Brown rice, buckwheat, cornmeal, and quinoa are allowed on the Core Plan. Millet and flaxseed are not. Sorghum, amaranth, and teff aren't even in the WW book, and I'm betting any office I call won't have much information on them.
We eat all of these, except flaxseed and sorghum, which we haven't gotten a hold of yet.
I have Shelley Case's Gluten-free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide
, and it has nutrition information on almost all grains. That book is a life-saver. It means that I'll be able to call WW and give them all the information they could ever want on these grains.
That makes sense about dried fruits. I only use them in salads, so I don't eat very much. Counting them would be do-able.
Yeah, a homemade vegetable cocktail should be allowed. The bought one I'm not entirely sure on. I checked ours, and it has no sugar, but it also has no fibre (!).
Nuts are still frustrating me. They're a big part of my diet, as emergency foods and in salads. Since I don't eat a lot of meat, they're where I get a lot of my protein. I'll talk to WW, and see if there's a way I can weasel them into a Core Plan diet.
And yes, I am going to find a different leader. I didn't like how she ran the meeting, and she was not understanding about my diet. Hopefully a different night will work better.
Thanks so much for the information you posted! I'm not feeling as backed into a corner anymore. Going to take this week to figure out my new diet, then actually start
said diet next week.