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Reba32

Member Since 25 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 18 2012 12:51 PM
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#643009 What To Do When People Dont Listen?

Posted by Reba32 on 29 September 2010 - 01:10 PM

Yeap, they either get it or they don't. I've tried to explain to family that I can't have even a single crumb of bread to touch my food, and then they'll serve lunch and put the gluten free bread and the "regular" bread in the same dang basket! And stick the crumb filled butter dish in front of me and then ask why I'm not eating.

hmph...

So, you take your own food, and say you don't want to seem rude or ungrateful, but you really enjoy their company, and so that you can stay a bit longer to chat, you brought your own so you're not distracted by pains in your gut. ;)

When I go to my sister's house, I try not to touch anything. At all! I'm even scared sometimes to have a cup of tea!

Maybe eventually they'll get it.
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#642665 Depressed Over Celiac, Need Help!

Posted by Reba32 on 28 September 2010 - 10:08 AM

Easiest way to do it is just eat whole natural foods. I don't buy all those pre-made, packaged and manufactured gluten free foods or breads. The only time I do is when someone is coming over for a meal and I get them gluten free stuff rather than have them contaminate my kitchen with gluteny foods! And whole natural foods are so much more healthy than processed and refined foods.

Frozen vegetables and berries are half the price of "fresh", and last a whole lot longer too! If you can't chew meat, you can get ground meats, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, you can get them all at the grocery store. Make large batches of soups and stews, and freeze leftovers.

Nuts and seeds are good for snacks, as well as you can grind them to make flour for baking. You can get a decent coffee grinder for only $10, and that'll save you litterally $100s of dollars over it's lifetime. 1 pound of almond flour can cost over $10 and doesn't go far. But one pound of whole almonds that you can grind at home yourself is probably like $3!

We're all so programmed to eat manufactured foods in crinkly shiny packages we just don't know what real food is anymore. But it really is not the least bit necessary (other than for convenience), and really is just what is making us fat and sick. Mother Nature makes her food in edible packaging. ;)
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#605808 Gluten Free, Still Gaining Weight, Still Bloated

Posted by Reba32 on 20 April 2010 - 04:51 PM

you may have other food intolerances that are causing the bloating and discomfort. Have you tried eliminating the other "usual suspects" like dairy, and soy, etc?

Are you sure you're completely gluten free? Are you reading ingredients and allergy information on every food label? How about your shampoo, body lotion, cosmetics, pet foods etc?
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#605272 Having A Hard Time W/ My Son And His Diagnosis

Posted by Reba32 on 18 April 2010 - 07:11 AM

There is not one Celiac here who will agree with you that your son's behavior is "not acceptable". Not only is it acceptable, but it is totally normal behavior for anyone of any age. Telling him that his emotions are not acceptable is telling him that he's even more wrong, broken, weird, a freak, than he was with just the celiac diagnosis.

The disease is bad enough to deal with as an adult, being a kid in a gluten filled world is probably nearly impossible, and he needs understanding and encouragement. Not his own parents telling him his feelings are "wrong". I cannot imagine the overwhelming feelings he must be having right now, and on top of that he's "not allowed" to feel that way!?

There is a grieving process, and it'll take a good long while for him to accept his diagnosis. There is also a physical process that his body is going thru of withdrawl and healing, which will take even longer. Give the kid a break, feed him good healthy foods, and he'll start to feel better eventually. It's not going to be overnight, and even adults have a difficult time to "just deal with it".
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#596823 How To Handle Being A gluten-free Wedding Guest

Posted by Reba32 on 05 March 2010 - 06:06 PM

I would either tell the bride & groom, or ask them for the caterer's contact info and arrange my meal myself.

There's no reason to go hungry. Caterers are more than savvy with food safety and preparation, and if they're any good, should probably know more about gluten free than the average gastroenterologist :P

Honestly, I used to do the planning for a lot of large business/social events, and *always* made and option for people to make note of special dietary requirements. And once at the venue, I always made sure they were taken care off properly and that nothing got messed up.

I had a lot off food allergies as a kid, and I have sereral friends who are vegetarians, or diabetic, and even a few halal Muslim co-workers, and Kosher Jewish co-workers, so believe me, an experienced caterer is more than well enough prepared for varied menus! Don't be afraid to make it known that you're gluten free!
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#594670 Rudy's Not Gluten Free

Posted by Reba32 on 23 February 2010 - 06:14 PM

that really sucks. Management really should teach people how to properly understand their nutrition and allergy information, they could do someone some serious harm!
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#593826 Gluten Free Fried Chicken Recipes?

Posted by Reba32 on 19 February 2010 - 06:00 PM

I use crushed up pork rinds and parmesan cheese! :D
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