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Wheat Sensitive Vegan now what?

I recently did a little test I stopped eating anything with wheat and my stomach wasn't bloat for once; i did this for about three days. I was very happy with the results and I am starting to think that I might have a wheat sensitive. If so , where do I go from here?

I am reaching out for advice on how to be vegan that has multiple allergies to food here is the list: Soy , Sulfates , and possible wheat. I am looking for any advice/help on this journey of eating wheat free. ;)b

Look for "gluten-free" or "wheat-free" on food labels.  If it's gluten-free it's also wheat-free.  There are pastas made from rice flour, corn, and quinoa.  There are breads and crackers made from rice flour.

If you bake, you can substitute a mix of non-wheat flours for wheat.  There are prepackaged mixes; again you can look for something labeled gluten-free.

There are a few gluten-free, vegan cookbooks out there.  Some are also soy-free.  But it's easy enough to take a regular vegan recipe and substitute for the wheat ingredients.

HTH

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I ate gluten-free for 3 months for a while, looking to see if it was the cause of my stomach issues (it wasn't). That's fantastic that you're seeing such a change so quickly! It will definitely be an adjustment, but there are so many good alternatives out there. Do a simple Google search and you'll find tons of blogs about being gluten free and vegan. For instance: http://www.theglutenfreevegan.com/.

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Kill yourself. Life is not worth living.

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I ate gluten-free for 3 months for a while, looking to see if it was the cause of my stomach issues (it wasn't). That's fantastic that you're seeing such a change so quickly! It will definitely be an adjustment, but there are so many good alternatives out there. Do a simple Google search and you'll find tons of blogs about being gluten free and vegan. For instance: http://www.theglutenfreevegan.com/.

Thank you for the advice. So far I have had no problem finding gluten free products, its turning out to be very easy. Except Sprinkles Cupcakes are the hardest thing to avoid. I am eating mostly eating gluten free all the time except for a very very special occasion I may have something with wheat  and at that it is very limited to as how much.

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I recently did a little test I stopped eating anything with wheat and my stomach wasn't bloat for once; i did this for about three days. I was very happy with the results and I am starting to think that I might have a wheat sensitive. If so , where do I go from here?

I am reaching out for advice on how to be vegan that has multiple allergies to food here is the list: Soy , Sulfates , and possible wheat. I am looking for any advice/help on this journey of eating wheat free. ;)b

I know how you feel, I'm pretty sure I have some sort of gluten issue, whenever I eat anything containing gluten it makes my stomach hurt (doesn't have to be wheat) and if I don't then I'm fine. I just found it funny to see a post like this when the same thing was running through my head!

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I have a problem digesting gluten too. But I find when I have properly prepared wheat I dont have as much of a problem. When I want bread which now I rarely eat because I redid my diet so I didn't need it I get the Ezekiel 4:9 bread which is made from sprouted wheat and other grains and its easier to digest, they also make tortillas. They usually keep it in the freezer at Whole foods or Natural food stores and I always keep it in the fridge and t lasts weeks.

But then again you have to remember while most of the world eats wheat a lot of people don't there are so many grains you can cook and prepare maybe not into cakes and bread but I sort of made my diet evolve into the one that allows for the least amount of discomfort because why should I force myself into eating stuff that causes pain. Oh I have rambled on...

But think about all the grains out there:
Buckwheat
Amaranth
Quinoa
Oats (have to buy special Gluten-free ones if you are a purist, I'm not)
Millet
Rice (of course)
Corn

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This site has a lot of threads posted already about wheat free and gluten free lifestyle options. Search the forums.
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.ca/ is also a great site that has information, recipes, (vegan and not), pictures and tips about going and being gluten free. Try the skillet cornbread on there, it's awesome!

I suggest going gluten free for 4-6 weeks, take note of the various changes in how hour body and mind respond and feel. A food journal works well to accurately keep track of this.

At the 4-6 week point you have chosen, plan a meal or snack that you really enjoy and has a gluten containing grain in it, (ei. barley, rye, spelt...).
Eat it, enjoy it, then note how you feel right after as well as for the following week.

My logic in chosing a fave dish is that :
1)Favourite foods are most likely to be craved.
2)When said food has a reaction and you stop consuming it, the body memory of the reactions may make it less craved, therefore cutting out the strongest physical craving.

At the end of the week, if it did not have any adverse reactions, eat something with wheat that you enjoy. Again, take note of what happens and when, in the following week.

If your reaction was noticeable, you may chose to go Gluten or Wheat Free.
Once you are wheat or gluten free for awhile, you'll feel better than ever and will be more comfortable about making and buying it. Your taste buds will change and then you can create your favourite food in a way that fits into the new way of eating you've adapted to.
Something you can truly enjoy. :)

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Healthymomma, this is an old thread (from February, the last post) but I appreciate the info. I discover gluten is not my friend, being hypothyroid.

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