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Two Weeks In....messed Up Twice


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#16 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:34 AM

Glad to hear you are felling better.

You have to eat, hon. You can't gain weight and your strength back just eating crackers.You need some protein.

You do not need to read labels on fresh veggies, fruits meats eggs and fish.

Make stews, soups, chilis if that's easier and reheat when you need something quickly.

 

I am cutting and pasting this from the Newbie 101 thread so I do not have to type it again. LOL

 

Leftovers from last night's dinner make an easy lunch
A sandwich with gluten free bread or rolls—UDIs, Rudi's, Glutino Genius, Scharr's and Canyon Bakehouse --all have decent packaged breads, 
A big salad or an antipasta with tons of veggies and grilled chicken or shrimp and Hard-boiled eggs/ with gluten-free or homemade vinegrette dressing.
A list of gluten free salad dressings is available online. Marzettis, and most of WishBone and Ken's are okay. BUT Homemade is best!
Homemade vegetable minestrone ,chicken soup, stews, black bean or White bean chili (use gluten-free stock--Pacific, Imagine or make your own from scratch--even better!)
Chicken or bean nachos (can use corn tortillas)
Red beans and rice
grilled burgers and beans (Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and Bush's Baked Beans are gluten-free) (Udi's makes hamburger rolls now or you can make your own. CHEBE bread mix makes good rolls)
almost all mexican food is safe (just no flour tortillas!)
Pasta and sauce w/meatballs (brown rice or corn pasta)
TINKYADA BRAND penne pasta is delicious! Cook 13 minutes exactly. Trust me!) and use gluten-free breadcrumbs (purchase or just grind some gluten-free bread and season)in your meatballs
Another good pasta is CORN pasta. BiAglut or Sam's Hill are a couple. Cook as directed.
meatloaf (beef or ground turkey) baked potato or yams, green veggie of some kind
Other proteins: roasted or grilled chicken, turkey, pork, beef, salmon, talapia, scallops, lamb, some sausages are safe, bacon (Check labels)
Vegetarian chili--homemade.
I eat a variety of veggies.....whatever looks fresh at the super market or farmer's market or stands...steamed, grilled--- or roasted root veggies in stock.
Sweet potatoes—baked at 350 degrees in a pan for 45-50 mins.--are yummy
Potatoes—roasted, grilled, in a gratin or whipped with milk
Fritattas with veggies and salad
Stuffed peppers—with ground turkey, beef or lamb and rice


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#17 NoGlutenCooties

 
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:20 AM

I feel so lazy sometimes with all the label reading that I just don't eat. I've hardly eaten at all this week and only had three "real" meals. Other than that I just eat crackers and grab a slice of cheese or a handful of almonds. 

 

I keep losing weight and my goal is EAT and maybe prepare meals on Sunday that I can just grab during the week. Did any of you run into this in the beginning? I'm headed to the recipes forum to read. 

 

Whether or not it was my beloved iron skillet, I'm going to re-season them all this afternoon just to be on the safe side! I am amazed at how much better I'm feeling, so I'm going to take every precaution. I can actually stay awake past eight PM!!! 

 

Don't be too hard on yourself... it may not really be laziness but simply that you don't have the energy.  Even when you eat you're not absorbing all of your food, so you don't get enough nutrients, so you're tired and have low energy - that's what has happened to me - much more before my diagnosis though.

 

Try to have other, more nutritious, quick food on hand for those times that you don't have the energy to cook.  Protein powder, nuts, raw veggies, soup, etc.  I always eat a protein bar on my way home from work so that I have the energy to fix dinner when I get home.  After awhile of eating regularly you'll start having more energy.  You may just have to break the cycle.


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:44 PM

 I am amazed at how much better I'm feeling, so I'm going to take every precaution. I can actually stay awake past eight PM!!! 

it's really surprising, isn't it?  i never thought i would get any energy back (last summer i actually played kickball and didn't die of exhaustion lolz)  it certainly is incentive to keep us on the right track  :)  keep on keepin' on! 


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

it's really surprising, isn't it?  i never thought i would get any energy back (last summer i actually played kickball and didn't die of exhaustion lolz)  it certainly is incentive to keep us on the right track  :)  keep on keepin' on! 

YES!!! The slow slide back into life causes me to realize just exactly how sick I've been. My dry skin and itchy eyes and knee pain - not to mention the other, more embarrassing stuff! I could go on and on. 

 

I've cooked all day and feel ready for the week!!! Thank you all!!!


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

Glad to hear you are felling better.

You have to eat, hon. You can't gain weight and your strength back just eating crackers.You need some protein.

You do not need to read labels on fresh veggies, fruits meats eggs and fish.

Make stews, soups, chilis if that's easier and reheat when you need something quickly.

 

I am cutting and pasting this from the Newbie 101 thread so I do not have to type it again. LOL

 

Leftovers from last night's dinner make an easy lunch
A sandwich with gluten free bread or rolls—UDIs, Rudi's, Glutino Genius, Scharr's and Canyon Bakehouse --all have decent packaged breads, 
A big salad or an antipasta with tons of veggies and grilled chicken or shrimp and Hard-boiled eggs/ with gluten-free or homemade vinegrette dressing.
A list of gluten free salad dressings is available online. Marzettis, and most of WishBone and Ken's are okay. BUT Homemade is best!
Homemade vegetable minestrone ,chicken soup, stews, black bean or White bean chili (use gluten-free stock--Pacific, Imagine or make your own from scratch--even better!)
Chicken or bean nachos (can use corn tortillas)
Red beans and rice
grilled burgers and beans (Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and Bush's Baked Beans are gluten-free) (Udi's makes hamburger rolls now or you can make your own. CHEBE bread mix makes good rolls)
almost all mexican food is safe (just no flour tortillas!)
Pasta and sauce w/meatballs (brown rice or corn pasta)
TINKYADA BRAND penne pasta is delicious! Cook 13 minutes exactly. Trust me!) and use gluten-free breadcrumbs (purchase or just grind some gluten-free bread and season)in your meatballs
Another good pasta is CORN pasta. BiAglut or Sam's Hill are a couple. Cook as directed.
meatloaf (beef or ground turkey) baked potato or yams, green veggie of some kind
Other proteins: roasted or grilled chicken, turkey, pork, beef, salmon, talapia, scallops, lamb, some sausages are safe, bacon (Check labels)
Vegetarian chili--homemade.
I eat a variety of veggies.....whatever looks fresh at the super market or farmer's market or stands...steamed, grilled--- or roasted root veggies in stock.
Sweet potatoes—baked at 350 degrees in a pan for 45-50 mins.--are yummy
Potatoes—roasted, grilled, in a gratin or whipped with milk
Fritattas with veggies and salad
Stuffed peppers—with ground turkey, beef or lamb and rice

 

Thank you so much for all the ideas!! It's silly how blank I am because I love to cook so much. I think I sort of had a shut-down pity party for a few days. I know it sounds crazy but when I realized tortilla chips at a lot of restaurants weren't safe, it was like a kick in the gut (haha no pun intended). 

 

I've always spouted NO PROCESSED FOOD and LET'S EAT HEALTHY....Guess I got my wish!!! :o)


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:39 AM

YES!!! The slow slide back into life causes me to realize just exactly how sick I've been. My dry skin and itchy eyes and knee pain - not to mention the other, more embarrassing stuff! I could go on and on. 

 

I've cooked all day and feel ready for the week!!! Thank you all!!!

 

Annnnnnd...... she's "got it"...! :D

 

Hon, it takes a while to adjust to this whole thing, but you're doing it!! So proud of you!!

You're going to be okay. You will feel better and have more energy and soon, this will "be the new normal".

Hang in there, We've got your back.


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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