What Did You Find Most Difficult About The Gf Diet
Posted 22 June 2004 - 07:10 AM
Posted 22 June 2004 - 05:52 PM
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25
Posted 22 June 2004 - 06:39 PM
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 22 June 2004 - 08:37 PM
And if it was just about the diet, I'd say everything!! But.. I'm new, I'll learn. Like all you ol' timers have, LOL.
Posted 23 June 2004 - 08:00 AM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 03:52 PM
Right now I would have to say that the hardest thing is lack of spontaneity. Working full time (and then some), shuffling 2 kids to afterschool activities and sports, etc...I can't just pick up a pizza on rushed nights. Often I will for them, and then skip the meal for myself or make a salad or a yogurt. There are still times that I wish I did not have to plan every ounce of food in the house.
gluten-free since 5/10/04 (Mother's day! LOL)
Posted 24 June 2004 - 12:42 PM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 09:25 PM
Well, this was a cathartic vote...Thank you.
It's nice to whine to people who can actually commiserate!!
Posted 29 June 2004 - 07:29 AM
I have to plan everything now, and long road trips are a challenge. On the bright side, we've found who our truest friends are. My son's friends got on the web, bought a bunch of stuff from Ms. Roben's and stocked their cupboards with it. Isn't that cool?
Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts -George Tilton
Posted 29 June 2004 - 09:07 AM
Posted 29 June 2004 - 02:51 PM
Posted 03 July 2004 - 10:23 AM
Posted 03 July 2004 - 11:15 AM
It's really difficult to eat in a restaurant unless you pick Mexican or Chinese or Japanese. They seem to put wheat starch and flour in everything. Cybergran10
It is difficult....and all you can eat is the boring stuff that you eat all the time: it's not any different when I eat out: it's the same steak or chicken or potato that I'd have had at home, anyway....and like Richard (lovegrov) said, nothing is spontaneous or new or different......it seems to be the same: I don't find that the hardest part, but it can get rather annoying....then again, I'm 13....so if I live a LONG time, I could have another 80 years of meat, potatoes, and gluten-free noodles...with no new sauces or toppings....ugg. I agree with Richard, and I think he, and everyone else (dana_g, ryebaby0) explained it pretty well....you can't just say "that restaurant looks interesting, let's go there." I guess the positive thing is that I never really ate out much even before the diet.
I thought dealing with people was the most difficult thing. I am a college student and my friends and dining services were so hard to deal with sometimes. They wanted to help, but I usually ended up left out or feeling so different and alienated from everyone else. Traveling with sports teams was a nightmare as well. It just made the adjustment that much harder and take that much longer.
Again, I don't find dealing with people the hardest, but I really dislike explaining to everyone. Anywhere what I eat with other people I feel like the oddball....the different one....the weird one....not so much at restaurants (cause I can meat and potatoes and a vegetable....w/o any sauces or contaminants...and look like everyone else), but if everyone else is eating pizza and I'm eating something else, I feel somewhat self-conscious.....sounds like what you said, Melody... ...I dislike talking about it with other people or explaining unless I have to...and when I have to, I try to keep it short and to the point.
Thanks for replying...and voting...even though the votes were spread out, it seems like everyone thinks the same way about things....like eating out and symptoms.
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