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Check out my grain free coconut flour banana bread! Yum!
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Check out my grain free coconut flour banana bread! Yum!
Yum now I want some!!!

Thanks for all of the great links, I'm really enjoying my grain free cooking.
post #24 of 57
How's grain free cooking/eating going?

I've been fine--not even missing it (I used to have a/b 1 serving of grains a day--if that--rice pasta weekly, rice w/ a meal weekly, and sourdough buckwheat bread as toast or a sandwich a couple times a week--oh, and rice tortillas on taco night).

I definitely immediately felt a bit slimmer going grain free, but I really don't feel that different...Maybe b/c we are already gluten and corn free and don't eat that many grains to begin w/???

How do you all feel, and have you eperienced differences/changes in how you feel after a longer period of being grain free? I wonder, from this (limited) experience, if some of the grain free goodness is strongly related to gluten, along w/ the big issue of so many folks consuming improperly prepared grains?

What are all of your thoughts on this? (And I KNOW the paleo diet had no grains--and sometimes I think a/b switching to paleo living as well, just for fun ) I am just really suprised that I feel mostly the same as I did prior to dropping grains...I guess I just expected to feel a bigger change...(Perhaps b/c when I dropped gluten, I totally went through a kind of withdrawl--headaches and foggy brain, but came out feeling clearer and just plain healthier on 'the other side'--its something I'm definitely sensitive to!)

Just feeling slightly underwhelmed...
post #25 of 57
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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
How's grain free cooking/eating going?

I've been fine--not even missing it (I used to have a/b 1 serving of grains a day--if that--rice pasta weekly, rice w/ a meal weekly, and sourdough buckwheat bread as toast or a sandwich a couple times a week--oh, and rice tortillas on taco night).

I definitely immediately felt a bit slimmer going grain free, but I really don't feel that different...Maybe b/c we are already gluten and corn free and don't eat that many grains to begin w/???

How do you all feel, and have you eperienced differences/changes in how you feel after a longer period of being grain free? I wonder, from this (limited) experience, if some of the grain free goodness is strongly related to gluten, along w/ the big issue of so many folks consuming improperly prepared grains?

What are all of your thoughts on this? (And I KNOW the paleo diet had no grains--and sometimes I think a/b switching to paleo living as well, just for fun ) I am just really suprised that I feel mostly the same as I did prior to dropping grains...I guess I just expected to feel a bigger change...(Perhaps b/c when I dropped gluten, I totally went through a kind of withdrawl--headaches and foggy brain, but came out feeling clearer and just plain healthier on 'the other side'--its something I'm definitely sensitive to!)

Just feeling slightly underwhelmed...
I totally know what you mean about feeling underwhelmed. I have gone grain free before and felt really not that different. I thought it would be huge... still don't eat that many grains, and when I do, it is only sprouted ezekial bread, cereal or their tortillas. But really not that often. I am worried that maybe to get a more significant change, I would have to go off my raw dairy too? Definitely won't be doing that tho until baby is born!
The best I ever felt was when I went 90% raw for a while last year. But I just don't agree with that philosophy ykwim? So I dunno! Anyway, I was just kinda happy to see someone else who is underwhelmed!
post #26 of 57
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I totally know what you mean about feeling underwhelmed. I have gone grain free before and felt really not that different. I thought it would be huge... still don't eat that many grains, and when I do, it is only sprouted ezekial bread, cereal or their tortillas. But really not that often. I am worried that maybe to get a more significant change, I would have to go off my raw dairy too? Definitely won't be doing that tho until baby is born!
The best I ever felt was when I went 90% raw for a while last year. But I just don't agree with that philosophy ykwim? So I dunno! Anyway, I was just kinda happy to see someone else who is underwhelmed!
I feel best RAW, too. I also don't agree with the whole philosphy. Soooo, I like to incorporate both. Grain free is just easier for me than Gluten free (which is what we have to be in our house), so I stick with it. I do notice (when I am not preggo) that I lose weight easier being grain free. I don't really have a lot of weight probs, but just a few stubborn pounds that won't leave unless I am grain free and come back when I start eating grains. I eat a lot of raw foods and don't have any probs keeping weight off eating that way. I *feel* good, too when I eat that way. I juice a lot and make a lot of raw food desserts, and appetizers. From there, I make sure to eat my high level of protein (that I NEED) and fat and that is where the worlds have combined for me
post #27 of 57
Thanks for the replies ladies! I may stick w/ the grain free for some time more, then go off to kind of 'test' myself, to see if I feel any different adding them back in. (Sometimes it seems easier to notice how things really effect me that way...)
post #28 of 57
For me, it's not that I noticed a huge difference grain free, I felt a huge difference when I ate grains. I immediately felt heavier, bloated, and in fact, got diarrhea. I went totally grain free about a week ago, and lost 4 pounds. I ate white flour after not eating it for 9 months on friday- My son's pre-k class made lunch for us, and for some reason, a bagel and cream cheese broke my iron-clad will power. I was so sick that day and it continued for two more days. I think I'm wheat free forever now, and will do oats, rice and millet very occasionally.
post #29 of 57
joining!

I have been eating moderately TF style for about 18-24 months now. (fairly well, not a lot of ferments and cultures, but cest la vie.) Been low carb for about 6 weeks to lose weight and I don't think I will ever to large amounts of grain again. I feel amazing. Low carb+TF+grain free seems to be magic for me.

I am halfway to my goal weight and am slowly adding back carbs, and I want to add fruits and starchy veg's first, then beans. But I am definitely on board with no grains, and very limited sugars, even natural ones.

Yay!
post #30 of 57
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Oh will you PLEASE PLEASE PUUHLEAASSSEEEE share some of your almond flour and coconut flour recipes?!? I'm having some trouble.
I'm so sorry I never replied! Here are a couple of sites with good recipes:

http://healthyindulgences.blogspot.c...grain-and.html (the photos will make your mouth water!)

http://www.elanaspantry.com/--she uses a lot of agave nectar, which I don't use. I substitute stevia with a touch of honey

Hmmm...now I feel like baking...
post #31 of 57
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I'm so sorry I never replied! Here are a couple of sites with good recipes:

http://healthyindulgences.blogspot.c...grain-and.html (the photos will make your mouth water!)

http://www.elanaspantry.com/--she uses a lot of agave nectar, which I don't use. I substitute stevia with a touch of honey

Hmmm...now I feel like baking...
Thanks!!!
post #32 of 57
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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
How's grain free cooking/eating going?

I've been fine--not even missing it (I used to have a/b 1 serving of grains a day--if that--rice pasta weekly, rice w/ a meal weekly, and sourdough buckwheat bread as toast or a sandwich a couple times a week--oh, and rice tortillas on taco night).

I definitely immediately felt a bit slimmer going grain free, but I really don't feel that different...Maybe b/c we are already gluten and corn free and don't eat that many grains to begin w/???

How do you all feel, and have you eperienced differences/changes in how you feel after a longer period of being grain free? I wonder, from this (limited) experience, if some of the grain free goodness is strongly related to gluten, along w/ the big issue of so many folks consuming improperly prepared grains?

What are all of your thoughts on this? (And I KNOW the paleo diet had no grains--and sometimes I think a/b switching to paleo living as well, just for fun ) I am just really suprised that I feel mostly the same as I did prior to dropping grains...I guess I just expected to feel a bigger change...(Perhaps b/c when I dropped gluten, I totally went through a kind of withdrawl--headaches and foggy brain, but came out feeling clearer and just plain healthier on 'the other side'--its something I'm definitely sensitive to!)

Just feeling slightly underwhelmed...
I feel overwhelmed!

I can't believe how much better I feel. I wasn't eating a ton of grains, but whenever I did I was feeling sick, sore stomach, sluggish...

I have none of that now!

I'm loving mark's daily apple, and I like that his primal philosophy includes some dairy, as that's what has been keeping me from paleo eating.
post #33 of 57
Well, after my last post (a/b being underwhelmed) I thought, why not just eat some rice w/ dh and ds. I did and felt bloated and uncomfortable and sluggish. I've continued to be grain free since (and am now looking into GAPS/SCD). I'm really thinking about dropping all refined sugars, and even dropping my beloved maple syrup (and just using honey or stevia and fruit, etc.) and even possibly dropping starches like potatoes (based on GAPS/SCD recs)...I just really am interested in experimenting to see what manner of eating feels best to *me*!

In my learning a/b GAPS/SCD, I've found some links/blogs that will, by nature of the diets, have only grain free recipes:

http://www.scdrecipe.com/recipes/view-all/
http://www.scdiet.org/2recipes/indexa.html
http://nomorecrohns.com/deliciousrecipes.aspx
http://grainfreefoodie.blogspot.com/
http://pecanbread.com/new/recipes1.html
http://www.thenewhuntergatherer.blogspot.com/
http://gapsguide.com/category/recipes/
http://eatingscd.wordpress.com/2008/...at-by-picture/
http://kenya-portals.com/colitis/category/scd-recipes/
http://www.geocities.com/momtobandj/scdpictures.html

I thought I'd share!
post #34 of 57
FairyRae sounds like SCD or Gaps might me a perfect fit for you right now! I have done SCD in the past as well, but never GAPS.

I am currently eating more grains than I was pre-pregnancy- as I said previously due to the budget and my need for more carbs in pregancy. However, I am still feeling good and no bloating- that I can tell anyway(you know being so huge and pregnant). However, sugar seems to be a bigger issue. I also have figured that whole grains(gf of course) seem to be ok in moderation, but baked products with those flours don't really sit well- so when I bake it is generally grain free. Although, I don't bake a lot- maybe 1x a week. I made a grainfree chocolate banana cake the other day that was pretty good, but I lost the recipe or I would share it.
post #35 of 57
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FairyRae sounds like SCD or Gaps might me a perfect fit for you right now! I have done SCD in the past as well, but never GAPS.
Crunchy_mama--did you find SCD helpful? I too think this might be the next step for me, and am reallllllly interested in learning how others feel about these diets...
post #36 of 57
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Crunchy_mama--did you find SCD helpful? I too think this might be the next step for me, and am reallllllly interested in learning how others feel about these diets...
I think it can be great and wonderful and at that time was good for us. Although- I don't have a desire to do it again. I think you should do whatever draws you. I think it helped us move forward. It didn't answer all our questions but it was a step on our path. I am really missing that 24 hr yogurt as of late- it is just not the same w/ coconut milk. I'm sorry I cannot remember a lot of the specifics it has been 4 yrs ago that I did it. It did start me figuring out that something with grains caused me issue and tipped me off to know that my next pregnancy I did my diet totally different. I didn't stay perfect SCD by any means- but tried to follow the basic principles- grains and sugars were kept to a minimum.
post #37 of 57
Oh blah. I got some gorgeous, gluten free, whole food, fairly low carb granola yesterday when picking up my raw milk. It had buckwheat and rice bran in it.

WOW. I was shocked at how that little bit affected me. Felt like I got punched in the gut until I had a bowel movement this am (sorry, tmi)

Defintely grain free for me.
post #38 of 57
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I didn't stay perfect SCD by any means- but tried to follow the basic principles- grains and sugars were kept to a minimum.
I'm thinking this is where I might go first...I'm really not trying to make huge changes in how *I* feel (I happily feel really really good, in part from being gluten and now grain free, but also just from TF eating in general!). I'm just looking for a diet that I like, can do, and has the foods that I want to eat in it. Part of me is drawn to SCD/GAPS b/c of the emphasis on gut healing--I'd love to continue on the path of healing certain food sensitivities w/ ds. So, we'll see!

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Originally Posted by Millie Ivy
Oh blah. I got some gorgeous, gluten free, whole food, fairly low carb granola yesterday when picking up my raw milk. It had buckwheat and rice bran in it.

WOW. I was shocked at how that little bit affected me. Felt like I got punched in the gut until I had a bowel movement this am (sorry, tmi)

Defintely grain free for me.
Thanks for posting this! Reiterates for me my current decision to be grain free!
post #39 of 57


I'm sugar, gluten and dairy-free right now. Being sugar-free was the most dramatic change for me (cleared up my acne a lot - my skin is not perfect but so much better). Cutting out gluten and dairy hasn't seemed to do much. I was hoping it would give me more energy but I feel just as sluggish.

Maybe the next step is cutting out grains? That scares me (but so did removing sugar, gluten and dairy) but it may be worth a try.

Any basic info grain-free websites to suggest? TIA!
post #40 of 57
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I'm sugar, gluten and dairy-free right now. Being sugar-free was the most dramatic change for me (cleared up my acne a lot - my skin is not perfect but so much better). Cutting out gluten and dairy hasn't seemed to do much. I was hoping it would give me more energy but I feel just as sluggish.

Maybe the next step is cutting out grains? That scares me (but so did removing sugar, gluten and dairy) but it may be worth a try.

Any basic info grain-free websites to suggest? TIA!
Check out www.marksdailyapple.com and be sure to check out the forum for recipes and tips etc. I like http://www.elanaspantry.com/ for recipes too...
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