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My husband has been diagnosed as Pre-Diabetic. He is also on medicine for high blood pressure and high cholesteral. His doctor has recommended the South Beach Diet. Has anyone done this gluten free?

The majority of this is easy to do gluten free but the starch foods though still limited are many whole wheat. I have already replaced the white rice with brown rice. Any suggestions on what I can use to replace potatoes and corn?

Any other suggestions to do this sucessfully are appreciated.

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My husband has been diagnosed as Pre-Diabetic. He is also on medicine for high blood pressure and high cholesteral. His doctor has recommended the South Beach Diet. Has anyone done this gluten free?

The majority of this is easy to do gluten free but the starch foods though still limited are many whole wheat. I have already replaced the white rice with brown rice. Any suggestions on what I can use to replace potatoes and corn?

Any other suggestions to do this sucessfully are appreciated.

I've been doing South Beach gluten, dairy, and soy-free for well over a year, and it's certainly doable.

As for replacements, white potatoes aren't allowed on South Beach, but sweet potatoes and yams are. I think corn is a "once-in-awhile" food on Phase 2; I tend to eat corn on the cob for one of my starch servings when it's in season; otherwise I don't eat it much. I make toast with bread from Breads by Anna - probably not *technically* South Beach legal since it contains tapioca startch, but it's close enough. I get most of my grain servings from the bread, brown rice, and quinoa, with occasional sweet potatoes. The beauty of South Beach from a gluten-free perspective is that I just eat a lot LESS grains than I used to, so I don't have to find so many substitutes.

I didn't really have cholesterol problems to begin with, but even so, my LDL went down 20 points after a year on South Beach. So even with the adjustments I've made for my food intolerances, it clearly works!

There's a good South Beach discussion board at http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/ if you're interested. Good luck!

Jeanne

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