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I don't normally come on this board for myself - i usually come about my daughter - but i don't know what to do... I've been feeling really bad these past few months and at first i thought it was stress related, coz my son was in and out of hospital with ftt. But now months later and him hopefully gaining nicely, i still feel awfull. I feel all teh time that i live in a bubble of water, you know, a bit unfocused etc. I get terribly bloated, feel generally tired - you get the symptoms. I just feel like i am drowning :(

I did do celiac blood test and it came back negative...

So now i decided enough is enough and i am gonna try gluten free for one week - not more - but i have no idea what to have for breakfast! I am dairy light (causes constipation) and don't like soya milk. I think i am too scared to try the gluten free bread on day 1 ! What else... i am (un)officially on a diet - so theoretically i would eat pancakes, but they are kinda fattening! (i am NOT fat, just crazy :D )

Let me know asap - i am desperate!

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I don't think you should try gluten free and losing weight at the same time. It's just too much in one go. If you eat gluten free for one week and don't count the calories that strictly, that shouldn't be the end of the world I would think. :)

Pauliina

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I agree with Pauliina. Going gluten free at first is hard enough without dieting. Give it a few weeks and then get back on your diet. Can you have yogurt? If so, yogurt and fresh fruit would make a great breakfast. Bakery on Main has gluten free granolas. They're excellent! Eggs and oscar meyer bacon are gluten free. A chicken and veggie omelet with salsa would be good. What about a nice, big fruit platter? I've eaten celery and nut butter for breakfast before. Yum! How about a salad with mandarin oranges, cranberries, and cottage cheese?


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Gluten free since May 2004

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sauteed veggies and poached egg is good. I like zucchini. Also, sauteed napa cabbage with salt and pepper with egg on top is really good too. Sounds weird, but I figured it out after having asperegus with poached egg at a french restaurant once.

asperagus

zucchini

brocoli

cabbage

all good

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Eggs or egg whites, scrambled. Throw it in a gluten free corn tortilla if you would like - (Mission brand states gluten-free, so get those if they have them in your area)

Check out your gluten free cereal selection - hot or cold. There is cream of rice cereals, and I live off cereal by envirokids called "gorilla munch" and "amazon frosted flakes" - they only have corn and cane juice as ingredients.

I eat the Van's waffles, I toast them in my toaster oven with some butter and sprinkle some sugar on top since syrup is too much.

I haven't read about your daughter so I'm not really sure of your kitchen situation, but if you are going to try gluten free you shouldn't use your same utensils that could have knicks, pores, or wooden things. (I'm not going to list every single rule because you said you are on here a lot for your daughter so I'll assume you know, but if you have any questions just ask!)

Good luck.

Any fruit also makes a great breakfast, throw it in with some ice and apple juice for a smoothie


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10-06 Diagnosed "Acid Reflux" (Nexium didn't work)

12-06 Endoscopy diagnosed Gastritis (Negative Bioposy)

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...Still not feeling great.

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Some of my breakfast favorites:

Pamela's pancakes

Bobs red mill wicked good hot cereal

Fresh Fruit Bowl

Coffee cake

breakfast tortilla - gluten-free style (meat, scrambled eggs cheese wraped in a corn tortilla and nuked for a few seconds)

This morning it was popcorn but thats not my usual fare, lol


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couldn't find my posting! Thanks a mill for your help - the thing is in the morning i am in a crazy rush - my daughter is supposed to be in nursery at 8:45 and normally gets there about 9:45!! So i have to eat something that keeps me going and that doesn't get cooked ;) Tall order i know... I am somewhat dairy free, although i think i will find it too hard if i am also gluten free...

For today i had eggs with rice cake - not great, but eggs sure do fill you up :P But i can't have that everyday...

When you say you eat fruit for breakfast, does it really fill you up till lunch, or do you eat something in between?! I used to eat breakfast at 8:30 and then at about 11 eat something else coz i was starving :D

Right now, i am feeling weak and dizzy and i have 2 kids to look after and they are going to want to go to the park!

Anyone elses hubby thinks they are crazy for trying this diet?! Mine said i can try it as long as i don't become a health freak!!! Well, unless chocolate becomes super healthy, that won't happen :D

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couldn't find my posting! Thanks a mill for your help - the thing is in the morning i am in a crazy rush - my daughter is supposed to be in nursery at 8:45 and normally gets there about 9:45!! So i have to eat something that keeps me going and that doesn't get cooked ;) Tall order i know... I am somewhat dairy free, although i think i will find it too hard if i am also gluten free...

For today i had eggs with rice cake - not great, but eggs sure do fill you up :P But i can't have that everyday...

When you say you eat fruit for breakfast, does it really fill you up till lunch, or do you eat something in between?! I used to eat breakfast at 8:30 and then at about 11 eat something else coz i was starving :D

Right now, i am feeling weak and dizzy and i have 2 kids to look after and they are going to want to go to the park!

Anyone elses hubby thinks they are crazy for trying this diet?! Mine said i can try it as long as i don't become a health freak!!! Well, unless chocolate becomes super healthy, that won't happen :D

Get some hemp milk, the vanilla is really good on cereal and the chocolate is great also. You could have had a good filling breakfast on the go if you had added a banana or another fruit to it. For snacks get some gluten free pretzels or just mix gluten-free raisens, gluten-free choc chips, nuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruit etc in a little baggie and bring an apple or even some delmonte canned fruit.

I do think you are making a mistake in only trying the diet for a week though. That is really not enough time to tell if it helps and in addition you are likely to be right in the middle of gluten withdrawl at the end of the week. You really need to do this strictly for at least a month or two. Unfortunately it isn't an instant fix. In addition the gluten issue may be contributing to your weight issues, they could resolve much more easily once gluten free. I lost 30 lbs in less than 3 months with no real effort at all after I went gluten-free and now weigh the same and wear the same size as I did in high school, at 51.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

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I don't normally come on this board for myself - i usually come about my daughter - but i don't know what to do... I've been feeling really bad these past few months and at first i thought it was stress related, coz my son was in and out of hospital with ftt. But now months later and him hopefully gaining nicely, i still feel awfull. I feel all teh time that i live in a bubble of water, you know, a bit unfocused etc. I get terribly bloated, feel generally tired - you get the symptoms. I just feel like i am drowning :(

I did do celiac blood test and it came back negative...

So now i decided enough is enough and i am gonna try gluten free for one week - not more - but i have no idea what to have for breakfast! I am dairy light (causes constipation) and don't like soya milk. I think i am too scared to try the gluten free bread on day 1 ! What else... i am (un)officially on a diet - so theoretically i would eat pancakes, but they are kinda fattening! (i am NOT fat, just crazy :D )

Let me know asap - i am desperate!

Shan,

Breakfast is one of those challenging meals for me, as I have trouble with the sugary aspect of things early in the morning. I tend to crash and burn after that. I also ascribe to the theory of eating like a king in the morning, a prince at noon and a pauper at night. One of my favorite meals for breakfast is soup - it's warming, soothing and depending upon what you put in it, can be really nutritious and protein-packed. Of course, fixing things the night before facilitates greatly. I also have a great cookbook "A Real American Breakfast: the best meal of the day, any time of the day" by Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison. Many of their recipes are gluten-free or easily adaptable. What I like most about the book, aside from the astoundingly wonderful recipes is the way that they break down the chapters. There's:

Eggs

Dairy

Pancakes, waffles and special toasts

Morning meats

Fish and seafood

Hashes

Stratas and other morning casseroles

Breakfast sandwiches

Home-crafted cereals

Fruits

Potatoes, tomatoes, grits, greens and beans

Breads

Morning cakes, cobblers and other sweet treats

and a section on a brimming breakfast pantry which includes such comestibles as prickly pear jelly, orange pepper jelly and margarita marmelade.

Gotta love the morning drinks section for weekends, too.

And then there's the traditional Japanese breakfast of miso soup, rice, fish and pickles or the Latin American chilaquiles, the Indian uppama, endless possibilities.

Hope you find something cheery for your early morning hours and busy lifestyle. :)

Margaret

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Thanks, thanks thanks!!! Today was my first day being totally gluten free - and it wasn't too bad (i don't think my hubby appreciated it though :)

You gave me such a selection of ideas... now my problem is what to choose :D i can't wait to do this properly!

Do you really think that givin g it a solid shot at being gluten free for a week is not enough? Do i really have to do it for a whole month? I don't know how i will be able to get out of eating it when others are around, friday night, till then i hope to manage! It's the only time that i will have trouble... If i see i can't manage to get out of eating bread, should i eat spelt bread or oat bread? what would be a better choice?

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I've never been a morning person, so I tend to do things like salad, baked potatoes, grilled cheese sandwiches, etc for breakfast. Why not eat leftovers from the night before?


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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