Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Work It Out Wednesdays


I've heard a lot of people saying they are going "G" (gluten) free. I thought it was just a fad, but as I was watching the View today Elisabeth said that 1 out of 136 people have some sort of irritation to gluten. That's a huge number. The ladies of the view were sampling some of her recipes and Woopi,who's opinion on food I trust, said it was all terrific. I also know a lot of people that don't have any sort of allergy to gluten but are G free...just because? 


I did a little research and it is suppose to help with digestion and cleansing of the body. Encouraging WHOLE FOODS ,which I advocate for {don't BUY PROCESSED JUNK!}

I like my food to have taste BUT not like cardboard.

What's your take on it? How's it taste? Help lose weight?
Help a sista out.
xo,



45 comments:

  1. Gluten free is amazing but it's difficult and I find the foods like Gluten free bread to be so much more expensive. It's a LOT healthier for you though!
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  2. I don't cook G free food right now but I'm sure when I see a delicious recipe I'd give it a try :)

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  3. Never heard of it until now.. n i dun keep a watch on gluten.. I generally don't eat processed food or junk food.. does that help??
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  4. I love the whole foods idea and try to live by that wholeheartedly! That being said, having taken nutrition classes and just reading a lot about nutrition in general, I've read that it is unneccessary for people who are not irritated by it to eat gluten free. Just like anything, cutting one thing out can add something else like more calories or other negative aspects.

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  5. I am not gluten free, but I strongly try and eat mostly natural foods! Non of the processed stuff! I am not sure if I would ever go gluten free. I have considered becoming a vegetarian though!

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  6. I'm recently gluten free...for medical reasons...and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. I definitely feel healthier...and it helps me say no to certain temptations like cookies around the office, etc...but I can't say I've lost a lot of weight. But definitely feel good :)

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  7. Summer, thanks for bringing this topic up. I don't know much about it so I'm going to be reading your readers comments. I'm definitely interested! :D

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  9. I don't think I've ever had gluten-free food. I hear so much about it and do know a few people with an allergy to it, but I honestly don't know too much about that diet. I'm interested to hear what you find out though!

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  10. I know a few people with allergies to gluten, and they have a tough time of finding everything without it. I haven't tried anything myself, however.
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  11. I'm a health food nut. I'm a vegetarian. I eat a salad a day with fresh fruits and vegetables. I rarley, if ever, consume processed foods or junk food. My only vice is Ben & Jerrys....buttttt, to go Gluten free for no reason seems to be asking for trouble. What if your body developes an unnatural intolerance for it? Sigh...

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  13. Glad you liked the 'how to' let me know if it works for you! Defo following you bow my lovely. Fresh, wholesome foods as opposed to junk all the way. look forward to your follow xx

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  14. Omg I will have to add this to my amazon wish list asap!

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  15. my one year old nephew has to eat glutten free. thank you for sharing this! i can send it to my sister in law so she can make some good dishes for him. we all hope he grows out of this allergy, but it will be good to know he can have good tasting food if not! xoxo

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  16. I def have considered going G free. I think I might have an irritation to it, but I'm not positive. I agree with you- I like my food to have taste!

    XO,

    Sam
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  17. I've seen the G-Free foods at my grocery stores, but I have to admit I'm not that interested. I'd probably go vegetarian before I went G-free.

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  18. I thought I was gluten intolerant for a long time but turns out I'm lactose intolerant. When I ate G free I defnitely had more energy, but I definitely didn't lose weight because I would find myself gorging on rice to get some sort of carb in me. I'd say it's worth a shot...there are many ways to eat G-free and still eat what you want.. most mexican food is gluten free (corn tortialls and rice) and places like Z pizza offer a gluten free pizza crust with any of their pizzas! Keep us posted if you try it! :) xo

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  19. Personally I don't have any experience with g-free food, heard from my friends, that it tastes quite good. ;]
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  21. It does seem as though it could be considered a "fad" but almost half of my college friends were allergic to gluten! It made for interesting dinner parties and potlucks :) Now following your blog, would love a follow back!

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  22. Of course I'll follow you! Thanks for the comment on the blog :)

    love meeting new bloggy people!
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  23. Girl! So excited to find this post! I'm G-free, but I don't have Celiac's. I'm Type I diabetic, and turns out, several Type I's have a gluten intolerance. Took me awhile to figure it out ... hair fallin out for over a year, whacktastic periods, back pain EVERY night (felt like my kidneys were swelling against my spine, if that makes sense), knee pain, seriously erratic blood sugars. I gave it up and feel like a whole different person. Changed my life! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day ... you mentioned following each other ... sounds good to me! Wanna sponsor swap? Glad you found me! Love the bloggage! :D

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  24. So glad I found this post! Great blog, will be back!

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  25. Just found your blog and I'm so glad you posted about this. I honestly don't think I'd be organized enough to worry about gluten free foods. I didn't even know what they were until recently. hehe. NICE post, following you now

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  26. I really can't tell a different taste wise with the gluten free products that I have tried. but I would only go Gluten free if I was allergic. Keep us posted on your research!

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    jin

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  27. I haven't had anything gluten free...so maybe I should try it so I can see how I feel about it haha

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  28. i think i've bought some g-free products in the past, but not necessarily b/c they were g-free, but because i liked that particular product. it probably doesn't taste any different once you get used to it.

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  29. I eat gluten free when it's possible, so I can still eat what I like but when there's a gluten free option I choose that :) I don't think it changes the way food tastes at all. I've always been a believer in eating what you enjoy and trying to find healthy options for things whenever possible. Life's too short ;)

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  30. I've never heard of going gluten free before. But its interesting to read and to find out more about this,everyday there seems to be,more research like this,which is always good to know when its about your health.
    If it's better for you and there's no taste difference,then you might as well go gluten free,I'll have to try it out x

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  31. It's nice to try cooking G Free foods.. though it's not that easy..

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  32. I was watching this too and thought the same.

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  33. I've never been tested but I definitely think I have some sort of allergy to Gluten!

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  34. My old roommate is very badly allergic to G and all the foods she made were absolutely delicious! I loved eating her food because I never felt crappy afterward. Never too full or heavy and my stomach was never upset.

    I don't think a person not allergic to it should stop altogether but I think eliminating certain things would be a great help for the body.

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  35. Gluten is simply wheat - which contains iron, B vitamins, and fiber. If you do not have an allergy to it, you really don't need to cut it out of your diet. In fact, many "Gluten free" products use excess amounts of sugars to replace the gluten, which can sometimes double the calories and fat! Best to simply follow the eat fresh, healthy food rule and watch your portions.

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  36. Many of my friends and coworkers have harsh reactions to gluten and they've all gone G-free. It can be really damaging to your body if you continue to eat Gluten if you have a intolerance to it. It is too bad many Gluten-free products are so expensive because it is hard to make all your food from scratch all the time, that seems to be the biggest complaint among the people I know.


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  37. Absolutely love the name of your blog. Isn't that why we all start blogs in the first place?

    I think some people have an intolerance to Gluten that is valid, but I think for the most part it is something that for some reason has just snowballed (like many health fads). I love grains and think they are so wonderfully healthy and filling. I stay away from processed foods and grind my own wheat and oats. It makes for lots of tasty baked goods.

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  38. LOVE IT!!

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  39. I have had some gluten free stuff that was pretty good. I do have some friends who went gluten-free and it changed their lived (because they were intolerant).

    *Erin

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  41. love if you are going to try this out
    let me know if it works so i can do it too =D

    sounds interesting



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  42. first thanks for visiting the blog :)...and second, yes I've also heard alot of people go gluten free 'just because' and others because of how it affects them. I think I try to stay as much gluten free as possible- and find it sits better on my tummy.

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  43. I've never tried it myself, but I have a friend that eats G free and she loves it. It takes a lot of work though. I know she spends a lot of time planning out her meals each week.

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