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    Erin S.

    This is an interesting post. As I have gotten older and diagnosed with a second auto-immune disease, I have been doing a lot of reading on things I “should give up” in order to balance me out a bit. These foods do not give me the same reaction as gluten so I never really adopted a “must give up” attitude. I have been working to cut things out, but have not yet gone 100%. This gives me something to think about…

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      The Gluten Dude

      If I can give up milk in my coffee and cheese in my omelets, anything is possible.

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        Barry

        Right on! And I’ve given up cheese and eggs in my omelet ;-)

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          The Gluten Dude

          Which leaves you with…

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            Penny

            Wow Barry, can you give me the recipe for your extremely low fat eggless, cheeseless omelet? Is it just chives and butter? ;-)

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    Marcelina

    I have 20 lb left to lose after having my second child 8 months ago. I know losing weight is all in the mind. I’ll try this thinking. My husband is celiac and I’m sure he’d agree with everything you wrote. By the way, you write very well for the web. Clear, concise and engaging!

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      The Gluten Dude

      Appreciate the kind words Marcelina. You can do it and you WILL do it. It really is 95% mental. Keep me posted on your progress.

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    anne

    You are so right. I have been to many birthday parties where I just know I can’t have the cake or the pizza, it is not even a second thought, and it no longer makes me sad. Being being sick and in agony is just not an option. But since I know dairy doesn’t have the same effect, it is more difficult to say no and be as careful. And bacon…mmm…smells so good!

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      The Gluten Dude

      If it helps, I feel so much better since I’ve been dairy free. I got tested and wasn’t allergic or intolerant, but after Mrs. Dude kept suggesting it, I finally gave it a go. Give yourself 30 days and see if you notice anything. And yes, I think the sound and smell of bacon is actually better than the taste.

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        Margret graf

        Hi,
        Just wanted to tell you that I enjoy your mail! always something new in there. I started gluten free only3 weeks ago after having dealt with an enormous belly full of gas after eating almost daily…feel so much better but still have a lot of rumbling going on every time I eat gluten free, so I added soy, milk and eggs to see if the ‘war’ inside my belly will stop…any other suggestions? I don’t trust a doctor to tell me anything, they just give me stomach pills!

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          The Gluten Dude

          I would just take one item at a time. Give up dairy for a month and see if you feel better. Then soy. Etc. Giving up dairy was huge for me. Both in the fact that I actually did it and the fact that I feel a lot better off it.

          Oh…and find a good GI who will take you seriously.

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    Melissa Booth

    lol. I cannot imagine life without cheese and cream. Fortunately, I have never had dairy issues with my celiac! Although, I react to nightshades. Go figure. Ironically, since we are on the subject of eating. The Atkins plan works very well for me as a basic eating plan that was easy to translate to GF. Not sure what I would do without eggs. Deviled eggs are the best snack ever!

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      The Gluten Dude

      If you can give up gluten, you can give up anything. Very empowering.

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    Tabitha

    Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 32days ago. I cried grocery shopping for the first time, almost had a heart attack when she told me my total. I’m over the initial shock now. But a beer and a nice juicy cheeseburger from our local brewery sounds amazing right now. But I can’t. Udis’ buns and Applegate turkey burgers are a close 3rd but will do for now.

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      The Gluten Dude

      Now…and forever. Sigh.

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    Cindy

    Why did you give up milk and bacon?

    I am super new to this…2 weeks in. Trying to find my way…

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    Sarah

    True, but I would not advocate thinking like that unless you absolutely have to. So many people think they are fat, and maybe they are. But how much do you have to give up – not just food, but money, time, and mental energy – to lose the weight and keep it off… and more to the point, is it really worth it? I’m not saying that everybody should eat hot pockets and pop tarts because it’s pleasant and convenient. But truly living without is a huge burden to bear, and everybody already has enough of those. Moderation is a better choice, as long as it’s not killing you. Even if you do stay fat. Eat your veggies and do your exercise, and who cares if you’re a bit spherical!

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    elisa

    Before having the celiac diagnosis I slowly became overweight. And I was hungry all the time, always. I even woke up at night because I NEEDED to eat. I thought being overweight was my fault, but I couldn’t eat less. I was hungry, so hungry, I felt empty, my belly was crying for something to eat every two hours. No matter how hard I tried not to eat. No matter how much lemon water I drank because it was supposed to stop the hungriness. In fact, bloodwork showed that I thruly had malnutrition. And I was overweight.
    Personnally, I dont think the same. It isnt people’s fault, and it may not a matter of diet. A lot of things can explain being overweight. Sometimes, people are sick, and the illness is the cause, but they dont know that they are sick. Some people just cant lose weight no matter how hard they try. It is not only a matter of diet. My mum, my aunt and my cousin are overweight. No matter diets and exercice, they stay overweight. It isnt a lack of will. I saw them struggling to do their best to lose weight. My mum cant close her coat because her belly is too big. It isnt a matter of will : she eats healthier than lots of people.

    They didn’t test for celiac though. I am the one who seems to have the most GI troubles.

    I do not agree because it makes people feel guilty. “Diet and stand by your diet and you’ll lose weight” sometimes doesn’t work and just make people feel guilty. I felt guilty before the diagnosis. Like other people trying to diet and not able to lose a pound no matter what. Like other people who try to lose weight but who cant stop eating.

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