Jump to content





   arrowShare this page:
   

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

 
Ads by Google:
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
- - - - -

I Want A Big Mac Or Taco Supremes Now!


  • Please log in to reply

25 replies to this topic

#16 Judy3

 
Judy3

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 264 posts
 

Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:07 PM

ok, I'm tired of being a celiac already!! Sometimes I just want to eat crappy fast food! Especially when it's a certain time of the month..sorry if TMI!!

Also, at work the other day there was red licorice...guess I can't have that either!! Then a co-worker said "Yeah...EVERYTHING has wheat in it!!" That did NOT help my mood!
Sometimes I think I've told too many people about this disease...but I love to talk!
Does that make any sense? Do you sometimes feel like you've told too many people and now feel like a freak or something? I just don't know what to think about it sometimes. :(
Guess I will eat some gluten-free food now and cry!!



I'm right there with ya sista and a newbie to boot. I know how you feel. When I get cravings for 'not so wholesome' food I go mexican. Just about everything at our local one is made with corn and if it's not it says so on the menu. I'm not talking Taco Bell either, this is a regular mexican restaurant not a chain. Tonight I had chips and bean dip, chile verde (Pork cooked in green sauce)with corn tortillas, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream etc... and I'm so full right now that I want to burst. It's the one 'cuisine' I've found that is ok. I know some have dairy issues but aside from that it's ok. Find a local mexican restaurant that uses fresh ingredients to make their food and you'll have at least one thing that's not 'freakish' to fall back on!!!
Just my little lesson learned in the last 6 weeks!! ;)
  • 0
*Judy

Food allergies to fish, seafood, tree nuts, aspartame(Equal),flax seed, and many drugs
Stomach issues since childhood
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) age 6-44
Diabetes age 44 to present now going back to Hypoglycemia since gluten free.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2005 and it's gone now that I'm aspartame and gluten free. Hmmm
Celiac disease- negative test in 2009, positive tests in Nov. 2010
Gluten free started 11/08/2010
Genetic tests positive- DQ2, positive -DQ6 (?) negative- DQ8 11/15/2010

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#17 Kimbalou

 
Kimbalou

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 177 posts
 

Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:28 PM

Thanks everyone. I resisted the urge! I found a good gluten-free chocolate chip/Peanut butter cookie recipe...so good. I know fast food is bad for you, I hope I lose some weight on my new diet!!
Thanks for the tips!
BTW...here is the recipe if anyone wants something quick, sweet and easy!!

1 c peanut butter
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1/2 c choc chips
Bake at 350 for 10 min. YUMMM!!!

I am so glad I also found Udi's cheaper at Safeway!
  • 1
11/19/10 diagnosed with Celiac disease after positive blood test
12/14/10 Biopsy positive for Celiac disease

#18 kayo

 
kayo

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 324 posts
 

Posted 19 December 2010 - 08:57 AM

For your taco cravings try Chipotle. Their food is fabulous, fresh and all gluten free except for the wheat tortillas. I go at least twice a month and get a burrito bowl (no tortilla) or crunchy tacos. And now they recognize me so when I get up to the counter they change their gloves!

For burger and fries cravings try Five Guys, McD's or BK and just go bunless. Make your own whopper/big mac sauce and bring it with you. I buy those little condiment cups with lids so I can bring things with me like salad dressing, mayo (I use soy free), hummus, salsa, etc.

For the person who mentioned filet o fish (my McD's preference too) there's a frozen gluten free breaded fish at Whole Foods made by Starfish that makes an awesome f.o.f substitute. They make breaded halibut, cod and haddock. I've tried all three and they're fantastic.

Of course you can make all these things at home but the appeal of fast food is that it's fast and provides immediate gratification. Once you've been gluten-free for a while, say maybe over a year, that need for immediate gratification goes away.

You can do it!
  • 0
40 year old former foodie on a quest to feel better!

-IgE to oats and rye
-Diagnosed with Colitis via endoscopy/colonoscopy Oct '10
-Following FODMAP diet since June '10, Positve SIBO test, July '10
-Diagnosed non-celiac gluten intolerant June '10 (celiac in March '10, endocsocopy in Oct '10 shows no signs of celiac)
-Osteopenia June '10
-Gluten free since July '09 & Soy free since December '09
-Dairy free since '06
-IBS & Sjogren's diagnosed '05
-RA diagnosed as a toddler


#19 sandsurfgirl

 
sandsurfgirl

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,355 posts
 

Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:48 PM

The best thing you can do is to go to the restaurant forum on here and get online and find out what you can eat at different fast food places. Print up lists to keep in your car in a little binder or make a list on your phone if you have a smartphone. If you find things you can eat, it will help alot when you want things you can't have.

It will get better. There will come a time when you really don't crave gluten anymore. I get so deathly ill I spend my life avoiding gluten at all costs. I posted a thread about my nightmare coming true when the waiter at Outback brought me a gluten piece of cake instead of the gluten free chocolate brownie and insisted it was the gluten free dessert option. I ate half that thing and was sick as a dog. And ya know what? It tasted great but it was NOT such a thrill. I can make an incredible gluten free chocolate cake that I enjoy every bit as much as that without the 45 minutes of vomiting to accompany it.

Find a way to have your Big Mac. Get a Kinnikinnick hamburger bun and get it ready. Make that Big mac sauce at home. Go to McD's and order two hamburger patties with shredded lettuce and then create your own with the bun and your sauce. Pain the ass? Yes. but at least you can make it work.
  • 0
Lots of doctors diagnosed me with lots of things including IBS, lactose intolerance, wheat intolerance, and quite a few of them threw up their hands in total confusion.

Had GI symptoms, allergy symptoms and unexplained illness my whole life.

Jan. 2010 Diagnosed celiac at the age of 40.
Ready to get well and get on with my life!

#20 Kimbalou

 
Kimbalou

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 177 posts
 

Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:37 PM

Thank you for the ideas everyone. I know I feel better on the diet, so I know it's the right thing to do. Tonight I went to a potluck Christmas party at my kung fu school and it went really well! There was actually a rice dish labeled "gluten free and vegetarian"...needless to say I ate a lot of that since everything else looked like I should stay away from it! Then there was a great flourless chocolate cake made by a mom who has a daughter who is gluten intolerant. Then I had fruit and veggies. I am full, and the food was good. I really didn't feel like an oddball.
  • 0
11/19/10 diagnosed with Celiac disease after positive blood test
12/14/10 Biopsy positive for Celiac disease

#21 sandsurfgirl

 
sandsurfgirl

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,355 posts
 

Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:31 PM

Thank you for the ideas everyone. I know I feel better on the diet, so I know it's the right thing to do. Tonight I went to a potluck Christmas party at my kung fu school and it went really well! There was actually a rice dish labeled "gluten free and vegetarian"...needless to say I ate a lot of that since everything else looked like I should stay away from it! Then there was a great flourless chocolate cake made by a mom who has a daughter who is gluten intolerant. Then I had fruit and veggies. I am full, and the food was good. I really didn't feel like an oddball.


it always feels so good to have a success like that!
  • 0
Lots of doctors diagnosed me with lots of things including IBS, lactose intolerance, wheat intolerance, and quite a few of them threw up their hands in total confusion.

Had GI symptoms, allergy symptoms and unexplained illness my whole life.

Jan. 2010 Diagnosed celiac at the age of 40.
Ready to get well and get on with my life!

#22 rockectman

 
rockectman

    New Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts
 

Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:00 AM

Get the whopper with the lettuce wrapped around it. You still take a chance with the grill being contaminated though.




*gasp* Does Whopper sauce contain gluten? I've been craving a Whopper 24 hours a day for 14 months now and I'm afraid I may die of sadness at the thought of never having one again...and no, chocolate, Snickers, chips, or any other gluten free snack will quell my Whopper cravings :P You have NO idea how bad I want one!


  • 0

#23 jenngolightly

 
jenngolightly

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 387 posts
 

Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:07 AM

Taco Bell secret... you can buy their mild sauce at the grocery store - it's gluten free! I love tacos and make them at home, but their not the same at TB. Using their sauce helps a lot!

(I don't know if their sauce from the restaurant is gluten free)
  • 0
Jenn
dx celiac 9/2007: gluten-free 9/2007
corn intolerant: corn-free 5/2010
nut allergy: nut-free 8/2010

#24 polarbearscooby

 
polarbearscooby

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 164 posts
 

Posted 20 December 2010 - 05:26 PM

Oh My Gosh, I feel your pain. Today ALL I wanted was a Double Cheese Burger, a large fry, and a 50 piece nugget....and like you it's hard to squash that feeling during certain times... I wanted it SOOOOOOOOOOO bad, and it didn't help my Dad had done the drive thru and gotten some McNuggets...I seriously wanted to cry. I've tried everything, eating a snack, having special snakes, and NOTHING can kill the craving! I think McDonald's is poisoned so that women everywhere feel the NEED to eat it. *I hate life right now*
  • 0

#25 Kimbalou

 
Kimbalou

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 177 posts
 

Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:40 PM

Oh My Gosh, I feel your pain. Today ALL I wanted was a Double Cheese Burger, a large fry, and a 50 piece nugget....and like you it's hard to squash that feeling during certain times... I wanted it SOOOOOOOOOOO bad, and it didn't help my Dad had done the drive thru and gotten some McNuggets...I seriously wanted to cry. I've tried everything, eating a snack, having special snakes, and NOTHING can kill the craving! I think McDonald's is poisoned so that women everywhere feel the NEED to eat it. *I hate life right now*


LOL: Having special "snakes"!! I know you meant snacks, but hey I thought maybe some special snakes might have ideas for the cravings, or if you ate special snakes...that mih help!! thanks for the laugh
  • 0
11/19/10 diagnosed with Celiac disease after positive blood test
12/14/10 Biopsy positive for Celiac disease

#26 mushroom

 
mushroom

    Mushroom

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,448 posts
 

Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:25 AM

LOL: Having special "snakes"!! I


I was looking in a freezer chest of a specialty meat shop the other day, and came across crocodile meat, so would not have been surprised to see an Aussie King snake right next to it :lol: And no, this was not in Oz.
  • 0
Neroli


"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

------------

Caffeine free 1973
Lactose free 1990
(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's
Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004
Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007
Soy free March 2008
Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009
Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: