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    Thank you!! It falls on deaf ears alot of the time. Aldi is great for whole foods at a good price, but read the ingredients in Live Gfree products and that includes their wraps and breads. It’s nothing but sugar and starch, starch and more starch. That’s not food. That’s frankenfood. Faux food. I can’t eat that stuff.
    Your message is getting through to some.

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      Gluten Dude

      I hope so. My intentions are good.

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    Michael Clarke

    You are what you eat. I had IBS and SIBO when I was diagnosed as a Celaic in Oct 2014. I went on two diets which really restricted my food for about 10 months along with going gluten free. I went on the low FODMAP diet and the paleo autoimmune diet. I never ate out at restaurants so I could control all ingredients in my food and and have zero risk of cross contamination. By the end of the 10 months my energy level was way up and I was putting on weight again. I had lost a lot of weight before and was looking sickly. I went for blood tests and an endoscopy. Both showed amazing results. My antibodies that respond to gluten were super low and my duodenum showed no signs of Celiac damage. I had fully healed, at least in the area the doctor could see. My doctor and nutritionist were surprised how quickly I healed and I know that is due to my diet. Also IBS and SIBO are now gone. So yes. Eating mostly things that are naturally gluten free really helps.

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    Just my thinking today !! With your first post on Whole 30, I started researching, which led me to AIP. I started AIP last summer and was feeling great. And then came the holidays…When you give in to sugars and starches, it’s soooo difficult to focus to get back on track. When you said you went Whole30 again, that got me thinking I should start over again, too. I did !Since last week, I’ve been strict on AIP again and I’m feeling 90 % my old self again. YESSSS ! I’ve been working for 8 hours today already and I still have a few more good hours in me. Still loaded up on energy while sipping chicken soup with veggies from time to time all day long, and nothing else. That would have been unthinkable last month, when I barely got to 4-5 hours a day before brain fog took over.

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    I finished my first Whole30 about 10 days ago and although I could start the reintroduction plan, I’m honestly not in a huge hurry. I like how I am feeling right now and I like the control I have over my cravings. At this current time, food no longer controls me! Sure, I finally had a cocktail the other day, but then a massive stomachache followed, so need to think about that. I am actually not missing legums or any grains, and although I wouldn’t mind some cheese, I have a feeling dairy is my enemy, so I haven’t been keen on adding it in. As for sugar, I haven’t pursued anything on purpose, but I did want some ketchup with some fries one day and ran out of my sugar-free salad dressing, so using what I have, but for the most part, I am sticking to clean eating in a very paleo-esque way. I feel great and I am so glad I took your advice! Thanks again for sharing this world with me!

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      Gluten Dude

      Same here. Day 31 really didn’t mean a thing to me.

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    Thankful for Whole Foods

    Great post! I am thinking of Whole 30ing It….soon… maybe. Love reading your experience!

    I have a question regarding the Lucky Charms. NEVER, EVER, EVER would that be part of my regular diet. But I work with kids and some of them can’t eat gluten like me. And St. Patty’s Day is coming up and it would be a fun thing for this ONE TIME during the year. But, are the Lucy Charms gluten free (actually not gluten free) like Cheerios are gluten free (actually NOT gluten free)? Are they using the same sorting process for the oats as they do for the Cheerios?

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      Gluten Dude

      They are using the exact same sorting process as Cheerios. I highly recommend finding a company that does it right and that has the celiac community in their best interest.

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        thankful for whole foods

        Thank you Dude! I will NEVER buy ANY product from a company which uses that sorting process for oats. So we will have our St. Patrick’s Day fun with stickers and be all the healthier for it…no gluten, no sugar, no artificial colors… .. : )
        P.s. I love the GD blog!🍀

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    For about 3 months I have stopped eating dairy, soda, and alcohol( only had 1 drink since November) and I feel much more energetic. The winter kills me too. I barely have energy. I’ve noticed too that if I eat too much gluten free junk/ pre-packaged food that I feel crappy. Glad this works for you!!!!!!

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    I have been seriously cutting back on the GF store bought foods for my diabetic celiac husband. The GF foods were causing his blood sugar to rise too high because of too much sugar and starch. We have been doing a Whole30 approach and his weight and blood sugar numbers have dropped. Thanks for sharing your journey and validating our food choices.

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    Needed this today. Desperately needed to hear this today. Feeling tired and miserable and the reminder was perfect timing to get up and do something about it. Thank you GD!

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    Gluten dude, can you share the recipes you posted for you 30 day cleanse, specifically the salmon with zoodles and the chicken with roasted vegetables? I feel sick and have moderate to severe celiac symptoms when I try to eat gluten free foods or eat in restaurants, the same diet for 25 years gets old! thanks for the reminder I recommit today!

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    Ryan Dornan

    I am coming out of a vicious accidental glutening. Destroyed me for a month darn near. Today, before I even read this great commentary I decided to try cutting out sugar. But I have a wicked sweet tooth. No chocolate, though. Milk hurts just as bad if not worse these days. Thanks for encouraging me!

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    Did you ever cook for Mrs. Dude on this diet? Would Mrs. Dude mind sharing recipes? Or is there a website you can point us to that has good recipes? Been on a road trip since November and feeling like road kill. Will be off the road and in a house without wheels, with a real kitchen, next week. New home, new state, new diet. Hopefully new me. Thanks for the reminder that most gf food is just empty calories.

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    What GF sushi can you eat? I thought ALL sushi was not safe.

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      Gluten Dude

      You cannot eat anything with crabmeat. No tempura. No eel dishes. Stick with salmon, tuna, avocado, sashimi, etc.

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    HA HA! I never thought about the leprechaun’s big eyes! So funny.

    On a more serious note, the only thing on that list I haven’t already given up due to allergies, etc. is legumes. They are a protein source for me because too much meat has negative repercussions in my system. And I would seriously miss Kettle Brand Backyard BBQ chips. The tougher part is getting the mister to join in but I will share your results with him and see…

    Thanks for sharing!

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    This is an interesting post. I actually kind of eat like this too – I am not consciously doing a whole30 diet or anything, I just make all my food starting from basic ingredients, as I did before I was diagnosed with celiac. But I have a question: do you avoid rice/millet/quinoa/legumes? Why? I feel they’re good for a gluten free diet. Also, I am a recovering vegetarian (means: I was vegetarian but now I am not anymore because without gluten it is too difficult to eat vegetarian), but even if I eat fish and meat I had various doctors saying that you shouldn’t eat it too often because it is not that great for you, especially red meat. I know you’re not a doctor but suggestions are welcome because I really want to feel good and even if I am eating gluten-free I definitely don’t feel super well… Thanks!


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