A facebook group for coeliacs doing Slimming World

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This is such a fabulous idea. Check out the facebook group that shares recipes and shows you can be doing Slimming World even if gluten free.

I have heard lots of positive reviews of Slimming World for successful weight loss including from Lisa who I know from the Poole and Bournemouth Facebook Group for Coeliacs. I’m not coeliac (just wheat intolerant and prefer to avoid grains for my health) but husband is and it is a friendly supportive group.

My friend Sandra did it and had wonderful results. I was really amazed at how much she was losing every time we met. She was very diligent with following the eating guidelines and with exercise. She even hosts a Slimming World group now in Burton, Dorset and some of her ladies have lost so much weight that they have been able to reduce or come off medication. I think that is brilliant. I’m really proud of Sandra not only for her own achievements, amazing will power and being a walking inspiration but the difference she is making to the health of others too with such love and kindness.

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See the coeliac facebook awareness campaign

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See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=558317240856003&set=a.205071252847272.47102.113379272016471&type=1&ref=nf and please share the photo to promote awareness of coeliac disease and the symptoms. I added this excerpy to my post sharing the photo as I know many won’t read past the intro under the picture – “Please share. Do you have bloating, fatigue, IBS, diarrhoea, vomiting, anaemia or abdominal pain? Could you be living with coeliac disease and not know it? Listen to your gut with Coeliac UK’s Gut Feeling campaign – visit http://www.coeliac.org.uk/gutfeeling for info”

Coeliac Awareness Week 2013

What is transgenic wheat?

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Was reading recently how in the US celiac disease is 4 times more prevalent and the rise seems to be in line with when the likes of Monsanto started to play around with wheat to ‘improve’ it commercially. This article explains what transgenic wheat is. There’s a lot to be said for avoiding processed foods full stop and putting in only what our bodies are designed for i.e. eating naturally. Do note that a lot of gluten free substitutes such as bread and pasta are heavily processed so I wouldn’t eat too much of that stuff.