Gluten

  • Brunette

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    Dec 27, 2014 12:30 PM GMT
    Do you have a gut? Can't even suck in your gut? Got lots of gas? The problem might be a sensitivity to gluten.

    I have been back at the gym for over a year and could not get rid of my gut. I cut out flour from my diet and within 3 weeks my belly has shrunk, even my trainers noticed and asked if I lost weight? I remain the same weight but the belly is gone.

    It was hard to stay away from the goodies at Christmas, but I succeeded. Now is your chance to try it since the temptations are gone. See if it makes a difference, what do you have to lose?

    Please let me know.

    Have a happy and healthy New Year!

    Cheers,

    Mark
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    Dec 27, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    See the latest issue of Consumer Reports; big story on how gluten free is a bunch of baloney.
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    Dec 27, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    Buying gluten free products is a waste of money, and they are usually filled with sodium in order to make them tastier. I'm a full celiac and all I do is eat natural, whole real food. Nothing from a package. Although I do buy 1 brand of GF bread, but at $7.00 a loaf, i eat if VERY sparingly. Modern wheat is not at all like the wheat our grandparents used. Its all genetically modified for our modern fast society.
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    Dec 27, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
    Well Gluten can be a problem for a small hand full of people and I am one of them. It's all marketing to make people thing Gluten is bad for you, but if you can eat wheat products with out getting sick for days, then you shouldn't waste your money on Gluten-Free food.
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    Dec 27, 2014 10:14 PM GMT
    You know those silly restaurant scenes they do on Portlandia? Unfortunately, the real restaurants around here are even sillier and more tedious. By the time the server gets done explaining the politics of the food, you have starved to death or killed yourself to escape.

    Once this summer, I tried the gluten-free, vegan, organic-wood-fired pizza at the local riverfront place, because the toppings that were on it sounded good. It was like eating Elmer's glue icon_sad.gif Both the taste and the texture. When they were smaller, I took my nieces to another one of those places - the food was so bad it made the kids cry. icon_redface.gif

    Oh, and the worse the food is, the more expensive it is, too. icon_mad.gif
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    Dec 28, 2014 1:27 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidEating gluten free doesn't mean you have to look for nasty alternatives. You can simply eat foods like beans, quinoa and rice which don't have any wheat.


    This… minus the quinoa… it is fucking gross ( IMOO) .. its like bird seed shells.. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 28, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    haha, your preaching to the wrong choir. The only way id eat it is if it is smothered in a brown rice noodle lasagna. LOL.
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    Dec 28, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    hairyandym saidBuying gluten free products is a waste of money, and they are usually filled with sodium in order to make them tastier. I'm a full celiac and all I do is eat natural, whole real food. Nothing from a package. Although I do buy 1 brand of GF bread, but at $7.00 a loaf, i eat if VERY sparingly. Modern wheat is not at all like the wheat our grandparents used. Its all genetically modified for our modern fast society.

    So much this!

    Not many people actually have that Gluten intolerance, however they still benefit from a "gluten-free diet" by leaving away all those empty carbs.
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    Dec 28, 2014 4:07 PM GMT
    bhp91126 said
    hairyandym saidBuying gluten free products is a waste of money, and they are usually filled with sodium in order to make them tastier. I'm a full celiac and all I do is eat natural, whole real food. Nothing from a package. Although I do buy 1 brand of GF bread, but at $7.00 a loaf, i eat if VERY sparingly. Modern wheat is not at all like the wheat our grandparents used. Its all genetically modified for our modern fast society.

    So much this!

    Not many people actually have that Gluten intolerance, however they still benefit from a "gluten-free diet" by leaving away all those empty carbs.


    This for me too. I have reduced to "treat" not only wheat, but starches and sugars in general. My quarterly bloodwork, which was already good has gotten even better. When I get a piece of cheesecake, I eat a bite or two for the taste and pack the rest for home. A piece of cheesecake will last me a week (or longer if I freeze it).

    I agree that the whole "Gluten-free" craze is misleading because many of the ingredients in gluten-free processed foods are still not the healthiest choices and can still cause blood sugar related insulin resistance.

    I overwhelmingly eat what is fresh, natural and whole.
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    Dec 28, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    Brunette saidDo you have a gut? Can't even suck in your gut? Got lots of gas? The problem might be a sensitivity to gluten.


    I am not gluten sensitive. I cut (most) bread out of my diet and lost my belly fat too, but I attribute it to lowering my caloric intake. If I haven't eaten bread in awhile it'll make me gassy, but I attribute that to not having the right fauna in my digestive tract (a problem corrected by just a couple more days of bread eating).

    There's people with real celiac disease. Wheat protein is terrible for them. Everyone else just needs to stop eating like a pig.
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidThere're people with real celiac disease. Wheat protein is terrible for them. Everyone else just needs to stop eating like a pig.

    Exactly.
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    Dec 28, 2014 10:09 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    mickeytopogigio said I attribute that to not having the right fauna in my digestive tract
    I believe you meant "flora" and not fauna as fauna refers to animal life. Flora refers to the sum of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms in the human body (as well as other animals).

    fauna: the animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.

    At my age I rather do think I've got some dinosaurs in my gut.
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    Dec 28, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    They used to call that "the normal flora" which was also wrong. Flora means plants. The current preferred term is "biota."
  • Orland23

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    Dec 29, 2014 4:50 AM GMT
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    mickeytopogigio saidThere're people with real celiac disease. Wheat protein is terrible for them. Everyone else just needs to stop eating like a pig.

    Exactly.


    The only people who should not eat gluten are people with celiac disease. Gluten free is just a trend like Atkins was several years back. It is a cool hip diet trend that will pass, which will not be good for people with celiac disease as many food companies hop aboard on the next trend.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 29, 2014 12:52 PM GMT
    Celiac disease is real and living gluten free sucks! Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder with over 500 symptoms. When I’ve been gluten contaminated my symptoms will start with sinus congestion then work its way down through the GI track with abdominal pain and bloating, room clearing gas and explosive diarrhea ending with really bad mood swings and fatigue.
    Going to a restaurant or to a friend’s house to eat is always a state of panic; praying and hoping, knowing that less than a 1/8 of a teaspoon of gluten will make you sick, that people understand and that you’re not being a pain in the ass. Always in fear of cross contamination even though you go through the list of: What are the ingredients used, will my food be prepared and cooked on a clean separate surface away from wheat, rye and barley flour, do the people handling my food really understand what gluten free means?
    So, this is all very real and I would love nothing more than to be able to go out for Pizza and beer and not worry about getting sick.
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    Dec 29, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
    TPM1 saidCeliac disease is real and living gluten free sucks!

    We're aware of Celiac disease. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

    But fortunately it only affects a small percentage of the population. (According to wikipedia "Globally coeliac disease affects between 1 in 100 and 1 in 170 people.")

    The problem is that gluten free has become yet another fad diet, not based on facts for the rest of the population.
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    Dec 29, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
    Yes, gluten free is viewed as a “fad diet” thanks to the Hollywood infamous that tell People Magazine that they lost weight by eating gluten free. It’s ironic because gluten free products are made from rice, potato and tapioca flour witch makes it higher in calories and fat; the only why to lose weight from a gluten free diet is to be come a vegan. Plus it doesn’t help us with celiac that Dr. Oz tells his viewers that there is no such thing as celiac disease.
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    Dec 30, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    TPM1 saidPlus it doesn’t help us with celiac that Dr. Oz tells his viewers that there is no such thing as celiac disease.

    Don't get me started ranting about TV "experts" the the fools that believe them.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 30, 2014 4:12 PM GMT
    I have known people with Celiac and Crohn's disease. They are real most people don't manage themselves correctly.
    Brun get tested by a qualified gastrintorologisticon_idea.gif
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    Dec 30, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
    Yes, Brunette needs to get tested by a qualified gastroenterologist. Living gluten free is not just about eating the right foods; most household cleaning products along with hand & bath soaps, tooth pastes and OTC drugs use gluten as fillers. Cross contamination can happen when you think you’re doing everything right.
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    Dec 30, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
    Not all vegans are healthy, often living off cheese, breads and oils.

    Most gluten-free products mimicking real snacks like cookies and cakes are loaded with calories, sugars, oils and salt.

    Oatmeal cookies are gluten-free. Try finding a low calorie one larger than a breath mint.

    Even healthy sprouted grain breads from your local health food store, gluten free, are more calorically dense (ergo fattening) than whole wheat bread. (Despite doing as good a job as physillum husks - the main fiber source in most constipation meds - scraping out your colon.)

    Margarine is less healthy than butter.

    Chips with OIestra are less healthy than regular chips.

    Fat free dairy is usually sugary-er and as if not more fattening than low fat dairy.

    Most mainstream artificial "healthy" substitutions are in fact unhealthy.

    Gluten-, sugar-, oil- and salt-free popcorn and corn flakes are still fattening.

    People who buy gluten-free products, like those who buy "diet" products, are prone to eat twice as much.

    The only people who should spend money on gluten-free products are people diagnosed with celiac disease, i.e. with a legitimate food allergy/adverse reaction.

    Cutting out "gluten-free" products ALONG with wheat products will reduce your waistline far more than just cutting out wheat products alone.