How Many Do Whole Foods Only?
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:55 PM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:47 PM
I found that I have to eat mostly whole foods but it was a bit of an acceptance speech that I had to give myself.
It didn't come that easily to me even when I knew it was best to eat that way.
You seem to be adapting very well!
Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:35 PM
"You don't look sick or anything"
"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."
Celiac DX Dec 2012
CRPS DX March 2014
Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:04 AM
How do I do it? Nuts(I carry them around with me)boiled eggs, chopped meats for lettuce roll-ups(I knew I was
on to something when my co-workers were jealous, while eating their breaded sandwich)lots of small containers
with all kinds of 3-bite foods. Olives.(YUM!) I bake cookies with nut butter, NO FLOUR! I think the gluten-free stuff
is just as bad as the gluten, in a different way.
Read the book "Wheat Belly", he's on you-tube too!
Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:08 AM
Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.
Gluten-free since 12-03
Dairy-free since 10-04
Soy-free since 5-07
Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:57 AM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:45 PM
gluten-free since June, 2011
It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!
Life is good!
Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:30 PM
Also, vodka probably not a whole food...
Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:51 PM
As a newbie, my friends are nice enough to keep buying me packaged, processed gluten-free stuff, but I'm starting to feel I can live without almost all of it. Everything except pasta, maybe. Do many of you do nothing but whole foods? I can see how it could be done... a little more work, but doable...
Mostly. I cook fairly simple, but my husband doesn't like standard prepackaged stuff, and I'm mostly dairy free too, which takes out lots of items. I buy things like tamari and ketchup (what household with a toddler could be without ketchup!?) and so on, though I usually make my own salad dressings (my husband uses the storebought one ). I buy rice cakes and corn tortillas, because making corn tortillas just takes too long right now. I do sometimes buy gluten-free bread, but not all that often. I do buy pasta too, but we don't eat it as often as we use rice or potatoes or beans or a wide variety of veggies. I buy jams, nut butters, and other things like that which I could make from scratch but, again, don't have the time usually. (I do not, however, buy pasta sauce or chili premade. Those are too easy to make from scratch and I'm too much of a food snob to buy it premade. )
I think there's a REALLY wide variation of how "whole foods" you can go and how much cooking it has to be.
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:08 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:46 AM
Same except for the pepper. I never liked pepper.
I do whole foods only. I eat meat, fruit and veg. The processed things that I do use are coffee, olive oil, salt and pepper. Thats it. It's simple and the only way that I can feel good.
It takes some getting used to, but isn't really that hard.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:22 PM
I am definetely not going back to eating refined sugar - it is just not worth it - I like having more even energy and feeling full after small portions of whole foods - I noticed, that I don't need larger dinner now since I am quite satisfied after lunch.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:13 AM
Had a reaction to wheat, oats, rye, and barley in a lab test done by a homeopathic doctor in 1997. Have been mostly gluten-free since then. Also highly allergic to MSG.
Here's a quote I ran across when researching self-advocacy for children with special needs that I like: "Our subconscious picks up on each positive action we take on our own behalf, lifting the spirit and deepening our self-respect." Kat James
Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:51 PM
For a short person, 7 lbs. is probably equal to 20 on a taller version:)
Preaching to the choir. I'm just under 5' tall. My 15 lb weight gain has been devastating.
But cutting out wine?? Don't get carried away!
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