first 6 months:

Get tested before starting the gluten-free diet.
Don't eat in restaurants
Eat only whole foods not processed foods.
Eat only food you cook yourself, think simple foods, not gourmet meals.
Take probiotics.
Take digestive enzymes.
Avoid dairy.
Avoid sugars and starchy foods.
Avoid alcohol.

Some threads with good info:

FAQ Celiac com
http://www.celiac.co...celiac-disease/

Celiac Newbie Info 101
http://www.celiac.co...ewbie-info-101/

What's For Breakfast Today?
http://www.celiac.co...180#entry726053

What Did You Have For Lunch Today?
http://www.celiac.co...or-lunch-today/

What Are You Cooking Tonight?
http://www.celiac.co...ooking-tonight/

Easy yummy bread in minutes
http://www.celiac.co...ead-in-minutes/

Thanks, awesome advice! I've already experienced that a lot of your tips are true. Like "don't eat in restaurants". Period. I cook almost everything I eat now. I never tried probiotics, I am going to have to do that.

You all have been so helpful, thanks everyone!
  • 0
I think what makes good nutrition for each person depends on a combination of living for a few months on whale blubber and being an Inuit. - me

#19 Stu

 
Stu

    New Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • Pip
  • 16 posts
 

Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:30 AM

I am able to tolerate oatmeal. I also will make grits, buckwheat, or quinoa for breakfast from time to time. If you have a waffle iron, gluten-free waffles are pretty easy to make, and you can freeze them easily. Warm them up in a DEDICATED gluten-free toaster, though! The same recipe for waffles can also be slightly modified for muffins - just add some sugar, nuts, berries, dried fruit, whatever, and bake them in cupcake shells. These also freeze well and can be warmed up in a microwave. I also make it a point to keep plenty of fresh fruit on hand for when I need to grab something on the run.
  • 1

#20 JNBunnie1

 
JNBunnie1

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,326 posts
 

Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:59 AM

I am able to tolerate oatmeal. I also will make grits, buckwheat, or quinoa for breakfast from time to time. If you have a waffle iron, gluten-free waffles are pretty easy to make, and you can freeze them easily. Warm them up in a DEDICATED gluten-free toaster, though! The same recipe for waffles can also be slightly modified for muffins - just add some sugar, nuts, berries, dried fruit, whatever, and bake them in cupcake shells. These also freeze well and can be warmed up in a microwave. I also make it a point to keep plenty of fresh fruit on hand for when I need to grab something on the run.

Quinoa is actually easy if you have a crockpot, I prefer it in a sweet preparation. I'll cook it with cinnamon, sliced apples and a bit of honey, I don't usually like it in savory preparations. Pecans would probably go good with it. I recently found a 4lb bag of organic quinoa from Earthy Choice at Costco for 9$!!!!! Whoohoo!
  • 1
If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

#21 Menic

 
Menic

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 95 posts
 

Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:03 AM

Rice cakes with peanut butter is often my breakfast at work.
  • 1
Male, born 1979.
Diagnosed via endoscopy/biopsy 09/2010.
Gluten-free 10/2010.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: