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Gluten Free Weigh In

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Eating gluten free and trying to lose weight or just manage weight is a challenge. Sue Jennett, and her co-hosts are all on different weight loss/management journeys with one thing in common - they are all committed to a gluten free diet. Join the conversation weekly to catch up with the successes and challenges faced by each of the co-hosts taking a different path to control their weight.
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This week I speak with Tamie and Aaron. Tamie fills us in on how the macros diet is working for her, what she's counting and the difficulty she finds keeping everything in line. Aaron and I look back to the preparation classes we did prior to bariatric surgery and some of the life-changing restrictions we were told we'd have to adhere to after surg…
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This week I speak with Melissa to discuss her choice of alternate day fasting and how she can change it up to meet the needs of her day. Sometimes, it's just not convenient to not eat, so Melissa has a strategy for that. As well she has some advice to get the most out of both your fast and feed days. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcast https://…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Aaron. Tamie is doing her best to take the suggestions of her nutrition coach when it comes to choosing an exercise program, but as the weather gets warmer, she is being drawn outside and looking foward to running again. Aaron and I have a very frank discussion about the preparations and changes you must be prepared…
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This week I take a deep dive with Melissa into her alternate day fasting lifestyle. This approach to fasting may seem extreme to you, but after listening to Melissa explain how she makes the regime work for her, you may see it as something more do-able. I also include a question from a listener. If you have a question for any of my co-hosts, please…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Aaron. We follow Tamie as she tries to learn more about the macros program and how protein has become such an important factor in her food choices. Aaron is trying to fit exercise into his very busy schedule and has developed a creative way to stay on track. They both have beef jerky on their daily menus - oddly eno…
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This week I have a more indepth conversation with Melissa about her form of Intermittent Fasting. Many people start with one regime and evolve into something that works best for them and their lifestyle. Melissa takes us through that journey and is very happy with where its led her. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcast https://glutenfreeweighin.…
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This week I finally get back to my conversations with Aaron and Tamie. Aaron fills us in on a recent trip he made to Banff, Alberta and some amazing things that happened to him. Tamie and I catch up on her journey with macros and how her dairy allergy threw her for a loop recently. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcast https://glutenfreeweighin.l…
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I'm delighted to introduce our new Co-Host Melissa. Melissa describes herself as someone who has always been on a diet and is now comitted to eating gluten free, but now she seems to have found something that really works for her. I'm hoping you'll be as interested in Melissa's story as I am after you listen to her introduction. Sue’s Websites and …
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This week marks the return of the podcast after my knee surgery. This episode was recorded prior to November 1st with Aaron and has been a long time in progress to this point. My conversation with Aaron centres around how his "new" combined family is dealing with his requirement to eat a gluten free diet. Lots of different personalities, and for th…
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This week I check in with Tamie who seems to be back on track with her macros eating program. We speak about meals that fit into her program and how she is trying to make substitutions for some of her old stand-bys that were suitable when she was following a weight watchers diet, but don't fit into her macros program. The weather is getting colder …
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This week's conversation with Aaron centres around how his newly blended family is handling the gluten free diet. Aaron's is a large and busy household with with lots of different interests and activities. Aaron uses the analogy of having to juggle balls, some are rubber and will bounce if they drop, others are glass and can't afford to be dropped.…
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This week I speak to Tamie about her recent half-marathon. She was not very excited about running this race and is glad it's behind her. She is resetting for for counting macros going forward. As well, she used a great technique to stay on the program while travelling for and running in her half-marathon. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcast htt…
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This week I'm speaking with Aaron who recently got married and is now in the process of blending his and his wife's families under one roof. Clearly, in this situation there's a lot going on, but in Aaron's case, his new "bonus" kids have to deal with his gluten free requirements including keeping the kitchen safe. It's a family dynamic that is dif…
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This week I'm speaking with Tamie. I'm anxious to catch up with her after her running a half marathon, particularly to find out if she is still pursuing a macros diet plan. When we last spoke, Tamie seemed to be struggling with the food combinations she needed to keep up her macros numbers. Has her half marathon changed anything for her. Sue’s Webs…
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This week I speak with Tamie. She admits she's been struggling lately and hasn't mastered macros yet. She did sign up for two half-marathons, but now questions how much she enjoys long distance running. We chat about how much of her struggle is self-imposed and she admits she's planning to make some changes come the fall. Sue’s Websites and Social …
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This week I speak with Aaron. We talk about the difficulties of going out to restaurants when you can only eat a very small amount of food. Despite this, Aaron has had some great experiences with restaurants. We both share some strategies for eating small meals outside of home. Aaron lets us in a big secret that has changed almost everything in his…
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This week I'm speaking with Tamie to ask about counting macros - specifically protein and fibre. Tamie is being directed by her Nutritionist to get in lots of protein - much more than I could ever eat, along with a suggested amount of fibre that most of us work towards everyday. As well as maintaining a gluten free diet, counting macros can be chal…
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This week when speaking with Aaron, I can notice how much healthier he is, and I can almost hear a spring in his step. He's back at the gym, which is having many great benefits. We talk about his problems with EOE and how he sees the condition after his operation. You'll never guess what his medical team told him to eat, in what most of us would fi…
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This week I catch up with Tamie and Carla. Tamie is continuing her program to count macros including calories, protein, fibre, carbs and fat. The balance is proving to be a challenge, but one that she's happing to talk about. Carla is struggling with illness of family members. She talks about how intermittent fasting has been helpful, but sometimes…
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This week I'm speaking with Aaron, after his absence from the podcast for a number of weeks. Aaron has not been well. He is on the mend now and will likely surprise you with the varied challenges he has had recently. I was hearing from listeners concerned about Aaron's health and situation, and now he is able to bring you a full update. Sue’s Websi…
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This week I'm chatting again to Tamie who has recently started counting macros. I wasn't sure I knew anything about this, but as we spoke, I realized that this is precisely what I had to do after my weight loss surgery. For Tamie, she is being directed to increase her protein to levels I would not be able to attain. It's tricky learning a new weigh…
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This week I was unable to speak with Carla, but did have a great chat with Tamie. I was interested in how she has seen Weight Watchers evolve to be able to serve their gluten free members. We also spoke about how Tamie made the adjustment to gluten and dairy free not long after beginning the healthy WW diet. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcast …
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This week I catch up with Aaron, but all is not well. Aaron is severely restricted in what he can swallow and is awaiting specialized surgery. I didn't speak to him very long because he has so much in front of him currently, but I am anxious to touch base soon after his upcoming surgery. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcast https://glutenfreewei…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. Like many of us, Tamie is often asked about what "program" she follows to lose and then maintain her weight. Often she must tailor her answers to the person or situation, but this week, she tells us what she says. Likewise, Carla is often asked questions about how she copes with intermittent fasting. Just lik…
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This week I speak with Aaron about his recent diagnosis with EOE. He is trying to eliminate dairy from his diet, in case this might be the aggrivating factor in his condition. Removing dairy is creating big issues for Aaron, which we discuss. Aaron is trying to make a plan for his treatment, but it's not as easy as it might seem. Sue’s Websites and…
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This week I'm speaking with Tamie and Carla. I ask Tamie about how her gluten free diet, and her efforts to eat healthy gluten free effect others around her. Carla and I chat about what she tells people when they ask her advice about maybe starting an intermittent fasting regime. People have interest in and start different eating programs for many …
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Aaron has only very recently found out he has a condition called EOE, which apparently is not uncommon among those with Celiac Disease. EOE is the short form for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, which is an inflammation in the esophagus caused by foods, allergens, or acid reflux. Aaron found two articles for me to read over and here are the links - https:…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. Tamie and I chat about how and why we sometimes have to be selfish in order to stay healthy. We often have to make choices for activities, workouts and food that may be just for ourselves, but that's okay and even important. Carla and I look at the baby steps someone could take to start an intermittent fastin…
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I was anxious to talk with Aaron this week, because he was expecting to ungo a procedure to help correct a narrowing in the tube to his stomach. Aaron had the procedure and even asked the doctor to check on the state of his celiac disease. Lots of news from Aaron, and I get a surprise just before we finish up. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcas…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. Tamie and I talk about the influence those around her have on her. Sometimes the influence is positive and sometimes it's not. We look at how that effects her attitude towards exercise and eating healthy gluten free. Carla and I chat about what others ask her both about the gluten free diet and her intermitte…
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This week I chat with Aaron. We have a lively discussion about why the prices we pay for gluten free food, doesn't matter so much to Aaron any more. Aaron and I both have no regrets about having our surgeries, but we do both wish we had done it years earlier. Surprisingly, our reasons for wanting the the surgery earlier are very different. Also, Aa…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. Tamie and I look at her recent choice to work out in a hot sauna. I was intrigued to learn there are many benefits to working out in heat. Tamie gives us her point of view on the benefits and drawbacks (sweat). Carla and I chat about how to answer people who question her choice to follow and intermittent fast…
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This week I speak with Aaron, after he’s had a very interesting business trip where there were abundant gluten free choices. As well, the procedure to help him digest solid foods easier is happening soon. Aaron, as always surprises us with a substantial non-scale victory and learn one regret both Aaron and I share. Sue’s Websites and Social Media P…
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This week I catch up with Tamie and Carla. Tamie has started a new workout at a club that keeps the rooms very hot. Tamie seems to be adapting to the heat well during the winter. Carla and I speak about how she adjusts and pivots her intermittent fasting daily plan to take into account events during a day. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcast ht…
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This week Aaron and I tackle the tricky problem about how and when to purge your closet of clothes that no longer fit. Only during our conversation did I realize how different the changing size, shape and clothing experience is so very different for men and women. Aaron shares a family tradition that became a non-scale victory as well as posing an …
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This episode is a combination of conversations with my three co-hosts about their opinions and experiences with New Year's Resolutions. Tamie and Carla speak from experience whereas Aason works as a behavourist and is able to shed some educated knowledge on New Year's Resolutions, the good, the bad and the successful. I'm on vacation in January, bu…
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This week I chat with Tamie and Carla. Tamie and I share our thoughts on our scales, sometimes annoying, sometimes mysterious and sometimes a statement of victory, but why do we sometimes rely on it, even become obsessive, and other times we find it easy to ignore. Tamie has recently decided to let her measurements tell her how she's doing with her…
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I have been asked to pose this question to Aaron, and I've been holding off as he was having specific challenges with the post-surgery bariatric diet. This week, he wanted to reflect back on the how each of these major changes in the way he eats has impacted him. Also, do you have clothes that are 25 years old? Can you still wear them? Do you want …
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. Tamie talks through her strategy to get back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday including deciding when to step on the scale. Carla and I tackle late night hunger; actually cravings, because we can't honestly say we're hungry. Then Carla proposes a challenge, or different challenges for her and I for the…
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This week I speak with Aaron who has recently recovered from a nasty stomach flu. It did give him time to reflect on changes that have been happening in his overall attitude. Aaron feels he looks at life and food completely differently since his surgery and weight loss. He's much less judgemental, and doesn't want food and his appetite to define hi…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. With American Thanksgiving coming up, Tamie gives us tips she uses for holiday gatherings that help her to avoid much of the high fat food that always comes out during holidays, as well as some great tips on incorporating gluten free options. Carla and I talk about cravings and how Carla deals with them while…
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This week I speak with Aaron, who had bariatric surgery a few months ago. Aaron tells us of a recent medical development, no one saw coming. As well, he undertook a monumental hike into the wilderness, uphill, in the snow. He never actually explained why, but the good news is he was able to do it. Sue’s Websites and Social Media Podcast https://glu…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. Tamie is looking forward to American Thanksgiving, and has some tips and suggestions for eating during the upcoming holiday. Carla talks about when she recently had family visiting for an extended time and how her intermittent fasting fit into the busy family lifestyle. Here's the link for the sweet potato/sc…
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This week I speak to Aaron who has an interesting story about recent athletic injury. We also chat about the weight goals Aaron has set for himself in comparison to the goals set by his medical team. Aaron gives us an update on his all important protein intake, including some tips he's discovered to add to his normal intake. Sue’s Websites and Soci…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. Tamie and I chat about what many people might call plateaus in their weight loss journey. I prefer to call them happy places and I tell you why. Carla let's us in on her stratgies for successful low or no calories days, sounds difficult, but not so much if you prepare properly and give yourself some grace. Su…
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This week I speak with Aaron who is just less than three months out from his gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. In Canada, it was recently Thanksgiving, which means a big family meal, which Aaron could not stomach, literally. Lessons learned. We went on to speak about Non Scale Victories, or NSV's, and Aaron had quite a few to share with us. Sue’s…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla about goals. Tamie and I talk about setting weight loss goals and some good reasons for those goals to change over time. Carla, who is following an intermittent fasting lifestyle has weight loss goals as well, but deals with the daily goals of restricting her eating to a very small window of time. Changing up …
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This week I speak with Aaron who is now eating a wide range of foods, but as we find out, his daily menu is, by choice, fairly limited. We learn that Aaron is having trouble getting enough protein in and what that is doing to his body. Aaron mentions a rub he has been using on chicken that he absolutely loves. He shares it with us - only 4 ingredie…
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This week I speak with Tamie and Carla. Tamie has recently run a half marathon. She enjoys a good challenge, but this one threw her a curve ball. She's found some gluten free quick fix snacks for running and rewarded herself with a steak dinner. Carla and I talk about setting weight goals. We all do it, and sometimes it can become a negative journe…
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This week I speak with Aaron who has just arrived home after a business trip. He had a suprisingly easy time at the airport, along with amazing, if not very small meals during his stay. Aaron and his business partner own a food franchise store and he initiated some unexpected conversations with people who can make a difference in the variety of glu…
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