- Nov 6, 2009
Thought I would throw both questions in one thread, instead of starting two different threads. I'm curious about possibly making my diet gluten free, or at least gluten reduced, and I'm also intersted in watching my carb intake. I've needed to lose 40lbs - give or take 5lbs, for quite a few years now. I seem to be stuck at my current weight. My increasing lack of mobility due to physical ailments hasn't helped. Due to some recent surgeries, that will hopefully be changing for the better, soon. My diet is less than perfect. Not that I eat alot, because I don't. More that I eat the wrong things. I love crackers, breads, granola bars, and of course, chocolate- all things that are packed with carbs and gluten. On the other hand, I don't really care for many fruits and hardly any veggies. I like meat, but don't eat a ton of it. Don't like fish either. I think that shows why most of my diet has been comprised of carbs.I've gotten to a point where I am just sick of always feeling like crap, and being overweight. I've been doing alot of research into watching carbs, as well as reducing gluten in my diet. I've done Weight Watchers, which worked, I just can't afford it anymore. I've done calorie counting. I have to stay at about 1000 calories a day to lose anything. I have a hard time with that. I can't seem to stay below 1100 -1200 on a good day. While reading about gluten, I fit the symptoms of being gluten sensitive. I don't have an allergy, but do feel pretty bloated and sluggish after eating things with wheat in them. Since most of the things I eat have wheat in them, I generally feel bloated and sluggish most of the time. I've also noticed that most of the things that have gluten in them, have alot of carbs, at least the things in my cupboard, lol! Anyway, I would love to hear from those that have been able to reduce the gluten in their diets, and or people that have been able to reduce the carbs in their diet. Was it a hard thing to do? Have you seen good results, not just in weight, but in your general overall health? Yesterday was the first day that I really started watching both gluten and carbs. It hasn't been that easy, but mostly because my house is stocked with all the wrong things. I know that I most likely won't be reducing all gluten out of my diet, but I'd like to try to get alot of it out. As for carbs, I read that sticking to about 100 carbs a day, for a non athelete or avid exerciser, is about where I need to be to see weight loss results. I would greatly appreciate any advice or telling how you were able to stick to it. I know its possible, just need to know how to get the ball rolling. Any websites, or references you use would be very helpful too.