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    Default Low carb and gluten-free?

    I recently discovered that I am gluten intolerant or have a gluten 'sensitivity.' [So this isn't full-out celiac]. As a result, I've had to begin following a gluten-free diet.

    You'd think being low carb and gluten free would be easy, wouldn't you?

    It's definitely NOT. Just as there is sugar in everything, there also seems to be gluten in everything.

    Is there anyone else out there following a low carb & gluten-free diet?
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    Default Re: Low carb and gluten-free?

    I know there have been a couple people on the board in the past, but I'm not sure if they're still members.

    If you have a sensitivity to gluten, then Atkins is the ideal plan for you. So that much is good! I don't know much more than that...but I'm sure someone who is very knowledgeable will be along to help you shortly!

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    It is the best plan, but it certainly has its gluten downfalls. Gluten goes by far far far more names than sugar, and unfortunately its in as many if not more things than sugar is in. Its been a huge learning curve!
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    Default Re: Low carb and gluten-free?

    Quote Originally Posted by rybread
    I recently discovered that I am gluten intolerant or have a gluten 'sensitivity.' [So this isn't full-out celiac]. As a result, I've had to begin following a gluten-free diet.

    You'd think being low carb and gluten free would be easy, wouldn't you?

    It's definitely NOT. Just as there is sugar in everything, there also seems to be gluten in everything.

    Is there anyone else out there following a low carb & gluten-free diet?
    I have a client with CD and we find good items for him in the healthfood section of our grocery store. The replacement for the gluten in each of these items appears to be rice...so I can understand your difficulty. He primarily eats a diet of eggs, meats and veggies...and the frozen meals from the store...as well as a few gluten free cereals that we are able to find him. I can try to find some related links that may help and hit you back.

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    Default Re: Low carb and gluten-free?

    I just noticed last night while having some FAGE Greek yogurt that it is not only very low in sugar (just 15 grams of carbohydrates for a whopping 17.6 ounces / 500 grams), it is also gluten-free. Good to know for future reference!

    Sometimes I add a scoop of protein powder so that it tastes like pudding. It's really, really good!!

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    Default Re: Low carb and gluten-free?

    That's the greek yogurt I use, and I've been mixing it with my protein powder and berries, water and ice....YUMMY!
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    Default Re: Low carb and gluten-free?

    Quote Originally Posted by rybread
    I recently discovered that I am gluten intolerant or have a gluten 'sensitivity.' [So this isn't full-out celiac]. As a result, I've had to begin following a gluten-free diet.

    You'd think being low carb and gluten free would be easy, wouldn't you?

    It's definitely NOT. Just as there is sugar in everything, there also seems to be gluten in everything.

    Is there anyone else out there following a low carb & gluten-free diet?

    I have some kind of allergy to wheat and I don't find it a problem to eat Atkins at all.

    Granted many processed foods have gluten or wheat added, but if you avoid that processed garbage and eat whole, minimally processed foods, it's not difficult. Let's face it, unprocessed meats (chicken, pork, beef, lamb), fish, and seafood don't contain wheat or starch fillers. Same thing for unprocessed fruits and vegetables.

    However, the prepared and/or processed and/or packaged foods do.

    So it really depends on how you make your food choices.

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    Default Re: Low carb and gluten-free?

    My DH eats a paleo diet and while it's not 'lowcarb' it is lower carb. I'm able to cook for the both of us with no trouble. Sometimes he just adds fruit or a starchy veggie. To be gluten free and lowcarb the best bet would be no processed food.
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    Default Re: Low carb and gluten-free?

    I agree with everyone above -- I've found it relatively easy to avoid gluten, especially since I NEVER eat processed or packaged food. That's an easy way to avoid the added gluten.

    Even my cats are on a gluten-free diet!

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