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Slimming World? Weight Watchers? Something else?

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GraduallyGoingInsane Thu 11-Aug-11 17:34:26

I'm looking to lose some weight, and I've looked at Slimming World and Weight Watchers. My slight concern is that I have coeliac's disease, so cannot eat any gluten.

Does anyone have any experience of doing these programmes with an allergy? Are the recipes adaptable? What are the recipes like? I can get gluten free replacements for pasta/bread/flour etc, but I don't know if this will work?

Thank you, lovely Mumsnetters!

foreverondiet Thu 11-Aug-11 19:24:31

I am doing moderate carb low fat. I rarely eat anything containing gluten. I log it all on myfitnesspal. Inspired by dukan, and the lean and clean diet.

Typical days eating
breakfast: 2 egg omelette and natural yoghurt
mid morning: apple
lunch: tuna/sardine/mackeral salad with fat free fromage frais dressing
mid afternoon: fruit and handful of nuts
dinner: chicken and loads of veggies. might add some brown rice if I'm very hungry or done loads of exercise

Mammonite Fri 12-Aug-11 22:26:35

I'm sure I was going to a WW meeting once where the leader herself was following a gluten free diet, there is a lot of flexibility in what you can eat so I'm sure it could be worked around. There are cookery books etc but no fixed meal plans and loads of recipe suggestions on the web site. I should think it would be quite possible. If you go along to a meeting for a look-see, you could say you want to speak to the leader first about whether it would be practical for you.

IMO WW is quite a healthy diet scheme. It's simply a calorie counting scheme (but the Points are easier to add up) with lots of suggestions for healthy diet and exercise, but the structure is quite helpful if (like me) motivation fails when you're on your own.

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