anyone eat gluten-free and can give food advice to gain weight?

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    May 03, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    I am looking to put on about 10-15 pounds. I have always been tall and thin (and hard gain) and going back into the gym will mean changing my nutrition. I know there is a ton of info on this site (as well as others) about figuring out my calorie intake and protein/carb/fat breakdown.

    My problem is that I must maintain a gluten-free diet.

    I have done this for over a year and have found plenty to eat, it's just not very many carbs. No pasta, no breads, no oats, no spelt, etc, etc.

    Has anyone else gone through this? If you have (or have not) can you suggest some good quality high carb foods?

    Thanks!
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    May 03, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    If its grain you desire, rice, millet, quinoa, and amaranth are all gluten-free.
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    May 04, 2008 5:24 AM GMT
    I have tried a variety of GF products. The rice based ones (rice bread, rice pasta, etc) are usually very unsatisfying. But amaranth and quinoa based products are pretty palatable.

    Best of luck with a GF diet. It can be very challenging, but quite manageable.
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    May 04, 2008 6:38 AM GMT
    This can be tough. My partner is on a gluten & dairy free diet. The doctors tell him that he needs to gain weight. LOL. What does that leave....candy? icon_confused.gif We have found that there are many Thai dishes that are compatible.

    Good luck.
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    May 04, 2008 12:58 PM GMT
    There are a few companies that make breads and pasta that, while not as good as the regular stuff, are at the very least acceptable, and let you add some carbs into your diet.

    Food for Life and Glutino are two. (They both have their own Web sites.) Tinkyada makes some surprisingly good pastas. Two general sources for gluten-free goods online are glutenfree.com and GlutenFreeMall.com. Also Bob's Red Mill makes several kinds of gluten-free flours, if you're more ambitious than me and want to do your own baking.

    It takes a little nosing around to find good stuff, but the benefits really do outweigh the effort involved.
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    May 04, 2008 1:33 PM GMT
    Find yourself a good local specialty grocery store. There are a lot of gluten-free products out there, usually made from rice or quinoa. You can get just about anything gluten-free these days: bread, pasta, tortillas, cookies, cake mixes, flour, etc. The specialty store I work at sells all these kinds of things and more.

    Also, as Paradox suggested you can simply include rice, quinoa, and other grains into your diet by themselves. You've got lots of options.