Help! So Close To Quiting
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I know this diet can be VERY frustrating and overwhelming at times but hang in there, it will get easier! Here are some helpful links, I suggest printing them out and putting it a notebook, especially the Safe and Forbidden food and ingredients and take them to the store with you when you shop for your food.
Mainstream gluten-free products
How active are your parents in helping you deal with this disease? If they allow you to order things online here are some places that have great gluten-free food in case they don't carry them in your local grocery or health food store. A lot of times the stores will order items for you if they know you will buy from them.
http://www.kinnikinnick.com/ - awesome bread, bagles, english muffins and cinnamon buns!
http://www.glutenfreepantry.com/ - awesome brownies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also take a look around the recipe section, there are some very simple recipes that you could make for yourself.
Please do not give up, your health is worth much more than that, you do not want to intentionally harm your body! Keep posting and ask questions, that is what we are here for. Take care and feel free to email me any time!
Posted 11 June 2004 - 06:49 PM
Hello jhmon thanks for all the links im looking at them now they are very helpful.As for my parents I will asking them about ordering the stuff.My mom belives and understands celiac but my dad he thinks it is something i will grow out and doesnt want to except it but hes getting better .Hes actually comming around hes giving mom tips now on not to leave the gulten things near my things. He'll get use to it soon like he will buy me all my gluten-free free stuff he just doesnt want me to miss out on things.Im trying my best to hang in my friends are really surportive so it helps . thanks
Posted 11 June 2004 - 08:19 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 05:15 AM
Be strong - you'll get there!
Posted 12 June 2004 - 07:30 AM
I have been on some rice things like rice bread (bascially for the last 3 months )made chicken sandwiches I think I hate chicken now lol ,rice spagetti (I dont like that stuff) .Our grocery store has a few things but not many so im going to see if I can order stuff on the internet .Im going to try a salad today although I dislike it I have to get use to the things I dont like now.I am going to look for more rice things tonight im gonna do some more research and try to get some things tonight.
I hope I can stick with it but when I have really bad days I just feel like giving up and those days are comming more and more but i know it's important to stick with it . I do take control I make all my meals and try to make up list but am not that sucessful I usually end up with chicken.Im going ot the grocery store tonight to look for more things .
What type of things do your guys eat in a typical day?
Posted 12 June 2004 - 11:27 AM
Lunch is hard - sometimes I make tortilla wrap sandwiches (I make my own tortillas and keep them in the fridge), sometimes a frozen gluten-free meal by Amy's meals, risotto or other rice dish,
snacks are gluten-free pretzels, nuts, fruit, fruit leathers (from Trader Joes - only some flavors are gluten-free), granola bar by EnerG
dinner is fish/meat/chicken and a side of rice/potatoes/gluten-free pasta and veggies or fruit. Sometimes I treat myself to gluten-free ravioli (from Dietary Specialties - it's great, but pricey). I don't eat bread with dinner anymore - you'll get used to it after awhile and won't even miss it very often- it's empty calories in my mind now.
Desserts are strawberries dipped in chocolate, gluten-free brownies (Gluten Free Pantry's are the best), fruit sorbet (with M &Ms on top!), Smores made with gluten-free graham crackers
Posted 12 June 2004 - 02:22 PM
Think gluten-free substitution, not deprivation. There are MANY safe gluten free choices from which you can prepare meals and snacks. Please refer to the topic "Bored with Gluten Free Foods" under the Section "Gluten Free Foods, Products, Shopping and Meds". I (Burdee) and Tarnalberry posted long lists of safe gluten-free foods and combinations which work for us for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. I posted in response to someone who was bored with meats, vegies and starch meals. So I included a lot of nonmeat protein sources as well as a dairy free list. Tarnalberry listed choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but I don't eat specific foods for specific meals, so you can use my suggestions for whichever meals you like.
Gluten Free eating does not have to be boring, just careful and mostly healthier choices. Enjoy!
Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 04:10 PM
(I make my own tortillas and keep them in the fridge)
I would love to have a recipe for gluten-free tortillas. Care to share?
New member as of 6/12
Just went gluten-free this week and feel better already!
Self-diagnosed so far, but will be taking tests from Enterolab soon.
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