Gluten free day 1

Sunday, November 04, 2012

So i have recently decided to go gluten free for a few weeks and see if that help my stomach issues. For the past 6 years i have had horrible gas and bloating with bouts of irregularity. I went to my D.O. and he ran tests only to find that i have anxiety and hypothyroid but nothing directly wrong with my stomach, no irritable bowl, no ulcers, no reflux, nothing out of the ordinary. Well that was 3 years ago and my stomach still hurts all the time. Its gas, i can feel the bubbles in my belly. Its feels stuck. So i'll be conducting an experiment for a few weeks to see if gluten causes my distress... I was gluten free yesterday day 1 and i still had lots of gas but some of it was passing. my stomach hurt more in the morning than it did in the evening probably because it was able to pass more so in the evening. I had for breakfast a pear and some melon, and coffee with cream and sugar, for lunch i had turkey rolled up with mustard and a salad in a jar with honey mustard dressing and blackberries and other sliced veggies such as carrots, celery, red peppers, with ranch, later in the afternoon i had more raw veggies, leftovers from lunch, no ranch. For dinner i picked up a rotisserie chicken from safeway and made some fried potatoes and steamed brocolli and cauliflower. Delicious! Food that i ate that could give me gassiness were of course the cruciferous veggies from dinner. Cooking them is supposed to make them more digestible, cant very well give them up :) Now i may have been gassy last night but as i said it was passing and my stomach didn't hurt and i wasn't bloated. The bloating is almost the most uncomfortable part., so i'd say it was a fairly good day 1. Let you know how day 2 goes :)
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    I am also gluten free as much as possible, though I did the blood test and don't have celiac. All I know is that I lost weight when I limited it to once per day (living with relatives gives me less control over dinner). Keep in mine that gluten takes quite awhile to get out of your system (my son's on the spectrum so I've done tons of research on gluten and dairy; dairy only takes a few days to a week, but gluten is true to it's meaning "glue" because it sticks around.

    I've also found that soy makes me gassy. For awhile my diet was heavy with soy milk, soy yogurt, etc. and it was bad.

    I've actually cooked spaghetti squash and used a digital food scale (terrific investment) to make 4 oz. bags that I froze. So when pasta night comes around, I heat up my spaghetti squash and add sauce. Delicious!
    1585 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    Zucchini scramble is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just dice some zucchini, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, whatever sounds good. Saute til slightly browned in olive oil. Add Italian seasoning, garlic, oregano, whatever seasonings you like, then scramble in an egg or two. Cook until eggs are set. Low carb, low cal. If you like meat, you can add ham, cooked sausage, whatever you like - it is a very flexible meal!
    3083 days ago
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    Make sure that there is no flour in the salad dressing! A lot of store bought dressings will contain flour to act as a thickener.

    Going GF has saved my stomach. There will be cravings for carbs in the first few weeks, but they will go away after 2-3 weeks! Then you'll never crave carbs again!! Ok, sometimes you will, but not very often!

    I love all of the alternatives though! Don't buy into the GF pastas and whatnot, it's a waste of money. Just use zucchini! And eggplant, zucchini, and squash are all great substitutes for pasta in lasagna!
    3084 days ago
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