I feel the same way, i am a 22 year old female. You just cant let things get you down. Its good to have friends that support you, i have some who think i am kidding about CC and just go "well you can just eat it now it won’t hurt you". I am a nurse so its good because i get to rant to all my co-workers, and in-turn they understand everything more. I always eat before i go out, and bring a snack bar with me everywhere i go. I get down sometimes to and think how nice it would be to just take a pill everyday and then eat everything i see how great would that be ! (We can dream can’t we ?? haha). I don’t know why girls would think it’s weird, you’re looking after your health to look and feel better, just like they do when they do their hair and make-up and eat salad to stay fit. Whenever I feel down I go to work (I work on a Peds floor) and see all the very sick and dying kids then get mad at myself for feeling like this, we get to do what we want see who we want live where we want. I have had the same issue, I cant seem to find anyone around my age who has celiac too, and I feel adults don’t really get it sometimes. We don’t plan our lives like they do, so when its 3am and ur hungry and all your friends want to go to a burger joint and just look at you, you just want to die. I always bake some really good like banana bread and cake then freeze it so when I am hungry I can just pull it out and have some normal tasting food. I have the same lonely feeling at time, even though I have a big family that supports me lots of friends and a boyfriend who does everything. So I don’t think there is really anything we can do, well I bought a bunch of pets and they make me feel better . Just remember you need to do it, people are fighting for their lives every day in the hospitals you can’t let food get you down. Maybe volunteer at a cancer floor or on a Peds floor, it might bring up your spirits to help other and see people worse off and still happy and enjoying life to the fullest. Just a thought. Hope this helped a little, I feel for ya
I am 21 and when i found out that i was a celiac needless to say it was not welcomed, and kind of depressing at times. But the more you spend living with this i feel it gets better. Chips i find are very good "normal" food that i can eat with everyone else, also betty crocker has gluten free cake mix and it is pretty good. If you live in canada presidents choice has a new Gluten free cookie out from their TV show, and it good. Cheese, nuts, yogurt, fruit, candy bars, are all good but make sure to read whats in them 1st of course
As for lunches Gluten Free Pantry has pizza mix for the doe, so you can make up some gluten free pizza they can take to school with them.
Or get a deep fryer and make some deep fryed food the night before (wings, fries..) and they can bring it to school and warm it up. (i do this all the time )