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    Hi from norfolk UK. Missing my puddings.

    Hi, I'm from the middle of nowhere in the UK. I'm nearly forty (few weeks to go..) and podgy around the middle

    I've been trying this 'diet' for about 5 weeks and I'm converted! Have had a few cheats but only due to convenience - e.g. a burger in a roll whilst out and starving. However on odd occasion I've had bread I get a headache now - maybe psychsematic (spelt wrong - sorry).

    Well, just wanted to say Hi as the few people I've mentioned this to here think I've gone mad - give up bread and pasta!! Impossible!

    Also just wanted to mention have lost 5lbs and an unexpected bonus is that a swollen leg (due to DVT 10 years ago) is now the same size as my other leg!! Had got so used to hiding it had not thought it would ever change.

    Well, I love reading all about this way of eating, the science behind it doesn't make me feel I'm depriving myself only that I'm benefiting myself.

    Only downside is I do miss the odd pudding, bananas and cream with melted chocolate are quite nice though

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    Congrats on the success so far!! I think the fun part about eating healthier like this, is that you really start to be in tune with what your body is telling you. Like now you know that bread might give you headaches. I think it's kind of fun. you're hearing your body's signals, which is a good thing.

    I'm not sure if you refer to pudding like us Yanks refer to puddings on the other side of the pond, but there is a pudding type dish someone mentioned in the Eat MOAR fat thread. If you take a can of coconut cream (the thick kind of coconut milk) open it up, refrigerate it overnight in a bowl, and then the next morning mix in cocoa powder then it makes a delicious decadent coconut chocolate pudding.

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    Lissee, that sounds great, have checked supermarket for coconut cream but can't find it but I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before. As soon as I find it I'll give it a go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate P View Post
    Lissee, that sounds great, have checked supermarket for coconut cream but can't find it but I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before. As soon as I find it I'll give it a go...
    Apparently tesco have it Hun, and hi from another UKer x
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    yes, Tesco do have it in but its sweetened. As I recall the carbs are pretty high, I put it back on the shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iateallthepies View Post
    yes, Tesco do have it in but its sweetened. As I recall the carbs are pretty high, I put it back on the shelf.
    Thanks for that was gonna go out fri to get some but I'll stick with ordering online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate P View Post
    I've been trying this 'diet' for about 5 weeks and I'm converted! Have had a few cheats but only due to convenience - e.g. a burger in a roll whilst out and starving. However on odd occasion I've had bread I get a headache now - maybe psychsematic
    Maybe. But I wouldn't rule it out. It seems that most of the people who are wheat intolerant have no gastrointestinal symptoms.

    There's a cardiologist in the U.S., Dr. William Davis, who, after he noticed how high the glycemic index of bread was, started telling his patients to pull it out of their diets. He was absolutely staggered to find out not just that they slimmed down, which he'd been expecting, but that all kinds of apparently unrelated health problems started clearing up, a bewildering array of things.

    He's written a book called Wheat Belly: Lose the wheat, lose the weight. It actually topped the New York Times bestseller list, and the food industry is furious with him.


    Also just wanted to mention have lost 5lbs and an unexpected bonus is that a swollen leg (due to DVT 10 years ago) is now the same size as my other leg!! Had got so used to hiding it had not thought it would ever change.
    I don't know what DVT is, but if there seems to be any connection with dropping wheat from your diet and the swollen leg going down, why not drop Dr. Davis a line and tell him? He's fascinated by stories like that.

    Wheat Belly Blog | Lose the Wheat Lose the Weight

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    Hi Kate, it's great to hear you doing so well after such a short time eating this way.

    I only heard about Primal on June 22 and dived in straight away. That's about 11 weeks now, and it fully feels like an entrenched lifestyle already.

    Accidentally ate two slices of bread yesterday - sore tummy for rest of afternoon. That was unexpected, because although I know that I have been feeling better without it, I didn't previously realise it was problematic.

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    Hi Kate, I'm in the UK too. I had a month wheat and rubbish free before I discovered Primal and have given up Grains for 2 weeks. I feel like a different person. I started to keep a symptoms diary 6 weeks ago but haven't had anything to write. No headaches, no joint pain and now I've given up fruit, no hay fever. I just have to get used to this foreign language - Yerba Mate, Crio Bru, IF, BP, Fat bombs? Still waiting for my books from Amazon - 10 days, not good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate P View Post
    Hi, I'm from the middle of nowhere in the UK.
    Welcome to the forum. I'll be at Kirby Cane on Saturday 15th as it's my Mum's 90th birthday thrash.

    I miss beer, Marmite on toast and French stick. But, as I can eat more fat I'm fine. I also allow myself wine and single malts, along with the medicinal dark chocolate.
    Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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