Gf Diet For A Non-cd
Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:17 AM
Also I am sure this has happened to most of you at some point in time. Where the task of dealing with a gluten-free diet and other dietary restrictions (corn, sugar), become overwhelming. Where you become frustrated at the lack of food/good food there is thats healthy for you to eat. Any thoughts to help someone at that point? 'A shoulder to cry on' is all I can think of to help her at those tough times...
Any thoughts or ideas would be very helpful...
Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:24 AM
As for dealing with other food sensitivities... I also have to eliminate dairy, and I think that's harder than gluten! ;-) Cheese just isn't the same. And since I try to minimize soy, I'm not going to get to eat soy yogurt all the time either. (And that, too, is not the same!) Yeah, it gets frustrating, and then you realize that you can either let yourself be in a state of permanent frustration, or you can find other things to eat. You sometimes have to get creative, and break out of your comfort zone (of the types of foods you usually eat), but humans are so adaptable, so you know you can do it. :-)
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:25 AM
Also if you can't have sugar you may want to look into stevia and xylitol. Those are natural sugars which are ok for diabetics and hypoglycemics because they do not mess with the blood sugar.
There are alot of things we can have it's a matter of finding them. You will find this site will help alot with ideas and so forth.
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:38 PM
These days, there are LOTS of alternatives, even for restrictive diets. Many people who cannot deal with regular sugar can still digest fructose, fruit sugar. Frookie makes cookies that are sweetened with fruit juices, rather than regular sugar, and they also make a gluten-free line. There are rice-based pastas that are better tasting than wheat-based pasta (Pastariso) and alternative grains such as Quinoa, that are very high-protein and quite tasty (Quinoa cooks like rice, but has less starch. Very tasty as a side dish with a little gluten-free soy sauce!)
Many gluten-free foods tend to be VERY non-allergenic, since most people who are trying to stay gluten-free are also staying away from things like eggs, lactose, or simple sugars. My advise is to troll around some health food stores (Mother's Market and Wild Oats are my particular local favorites) as well as the web.
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