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Member Since 13 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 20 2012 03:54 AM

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In Topic: Gluten Free Processed Foods

24 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

I avoid gluten-free processed foods just like I avoided other processed foods before I found out I had celiac's disease, because whole foods really do make me feel better. My problem with the processed gluten-free foods, besides all the chemicals is that they contain so much pure starches instead of whole grains. I've been making my own mostly whole grain crackers, and there's one kind of gluten-free bread I like that only has a few ingredients, for the occasional piece of toast, but other than that, I eat a lot of corn tortillas and rice, and I'm not missing the gluten products very much.

In Topic: Which Is More Likely?

06 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

My thoughts exactly.

I hardly ever go out to eat, but it's so depressing to think that I'll essentially never be able to. We were traveling, and needed to eat SOMEWHERE, and it seemed like the best choice. And it's hard to ask people who don't speak very good English about gluten. I guess it means I just have to be super-prepared, and bring ALL of my own food whenever I go ANYWHERE. I usually do, for most meals, but then, after awhile, we get tired of eating out of an ice chest.

I seem to be getting more and more sensitive to gluten, which also doesn't seem fair.....

In Topic: Trouble Losing Weight?

05 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

Of course that could have something to do with it! Are you also breast-feeding? If so, your body is going to want to hang onto as much body fat as possible to make sure you have enough of you to make food for your baby. I think people don,t really expect to get their paper-baby body back for at least a year. I sure wouldn't worry about 5- 7 pounds , especially not right after a baby.

With my first child, I lost the baby weight almost immediately, but not with the second. I also didn't ovulate for over a year after the second one was born, despite the fact that I was so much heavier. It was my body insisting that it wasn't ready to make another baby.

In Topic: Flours, Whole Food?

11 September 2012 - 12:32 PM

I honestly think that a person's diet can be whatever that person wants it to be. If you're interested in a whole foods diet, then you can move that direction without getting too extreme. People usually can make more lasting changes gradually than going whole hog throwing out everything they,ve ever eaten, and doing something completely different. Except for gluten, of course. That had to be all at once.

Since I have stopped eating gluten (6 months now), I have eaten way way less things made with any kind of flour, mostly because I am not eating breads. But I would hate to think I could NEVER have a baked good again. I've made cupcakes a few times, a gluten-free carrot cake for one son's birthday, and a gluten-free apple pie for my other son's birthday, and my spouse and I eat whole-grain gluten-free pancakes sometimes on the weekends, and that all is very nice. I personally am not very interested in eating things made with various starches and gums that gluten-free baked recipes are full of, and those certainly wouldn't be considered whole foods.

But I guess I'm not a radical anything.

Good luck.

In Topic: Beer?

11 September 2012 - 12:26 PM

Those beverages are really important for quality of life, but i'm not liking gluten-free beers. I just bought some Bard's but haven't tried it yet. I don't like New Grist at all. So it kind of looks like I'm not a beer drinker anymore, and we have a wonderful local microbrewery just down the street. Alas. But I have discovered Angry Orchard hard ciders, which more than make up for it. Go for it!

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