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Well I'll Be Darned. No More Nausea And D... Y'all Were Right.

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I've been gluten-free for 11 months and overall am feeling much better, though not 100%. I have been battling nausea several days out of the week, and the big D still comes back every now and then.

 

But I started South Beach diet (for the second time) last week and am truly amazed. It's been a week with NO nausea at all!!! This is the most peaceful my guts have felt in years, even with a lot of stress in my family life.

 

Phase one is pretty much like a Paleo diet, which I know so many here swear by. No grains or even starches of any kind and it's low sugar too. (I've added just a small amount of fruit.) Whatever it is, it's a miracle for me.

 

I guess you Paleo / Primal peeps were right!

 

Anyway, just passing this along in case it helps someone.

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:D I'm so glad you are feeling better! 

 

I feel my best when I eat whole foods and limit fruits and starches too. Those cavemen were smart in spite of their smaller brains.  ;)

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When I am 100% paleo including no wine (*sob*) I feel amazing.  I can even "cheat" with a few lentils and white potatoes here and there and still feel pretty good.   I tell people even if eating this way (all the meat) takes some years off my life, I'm okay to feel so amazing everyday.  Especially when you consider the contrast from before my diagnosis (ncgi) 3 years ago.

 

Great that your nausea has passed.  That was my most unfavorite symptom of all.

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Now this is really a coincidence! lol. I haven't been on these forums in awhile but I was thinking of coming to post and ask about going grain free, and here's your post. lol

 

I recently gave up most grains kind of by accident. We were on vacation at a beach house and I always try to cook simple stuff while we're there. So I did linguini with clam sauce, and pasta salad with chicken, burgers, hotdogs, etc. For the gluteny things I just didn't bother to make a gluten-free version. The night they had linguini and clam sauce I just had a big salad and put some of the clam meat in my salad. For the pasta salad night I just ate the chicken plain (saved some out for me), and salad. For burgers and hotdogs I ate them without a bun. I ate yogurt also, and made lettuce wrap sandwiches for lunch rather than buy gluten-free bread.

 

After we got home I realized that I felt really good. Then the next day we ordered zPizza and I got my usual gluten-free one. The next day I was bloated and feeling icky, but not with gluten symptoms.

 

Now I'm back on basically grain-free, although I have eaten fruit -- mostly berries from one of those frozen berry mixes, and mangos.

 

Now I need to go do some more reading I think. :)

 

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I have been thinking the same thing about shifting more toward paleo, I have given up most substitutions for gluteny things like pasta, bread, etc. and have found that I am less bloated. we got a new bbq, so it's really easy and I am finding it a great way to eat.

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I have been primal off and on for 1 year.  Honestly I think it is the best way to be gluten free.  I had lost 15 lbs. but put on 10lbs back.  I need to eat less and exercise more. :)

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It's good to hear so many people feel better this way! I agree that nausea is the worst symptom. I still get it once in a while (from canned tuna of all things, last night) but not nearly as much.

 

I have to admit I like the south beach phase one plan because you do get to eat some beans and other legumes, which I ADORE. Plus money is tight and beans are cheaper than steak!

 

I'm supposed to transition soon to adding fruit and grains slowly, but I think I will start with fruit. My thinking is to have grains as only an occasional treat while knowing I might not feel so great after.

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