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doctors have now told me to stop eating wheat completely. i practically live on toast! dotn know what to do :-(

(52 Posts)
nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 09:44:16

can i eat bran?
i cantt hink of anythng at all i can eat

anyone else here the same

tiredemma Fri 29-Aug-08 09:45:55

I dont know NP- Did you have trouble digesting Wheat foods? (Im having trouble digesting these, keep getting a bolus food stuck above my stomach)

cmotdibbler Fri 29-Aug-08 09:46:48

No, not bran. Try some of the wheat free/gluten free bread from the FreeFrom section in the supermarket.

It would prob do you good to have a more varied diet anyway smile

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 09:47:52

ists irritable bowel - i have been trying various things over the last few months like dairy free diet and meat free and loads more else. also various medications which did fuck all

i dont know how many times i taken them poo samples

so now they have said its def wheat

wheat is in everything!

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 09:48:35

so no bran? i have about a kilo of porridge oats - with bran


BlaDeBla Fri 29-Aug-08 09:48:58

Is it the gluten? You can still eat rice-cakes and possibly oatcakes. There are some threads about coeliac disease which will prob have lots of info about wheat-free things.

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 09:49:15

is that brad any good? im thinking id rather not bother

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 09:49:54

no i think its wheat free, not gluten free, which is different (?)

SammyK Fri 29-Aug-08 09:51:15

Hmm watching with interst as I too have IB and suspect wheat and dairy irritate, but I too live on bread. blush

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 09:52:26

bread is my favourtie food

hot buttery toast

thick doorsteps of crusty bread with homemade jam


puffylovett Fri 29-Aug-08 09:53:44

yes it is different, gluten is a sort of protein that's found in wheat, oats, rye. When something is gluten free, it's had that protein removed.

Wheat allergy is becoming quite common because we are so reliant on it.

If it's just wheat and not gluten that you are to steer clear of, then you can eat porridge, oat bran, ryvita, there are wheat and gluten free breads in some supermarkets but tbh they fall apart and taste like s*&^ !!

I did find a spelt loaf in asda, but i think there is wheat flour in it sad

if you are prepared to make your own bread, there is kamut and spelt bread mix available in a lot of places now.

puffylovett Fri 29-Aug-08 09:55:08

ps i sorted my IBS by avoiding yeast, not wheat but in some respects that's even worse due to yeast being in most things !!!

and very hard given that I, too, am a huge fan of crusty white bread with lashings of butter and marmite blush

cmotdibbler Fri 29-Aug-08 09:56:57

Interestingly a lot of people crave the thing that makes them ill - I was a pastaholic before I was diagnosed as coeliac.

Def no bran.

I have a couple of friends with IBS/colitis who are totally symptom free if they stay gluten free, so it is worth the hassle

mckenzie Fri 29-Aug-08 09:58:00

you have my sympanthy. I have recently cut out bread products and wheat products as a result of some diy investigations smile

I too LOVE hot buttered toast with marmite but, I feel soooooooooooooo much better since I have cut these products out that i am finding it quite easy to do without them. I eat rivetas (there are 3 which have wheat in them so check the label), rice cakes, wheat and gluten free crackers made by Trufrom I think that are lovely (got them from Waitrose). I've also eaten more rice and couscous and sometimes have the gluten free pasta although that is an acquired taste sad.

Go for it NP, you might be so pleasantly surprised with how you feel afterwards that it will be worth giving up the toast.

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 09:58:01

its not wheat allergy

that is extremely rare

its wheat sensitivity

i can eat wheat if i want to, but i have to suffer the symptoms

WideWebWitch Fri 29-Aug-08 10:00:47

Hi I am doing India and Neris's Idiot proof diet (similar to Atkins) and therefore have given up all carbs, I don't know if it'll be any good but I can tell you what I eat if it's any help, all wheat free!

Fish, all kinds
spinach, green leafy veg
meat, all kinds without bread, harder to find re sausages but Waitrose do some that have hardly any bread in them
cheese, all kinds
good oils

you would also be able to add fruit and other carby veg (that I don't eat) so carrots and peppers and things

So for breakfast I have either cold sausages or bacon and eggs or scrambled egg or continental type with salami and cheeses

Good luck. I have been doing this since May and it doesn't really cross my mind to eat bread any more. You do have to read labels though it's in a lot of things

combustiblelemon Fri 29-Aug-08 10:01:52

You might find that if you can cut it out of your diet completely for a month or so that you will then be able to tolerate it in small amounts.

WideWebWitch Fri 29-Aug-08 10:02:51

Eg for lunch I have huge spinach salad with chicken or tuna, anchovies, green beans, eggs, tomatoes, vinaigrette

or crab
or lobster if I'm being extravagent
or prawns
or smoked salmon with cream cheese in it
or tuna mayo without the bread
or salad and cheeses

chicken breast wrapped in bacon, on bed of roasted veg
home made burgers (made with just mince) and herbs and salad

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 10:03:06

thanks WWW
i quite like the idea of having an egg for breakfast

and i would NEVER ahve thought about sausages having wheat in them. will ask the butcher

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 10:03:54

combust - dr did mention that aftter 6 weeks i could start reintroducing it slowly if i wanted

hazeyjane Fri 29-Aug-08 10:04:35

Try the Antoinette Saville bread, igf you can find it, it is stupidly expensive, but pretty good if you've got a white toast craving.

dh had a problem with wheat a few years ago, and we had a few good recipes (potato spaghetti anyone?!)which i you could try. BTW he doesn't have to much of a problem now, and we eat a lot less wheat than we used to.

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 10:06:02

the dds adore pasta - i make it all the time for them - i cant be bothereed making something seperate for myself. and dd will ask why and probably tyr to copy me

Guadalupe Fri 29-Aug-08 10:06:37

I had to cut out wheat for IBS. It completely improved my symptoms. Now I am ok with some wheat but can't eat ordinary bread or drink beer without feeling awful pretty quickly.

You can get some rye breads that are quite light and nice toasted, some are dreadful, you have to find one that suits you. The supermarkets have quite a good range of free from things now like pittas and rolls and cakes. They're not quite the same but you get used to them.

There are lots of nice biscuits and cereals that are wheat free and you can get flour to use in gravy and stuff. I've never liked the rice and millet pastas so I don't eat it but I wasn't that fond of pasta anyway.

Sometimes I think fuck it and just eat what I want and suffer the consequences, having a cream tea on holiday or whatever.

WideWebWitch Fri 29-Aug-08 10:06:52

wheat free pasta

nailpolish Fri 29-Aug-08 10:08:05

i was wondering about gravy and cheese sauces
will have to llok for that flour

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