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I want to live in the future were they can make like a grey paste with all the necessary nutrients for the day and I can eat that and be done with it.

Trying to figure out easy meals that cover all my bases and i can choke down and get over with.

had rice, mackerel, and avocado for supper today. gets my protein, carbs, fat all there. often I will just eat a bowl of rice with hemp protein powder and olive oil. I also have a bad habit of eating peanut butter from a spoon. trying to get more green veg in by adding spinach and boiled eggs with olive oil and vinegar about once a week. when I have sugar cravings I try to go for fruit or at least fruit jam but sometimes I just go out and buy gluten-free processed sh*te.

I hate food, and I hate eating it. I like to go from hungry to full, however. I don't like being hungry, so I eat. but I get lazy sometimes and then don't eat. I'm anorexic like half the time. but i want to be strong and have energy. I really do.

any suggestions for meals that cover all the nutritional bases that cook as quick as rice does?

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Did you enjoy your care package? Maybe it gave your some suggestions.

I think that you will have to gather the energy and find some foods that you enjoy. Cooking can be fun and sometimes a bit of a challenge for those who don't find it natural, yet very rewarding.

For most of us food is a compulsion. Making it as good as it gets, takes an effort.....just sayin'. :rolleyes:

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I so totally hear you. I hate food. I hate dealing with it. I like eating it when it's something I enjoy, but the whole process of finding something that won't make me feel crappy, but still provides some amount of nutrition and maybe even tastes decent...UGH. It's 9:30 at night and I need to eat dinner but haven't yet because yet again my whole family was able to eat something while we were out having a lovely evening and there was nothing, nothing, NOTHING I could eat anywhere. I didn't care at the time, but now the prospect of scraping something together for me is just frustrating and overwhelming.

It's made worse by the fact that I still don't feel better. Sure, if I eat the things on my list I feel worse. But I'm still so tired so much of the time, and my body is still just not right. Makes finding the energy to deal with food even more challenging.

Sorry for the threadjack vent. Just trying to say YES, I get it.

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I so totally hear you. I hate food. I hate dealing with it. I like eating it when it's something I enjoy, but the whole process of finding something that won't make me feel crappy, but still provides some amount of nutrition and maybe even tastes decent...UGH. It's 9:30 at night and I need to eat dinner but haven't yet because yet again my whole family was able to eat something while we were out having a lovely evening and there was nothing, nothing, NOTHING I could eat anywhere. I didn't care at the time, but now the prospect of scraping something together for me is just frustrating and overwhelming.

It's made worse by the fact that I still don't feel better. Sure, if I eat the things on my list I feel worse. But I'm still so tired so much of the time, and my body is still just not right. Makes finding the energy to deal with food even more challenging.

Sorry for the threadjack vent. Just trying to say YES, I get it.

cait,why don't you feel better?

I don't know your history, but how can we help you?

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I wish I knew. Maybe there's something else I'm reacting to? Maybe I eat too much sugar (chocolate is my only happy thing anymore)? Maybe the large quantity of crumbs/gluten coated children in my classroom (I teach 4 and 5 year olds)? Maybe I should have my thyroid checked? Maybe leftover stuff from having had (misdiagnosed, inadequately treated) Lyme Disease? There are many possibilities, but I have no idea how to begin sorting it all out. I felt better initially. Dramatically so. Then less so. Then I figured out other intolerances and it was better again, and then, again, the backslide.

It's spring break, so I'm going to doctors this week since I have time. Don't have much confidence that anything will come of it, since everything I've figured out so far has just been me figuring it out, not any medical professional finding anything. I'm always one of those people who checks out perfectly fine on bloodwork, etc, and yet always feels much less than fine.

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Did you enjoy your care package? Maybe it gave your some suggestions.

I think that you will have to gather the energy and find some foods that you enjoy. Cooking can be fun and sometimes a bit of a challenge for those who don't find it natural, yet very rewarding.

For most of us food is a compulsion. Making it as good as it gets, takes an effort.....just sayin'. :rolleyes:

I did get the care package! And it was amazing. I am going through the items slowly, one a week at most, and eat them when I feel better about food.

Pre-celiac, I was the girl who gave dinner-parties constantly. My mother and I once made Thanksgiving dinner together, just me and her, for like 18 people. I LOVE cooking and I LOVE feeding people. I am not motivated to cook for myself, however, and now I live totally alone. I have had a few people over in the last six months, and had roast lamb with one and roast chicken with the other, but ... idk. personally I could take the food or leave it. I just like watching other people eat and enjoy. It's hilarious, I can't stop watching Gordon Ramsay (on his programs where he's, y'know, nicer) even though I can't eat most of the stuff the people on the show are eating, I don't care because it doesn't make me feel hungry or anything.

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Did you enjoy your care package? Maybe it gave your some suggestions.

I think that you will have to gather the energy and find some foods that you enjoy. Cooking can be fun and sometimes a bit of a challenge for those who don't find it natural, yet very rewarding.

For most of us food is a compulsion. Making it as good as it gets, takes an effort.....just sayin'. :rolleyes:

What Lisa says is so true. You may just need to get out to purchase some interesting ingredients you may not have used before such as lemongrass and plan a meal around it. Sorry that I cannot relate - I have the opposite problem. I love food TOO much!

Cooking is satisfying and gratifying. Not only that, you know precisely what goes into everything instead of wondering or guessing.

Take it from me. I teach cooking classes. Most who come for the first time hate cooking or come to be inspired. By the time they leave, they are excited. Then I get the phone calls later telling me of how so and so now loves lamb or poblano peppers or pork.

So, it does require a first step. You may be surprised at the awesome meals you can create in half a hour. It does not have to be tricky or difficult. It is so much fun cooking with various kinds of rice noodles. You can make all sorts of things with those alone. They are very cheap, safe and a great base for so many dishes.

Lentils are also inexpensive and easy to prepare. You can make a lentil spread with which to stuff vegetables or spread on whatever you can eat. Even mushrooms. How about a quick lemon lentil soup? Lentil and rice pilaf? Lentil "risotto"? Lentil coconut curry? Chocolate lentil cake?

If you want inspiration, let me know. I have millions of recipes and I am not exaggerating. I have over 500 culinary books in my library and thousands of recipes milling around my brain at all times. If I am not cooking, I am thinking of it, reading about it or dreaming about it.

Once you are inspired there is no stopping you. I know it makes a huge difference if you are feeling unwell. I understand that. My chronic pain is constant and often difficult to bear. Yet I force myself to do what I love - cook. It makes me happy. I cook with love for my husband and others. Please just know that cooking can be an extremely worthwhile proposition. Who knows, perhaps it would cause your appetite to return!

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I told you that I LOVE cooking.

I hate EATING is the problem.

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Yet I force myself to do what I love - cook. It makes me happy.

You know, it's really nice to hear someone be able to say that. :-) So many of us have to cook that it's comforting to realize that for some of us, that's a GOOD thing, you know?

I really wish I was in that position. I do find it very satisfying when I make a dish that turns out really well, or find a recipe that is simply awesome. But at the end of the day, I still don't like cooking. I would happily say yes if a genie came out of a bottle and said: I will now make all your food, and it will be good, but only if you never cook again in your life.

That would be fine with me.

Now gardening? That I would miss like crazy. ;-)

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I told you that I LOVE cooking.

I hate EATING is the problem.

I hate eating. It seems like I react to more and more things? I wish I could just swallow a capsule of something and be done with it...like the Jetsons!

I hate cooking even more! It's such a lot of work..and then there's the cleaning up to do. :(

I'm now eating NO...

gluten

soy

dairy

peanut

MSG

tomatoes

processed corn like corn chips, fritos

It makes it hard to season things so they taste good, or make sauces.

I eat no bread of any kind. No crackers, cookies or cakes. My snacks are fruits mostly, occasional sunflower seeds, or small amounts of potato chips.

I do make Krispie Treats with coconut oil and gluten free Rice Krispies. My only "cookie".

Blah..I'm just so over trying to cook something that I actually want to eat. :(

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I did get the care package! And it was amazing. I am going through the items slowly, one a week at most, and eat them when I feel better about food.

Pre-celiac, I was the girl who gave dinner-parties constantly. My mother and I once made Thanksgiving dinner together, just me and her, for like 18 people. I LOVE cooking and I LOVE feeding people. I am not motivated to cook for myself, however, and now I live totally alone. I have had a few people over in the last six months, and had roast lamb with one and roast chicken with the other, but ... idk. personally I could take the food or leave it. I just like watching other people eat and enjoy. It's hilarious, I can't stop watching Gordon Ramsay (on his programs where he's, y'know, nicer) even though I can't eat most of the stuff the people on the show are eating, I don't care because it doesn't make me feel hungry or anything.

I am glad you are still enjoying the care package, Strawberry, and are exercising restraint and not going overboard! :D

I think what you have said here shows some good things in that you are not overly emotional about food. That is not a good thing

because it's just not worth it to get upset over things you cannot eat.....it's not a good place to be. I love to cook also and can watch shows without getting upset over the food. I immediately try and figure a way to make it gluten-free and just as good.

However, there are times when I am busy like everyone else and do not have the time to cook and that is what frustrates. That is when the inconvenience of having Celiac kicks in because you cannot just run out and get a pizza. It's almost easier to not eat. I also had the problem shortly before and after diagnosis, that food made me sick for so long, I was afraid to eat stuff for fear of getting sick. Thankfully, as I healed and felt better, it went away.

I think as you recover and feel better, you will take more of an interest in eating. Make enough food at one time so you can just re-heat really good food and have something quick. I find that helps. I know cooking for one can de-motivate people but you have to eat!!!!!

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Wait, eating peanut butter from a spoon is a bad habit? :lol::P I'm a long-time member of the peanut butter on a spoon snack club.

If rice seems easy, make a mix of rice and lentils instead. There's a million rice and lentil pilaf recipes on the Internet if you want seasoning. Rice and any kind of bean is a complete protein and a very nourishing mix. You need a veggie too, so make a quick salad or toss something in the steamer. I also like to roast veggies in the oven. Toss with a little oil, salt, pepper, and herbs, and roast at 400F until they're cooked.

Since I don't eat many grains, something I do when I'm tired is throw pieces of chicken, onions, garlic, herbs from the garden, and chunks of root veggies like carrot, rutabaga, turnip, or parsnips into my Dutch oven. Before I went low-amine I would add a can of tomatoes, a splash of wine, and some mushrooms. Now I add a little water for moisture and a splash of rice vinegar. Simmer on the range or bake in a 350 degree oven. A quick salad and I have a great dinner plus leftovers for the next day or two depending on how much chicken.

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ILoveToTravel,

Oh my! You have re-inspired me. I LOVE to cook and eat and feed people. I would love some gluten-free recipes. Or what I call "great recipes that happen to have no gluten." I wouldn't bother with a lot of gluten-free substitute foods as there is so much we can eat. I actually wept the day after my diagnosis when I looked at my collection of 7 years of Cooks Illustrated.

Is there a way to PM in here? I'm on an iPhone and can't even figure out how to do a profile, etc. DUH

Thanks for your enthusiasm.

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Skylark

First, thank you for being here, for being you!! I didn't know that rice and lentils made a complete protein, or didn't think, but I knew the Mexicans thrived on beans, rice and corn. Is there a recipe thread here?

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Is there a recipe thread here?

Just head down to the Baking and Cooking Tips section and there are hundreds of threads with different ideas and recipes. I think that the What are you cooking tonight is one of the best for ideas personally.

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You know, it's really nice to hear someone be able to say that. :-) So many of us have to cook that it's comforting to realize that for some of us, that's a GOOD thing, you know?

I really wish I was in that position. I do find it very satisfying when I make a dish that turns out really well, or find a recipe that is simply awesome. But at the end of the day, I still don't like cooking. I would happily say yes if a genie came out of a bottle and said: I will now make all your food, and it will be good, but only if you never cook again in your life.

That would be fine with me.

Now gardening? That I would miss like crazy. ;-)

Thanks! It is one of those things that makes me feel alive. I MUST cook! :D

You're into gardening? What zone? I am a Master Gardener so am into it, too. However, with all my chronic pain I am very restricted to what I can do. So, my husband built me raised beds up to my knee with seating all the way around them. That way, I can still plant my vegetables and herbs and harvest them. My zone is 1b which is quite pathetic, really.

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I am also dead sick of thinking about every damn thing I put in my mouth, not being able to go out with friends anymore or having to be "different" at a restaurant (if I can find one), not able to drink what I want and searching for stuff I can have. It SUCKS. Celiac disease SUCKS...there I said it!

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I am also dead sick of thinking about every damn thing I put in my mouth, not being able to go out with friends anymore or having to be "different" at a restaurant (if I can find one), not able to drink what I want and searching for stuff I can have. It SUCKS. Celiac disease SUCKS...there I said it!

for me, the benefit would be great if not eating pizza and donuts and bowls of pasta with butter would be healthier (which I know it is), but I eat all this

organic stuff, whole foods, and when I get a craving for carbs, ok so I was eating a bowl of rice chex w cinnamon. and still my cholesterol is so whacked!

sometimes I have gone to my buddies' house and wanted to eat the pizza with the other guys. I have smelled the pizza and I think, I am just gonna eat this I dont care, I feel crappy anyway so why not just put up with the discomfort anyway.... it does suck, but thank God its not life threatening at least for most of us that dont have other major complications...

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It is annoying to be unable to grab something off the shelf and just eat it, or order pizza or whatever, sure. but my problem is that it's annoying to put food in my mouth, chew it, swallow it, and start all over again. I eat because I can't stand a hungry stomach, but a full stomach is almost as bad. I used to constantly have cravings--mostly cravings for sweet stuff, but sometimes cravings for meat or savoury things. Nowadays i get hungry and I have no cravings. i don't want anything. and I'm not going to spend ages in a kitchen making food if eating food is so obnoxious. I love cooking for OTHER people, seeing them happy eating tasty things. There's no one here and I can't taste anything anyway. I hate this. I do eat, but not properly at all. I want to be strong, so I eat, because fatigue is worse than eating. I'm just fed up is all. Fed up.

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ILoveToTravel,

Oh my! You have re-inspired me. I LOVE to cook and eat and feed people. I would love some gluten-free recipes. Or what I call "great recipes that happen to have no gluten." I wouldn't bother with a lot of gluten-free substitute foods as there is so much we can eat. I actually wept the day after my diagnosis when I looked at my collection of 7 years of Cooks Illustrated.

Is there a way to PM in here? I'm on an iPhone and can't even figure out how to do a profile, etc. DUH

Thanks for your enthusiasm.

I can't find where you would PM on an iPhone, either. There's an app called IP.Board for iPhones (free), don't know if it give you more choices.

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I can't find where you would PM on an iPhone, either. There's an app called IP.Board for iPhones (free), don't know if it give you more choices.

There's a little button on the home page of the Celiac forum website (upper right hand corner). If you press it a drop down of options will present. One of them is messenger. :)

I eat because I can't stand a hungry stomach' date=' but a full stomach is almost as bad. I used to constantly have cravings--mostly cravings for sweet stuff, but sometimes cravings for meat or savoury things. Nowadays i get hungry and I have no cravings. i don't want anything. [/quote']

I feel so similarly! Wouldn't it be nice to just not get hungry for awhile? :/

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I want to live in the future were they can make like a grey paste with all the necessary nutrients for the day and I can eat that and be done with it.

Trying to figure out easy meals that cover all my bases and i can choke down and get over with.

had rice, mackerel, and avocado for supper today. gets my protein, carbs, fat all there. often I will just eat a bowl of rice with hemp protein powder and olive oil. I also have a bad habit of eating peanut butter from a spoon. trying to get more green veg in by adding spinach and boiled eggs with olive oil and vinegar about once a week. when I have sugar cravings I try to go for fruit or at least fruit jam but sometimes I just go out and buy gluten-free processed sh*te.

I hate food, and I hate eating it. I like to go from hungry to full, however. I don't like being hungry, so I eat. but I get lazy sometimes and then don't eat. I'm anorexic like half the time. but i want to be strong and have energy. I really do.

any suggestions for meals that cover all the nutritional bases that cook as quick as rice does?

Hey Jam (can I call you Jam ;) I totally know where you're coming from. I know all the replies mean well, but I not only hate to eat (and it isn't necessarily b/c of the gluten issue b/c I've learned what 'normal' foods I can eat) but I don't feel like eating. And I HATE cooking to the point that I WON'T cook. Except for bottled Prego spaghetti sauce and noodles and the once every 3 or 4 months of chicken casserole, I never cook. I have a salad every so often, and some celery sticks or an apple once in awhile. Cheese and some gluten free crackers (found some ok ones but can't remember the name). I'll eat a sliced tomato here and there and will drink a gluten free protein shake if I can get it down without throwing up. I used to eat the spoonful of p-butter, but I gag on that now, so don't do it anymore.

The good news is that I'm extremely overweight and I've lost 18lbs in the last month (although I wasn't eating food, I did binge on sugar until the dr. put me on topamax). Now I don't eat food and I don't eat sugar, so I'm losing all the fat I gained eating all the sugar I binged on. The bad news is, I have no strength, I lose my balance and sometimes feel as though I'll faint. My legs feel like rubber and I get indigestion and severe heartburn.

I want to eat healthily but don't want to have to cook. I like rice, but don't want to go fancy with it. I don't mind making red beans and rice though (just thought of that). I guess rice and Broccoli w/cheese. But what simple things can I do to get nutrition without cooking? I really have no appitite so when I do eat, I need very little to be full.

Any ideas all?

And good luck Jam! :D

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It is annoying to be unable to grab something off the shelf and just eat it, or order pizza or whatever, sure. but my problem is that it's annoying to put food in my mouth, chew it, swallow it, and start all over again. I eat because I can't stand a hungry stomach, but a full stomach is almost as bad. I used to constantly have cravings--mostly cravings for sweet stuff, but sometimes cravings for meat or savoury things. Nowadays i get hungry and I have no cravings. i don't want anything. and I'm not going to spend ages in a kitchen making food if eating food is so obnoxious. I love cooking for OTHER people, seeing them happy eating tasty things. There's no one here and I can't taste anything anyway. I hate this. I do eat, but not properly at all. I want to be strong, so I eat, because fatigue is worse than eating. I'm just fed up is all. Fed up.

Now THIS I understand. There are times when I just don't want to eat food anymore. It's tiring, it's going to make me feel like crap, I get full and then I'm hungry ten minutes later anyway, or I get full and feel like I'm going to puke for three hours. I make a big fancy lasagna and then realize I didn't read the pasta sauce ingredients and I can't have any. There's so many reasons eating can just be a trial.

Two things I've found are my problem, in general. One, if I haven't seen my chiropractor in a while, my jaw gets whacked (I have TMJ) and so it actually hurts to chew anything tough. Two, if I don't stop to really think about what I'm about to eat, my stomach may reject it and I'll have to stop eating after a few bites. I've started this process where I REALLY visualize the food, the taste, the texture, the feeling of the swallow. Then my stomach will tell me if it's ok to eat. I still can't eat eggs before noon. Makes me wanna hurl.

I also notice you say you can't taste anything. Is this a recent occurrence? Do you have trouble with smell as well?

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I can taste, but I don't taste like normal people. I can eat strange combinations of food and I taste each food separately rather than a medley. so for example I can eat guacamole on ginger snaps, or cherries dipped in hot sauce, or mackerel and avocado mashed into a paste with rice, and not think any of it is gross. My taste is also extremely insensitive it seems, while my smell is pretty decent i think. I wonder if I burnt my tongue too many times on super hot liquids. anyway my sense of smell is fine and far surpasses my sense of taste. this is pre-celiac.

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