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celiacSuzie added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsDining OutI don't know if this has been discussed specifically, so let's see.....
Every time - and I mean _every_ single time - I go out to eat, no matter where or when - I get sick the next day. It's almost flu-like... with the fatigue, D & V & aches/pains (all over) the next day (or two).
I can go to Chipotle (an old fave) & ask for them to change gloves, get a new bowl (untouched) & one person fill it (rice, meat, tomato salsa, lettuce & cilantro ... no cheese, no legumes) and I'm ill the next day. I understand going to places like Outback (which seems to be a popular one on this thread) can have CC - no matter how many times I ask questions, show my card, give explicit blah-blah-blahs...
ANY restaurant, ANY time (of day/year) I can guarantee being ill.
Sadly, I have friends/family/coworkers who love eating out & I'm not one to talk about D&V at the dinner table - so they don't fully understand & I'm not gonna whine about "I'm gonna be excreting from every orifice tmrw!" EWW! LOL And many times these outings are expected (work/fam).
Yes, I usually eat prior to going out - even just ordering a salad makes me ill (yes I check the dressing, meat/seasonings, etc.) I'm not new to this. Just frustrated. And I've never been to a restaurant that permits me to bring in anything. I've had a couple embarrasing moments where the Mgr once asked me to leave & another told me never to bring anything in again.
You'd think w/all the new info/research folks would be a little more understanding/compassionate.
#frustrated #sick&tired :-(
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celiacSuzie added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medicationsgluten-free Foods Cause Gi IssuesOk, I've been gluten-free for a couple yrs now & feel pretty confident that I'm mostly aware of hidden wheat/gluten.
I was wondering if anyone has noticed GI problems when eating "gluten-free" foods (a la Amy's brand, which uses mostly rice flour)? (pain, bloating, the infamous 'D' - up to 2 days after eating)
I've used bob's red mill flours to make biscuits, pancakes, etc. and haven't had much of an issue (unless I eat more than one or two portions in a day).
I don't use these products frequently (maybe once a month - if that!), I eat real foods otherwise (fruits, veggies, protein, fats).
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celiacSuzie added a topic in Gluten-Free Diet & Weight IssuesNutrition, Eat Enough, High Proten - Healthy?So I've been gluten-free for almost a whole year & can't begin to describe the relief (tho I'm sure you all know!).
So, things are good...
I do have a concern, though, as I've noticed (I keep a food journal) that my diet consists mostly of protein then fats & veggies/fruits.
I don't follow any particular "diet" but my diet is looking more & more paleo (but I still eat beans & other things they dont, I've discovered thru research).
Nothing against the diet, as I know very little about it, but I do wonder about having such a high protein diet & if there really are health concerns related to that.
I eat protein w/every meal, next to no processed foods (unless you count string cheese or yogurt as processed). The "gluten-free" processed foods i stay away from, except for the few times a year gluten-free bread mix. But, I do eat plenty of veg/fruits... though I ought to increase my grains (I'll eat oats, rice & corn - not much else as i don't have a preference for them).
Another smaller issue I have is inability to eat _enough_ calories in a day. I eat so much protein or fiber-filled foods (veg/fruit) I'm not really hungry - but my food log is showing I'm getting like 1200 cal's a day. Advice?
Anything you all can share/enlighten would be much appreciated... Thanks for reading. =)
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celiacSuzie added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsDad's Brand gluten-free FoodsJust wondering if anyone's tried Dad's Gluten Free pizza crusts or any other of their products?
If so, what's your review of it?
I still don't even know if it's available anywhere around me (midwest).
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celiacSuzie added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)6 Mos In...After DX: GI/potnetial Celiac - I went for quite some time being depressed - about food.
Meals were a hassle, popcorn became a staple for dinner b/c I was too tired/depressed/ignorant what I could/n't have.
Now, a little over 6 months into being gluten-free, I'm finally starting to tackle baking.
I'm near tears at this point, having been looking at recipes - with a cabinet full of gluten-free baking supplies - because it's really easy. I'm using an all purpose pre-mixed (guaranteed) gluten-free flour - and the few things I've missed (cornbread, scones, toast mostly) are so easy to make, cheaper to make at home.
It's silly really, to think that I'm this emotional about having bread dipped in olive oil & fresh herbs or a slice of cornbread and a meal to accompany it that takes me back to my childhood. But it's amazing how much gluten-free stuff there is now, and how easy it really is to make.
Baking and prep'ing on weekends - something I've not done in some time - is now back on the list. And it's relatively cost effective.
Thanks for reading.
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celiacSuzie added a topic in Gluten-Free Diet & Weight IssuesWeight Lossso about a year ago i decided to cut out all processed flour products... bread, pasta, most desserts, etc.
i was on a pretty good exercise regimine too... i was feeling good... even better when i stopped eating processed foods.
so, i noticed within a week i had lost a lot of (water) weight.
no biggie... then after a couple months i had actually lost (fat) weight. of course i felt lots better.
but then i got lazy & that's how that ended.
so, about a month ago i decided to experiment.
i've had serious problems for the past few years with my bowels (very loose - multiple times a day!).
it's embarrasing, unnerving and VERY inconvenient.
well i felt constantly bloated & wanted something to lose the weight i felt i was carrying around. i felt heavier than i looked ... perhaps the water.
so i went back on this diet... no processed foods, no flours (except rice or potato) and tried to stay away from as much gluten as possible.
(pardon my ignorance in the differences between wheat flour & gluten... if there is or isnt a difference.)
so, i noticed - again - i lost a lot of water weight initially... and with exercising again i was losing fat weight.
then only after about 3 wks i got lazy & it's super hard to pack a lunch w/variety when you're not used to it. i was tired of apples, oranges, salads and baked potatoes as my breakfasts and lunches.
here's what i'm asking.....
as i dont know & read/hear conflicting stories... or maybe it's individual.
does one w/celiac problems gain or lose weight while ingesting the gluten / flours?
i just thought it odd that i felt bloated when i'd eat a sandwich, but after a couple days of no flour, veg's, fruits, grains, nuts mainly... i felt energized - albeit hungry all the time!
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celiacSuzie added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsPicky Eaterokay,
first, i'll say i dont know if i've got celiac or not... but i've been testing w/diet/foods lately... my Dr isnt quite listening at this stage - so i thought i'd do this myself.
i'm a veggie... that's picky enough & i HATE asking restaurants to make special things for me... especially when so many people are ignorant - i'm sure you all can relate!
i've heard "fish isnt meat" or if i ask for no eggs or no cheese (as i'm lactose intol. too) they look at me funny.
the best i heard was on a caesar salad "bacon isnt really meat". *lol*
so now i have this strange feeling about asking a restaurant for veggie AND gluten stuff.
yeah, they wont mess that up! *not*
any ideas or recommendations?
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