Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:23 PM
I have similar issues as well and am in the same boat of having to figure out new "emergency foods." I'm doing the chex thing too (guess we all have the same thought process, lol!), and have also been using candy I know if gluten-free (M&Ms and Starburst)- which isn't ideal but works as a quick rescue, though long-term I suspect it perpetuates the problem. Have also over the years taken to chewing gum (somewhat compulsively) but I may have to switch brands (I'm researching that.) Only suggestion I've not seen yet is dried fruit. Little boxes of raisins are (for example) relatively cheap and portable.
I've in general found keeping a balanced diet helps (durrr) and also have found that knowing when I'm likely to get low blood sugar and eating prophylactically helps. ex. I know I will crash if I don't eat within an hour or two of exercising. As I exercise in the morning, this means I essentially have to have two breakfasts (I either eat again early at work, or if I'm heading out socially have something before going out the door.)
I've been very much hoping that the celiac is at least partly responsible for this and am hoping like heck it gets better or goes away completely, because it's really kind of ridiculous to have to eat this often. I get that small frequent meals are "supposed" to be healthier, but I don't think they're supposed to be medically necessary. :/
Diagnosed celiac December 2012 (bloodwork + endoscopy). Gluten-free since.