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Member Since 29 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2013 02:36 PM

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In Topic: Vodkas

04 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

Bambora is a brand out of Australia, and it's made from grapes, not grain. And it's not as expensive as potato vodka usually is.

In Topic: Sick From Trader Joe's Semisweet Chocolate Chips :-(

25 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

I've been glutened so many times by TJ's "no gluten ingredients used" products I've stopped shopping there. The problem is that they have to re-package all the food into the TJ-specific packaging... something may not have gluten in it, but something they packaged right before that may have had gluten in it.

In Topic: If A Bun Touches A Burger?

19 September 2012 - 09:33 AM

Buns grilled on the same grill... it may not have even been a dirty grill, it may have just been breadcrumbs flyin' around. (Grilled and toasted bread usually means it makes even more crumbs)

A couple months back the husband and I were in Vegas and we went to Fatburger - I ordered a bunless burger and it came, of course, on a bun (I have eaten safely at that location in the past). Sent it back, explained I ordered no bun, I have a wheat allergy, and I could not eat that burger, I needed them to cook me a fresh one. It came out again - probably a little too fast (but I was also dealing with a lot of blood sugar crashes at that time, and I NEEDED to eat SOON) and I just ate the burger anyway.

The plane ride home was not fun. That was enough exposure to make me miserable for two days.

In Topic: Gluten-Free And Hypoglycemia

10 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

Even natural sugars can mess you up... I started having blood sugar drops a couple months back, and I suspect the Larabars I was using at the time to try and make sure I was eating enough food did not help things. Yes, they are all natural and gluten-free, but are still pretty high in sugar.

Beans and nuts have been my friends the past two months. A mid morning, mid afternoon and before bad snack of nuts. Trying to get beans in during the lunch & dinner meals, maybe for snacks (hummus and carrots, beans in my salad, etc.). I am mostly carb free - occasional potato, brown rice or polenta, never more than once a day. Gluten-free breads and replacements - pretty much out, a simple carb is a simple carb, and my body does not like any of them.

And you may want to try and find a more understanding doc. When I went to see mine with all this stuff... his advice was "eat more protein, less grains, and very little sugars". Haven't had a *thing* with corn syrup in a month and a half, try to avoid most sugars (some honey with my unsweetened yogurt in the mornings). I do still drink dry white wine (a girl can't give up everything...).

And also set up an alarm to test your blood sugar overnight too - biggest thing for me was I was apparently having blood sugar crashes around 3:30am, and not doing anything for those just kept it all going in a vicious cycle. When I wake up & test then, I have a glass of fresh squeeze (no sugar added) OJ by the bed if I need it, and often some kind of snack (couple small slices of low fat salami, a cheese stick, small handful of walnuts, etc.). Not only do I not feel like I've been run over by a truck every morning, my blood sugars keep much more steady thru the day when I catch that night crash.

And my blood sugar highs tend to only be in the 100s, and as for lows, once I get down to 87-ish, I'm feeling pretty cruddy.

In Topic: Five Guys And Fries

24 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

I've had minor reactions to Five Guys before (I have skin allergy and digestive reactions to minuscule amounts of gluten) and I've noticed it usually tends to be when I have my burger loaded up with other toppings. No "all the way" for me... either plain burger or plain cheeseburger - our Five Guys is close so I usually bring it home and load up my own sauces/toppings. It's just the nature of the beast that is a bun... crumbs are going to get flung around and possible end up in other containers, on sauce bottles, etc.

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