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  1. Nikkiann

    Long Island Pizzeria

    Cool! I live right near Carnival so it works out quite well!!
  2. It was a joke Also, the point was to make sure you're drinking enough water, thats all!
  3. Hello! Not sure if this has been posted before, as I did not see it. But as you all know a lot of us have problems with getting enough nutrients and even those like me that don't, its also just as important. *Tangent* I think as a society, not just America but in the UK as I noticed while living there and I am sure other territories as well, we seem to ignore one of the biggest vitamins of all - WATER. 55-65% of our body is made up of this crazy vitamin. Not only does it help in our most crucial bodily functions, but it also aids in the building of our cells. Specifically those with celiacs, it is vital in the aiding of fixing the problems we have with not getting enough nutrients. After removing gluten from our diets, our bodies need to work SO hard to get itself back to as normal composition as possible. Water helps build our cells back up, carries nutrients, brings oxygen to our brains, and so so much more. I just want everyone to keep this in mind whilst continuing their journey through this confusing disease. Please please, I urge you to drink your 64 oz of water a day!
  4. Atkins is bad for your body, ketosis for the most part is fine (depends on your body). People who intake too much fat while trying to go through ketosis are at risk for stones. I think your route is the best though to be honest. Sweet potatoes and some antioxidant enriched fruits are a good source of carbohydrates while having a low-carb diet.
  5. Not sure if any of you are from the Long Island area, but in Suffolk County there is a pizza place in Port Jefferson called Carnival that has gluten free pizza pies for 10$ (so cheap!) and they are very careful with cross contamination. They wash their hands, do it in a separate area in the kitchen, get the ingredients from a separate container, etc.
  6. I've been on an off keto for a few years now (unrelated to celiacs), and I have found my concentration and alertness is SO much better when I'm eating a ketosis amount of carbs (under 20 net) and a little bit more fat. I'm not sure if you exercise or not, but try some sort of exercise (I like lifting but others feel better doing cardio) and once your body starts going through ketosis, it's a whole new world!
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    Hello! I'm glad you're feeling better. It says 12 weeks, but it can be very little. A few crackers a day or something like that. It's worth it, though, to know for sure and see other things too. Good luck!
  8. Yes! They have been ruled out. All my nutrient and hormone levels are good!
  9. Thank you to both of you! I will try to play around with those things!
  10. Hello! Just a quick question for thought. While I am fatigued often, my blood tests show zero deficiencies and great levels. I am not sure scientifically where the fatigue comes from if it isn't a malabsorbtion problem or something like that. Nicole
  11. Nikkiann

    Nightshades and Celiacs

    Isn't it crazy how these things have so much affect on our body? I am also a little weary on eliminating stuff I don't have to. Its a common trend that once you fully eliminate something, trying to push it back into your body makes for one not so happy body!!
  12. Hello! So after years of hearing my mother in law talk (what I thought was craziness) about nightshade veggies, after being diagnosed with celiacs, I did some more research. This is just an informative article, but a lot of stuff I have read has said that gluten intolerant people who still have been having a hard time with symptoms find success in eliminating nightshade vegetables!! It helped with the nerve pain, joint pain, headaches, etc. https://www.glutenfreegigi.com/shedding-light-on-nightshades-and-the-alkaloids-they-contain/
  13. Nikkiann

    Travel to UK

    Hello! I can't help much with specific places, but it does have a lot of great options. I loved in England for a bit, and especially London, just like NYC, there are a lot of places with gluten free options. My advice is to focus on the array of fruit/smoothie shops all across the UK. There are also a lot of delicious potato dishes!
  14. Nikkiann

    Favorite Protein/power Bar?

    Quest protein powder and bars are both gluten free, and low carb!
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    Post Workout Protein Shakes

    I thoroughly enjoy quest protein powder. It's a little pricey, but it is gluten free and low carb and helps!