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Member Since 24 Mar 2005
Offline Last Active Aug 19 2006 03:56 PM

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In Topic: Please Name Your Top 4 Or 5 Gluten Free Foods!

23 July 2006 - 03:19 PM

I figured if you all gave me several of your favorite products, it would help me narrow down what to buy. It's expensive to pay $5 + for something that tastes like cardboard!!

If it's fairly low in sugar, please indicate. I consider low as less than 5 grams per serving. I really have to watch the sugar.

Thanks so much!! :D

YAY! I love doing these!

1. Good Eatz Snickerdoodles (My nutrition store just started carrying Good Eatz, they are a PA based company with really yummy cookies and mini cakes- their Peanut Butter and Chocolate candy cake is the best!!)
2. Grainless Baker Muffins- (also a PA based company) MUFFINS (especially blue berry and chocolate chip) and BREAD CRUMBS!! MMM they make the best Chicken Parm!
3. Tinkyada brown rice spaghetti pasta- DELISH!
4. Kinnikinnick White Italian Bread
5. Envirokids chocolate or peanut butter rice krispy bars :-)
6. Hormel Naturals Honey Turkey Breast... I feel so comfortable when they put gluten-free right on the package!

Plus I love a big bowl of natural /homemade GUACAMOLE!! MMM!

In Topic: How Can I Gain Weight?

23 July 2006 - 03:01 PM

Hi, I'm new here and new to the gluten-free diet.

I'm not officially diagnosed because I don't have health insurance but the MD I saw suggested I try a 2 week experiment of being gluten-free. She said she has it, herself, and strongly suspected it in me. It worked and I'm still on the diet after rought 5 weeks now.

I'm in the catagory of needing to gain weight and didn't need to lose in the first place. This is why I've posted to this thread and hopefully moving it back up for further discussion.

I would also like to know what products others have tried. For instance, I've tried the Kinnikkinnik brand and their blueberry and carrot muffins are great. Their rolls and breads, buns, etc. are yuck! I would love to find decent tasting breads. I'm also allergic to any soy products. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don't eat red meat but do eat chicken and turkey. I've found pasta I like and a few good crackers but again, I'm in the boat of being hungry all the time. I really miss pizza. Anyone know of any good frozen ones?

Much thanks,

i am really particular about my food, because well i've only been gluten-free for about 18 months and I still know what real food tastes like- I have found that food by The Grainless Baker is really wonderful, I believe that they'll ship their foods and I really have been impressed. I have tried their muffins, bagels, bread crumbs and pizza crusts and they are all fab!!
If you are really missing pizza I have found the best way to make some in a flash is by using a gluten-free rice cake and all the toppings you usually would- put them in a hot oven for a few minutes (or microwave) and tada! Okay, it's not going to be Dominos or anything but it will help those cravings.

I too have had trouble putting weight on. I thought I was really thin, but some of your stories have made me realize I am not that thin. I am 5'2" and I fluctuate between 102-105. I guess that isn't so bad, but when you are more comfortable at a size 4 or 6 then a size 0 something is up. I get very discouraged about my weight... I am a Slovak girl and we are supposed to be thick women!!!!
My doctor has told me to eat a bowl of icecream before bed every night- and I was gaining weight, but worried about so much sugar hitting my bloodstream. I agree with you Celeste we need to treat our bodies like temples, because we are just asking for Diabetes!!!!!!!
I wish I could put weight on, and I wish I could have more energy... :( I miss my old self!

In Topic: Panic, Anxiety...

06 July 2006 - 02:05 PM

Hello everybody, it's been a long time since I have posted... but I had a breakdown (a much needed breakdown) about 2 weeks after my initial post. I had seen my father for the first time in 4 years, and everything horrible just hit me like a ton of bricks. Not to mention, my beloved grandmother (whom practically raised me) was in the hospital for un-diagnosed Diabetes and congestive heart failure (which she is doing much better now I am happy to say). I was also dealing with losing my job, and finding a new job that I completely detest.
Anyway, I lost my ability to control any symptoms of anxiety (which now I believe all has to do with stress). I've been suffering off and on with insomnia since June 2 and I am on Rozerem which has really helped me. I have sought help from a therapist and I have my second session July 11th. I guess I say it was a much needed breakdown because I would have never done anything for myself with out it getting to the extreme. Unfortunately, I believe that is human nature to let things get so bad before we help ourselves. I just want to thank you all for being such humane individuals and reminding me of hope. It is so easy to forget that life isn't just about the downs, it's about the ups too. And even though the downs are difficult, they eventually go right back up. I really appreciated the messages that were sent to me, they were very insightful and loving. I desperately needed support at that time, and I apologize for not responding quicker.
I have spoke to my physician several times and she has diagnosed me with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I still believe I have panic disorder, but I will take a diagnosis of GAD it makes me feel like I have been validated. She also believes that I have depression, since anxiety and depression do go hand in hand. She has given me Effexor XR to take, and I haven't taken it because I have read some horrible things about the withdrawl symptoms and the side effects seem awful. I am wondering about Zoloft ... Has anyone taken this? How does it work for you?? My dr. seems to think that a little pick me up would help my feelings of self doubt. I agree, I just would like to find the right meds.

I just want to thank you all again for telling me your stories and how you have found help. I know that I have a bumpy ride ahead of me, but I can do it. Thank you so much again.

Many thanks and lots of love,


In Topic: Campbells Soup?

01 June 2006 - 06:23 PM

Campbell's has just sent me a gluten-free list via mail and it says the only soups that are gluten-free are the following:

Chunky Soup- Chicken Broccoli Cheese 18 oz
Select Soup- Savory Lentil 19 oz
And that's all. I stick with Progresso- I haven't tried these two Campbell's soups- I'd be willing to- but if you have any doubt, try Progresso.

I hate to be rude and say this again, but the ONLY soups Campbells say that are gluten-free are the ones above. (In America)... I would steer clear of anything else.

In Topic: Campbells Soup?

30 May 2006 - 06:54 AM

I ate some campbells' soup on the weekend which had only corn starch in it (from the label)-it was the rice/bean soup and I KNOW that it glutened me! Now, it had MSG, does MSG have any gluten? I'm new to the diet and am having somany issues right now this is the last thing I needed. Can campbell's be trusted like say kraft?

Campbell's has just sent me a gluten-free list via mail and it says the only soups that are gluten-free are the following:

Chunky Soup- Chicken Broccoli Cheese 18 oz
Select Soup- Savory Lentil 19 oz

And that's all. I stick with Progresso- I haven't tried these two Campbell's soups- I'd be willing to- but if you have any doubt, try Progresso.

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