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Dieting again
Tue 22-Oct-13
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Doing quite well with the fasting diet plan, rather enjoying the inventiveness of it, and as already said, you only have to think hard twice a week. 

Tue 22-Oct-13
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Well done! I fasted yesterday with no problem. Am finding just the evening meal enough. I know some find they get the munchies after dinner. I am keeping away from the scales as can tell by my clothes, as it can become obsessive. This morning I was not very hungry and enjoyed my breakfast. I am now finding I do not want so much on feed days and am not bothered about sweets or crisps. Although I do enjoy a slice of cake with coffee I can live without it. This works well because I can eat normal food with no added expense.

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Tue 22-Oct-13
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OH has taken to eating rice cakes at lunch time without butter and a healthy topping, (instead of bread) and she has noticed her weight is dropping. We think she has started to become intolerant of wheat or gluten as she used to get bloated and now she does not without bread.

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Tue 22-Oct-13
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I wonder why so many people are becoming intolerant of wheat/gluten - is it possible that there are additives and they are causing the problem in the bread and other processed foods?

Or maybe it's an 'age' thing.

I used to be able to eat anything, but now bloatedness or IBS or something similar, reminds me that I should be careful with what I consume.

 

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Tue 22-Oct-13
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I know Val, it's odd isn't it?  I think the wheat grown nowadays has been so altered (breeding or genetically) to give higher yields in a shorter growing time presumably, and with more disease resistance, that it probably bears little resemblance to the wheat grown in olden times (big_laugh).  All that mucking about and interfering with nature must have an effect on us, I'm sure - well, that's my theory anyway. 

Oh, and the yeast used in commercial bread production to speed up the process......we've had this discussion before, haven't we?  Chorleywood process, is it?  I know from experience, as do quite a few of us here, that homemade slow-risen bread upsets the gut far less.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Tue 22-Oct-13
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The Chorley wood process adds devopment agents to bread to get really large loaves from very little wheat and also as you say the wheat has been specially selected for all the right characteristics for bread making.

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Tue 22-Oct-13
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I think you're right, Sue, we have discussed it before - I think it is ascorbic acid they add to help speed up the process.

I made two loaves yesterday from bread mixes. Their dates suggested I needed to use them up. However, I had already put them into the loaf tins when I realised that one of the packs was a ciabatta mix doh - not actually meant to go into a loaf tin! The loaf that it made is wonderful, so I might do that again next time!

We don't have a bakery in our little hamlet, so the bread mixes are a good standby when needed - as long as they are used before the sell-by-date. whistle

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Tue 22-Oct-13
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That is good info Val- I hyave a Ciabbata mix as well and the last one I tried to make up and freeform the loaves was not successful, so a ciabatta loaf in a tin sounds like a good idea.

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Tue 22-Oct-13
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As you have said before, Martin, it is worth trying, even if something doesn't succeed. In this case though, it was an accident! big_laugh

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Thu 24-Oct-13
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I came across this recipe, and thought those of you on a 5:2 may appreciate it! (and anyone else, of course! laugh)

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Thu 24-Oct-13
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Thanks for that, Val - looks just perfect as I am trying to avoid too many carbs.  I might do this tomorrow or Saturday.

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Thu 24-Oct-13
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Sue, it does look rather nice, hope you enjoy it! ok

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Thu 24-Oct-13
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Looks good, will try next fast day! Thanks.

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Thu 24-Oct-13
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I've made the base, it looks and smells very good!

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This should do for all of us trying to lose weight.

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