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Old 01-11-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Has anyone removed wheat from their diet and had good results? If not completely removed, what about drastically reducing the amount of wheat intake?
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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First off do you have specific health issues that prevent you from eating wheat? If not, what do you hope to accomplish by getting rid of it?
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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First off do you have specific health issues that prevent you from eating wheat? If not, what do you hope to accomplish by getting rid of it?
No health issues. I've read Wheat Belly and other articles that state how bad wheat is for our bodies. I'm curious to know if anyone has any positive stories about removing wheat from their diet or even if they noticed no difference.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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No health issues. I've read Wheat Belly and other articles that state how bad wheat is for our bodies. I'm curious to know if anyone has any positive stories about removing wheat from their diet or even if they noticed no difference.
I've gone pretty much wheat free, I like my gluten free crackers, but keep them to a minimum due to carbs. I don't bring breads of any kind into my house. I know the wheat belly book and there is also the Grain Brain. How I feel, I don't know but I enjoy being gluten free. I have not read/heard good reports on
gluten. I'm more into helping the brain with fats vs wheat.

Many foods are now being produced gluten free.

What do you notice, OP.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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I've gone pretty much wheat free, I like my gluten free crackers, but keep them to a minimum due to carbs. I don't bring breads of any kind into my house. I know the wheat belly book and there is also the Grain Brain. How I feel, I don't know but I enjoy being gluten free. I have not read/heard good reports on
gluten. I'm more into helping the brain with fats vs wheat.

Many foods are now being produced gluten free.

What do you notice, OP.
I haven't actually removed wheat yet. I eat healthy, little to no junk food or processed food but do feel I eat too much bread, usually in the form of a sandwich or hamburger. I also make an occasional pasta dish.

I'm asking because I do feel i need to make a change to my diet. I'm in my mid 40's and have gained about 10 lbs over the past 3 years. I'm not sure what I should do, go lower calorie, lower fat, gluten free, etc. I'm also wondering if removing wheat/gluten would help to avoid potential health problems as I get older.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I haven't actually removed wheat yet. I eat healthy, little to no junk food or processed food but do feel I eat too much bread, usually in the form of a sandwich or hamburger. I also make an occasional pasta dish.

I'm asking because I do feel i need to make a change to my diet. I'm in my mid 40's and have gained about 10 lbs over the past 3 years. I'm not sure what I should do, go lower calorie, lower fat, gluten free, etc. I'm also wondering if removing wheat/gluten would help to avoid potential health problems as I get older.
Well I was born and raised on pasta and breads and do not EAT them now. I can't get around like I did all my life, so for me it's eliminate carbs as best I know how. The longer off these carbs, I don't miss them.

I do get carbs in veggies and the crackers and we get carbs in many things. I make a meat/cheese sandwich with romaine lettuce leaves.

One friend and I go for Sushi a couple times a month and I get my rice fix there.

Another friend has been hounding me to go to this italian restaurant with her, and I've decided when that happens, I'll have a nice salad and a side of pasta. Hard to go to an italian place and no pasta. J
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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My only carb sources the last month and a half have been veggies and fruit and trace amounts in sauces and seasonings and I feel great , my intestines feel empty and healthy and I'm not bloated or sluggish plenty of energy and I am leaning out quite a bit
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Well, honestly, when I gain weight it isn't due to wheat.

I think you probably need to re-evaluate your diet and exercise plan now that you're in your 40s. weight starts to creep up as we age.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I haven't actually removed wheat yet. I eat healthy, little to no junk food or processed food but do feel I eat too much bread, usually in the form of a sandwich or hamburger. I also make an occasional pasta dish.

I'm asking because I do feel i need to make a change to my diet. I'm in my mid 40's and have gained about 10 lbs over the past 3 years. I'm not sure what I should do, go lower calorie, lower fat, gluten free, etc. I'm also wondering if removing wheat/gluten would help to avoid potential health problems as I get older.
If you have eaten wheat in the past with no ill effect, eliminating it now won't do anything for your weight specifically. The sad fact of life for women in their 40's is that weight goes on much easier and comes off much slower. You need to wrap your brain around losing 1/2 to 2 pounds a week. Its tough, but it can be done. I had gained 40 pounds in my 40's and I lost all of it and ended up looking better and being more in shape that I had ever been in my life. How I did it was limiting calories and exercising. I joined Weight Watchers because I was successful once before when I had to lose 10 pounds of pregnancy weight.
I cannot succeed with eliminating food groups. So WW was a perfect fit.
I dont know what will work for you - but whatever you choose the end result will be because you were at a calorie deficit -not because you gave up wheat.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I did a no wheat experiment and I felt better ans my digestion was better.

But I like wheat, so I am trying to find the happy medium. Source and quantity appear to matter for me. When I had crappy wheat at my parents place over the holidays I was tired and comstipated. I got back home and had whole grain and organic wheat and things were closer to normal.

Try it for 3 weeks and see how you feel.
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