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Any Suggestion On A Weight Loss Plan?

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I have been gluten free for about 2 months now and my life has completely changed for the better. Now that I feel well, I would like to get my weight down. I am looking for a diet plan that would be compatible with a gluten free life style.

So far I have looked into:

jenny craig

nutrisystem

medifast

ediets

And, none of them will accept anyone with Celiacs or gluten sensitivity.

Do any of you follow or have had success with a particular diet program??

Thanks so much

Happy New Year to all of you!!

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I have heard that the weight watcher's core diet works well with celiac, but I have never used it.

What I know works is below. Everyone in my office lost weight (about 2lbs per week for a total of 20-40lbs lost., It doesn't have the social support that other plans do, but it will help you lose weight and works 100% fine with those with gluten issues.

- Drink at least 64 oz of water every day, with at least 8 oz before a meal or a snack

- have at least 7 servings of fruits and veggies

- get at least 25 grams of fiber a day from non-grain food (because you can't have gluten this is practically a given. See this chart for levels: http://www.wehealny.org/healthinfo/dietary...tentchart.html)

- never eat a fruit or veggie without some form of protein

- only one serving of junk a day

- don't eat any food with more than 5 ingredients (ie you don't want to eat processed food)

What people normally eat is a veggie scramble for breakfast (to save time in the morning sautee up a ton of veggies over the weekend and freeze them in baggies, then you will be able to just throw them in) and an apple with peanut butter as a mid-morning snack. Then for lunch they would have chili (I can send you my super easy recipe if you want) and whatever fruit was on sale. For an afternoon snack they would have berries and yogurt. And for dinner they would have something reasonable, like a potato or rice with a meat and a veggie. For dessert they would normally have their junk serving-- for some this was a glass of wine, others it was some M&Ms.

Because this has so much fiber and water you are full longer and are less likely to graze. Plus, it is a very natural diet so you eat much healthier and feel better, so you are more willing to work out and keep to it.

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I have heard that the weight watcher's core diet works well with celiac, but I have never used it.

What I know works is below. Everyone in my office lost weight (about 2lbs per week for a total of 20-40lbs lost., It doesn't have the social support that other plans do, but it will help you lose weight and works 100% fine with those with gluten issues.

- Drink at least 64 oz of water every day, with at least 8 oz before a meal or a snack

- have at least 7 servings of fruits and veggies

- get at least 25 grams of fiber a day from non-grain food (because you can't have gluten this is practically a given. See this chart for levels: http://www.wehealny.org/healthinfo/dietary...tentchart.html)

- never eat a fruit or veggie without some form of protein

- only one serving of junk a day

- don't eat any food with more than 5 ingredients (ie you don't want to eat processed food)

What people normally eat is a veggie scramble for breakfast (to save time in the morning sautee up a ton of veggies over the weekend and freeze them in baggies, then you will be able to just throw them in) and an apple with peanut butter as a mid-morning snack. Then for lunch they would have chili (I can send you my super easy recipe if you want) and whatever fruit was on sale. For an afternoon snack they would have berries and yogurt. And for dinner they would have something reasonable, like a potato or rice with a meat and a veggie. For dessert they would normally have their junk serving-- for some this was a glass of wine, others it was some M&Ms.

Because this has so much fiber and water you are full longer and are less likely to graze. Plus, it is a very natural diet so you eat much healthier and feel better, so you are more willing to work out and keep to it.

Thank you so much for that advice. It sounds very logical, do -able, and it is free :D

I really appreciate your help!!!!

Dolly

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Thank you so much for that advice. It sounds very logical, do -able, and it is free :D

I really appreciate your help!!!!

Dolly

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Hi Dolly!!

I would strongly recommend the Weight Watchers Diet. Either the Core Plan or the Flex Plan is very 'do-able' for us. I am more inclinced to count points on the Flex Plan so I can indulge in the delicious baked goods and crackers that I have found. I just make sure I am getting at least 5 days of gym time in. You will feel so much better. There is a weight loss thread here for WW and I would encourage you to go to a meeting to get all the tools and info so you can be successful. Also...their website is great and I found another website...Dottie's Weight Loss Zone which is a supportive thread as well for WW. (dwlz.com)

Good luck...>GinaO

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I would recommend the 6 week body makeover. You mostly just eat protein, carbs, fruits and veggies. Some buy the program while others just join the yahoo group. You eat depending on what body type u are and you can do that at the 6wbm website.

paula

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Someone should make a play on the Nutrisystem plan and call it Free From Glutrasystem. I'd pay for pre-portioned gluten-free meals aimed at weight loss.

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jhow I LOVE that idea.

i have read that some of the lean cuisine meals are gluten free but probably not enough to ust eat those. Maybe you can use that for a meal here and there though while you're using these other weight loss tools.... :rolleyes:

wish you luck!

i lost 35 pounds before being diagnosed and then gained it back about 8 months afterward... however i didn't go to the gym once haha so i had to start eating better and getting more exercise. i got a yoga ball recently and have been doing that at least 5 times a week. its easy, takes about 35 minutes, cheap and doesn't take up a lot of room. if you're busy i highly recommend getting a yoga ball and maybe getting a video or something

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