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Eating Disorders Expert
Well, it appears while I have been away from the forum for a while, that there is plenty of peer support happening. That's great and I encourage it. I must, however, make mention of one caution. For as much as one of you might have found great benefit from following a diet for wheat intolerant individuals, it does not necessarily mean that it is going to have the same response universally to everyone who feels discomfort from eating wheat. From what you have written, I would suggest that you look at your eating behaviors and identify those that are conducive to your comfort eating or eating that is not done consciously. A word of warning to anyone who eats in front of the television. Look at the movies, where soneone will eat a colossal barrel of popcorn while being distracted by a fast-paced thriller! If you suspect that you may be intolerant, please get it confirmed by a registered medical specialist. Lulu, I am not sure whether you have considered seeing a therapist and exploring whether your eating behavior is a distraction from emotional difficulties that you are experiencing and hiding away from. It's just a consideration. Similarly, you might benefit from being thoroughly assessed by a dietician, preferably one who specializes in eating disorders and disordered eating. I hope this helps.
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