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General Discussion / Re: New health search engine that might be helpful
« on: February 12, 2016, 04:56:42 PM »
Cool!  How on earth did you do that?!

(And, if I may, it's actually voilą not walla...  Please forgive me.  I don't intend to be rude - it's one of my pet peeves. LOL)

General Discussion / Re: Why do people put on differing amounts of weight?
« on: February 11, 2016, 03:07:19 PM »
Very interesting! 

I broke down and ordered a blood glucose kit and it arrived this morning.  I tested before eating and was at 89. I ate two (extra small) clementine oranges and 90 minutes later tested and my level was 95. I'd say those are ok for me!  Now to find the normal size clementines/cuties... I guess they are smaller because it's winter??  I mean they are CRAZY SMALL!  Not that I will eat them all the time, but it's nice to know they don't make my blood sugar levels go crazy. 

I think that it will be quite interesting to see how various foods affect me using the blood sugar monitor and the keto test sticks.

General Discussion / Re: This is Utterly Fabulous
« on: February 11, 2016, 02:48:30 PM »
To be honest, I had previously wondered if The Donald was somewhere on the autism spectrum.  His impulse control issues are a big key.  I think he is a brilliant man and, if he could get his verbal vomit under control, he might (MIGHT) actually do some good for our country.  But since I don't see him giving up grains (or even admitting he has a problem) I will have to pay more attention to our other options.

My son has high function autism, as I have mentioned before, and as each week passes on WB WOE I see more and more improvement. We only medicate him (for ADHD) on school days so we see him unmediated on a regular basis. The impulse control is under better control, the mouthing off/disagreeing is less - more like that of a neuro-typical kid, and he is a more pleasant person to be around in general.  I look forward to the time when he wont need the horrid chemicals to get through the school day!

General Discussion / Re: Check out this free range chicken farm
« on: February 11, 2016, 02:37:24 PM »
re: I can't help but wonder how they get the chickens back in at night.

Normally, they go back into the hen house on their own to lay eggs or at dusk.

We've only had to herd them, once, when they ranged to someplace out of sight of our chicken tractor and it got dark.

Oh my word!  That is SUCH an awesome idea!  I have toyed around with the idea of chickens when we move but was scared off of it by my research.  I'm totally back on the chicken bandwagon with this!

I saw the free range chicken video on Facebook and I wondered the same thing, Rita!  Good to hear the go back on their own.

General Discussion / Re: If you see that I edited a post, this is why ...
« on: February 11, 2016, 02:11:56 PM »
Good to know!

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Hello there.
« on: January 17, 2016, 12:21:14 AM »
Hi Chris.  I'm new here too.  I started on this plan on Monday so just under a week and I am notice no my sinus issues improving already!  I didn't expect that!  Especially coming off a cold - I usually stay congested up to a month after a cold. 

Anyway, WELCOME from one newbie to another!

General Discussion / Re: Sleep problems lately...
« on: January 17, 2016, 12:15:26 AM »
Thanks. I'll give magnesium a try! 
Melatonin doesn't seem to help me.

General Discussion / Sleep problems lately...
« on: January 15, 2016, 09:28:38 PM »
so, we started this WOE on Monday. Tues, Wed and Thur nights I have not been sleeping well.  I have been far too alert!  Takes me a long time to fall asleep and then I wake up far more often than usual for me.  Is that a common reaction?  I don't mind being more alert during the day, but nights are for sleeping! 

Personal Diaries / Re: It's now or never...
« on: January 13, 2016, 04:19:44 PM »
Yes, I have a diary here too.  Diary of a Wheaty Girl. (diary of a wimpy kid was on my mind for some reason..LOL)

General Discussion / Re: USDA Revokes Grass Fed Label Standard
« on: January 13, 2016, 04:13:21 PM »
Well, that stinks! 
Eat local doesn't work for us.  Any farmer/rancher who does sell to the public still requires you to purchase a huge amount of beef and we cannot afford that at this time.  Nor do we have a place to store that much meat at once. 

General Discussion / Re: Treat questionn - jello?
« on: January 13, 2016, 04:05:45 PM »
Thanks Barbara. I have never even thought about making my own jello. I will research it!!

General Discussion / Re: Protein drinks ?
« on: January 13, 2016, 04:03:00 PM »
My bariatric Doctor/surgeon wants us to use Whey Protein Isolate based products as they are the most readily absorbed by the body.  An average woman should have around 46g of protein daily.  A female bariatric patient needs between 60g (after surgery) up to 100g a day (by a year after surgery).  😮  To get that much protein I would have eat all day long. LOL
 I ordered a 6 oz steak last night and over the 2+ hours we were there talking I was able to get about half of it down. I ate the rest today for lunch - pushed it too far and now my stomach is uncomfortable and it feels like I have food stuck in my esophagus. 

I also have to take special vitamins as absorption of vitamins is altered after surgery (not as bad as gastric bypass patients though!).   

Personal Diaries / Re: It's now or never...
« on: January 13, 2016, 08:04:33 AM »
Hi Effy.  I just started this WOE two days ago (Monday). I turned 50 in December and I'm also dealing with "the change". I was prepared for hot flashes, but not for the extra belly fat or the memory loss/brain fog.  I doubt all the symptoms of peri-menopause will be removed by this WOE, but I'm still hopeful they will at least improve! 

Sounds like you are doing well so far.  Keep on keeping on!

General Discussion / Re: Protein drinks ?
« on: January 13, 2016, 07:25:46 AM »
Did I stump everyone?  Or is the photo too hard to read?

General Discussion / Protein drinks ?
« on: January 11, 2016, 10:02:35 PM »
As a recent bariatric surgery patient, I need protein supplements to get enough protein in my daily diet. I am unable to fit enough 'real' protein in my tiny tummy.

I know it has less desirable sweeteners but it is an issue I will have to deal with. So, other than the sweeteners, how does this look? 

Here is the nutrition info and ingredients of the one protein that doesn't upset my stomach

General Discussion / Re: Treat questionn - jello?
« on: January 11, 2016, 09:58:17 PM »
Thanks Rita. 

We are transitioning from liquid Splenda to liquid stevia.

Oh, wait until you see my next post...LOL

General Discussion / Treat questionn - jello?
« on: January 11, 2016, 08:51:05 PM »
can we have sugar free jello?  Maybe topped with homemade whipped cream (sugar free too, of course)

Hubby wants to know. (OK, I DO TOO!  LOL)


Personal Diaries / .
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:54:10 PM »
.i get it that people are trying to help, but I feel like everything I post in MY DIARY is wrong.  I'm done.  I'll stick with other sites that *feel* more friendly. 

If I had a question and wanted input I asked it.  I thought my diary was a safe place to record what I was doing. 

Have a good life and maybe don't be so quick to comment on people's diaries. 

I have removed my personal posts from this.

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Today is day 1
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:22:19 PM »
Hi everyone!  My name is Robin and I had gastric sleeve surgery July 2015. I am down 90 pounds with more to go. 

Something made me decide to get Wheat Belly from Amazon the other day and as I started reading it, I told hubby and son (11) that we were going to ALL start this new way of eating. 

Hubby is very overweight and has a massive belly. He has quite a few weight related health issues - almost all of which the Dr. mentions in the book.
My son has high function autism and ADHD and is battling weight already (guess he learned from us...). He is in the 15% for height but the 86% for weight. Not a good combination.

I told/asked them to both commit to this for one month and they agreed. I am hoping they will see and feel the difference enough to move forward with me on the new lifestyle. 

How sad is it that I put my dogs on a grain free diet but never thought about the help and health it would provide US?  I guess my thought was if I paid $1000 for a dog it was worth paying for the best type of food for them.  But why the disconnect from that and our health?  Oh well.  Moving forward now!

Well, there it is, a (not so) brief introduction.  Looking forward to getting to know all of you and learning more about eating healthy!

DH Wayne
DS Ethan

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