gluten free diet

By Baking4ever Latest Reply 2015-02-03 05:16:55 -0600
Started 2015-02-02 15:12:25 -0600

Does eating a gluten free diet help keep your blood sugar more normal even if you do not celiac desease, than just a low carb diet…I'm thinking most foods that contain gluten also contain a lot of starch and sugars…

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GabbyPA 2015-02-03 05:16:55 -0600 Report

I have been eating gluten free for over a month now and I am loving it. I just don't fix anything with wheat, barley, or rye in it. I have even eliminated most other grains, but I keep oatmeal and quinoia handy. I think what helps me is that the carbs I do eat are not from flour starches. So I am very happy with the choice I made. The family can still eat wheat if they want, but it has to be eating out. We really have not even missed it. I had to point out to them that they didn't have any in the last month.

I did find a nice gluten free bread called Rudi's. It's crazy money and still has 17 carb per slice, but it gives us an alternative to adding traditional bread to a meal. And a slice in the morning with some coconut oil on it with my breakfast is a nice change.

My numbers are doing better, but I think it's more due to the lower carb intake I have been doing versus the gluten free part. I chose to eliminate the gluten to help with inflammation.

RebDee 2015-02-02 19:20:15 -0600 Report

I consider gluten free diet better as I don't eat WHITE and therefore no white bread, cake, noodles, rice, or white potatoes. However, gluten free bead is so dense and so small that a sandwich is two bites and therefore not as satisfying as a sandwich on rye bread. So I make concessions on what I do and why and how I do it. It makes no different to me what kind of bread I use, gluten free or rye, as long as I don't eat more than 2 slices per day.

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Jibber Jabber 2015-02-02 15:23:27 -0600 Report

I have basically eliminated Gluten from my diet simply because I have eliminated grains and for the most part processed foods (I have been known to cheat on that one wink wink)…DO NOT be fooled into thinking Gluten free means low carb…some of the Gluten free products on the market have just as many carbs if not more than regular foods…THAT being said..eliminating grains HAS lowered my BG significantly…however if you decide to do this talk to a professional about planning meals to make sure you are meeting nutritional requirements.