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Im vegan, i have itp, i suffer from anorexia, and was just diagnosed with celiacs disease, im still eating vegan bagels nonstop though ughhh i cant help it, any advice on how to get off the bread? ty

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Im vegan, i have itp, i suffer from anorexia, and was just diagnosed with celiacs disease, im still eating vegan bagels nonstop though ughhh i cant help it, any advice on how to get off the bread? ty
Well good heavens, just stop eating them, you are just harming yourself. You poor dear.

I'm sure we all loved pizzas and garlic bread and English muffins..I sure did, but I'd never even think of eating any now, not for any reason.


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Im vegan, i have itp, i suffer from anorexia, and was just diagnosed with celiacs disease, im still eating vegan bagels nonstop though ughhh i cant help it, any advice on how to get off the bread? ty

the only way I could stop is to stop. If I ate them, I wanted more, no matter if I ate a little or a lot. The cravings and the inability to feel full or satisfied never goes away if I have gluten. Quit cold turkey, that's the only way.


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Hi Tiff,

Something that has helped me cope with giving up some of my favorite foods is keeping a supply of gluten free favorites around. Then I just substitute. I don't try to substitute exactly, but instead just eat something else I love. I eat a lot of Fritos, olives, and homemade fudge to replace any bread cravings.

Have you tried making a list of the things you like to eat that are naturally gluten free? You might find some good substitutes that way.

Hope this helps!


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Celiac, dx Sep 2006

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You're going to need to decontaminate. Go through your kitchen and collect and dispose of anything containing Wheat, Rye or Barley (that includes Rice Krispies cereal, sorry) and then do a thorough cleaning to get rid of any crumbs, etc. in your cabinets and pantry. I think there's a list around here someplace of what cooking tools you'll need to replace, but I do recall that wooden spoons, plastic colanders and upright toasters will need to be replaced.

If you must have bagels, go to your health-food store and pick up some gluten free bagels (not wheat-free - many wheat free products contain barley). Don't buy out the store. Just try a few and see how you react to them.

Whenever I need a snack, I get some Lundberg Rice cakes with peanut butter (for protein) spread on them. They really help quell my cravings!


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i thought the first post didnt go through sorry bout posting twice, i have a 2 year old, so i buy her frozen or cold stuff i cant stand so i wont touch it meat basically since i dont eat any meat at all or anything, i updated my med alert with celiac information on it, i get honey wheat bread now i wont touch honey since im vegan so i wont touch the bread, its hard, but i did buy these gluten vegan crackers at store today and they were pretty good and i ate half of them lol, i have bought more fruits, i didnt know a little bit of gluten could hurt intestines, ackkk, i def wont miss pizza then i barely have it anyway, ty all for the helpful info im glad to have found this board!!!

tiff

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This suggestion may be "out there", but since you feed your child meat, I am guessing you are vegan for reasons other than ethical. Maybe if you added back in animal products you would have such an assortment of new foods that you wouldn't miss your old vegan favorites. Do this carefully, however, as you probably lack the enzymes to digest the animal products ... for this reason you would want to take digestive enzymes.

It is VERY important for you to get off the gluten, 100% off it!!!!! You have the willpower, how else would you have been able to be a vegan???? Even a little gluten is putting you at risk for developing more health issues.

The gluten free diet can be restrictive as it is ... even more so if you're vegan. If you are vegan because of health issues, that is not unusual ... you should feel better when you get to be gluten-free. Poor health is hard on your adrenals, and people with low adrenal function are known to avoid animal products ... so as you get better, perhaps they will be more appealing to you.


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ty carla i love soy burgers but hence the WHEAT HAHA, ill try to do your suggestion ty so much: ) im gonna do it, cold turkey!!! its not worth my health at all, i did find a cool site that sells gluten free vegan stuff i ordered some food from it and candy n cookies lol

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While you're still eating gluten, you also probably have no idea how sick you actually are. Once you detox, you'll get to the point where you wouldn't eat gluten if someone paid you to.

The first step is always the hardest. Why not break it down more? It can get overwhelming to get your brain around the "no gluten for the rest of your life" concept. It seems like too much and too long. Why not tell yourself that you will be 100% gluten free for a month and look at it that way. You'll probably be feeling 10x better within a couple of weeks. After you see how much better you feel off gluten, you probably won't be quite so overwhelmed with it.

I hope you start feeling better soon.

Nancy


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~Chinese Proverb

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ty nancy what ive done since i loved cereal is buy small boxes not the big ones anymore and labeled them for days for my kid and thats been working i think ill be fine after getting used to it a lil longer: )

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I love baked things, bread, bagels, etc. Whenever I crave something that I can't have I just remind myself how sick the gluten makes me and that pretty much takes care of the craving. I'm also learning to bake with gluten free flours. The taste is different but still good.


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No tricks to it, you just don't. Well, some people might have tricks that work for them, but it'll vary from person to person. Get rid of the stuff and don't look back - and remember that it's a choice to eat it, every time you do. And doing so (eating it) will just make you sicker!

Instead, find other things that you enjoy to eat instead. You may find that part of the reason you're eating it is a blood sugar issue, in which case you may need to increase your protein and fat intake at each meal, to balance out your blood sugar.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

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ty nancy what ive done since i loved cereal is buy small boxes not the big ones anymore and labeled them for days for my kid and thats been working i think ill be fine after getting used to it a lil longer: )

Are you saying you are feeding your child gluten cereal? Why not just make your house gluten-free, and buy him gluten-free cereal, that will remove all of the temptation. If the stuff isn't in your house, you won't be able to eat it. And your child won't even miss it.


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ty all for the replies ill go to health store today and buy the gluten free cereal, i got my new med alert bracelet yesterday: ) i have willpower and oh am i using it now

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Guest nini

my mental trick is that I tell myself that gluten equals poison and since I would never willingly ingest poison, I won't willingly ingest gluten. I just repeat over and over if I'm tempted, that gluten is poison and is very bad, gluten is poison!

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I agree with everyone about just having to stop eating gluten. It's very likely that your body is addicted to gluten so it will be hard to cut it out at first. Hang in there, though, it will get easier and you will start feeling better.

I think there is one kind of Morningstar veggie burger that is gluten-free. I can't remember which one off the top, but you could do a search on this site. Or you could try making your own. I did manage to find one brand of veggie hot dogs that are gluten-free, but I didn't like the taste as much.


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ty everyone i went to health food store today and bought some vegan gluten free crackers and gluten free vegan lollipops they had(28 calories a piece) got like 20 of em lol so when i have that gluten craving ill get one of those instead they are pretty good actually: )

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Guest nini

Sunburgers are gluten-free and pretty darn tasty too... and really easy, you can simply toast a frozen burger in your toaster and viola!

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just to clarify things for us----why have you chosen to be vegan? you don't have to answer if this is too personal of a question. if bagels are a real love for your----you don't have to give them up!! kinnikinnick makes a pretty good bagel----my girls like them.

oh yeah, one more question-----why won't a vegan eat honey? i have never hear this before----educate me! LOL!!


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15 year old twins with celiac, diagnosed dec. 2005

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17 year old son with celiac gene

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just to clarify things for us----why have you chosen to be vegan? you don't have to answer if this is too personal of a question. if bagels are a real love for your----you don't have to give them up!! kinnikinnick makes a pretty good bagel----my girls like them.

oh yeah, one more question-----why won't a vegan eat honey? i have never hear this before----educate me! LOL!!

vegans don't eat honey because it comes from a living creature - bees. no jello either, as the majority of gelatin comes from beef. (strict vegetarians also avoid gelatin.)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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My concern is that you said you are anorexic. You are already extremely restricted due to being a vegan and now no gluten. You have to stop the gluten or you will only get sicker. It seems you are consuming lots of grains especially if you are vegan. Why are you vegan? Is it for weight control? I am just asking since I originally became vegetarian for weight control and ended up anorexic. I now eat meat and feel better for it. It did not cause me to be heavier. You need to make sure you are getting enough protein and veggies in your diet. I know for me lots of grains even gluten free ones make me feel bad. Good luck.

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