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How do I cut down wheat (pescetarian)?

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ThePartyArtist Sun 29-May-16 23:18:12

For a while I have suspected that wheat doesn't agree with me but I am having real difficulty cutting it out.

I have a small appetite, get full quickly and have to eat little and often to keep energy up. I have noticed that after eating bread (particularly white bread / burger buns) I get severely bloated. This can happen with cake, scones, wholemeal bread, small wraps, pitta bread etc. and is to the extent that people mistake me for pregnant! Occasionally it's very painful but most of the time it is just uncomfortably puffed up. It's got to the point where I get home from work and DH can take one look at me and guess I've overdone the wheat (e.g. sandwich and cake in one day).

Can anyone give me tips on cutting down wheat - my biggest problem areas are breakfasts (what is there other than toast or cereal - any good wheat free cereals out there, is muesli ok?) and also packed lunches (what to replace sandwiches with?) I am pescetarian.

Theydontknowweknowtheyknow Sun 29-May-16 23:23:57

As you're a pesky have you thought of having cold salmon for breakfast? I have it with poached egg and it's yummy.

Also half an avocado. Just scoop it out. No need for toast.

For lunches have some cheddar and pickle with an apple or hummus with sticks of red pepper anf carrots.

plimsolls Sun 29-May-16 23:25:44

I like Mesa sunrise gluten free cereal as much as I ever liked wheat based cereal. I also like gf muesli with yoghurt.

I'm also happy with Genius gf crumpets and/or seeded bread for toast.

Newnham (sp?!) brand GF seeded buns are fine for sandwiches (some gf bread really needs to be toasted but these are alright without).

Having said that, I find that my health and body in general is better when I eat e.g salad instead of sandwiches made with bread-substitutes. I find chickpeas are amazing for my digestive system. One lovely, filling salad that keeps well for lunch: Chickpeas, small cubes of feta, cucumber, rocket/spinach, (add cooked bacon strips/lardons and avocado if you can), with olive oil and lemon juice. GF pita is nice too.

I also like pre-cooked roasted chicken thighs for lunch and/or to add to a salad.

notapizzaeater Sun 29-May-16 23:26:26

Nestle have some nice gf cereals. They taste "normal"

Scrambled egg/ omelette ?

Soup / jacket for lunch ?

lotsoffunandgames Sun 29-May-16 23:27:08

I think you need to have a blood test to rule out coeliacs. If you have coeliacs then you need to cut all wheat, barley, rye and oats (unless gluten free oats) if it us an intolerance then there are Warburton sandwich wraps which are nice, plus their sandwich thins.genius bread is also good. Gluten free nutribix which is similar to weetabix and fibre flake are nice-sorry forgotten make.they are in Sainsbury's. I think kellogs have brought out 2 gluten free cereals that are in the normal section.

plimsolls Sun 29-May-16 23:27:10

It's worth seeing if you can manage oats. If you're just wheat intolerant then oats will be fine (regular oats can have traces of gluten, although gf oats are available) as I find oatcakes a good snack or addition to a salad-y lunch.

plimsolls Sun 29-May-16 23:29:42

Sorry/ ignore the chicken thighs and the bacon suggestions. Just understood you don't eat meat- sorry!!

Alligatorpie Sun 29-May-16 23:30:43

Have a look at the Wheat Belly diet. There are loads of wheat free recipes our there to give you inspiration.
It is all about cutting wheat and grains and people have amazing results with a multitude of health issues. I try to be wheat free and I have a slice of pizza on Thursday after one month if no wheat - I was bloated and sick all weekend.

ThePartyArtist Sun 29-May-16 23:41:44

Silly question but are GF things always wheat free?
Think I need to get into salads more, and oatcakes.
Is cous cous and other grains ok?

Odmedod Sun 29-May-16 23:47:13

couscous isn't a grain- it's a pasta, so made from wheat!

You can get GF couscous, but it's not that nice. GF pasta is v nice though.

Odmedod Sun 29-May-16 23:47:50

Quinoa is a good one to replace with. And amaranth I think.

ThePartyArtist Sun 29-May-16 23:48:00

Or bulghur wheat, quinoa?

plimsolls Mon 30-May-16 00:27:37

Well, I've always assumed bulgar wheat is wheat but I guess it could just be the name. You may as well look on e.g Coeliac website for a list of non-gluten food etc.

However, it's worth bearing in mind that there's a world of difference between a lunch of white bread/burger rolls/ cake and a salad mixed with some cous cous so it's worth experimenting with what you can tolerate, so that you don't limit yourself unnecessarily. It'll make your life much easier and therefore you'll find it easier to stay away from the most convenient wheat-y things such as pre-packaged sandwiches etc.

Fuzzywuzzywasabear Mon 30-May-16 00:55:24

Egg muffins for breakfast, I have them with salmon and rocker in, make a batch on Sunday and reheat for a few seconds in the microwave through the week, lots of recipes online.

Quinoa is greattach for lunch you can make loads of lovely filling salads.

Also soup and jacket potatoes, i cut up a jacket potato and have it cold if I'm hiking.

Eat natural do lovely gluten free cereal I have that with yogurt and berries or oats either with yogurt or as porridge.

Loads you can have you just have to search online either gluten free recipes or paleo diet sites are pretty good.

Odmedod Mon 30-May-16 00:57:06

Porridge is good for breakfast, and can be eaten savoury or sweet, with berries etc. It's nice and filling. If it's just wheat affecting you, should be fine, however, you can get GF versions too, if it's actual gluten causing the issues.

Destinysdaughter Mon 30-May-16 01:04:12

Almond flour makes good crackers, pancakes and muffins. When I do low carb it's my wheat substitute. In fact googling low carb recipes will give you lots of good options.

Destinysdaughter Mon 30-May-16 01:05:51

Spanish tortilla would also be a good wheat free breakfast.

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