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1/7/13 4:29 P

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If you don't have thyroid issues roasted is not as big a deal, in particular if you use the nuts for baking. I looked for my parents who live in Germany and it is no problem to find raw nuts and even nut flours there if you go online. Check out Amazon, I know there is amazon.de for Germany and they may have a separate Italian, Austrian or Swiss one as well. You may also have more luck shopping at health food stores or google baking supply outlets online.
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1/7/13 3:38 P

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btw, I can't find raw nuts, only roasted, salted, etc. Is it a big mistake to eat them?

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1/7/13 1:16 P

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You might try grinding almonds into flour with a coffee grinder. I've done this lots of times and it works well for any recipe that requires only a few cups.and the flour is much fresher than ready-bought almond flour. I've not tried to make pasta but have maked lots of baked items. If almonds are too expensive check out the price for hazelnuts as they are much more common over there.
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1/7/13 4:58 A

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I wish I could! I live in Italy and we have very few 'alternative' foods here. Our supermarkets are basic fruit, veg, dairy, meat, and pasta/bread. Very few ready-made products (except pasta). Most people cook everything from scratch all the time. Without wheat I'm limited to meat, veg, and dairy. That's why I'm still eating legumes a lot even though he recommends not to in the book, because I have few other options!

I found the soy flakes in an Asian store in a city about 40 minutes away. They are pretty gross.

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1/6/13 6:21 P

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I'm sorry to hear about the "bust" with the gnocchi! I think I probably wouldn't have even attempted it, since you cite "soy" there. I spend too much money on meds and supplements to have soy sucking out or blocking my uptake (by its nature).

Try the almond pasta - we loved it!

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1/6/13 4:02 P

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I made gnocchi with swiss chard today and with soy flakes instead of flour. It was horrible. I just thought I'd throw it out there in case any of you see that recipe floating around. Beware!

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1/5/13 4:40 P

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This recipe is on my list to try:

French Silk Pie

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Today was Lemon Bars and Fudge! Both very low carb, wheat/grain/gluten/sugar free

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1/1/13 4:35 P

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I'm not aware of any pudding recipes but you could make more of a chocolate mousse consistency with a mix of cream cheese, sweetener of choice and beaten egg whites.
I know I have seen recipes for low-carb chocolate mousse that could be altered for other flavors.
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1/1/13 12:44 P

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No, I haven't tried the almond milk. I should - I have lots of that! But before the LactAid goes, I prob'ly ought to use it up. I haven't had the nerve to get into it yet.

What I'd *really* like to suggest to the manufacturers is that they make their basic gelatin/pudding mixtures without sweetener. I know they make "sugar-free", but that's full of aspartame, and I'd rather have the sugar. Preferably, I'd like to make mine with sucralose instead, but there appears to be no way to accomplish that without just using plain gelatin. I suppose I'm not especially averse to that, but I do like (am accustomed to?) the flavors in the premixes. I made a gelatin with unsweetened Kool-Aid mix, and it was okay... but only just "okay." I guess I'd prefer that to the "sugar-free" aspartame concoction. But my first choice would still be sucralose (or whatever sweetener the user would prefer). And it doesn't address the issue of pudding, either. I'm very fond of pudding pies, and I think I could make my own crumb crusts with nut meal and butter to good effect. Now it's just a matter of finding a way to make the pudding part. If anyone has any tips or suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

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they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
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1/1/13 12:46 A

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Exotec, I'm glad you mentioned the coconut milk and pudding not setting up. I tried it with the same results and thought something was wrong somewhere. Glad to know it's not just me. Have you tried making pudding with almond milk? I haven't tried it, but would like to. I don't know if it would set up or not.

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12/31/12 4:17 P

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I second all of that. emoticon
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12/31/12 2:46 P

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@ REACHAROUND ~
I think “is it okay to eat…” is not the proper perspective! LOL You have to let your body tell you what “is okay” to eat. If you’re wheat-free because of sensitivity, then perhaps so. If you’re doing it just for weight loss, well… listen to your metabolism. Are you lactose sensitive? then forego dairy and add one item back at a time, noticing if it makes a difference in your digestion. The problem with other grains – ANY other grains (including corn, rye, oats, quinoa, you name it) – is that they are cross-reactive with an already irritated gut. Aside from soy, corn is THE very most GMO crop on the planet. Rice, although I love it, is also problematic, alas. It isn’t truly even a “grain,” it’s a grass. If you’re on this path for weight loss, instead of focusing just on wheat, consider wheat just another (although more insidious) form of carbohydrate. I don’t have too much problem with wheat, specifically. Of course, you know the effects of wheat aren’t only those you can identify in your digestion. It reaches much further than that. I think most of us are sensitive to this pseudo-food, whether we know it or not.

@ JENNYR0506 ~
Do you know about almond pasta? We just tried some for the first time today, and (aside from a slightly more firm texture, which I think I can improve with more cooking), it’s indistinguishable - to me – from wheat pasta. Life is good! I can eat pasta again! YAY!!! The manufacturer offers 3 versions: fettucine, lasagna, and gnocchi. I can’t wait for some lasagna! mmmmm I found it in a recent “Paleo” magazine, I think. The maker is “Cappello’s”. Yes. It’s pricey. But considering that I won’t be eating it daily, it’s very worth it from my perspective. It’s the refrigerated sort, and can also be frozen. I need a bigger freezer! LOL

Also, I love coconut and almond milk yogurts. So Delicious brand makes a coconut ice cream (including sandwiches!) that I like a lot, although my DH finds it less creamy than he’d like. I grew up on sherbet, and this has that little “snap” I remember from sherbets 40 years ago. I like it. I also use almond milk instead of cow’s milk (the perfect food *for calves*). I’ve tried using coconut milk to make pudding, and it never set up. Either I did something wrong, or it just isn’t suited to that use. I’m going to try lactose-free milk and see if I can get away with that.

I also eat full-fat everything. If it says “light”, or “lite”, or “reduced fat”, or “low fat” or any permutation thereof, it goes right back on the shelf. I get pastured butter, beautiful orange-y yellow stuff. Delicious. I use butter as a sauce. I cook with coconut oil. I put coconut oil AND butter in things sometimes! hehehe Bacon is “candy”. mmmmm

My dietary habits are a continuing source of consternation to family members. They don’t understand why I just don’t fall down in cardiac arrest, or drop off the chair in a stroke. I try to educate them, but (as most of you know) people who are still convinced of our experts’ advice in terms of the SAD just can’t/won’t hear what you’re saying, any evidence aside. Meanwhile I’m happy because I’m losing lots of weight, my tummy is content, and *I get* all the yummy parts of family meals because the others are afraid of it!


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We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
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We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
~C.S. Lewis


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12/30/12 3:48 P

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Popcorn is very high in carbs like all grains, but is usually not a problem for people who are gluten intolerant. 90% of what is grown is GMO and I would therefore limit consumption to non-GMO certified/organic and have it very rarely.
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12/30/12 2:20 P

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Sorry if this is already covered, I didn't see the answer. What about popcorn? I didn't see anything about it in the book either. Thx

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9/9/12 10:23 A

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Great answer already.
Some people find that giving up dairy helps as well because the grains that they have been eating have caused leaky-gut syndrome which may affect the ability to tolerate dairy, at least temporarily. Most people can eat full-fat and benefit. People who go very low-carb will often have cream and cheese, but no milk.
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9/9/12 8:13 A

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As with any program it should be up the each individual to decide what works or doesn't work for them. Having said that, here is what I currently DON'T eat (I've only been at this for a month and my diet it still formulating itself).

I started by eliminating all grains. I just found it easier to get rid of everything instead of worrying what was OK or not OK. This might not work for you. I don't eat any grains, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc for now. As substitutes I make my own paleo bread (using eggs, flax, almond butter, etc), I use spaghetti squash, thin sliced zucchini etc. for pasta dishes and 'riced' cauliflower for rice. I make kale chips and jicama for hash browns as alternatives to potatoes. There are tons of recipes on spark and across the web for grain/rice/potato substitutes.

I plan on adding some rice, potato and grains (like quinoa) back into the diet slowly after I have adjusted to this new way of eating. RIght now I haven't had the need or even the desire for any of those things. I have been so satisfied with all of the veggies, meats, nuts, (limited) fruits that I am eating.

My only restriction on dairy is that I am carful of the carbs. I eat full fat versions of everything and check the labels for carb content. I drink unsweetened Almond milk. Kroger/Smith's carries a brand of Greek yogurt called "The Greek Gods" that only has 5gm carbs per serving. That is the lowest I have found. (Yogurt - especially fruit flavored varieties have tons of carbs).

Still too early to say whether this will improve weight loss (technically I am in maintenance). I switched to a low carb, no grain diet primarily to eliminate the uncontrollable cravings I was experiencing. That has worked great. Haven't had a craving since I switched diets.

Good Luck!

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9/9/12 6:25 A

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I am almost a week "wheat free" and feeling really good. I have, however, continued to eat popcorn (with butter), half and half in my coffee, greek yogurt with added fruit and nuts (sometimes some whipped cream on top)....I figure I will get a handle on giving up the bread, crackers, cookies, etc before tackling anything else.

But I'm wondering if it is still okay to eat those foods - like dairy products?
Do I need to give them up?
Has anyone given up other foods in addition to wheat and if so, do you think that it has also contributed to greater weight loss?

Thanks in advance! Enjoy your day!

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