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  • Going Gluten free for 21 days

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    58 posts, 11 voices, 1871 views, started Jan 26, 2010

    Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Vikki Hall




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      I will begin my gluten free diet on Feb 1. Feel free to join or support me. Also if you have recipes please share!

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 26, 2010
        • I’ll give it a go, Vikki. I think this is going to be a tough one for me, though. Going meat free was easy and I’m still not interested in eating it. But, this little sicilian was raised on pasta and bread! And I actually have been experimenting with recipes for gluten free eating plans. I’ve been using almond flour for a few things.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 26, 2010
        • I know this one will be tough for me too. It requires more effort and thought than what I have done before. Carine said there was recipes on mixingbowl.com which I am checking out. Will only post things I think is easy and tastey.



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          Msj wrote Feb 9, 2010
        • I ate gluten free for a while last year. I was under care of an Acupuncturist and found I actually am gluten sensitive. He gave me a wonderful meal outline to follow.
          I lost weight within 2 weeks and my tummy was close to being flat. Needless to say I went back to regular food and have problems currently.

           Now going through battery of tests with Western doctors. finding I have IBS etc..... blah blah blah more info later on this.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 9, 2010
        • Wow! I am struggling with gluten free but I have cut down and if I have any it’s only been once a day. Being 9 days into this tho  I am liking how I feel.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 9, 2010
        • There was an article on SP about going gluten free and how people need carbs to help stay sharp. I’m thinking that since I have cut down I feel less bloated and my skin feels less dry. After I hit day 14 I am going to cut it all out completely so we’ll see.
          The struggle I’m having besides craving carbs is eating enough energy food to keep up with burning up to 800 calories during cardio.



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          Max0125 wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • Vikki,

          I will think of some recipes for you. I had planned to send you some ideas, but my Mom has been in the hospital and my life has been a little hectic to say the least.

          Stir fry’s with steamed brown rice would be a great nutritional and fast meal to whip together. Some of the gluten free products aren’t bad. I recently tried a gluten free pizza crust that tasted good. The brand called Life without Wheat is pretty good as well. They have amazing gluten free pumpkin bars.

          The good thing is that there are a lot of resources now to live gluten free. I will try to think of some more tips for you.

          Good luck!



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          Max0125 wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • Vikki,

          I will think of some recipes for you. I had planned to send you some ideas, but my Mom has been in the hospital and my life has been a little hectic to say the least.

          Stir fry’s with steamed brown rice would be a great nutritional and fast meal to whip together. Some of the gluten free products aren’t bad. I recently tried a gluten free pizza crust that tasted good. The brand called Life without Wheat is pretty good as well. They have amazing gluten free pumpkin bars.

          The good thing is that there are a lot of resources now to live gluten free. I will try to think of some more tips for you.

          Good luck!



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          Max0125 wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • Vikki,

          I will think of some recipes for you. I had planned to send you some ideas, but my Mom has been in the hospital and my life has been a little hectic to say the least.

          Stir fry’s with steamed brown rice would be a great nutritional and fast meal to whip together. Some of the gluten free products aren’t bad. I recently tried a gluten free pizza crust that tasted good. The brand called Life without Wheat is pretty good as well. They have amazing gluten free pumpkin bars.

          The good thing is that there are a lot of resources now to live gluten free. I will try to think of some more tips for you.

          Good luck!



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Linni wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • i have been thinking about this espically with my children.. with all going on in my life, im just not sure i have the time or the energy to do it at the moment..i do know it will help me also with my fibro..



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 10, 2010
        • Ok Is it me is fab40 repeating alot?
          Linni I have read a lot about it helping with fibro. Check out the yeast connection..... Lots of info



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          Msj wrote Feb 12, 2010
        • Hi everyone!

          I noticed in a post someone is not eating meat. You can have meat ...... I went gluten free as I mentioned above and the doc. gave me wonderful outline of what I can eat (I also took an herbal remedy he made and acupuncture and acupressure) I spoke with him and he said this time I can just go ahead and change my diet.

          Trader Joe’s store carries gluten free items.. here is a link to a website I go on. : www.GlutenFreeChecklist.com

          I am going to do this myself - you are very motivating for me. I have health issues the doctors are trying to figure out and meanwhile no energy, weight gain etc... I will keep logging on to watch your progress.
          Peace
          Tammy



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          Msj wrote Feb 12, 2010
        • Hi everyone!

          I noticed in a post someone is not eating meat. You can have meat ...... I went gluten free as I mentioned above and the doc. gave me wonderful outline of what I can eat (I also took an herbal remedy he made and acupuncture and acupressure, to clear the adrenal system) I spoke with him and he said this time I can just go ahead and change my diet.

          Trader Joe’s store carries gluten free items.. here is a link to a website I go on. : www.GlutenFreeChecklist.com

          I am going to go gluten free again myself - you are very motivating for me. I have health issues the doctors are trying to figure out and meanwhile no energy, weight gain etc... I will keep logging on to watch your progress.
          Peace
          Tammy



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 12, 2010
        • Hi Tammy!
          A few months ago a few of us went meat free for 21 days. It stuck a little with some of us.

          Have you joined us yet on sparkpeople.com? Fab40 & Beyond & Fighting Flab is our team there. Why I ask is because they have GREAT resources for tracking, recipes and articles. I encourage you to check them out. I am vhall89 over there....find me!

          As for me being gluten free.....

          I am in day 12 of having gluten at only 1 meal vs everything I eat. Again my concern is having enough energy to burn 600-800 calories during cardio 5 times a week. I am sleeping better and my skin (in spite of winter) is not as dry. Also I have noticed that I am more regular (sorry I know TMI) and less bloated. All good things!
          I am going to cut out all gluten for day 15-21 to see how it goes......



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          Msj wrote Feb 12, 2010
        • Vikki,

          Thank you for the info. I was a bit confused about the meat comment LOL.

          I am so excited to hear about your progress and will definately check out the links you gave me.

          I am going to write a blog about my health as too much info hear and not everyone will be interested.. you know. Blogging will help me and maybe someone else who knows.  

          right now I am possibly cushing’s disease.... ruled out crohns, stomach cancer well I will stop now and put all this info in my blog.

          It is sad because I have always been active: weight lifter, mountain biker, martial artist, boxer in the early 90’s, so to be tired all the time is devastating. I have been dealing with it using humor. I slept for 2 months (not constant but close to it) and NOW it is time to WAKE UP!

          Again I can not express how happy I am to have found YOU GIRLS!
          Much love and peace
          Tammy



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          Trudy S wrote Feb 12, 2010
        • Vikki  - I’m with you!  I’ve been gluten free for several years now (Thanks Isagenix for providing a great gluten-free nutritional product!).

          If you need any tried and tested recipes, or resources let me know.  I am happy to share!



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 12, 2010
        • Thx Trudy! I will need more help if I decide to go long term with this.....

          Yes Tammy you should blog about it. And yes it may help someone else. Since being on here I have learned so many helpful things just by reading everyone’s blogs.

          Success to us all!!!!



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          Georgiamamasita wrote Feb 12, 2010
        • What are the symptoms you had that you are hoping this will fix if you have a gluten intolerance?



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • So I was suppose to go completely gluten free as of the 15th. I didn’t! But today in spite of it being Fat Tuesday I will attempt to be gluten free.....



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          Trudy S wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • You know there are great gluten replacements out there for most foods.  No need to deny yourself!



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • Thx Trudy!

          I know there is but I was also trying to keep it clean as well..... and simple!

          A bit of a struggle thoestatic



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          Trudy S wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • our mini-mardi gras dinner tonight will be slow-cooked country ribs with green beans and coleslaw with raisins.  No gluten needed and YUUUUMI!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • heart Yay for you Vikki! I’ve been gluten free for several months. Good for you! I feel better and I bet you do too. I’ve recently cut soy too, as it shows up as a culprit in my “mystery” illness. I’ve switched to rice milk.



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          Trudy S wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • Hey coach!  Almond and hazelnut milk are an excellent alternative too....my family likes it better than rice.  Nicer consistently.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • I was told to drink a class of soy per day to help with the peri thing. Do you think almond milk would be as good?



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          Coachmombabe wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • I’ve heard almond milk is a good alternative, tho I’ve not tried it. Rice milk is more readily available here. I’d be willing to give it a try tho!



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          Trudy S wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • I use progest cream as I don’t like soy! I don’t think almond would have the same phytoestrogenic effect.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • Thx Ladies!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • I make my own almond milk.  

          5 cups filtered water
          1 cup raw almonds that have been soaked in water overnight
          3 Tbsp raw agave nectar (I use maple syrup)
          1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
          1/8 tsp salt

          Combine the almonds and water in a blender. Process until smooth. Strain through cheese cloth. Rinse the blender and return the strained almond milk plus the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth and creamy.



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          Trudy S wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • YUM!!  Is this the same stuff you use in making liqueur?



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          Mztracy wrote Feb 16, 2010
        • goats milk is better than any milk. closest to human milk and tons better than soy.

          you go girl!!



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