How Does Everyone Feel When They Cheat?
Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:46 AM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:25 AM
Peanut-Free since July 2006.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:50 AM
Gluten Free - 30 years
Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:53 AM
I wouldn't even consider it.
It's true that even if you don't feel any symptoms when you ingest gluten, you are incurring damage to your intestine every time.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:05 AM
Same here. Wayyyy too hellish an existence pre-gluten-free.
I don't cheat. My life was so miserable pre-diagnosis that there is no way I would purposely eat gluten.
I plan on zero gluten for the rest of my life.
Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.
Gluten-free since 12-03
Dairy-free since 10-04
Soy-free since 5-07
Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:20 AM
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:25 AM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:08 PM
Thanks! i felt so abnormal when everyone was saying they don't cheat. And i am not saying i do it often and at times i do it without even realizing it. but it is difficult when everyone you know ism not allergic to gluten. Gluten is everywhere and because i have only been diagnosed about 9 months ago, i'm still finding my ins and outs. congratulations about running the marathon! that is great. It is hard not to gain wain because a lot of the gluten-free food is very high in fat compared to foods containing gluten. but you know what...if you feel good and are much healthier that is what matters in the long run! keep going what your doing...as long as your healthy! i think a lot of people get physical effects as well as internal effects and depends on the person. if i got extremely sick from gluten then i don't think i would ever cheat as well, but i think because you and i don't always get sick we are more proned to cheat.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:52 PM
I do understand that is is totally tempting though, and there are times at bday partys, or nights out that I want a slice of cake, or a nice cold beer, but i hold off, and go home and eat something gluten free, and drink a red bridge(gluten-free beer) it doesnt taste as good, but I love it cuz I have no other choice.
diagnosed celiac around age 6
gluten free from age 6-age 12ish
Gluten free (again) since November 2007
People Say I am on a DIET, I tell them its a LIFESTYLE
Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:19 PM
The docs could not confirm celiac by blood test or biopsy, but the food challenge proves a definite intolerance I have been dealing with for years. So I will feel crummy the next 24 hours and wake up determined to try harder tomorrow. I guess this is where a few trips to the local gluten-free support group might come in handy.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:51 PM
Long Island, NY
Double DQ1, subtype 6
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:39 PM
- Can't eat family favorites? Post some recipes and we'll help you convert them.
- Gluten-free is not as convenient? We can give you ideas for grab-and-go foods.
- Gluten-free food too expensive? We can give you ideas on how to get the costs down.
- Don't know how to cook tasty gluten-free foods? We can help you find easy, delicious recipes.
- It's hard to eat out? Tell us what you like to eat and we can help you get a safe meal at a safe restaurant.
- Don't know what to eat? We can help you learn to read labels.
- Don't know how seriously sick you can get from eating gluten? Let some of us that nearly died before diagnosis tell you how serious it can get.
- Don't have the will power? We can help you with that too.
Hope this helps.
Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)
13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy
Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork
A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:47 PM
thank you for all your help cruel shoes! that is incredibly nice and that is one of the resons i joined this site! is to find people as nice as you and as helpful!
Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:48 PM
But when it was just gluten and dairy, that was pretty easy. I bought gluten and dairy free choc chips and made AWESOME choc chip cookies, i swear they were better than regular ones. I made pb cookies the kids loved. I made rice crispy bars w grated chocolate and almond butter in it, yum!! And almond milk is the yummiest, try chocolate almond milk warmed in the microwave!
Of course, I never liked bread, so that was easy for me. And I was about to work on my favorite banana bread recipe . . when i got that rice thing ... grrrr.
Off gluten and dairy (and tapioca ;-( ) since 11/07
A.L.C.A.T. test showed over 50 sensitive foods
Celiac panel came back negative.
Regular allergy testing reacted to every inhalant and all but 6 foods.
Slowly adding in foods, started w 19 and now have 25
Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:03 PM
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