Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Gluten and ME


I have been off gluten, all white flour and my IBS is so much better. I am eating heathly carbs, lots of protein and  even my bread, tasteless as shoe leather but edible, is only 3 net carbs for one slice, 5 protein, and only 70 calories. the book is where I journal every bite  I put in my mouth. it is on the kitchen counter and If I bite it I write it down. I keep my daily calories to 1250 which allows me to slowly lose weight and not feel like I am starving. I started June 1 and have moved only down since
A few things I am eating

Leaf Lettuce Wrap
. A tiny bit of mayo, crumbled meat loaf, minced tomato.
I also did this with chicken and fish. Large Leaves and I do 2 of these. Also sprinkled a few sunflower seeds on one of them.

I am using the crepes made from Tapioca Flour and using different fillings.
I bought Cocanut flour to try.

Alert, do not bread fish with tapioca Flour. IT STICKS TO PAN LIKE GLUE. taste good though

Breakfast find is place 1 or 2 oz of Seriously Sharp Cheese in pan and let melt, scrape loose and then place on one piece of Sola bread, add scramble egg on top. The cheese kills the taste of NON GLUTEN bread and egg which I don't care for.
Any breakfast ideas appreciated. 
Cottage cheese and black berries are good but just not what I want.
I am forcing myself to eat oatmeal twice a week, even walnuts and cinnamon can't make me like it.
I can get it down if I use a spoon of peanut butter


Ginny Hartzler said...

You have mastered the art of losing weight while not starving. I do not know of anyone who can do this, it is a rare talent! But then, you are always so creative.

easyweimaraner said...

you are super strong!!! my mom should say bye to gluten too, but she can not stay away from bread pitt ;O)))

Hootin' Anni said...

I eat oatmeal almost daily...I like it. I add raisins & healthy nuts. As far as fish, I never fry but broil without any batter...olive oil & dill weed on fresh wild red salmon is my favorite.
And, I love bread ... That is a weakness.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
This just reminds me that I need to get a loaf on, as am out of bread... sorry. But seriously, I do have weeks where I avoid the regular stuff and make my own flatbreads either with atta (the Indian equivalent to Spelt) or besan (chickpea flour)... I never got the hang of rice or coconut or any other flour, which as you have discovered, have very different consistency. I do like breakfast muffins, too... make 'em savoury by removing the sugar and adding in pre-fried veges and cheese (or bacon if that's your thing). Having a batch made on Sunday sees you through the week - and they freeze well. YAM xx

Tigger said...

You know you can melt cheese onto your bread in the microwave? F used to make melted cheese sandwiches like that. Ordinary white bread goes a bit soft so you have to time it right or use tougher bread. As for the taste of shoe leather - never tried it myself, but if the smell is anything to go by it might be in a category with your seriously sharp cheese.
Do you make your porridge with 50/50 water and milk (even nut milk will work)? That helps to make it 'creamy'. Mr B and F slice bananas into theirs.
xxx Mr T

eileeninmd said...

It is hard to say bye to gluten, Oatmeal gives me horrible cramps.
I think you are managing well, finding things and way to eat and lose the weight.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Ann said...

You are good at making healthy choices. I stopped eating white bread but I do buy 100% whole wheat bread products. I buy either a loaf of bread or sandwich rounds.
I need to try the bite it you write it thing. I did that a long time ago and it worked pretty well.

Mevely317 said...

"You bite it, you write it." Yes! Mine's an Excel spreadsheet, going on 3-1/2 years now. Even when I wasn't trying to lose weight, it had become a habit - like recording my BP every day. And looking back? Wow, what a story it shows -- the good, bad and ugly. (I just noticed, we're using the same pens!)

You know, I eat mostly meat, eggs and cheese. But your lettuce wrap sounds good. What type of lettuce do you use?

Martha said...

You are doing a great job Sandra! Here's two recipes you can take a look at. One is protein doughnuts that are low carb and gluten free the other is for pancakes. I haven't tried either one but let us know how they are if you try them.



Martha said...

Try egg muffins too and just jam pack the muffin tins full with whatever veggies, cheese, and meat you like. Mix eggs like you would for scrambled eggs and fill in the muffin cups. The egg is just mainly to hold them together. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350. They can be heated quickly in the microwave and they freeze well too.

Martha said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave the link for egg muffin examples.


My Mind's Eye said...

WOW MS well done on. I do love oatmeal.
Hugs Cecilia

Inger said...

Once you make up your mind to do something, eat right for you, or anything, you will do it. I admire your strength and follow through once you decide what you need to do. I need to research food too, I'm realizing slowly because my stomach is not working right. It's getting to be a real problem actually.

Linda said...

You ARE amazing!! I have lost 15 pounds since last fall doing what you are doing. Writing down every calorie I put in my mouth! Or I was! AT the ranch I continue to watch what I eat and do portion control but I am not as strict about my diet as I am at home. I guess I automatically reach for the less calorie loaded thing by habit now. When Sherry and I went to Panera Bread for lunch last Friday - guess how I ordered? I scanned down the list and chose thetwo items that were the least in calories! Next time I will be more adventurous!

photowannabe said...

I am so proud of you Sandra..Your determination will get you to your goal.
My pie did me in but now it's back to being serious again...
We can do this!!
Actually going to the salon today and getting a desparately needed haircut and perm. I have been cutting my own hair but there comes a time when the whole thing has to be rescued and done right. It's been over 5 months since the last time.
Hope your day goes well. Not so hot today thank the Lord.

LC said...

Kudos on creative healthy eating. If oatmeal is requiring forcing yourself, maybe give groats a try! Oatmeal was something I was SUPPOSED to be eating but bland and ick if couldn't add brown sugar. Tried groats which are oats without as much processing. They take longer to cook but the nutty flavor with a little stevia or other non-sugar sweetener is acceptable for me. They are chewy which makes my serving last longer and more satisfying. I use milk with mine. Best wishes in your new journey!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Go Sandra!!! Keep up the good work!

Cynthia said...

You've found a way that works for you. YAY!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom is right there with you when it comes to oatmeal. Try as hard as she can, she just can't swallow oatmeal. It's been that way since she was a kid - no way, no how, she just can't do it.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

CheerfulMonk said...

Good for you! 👍❤️

Chatty Crone said...

You are truly AMAZING and DEDICATED - great for you! ♥

DeniseinVA said...

That all sounds really good. You have given me a lot of ideas here.

Betty Manousos said...

well done, Sandra!
i eat oatmeal almost daily, two wheat crackers and low fat cheese slices.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You're doing a wonderful job! You should be proud of yourself.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Ah yes the weight vs what to enjoy issue has been around since my teen years. Covid made us lazier with stay at home orders. But what write is very true. Knowing what we chew and how much and type of food makes us what we are. We are what we eat and often today more discipline than ever is needed.
I hate that all our foods are now altered for shelf life and profit so choices are more complex.
And we also have too many take out options for those days when it just feels like a take out moment.