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« Reply #490 on: September 07, 2012 10:57:05 AM »

I just googled coconut flour pancakes.  I read 3 or 4 recipes and picked the one with the least eggs, and then I inserted the leavening agent from another recipe (the one with the least eggs had both baking soda and baking powder I didn't have BP so I used the measure for the B soda from recipe 2).  I also added the largest amount of cinnamon I could stand as I love the stuff.

I'm actually grain free mostly.  It's just easier to say gluten free these days.  I'm super allergic to grasses and since grains are grasses they all give me one kind of trouble or another, mostly to do with mood.  If I eat rice too often I get very depressed and slow.  If I eat wheat, my sinus hurt for days.  Oats give me stomach aches, and corn is the quickest way to make me pointlessly angry....for days.  I just walk around with my teeth gritted and snapping at everyone.  And if I do eat any corn, I fall into a sort of coma state about 1/2 an hour after wards.  Life feels like I'm just watching a TV show I'm not involved in.  Slack jawed and drooling nearly.  It can last into the next day.  If they ever stop making eggs and cans of tuna fish (which may happen in my life time...) I will probably starve to death Grin  I thank the gods for potatoes.  
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« Reply #491 on: September 07, 2012 11:01:53 AM »

I take PGX when I want to loose faster then I am.  It's a water soluble fiber and it does all kinds of cool things for you.  I started to take it to help with my blood sugars (insulin dependent type 1 diabetic here) but it can also lower cholesterol.  It's expensive, but it does help..me at least.  Be warned though, the pills are HUGE!  I mean like the size of a chubby baby's thumb.  I was at Costco the other day and they were giving out samples and had a pretty good deal on them
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« Reply #492 on: September 07, 2012 11:35:59 AM »

Suerreal--I wonder if some of my fatigue might just be from eating some of those things...I feel pretty listless when I eat white rice (a Japanese staple!) and corn!  I am going to not eat those for a week and see how I feel...thanks for sharing...
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« Reply #493 on: September 09, 2012 05:51:21 AM »

.I guess I am like a lot of people who want to lose weight and get healthy...I want it to just happen and just work with no effort...



Oh i am so in that club..

sureal that is a PITA that you are reactive to so many foods, but so good that you know exactly how you react and what they do to you. My life tends to be a bit of an emotional roller coaster, so it would be hard to separate out the effects of food/shit happening...but worth a try...

MareMare...sandwich thins?....nah we have nothing like that, it has always struck me when I go into US or Australian supermarkets that there is usually a whole aisle devoted to diet foods, we have some but very little in comparison...and when you go to french or italian supermarkets, there are virtually none. There is a kind of sandwich loaf that has been on the market since the 70s, which is supposed to be a low calorie loaf, smaller slices and i have no idea what else that they put in or take out, but to be honest I prefer home-made brown soda bread, at least I know what goes into it!
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« Reply #494 on: September 09, 2012 04:20:43 PM »

Suerreal--I wonder if some of my fatigue might just be from eating some of those things...I feel pretty listless when I eat white rice (a Japanese staple!) and corn!  I am going to not eat those for a week and see how I feel...thanks for sharing...

Just so you know alwaysin, it took me around 3 months before I started to understand what was happening.  I had stopped eating grains because of my diabetes.  It seemed odd to me that the ADA was pushing what looked like a super high carb diet.  The more carbs the more insulin you have to take, and excess insulin causes all kinds of troubles in the body.  Then I read a book by a doc who is a diabetic, and he ate low carb.  I was completely grain free for 3 months then started to add things back in and that is when the mood stuff started to become clear.  I did figure out about the wheat sinus thing in about 2 weeks.  I have always had nose trouble, and I stopped hurting after just a week or so.
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« Reply #495 on: September 09, 2012 04:33:34 PM »

I bet you were so happy when you figured it out!

My almost 7 yo nephew ate more than me at lunch today. And the 4 yo probably did too. Then they came home and ate some more. I'm worried about my brother's grocery budget (the oldest brother wasn't even there, he can eat 4 waffles with peanut butter for breakfast and a yogurt).
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« Reply #496 on: September 09, 2012 06:14:32 PM »

Hey all! I started a bulk cooking thread if anyone would like to join in! Meal planning and cooking larger amounts at one time to stick in the freezer or just for the current week.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414044.0
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« Reply #497 on: September 26, 2012 11:58:06 AM »

Neighbour dropped off a truck load of organic produce from her garden so I did some canning for the first time. A dozen jars of the most delicious salsa now live in the cupboard but not for long, lol. I've been eating it with EVERYTHING! It's super yummy. She tells me she's got loads more tomatoes too, we're gonna have us some kitchen parties! Nothing like homemade for healthy. It's such a feeling of acomplishment too, it really is nice Smiley.
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« Reply #498 on: September 26, 2012 02:02:17 PM »

I am addicted to Southwestern salsa...beans, corn, crushed and diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions...I eat it almost everyday!  My goal is to eat fresher and with the least amount of processing...I am also cutting way back on wheat products to see if I get any reactions...

Tomorrow, I am making Vietnamese spring rolls with lots of fresh veggies and herbs...
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« Reply #499 on: September 28, 2012 08:03:32 AM »

how ironic..I am catching up with this thread while drinking a glass of wine and eating a packet of chips...

*mea culpa*
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