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If You've Given Up Bread, How Easy Did You Find It?

(6 Posts)
gscrym Sun 10-Aug-08 08:58:02

I'm going to have a go at this. I'm not usually one for breakfast, but if I do have toast or something bread related, I feel quite queasy afterwards. I've had a wee trial of not having bread for breakfast, having fruit instead and I felt fine. I even had an omlette and felt okay so I'm figuring bread could be the culprit.

I had sandwiches yesterday and really bad trapped wind. It was quite painful and the only thing I had before it was a sandwich and an apple.

Should I give up all wheat based things or just bread?

murphyslaw Sun 10-Aug-08 09:28:30

I was told for health reasons to eliminate wheat and struggled like mad!

I did find spelt flour though and although its derived from wheat doesnt cause the same effects in the body? I used to make a really good spelt loaf which tasted like ordinary bread! Even my DH was trying to pinch it. I used to cut it into slices and freeze it in portions of 2 to stop it disappearing from the bread bin!!!

Elimination of wheat is really worth a go if you are having problems. Didnt enjoy the wheat free pasta though! yuk

gscrym Sun 10-Aug-08 10:35:24

Thanks, will have a look for Spelt flour.

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Sun 10-Aug-08 10:42:29

the trick is to be really organised. for me lunch was the hard one cos it is easy to just buy a sandwich at work.

i did this for about a year and it was great. have slipped back due to laziness but will be restarting in september.

gscrym Sun 10-Aug-08 10:53:14

What benefits did you feel after this? I'm happy if it gets rid of the queezyness but anything else would be a bonus.

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Sun 10-Aug-08 13:05:42

i felt less lethargic. stopped the crazed mid afternoon hunger which forced me to rampage through every bit of toast i could lay my hands on. lost weight!

i did continue to eat whole wheat pasta and pita bread etc.

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