It doesn't matter how healthy you eat. If you're celiac, your body isn't absorbing the nutrients you need, or at least enough of them.
Before finding out about celiac, I woke up every morning feeling like I was a zombie who got hit by a bus the previous night, so I decided to eliminate any junk food and processed snacks from my diet in order to have more energy. Instead of feeling better, I felt worse, and worse.
Your cravings might be a sign that you need more nutrition? There is an introductory 101 thread in the very top of this board by IrishHeart. It is very good reading. Lots of information about our needs and the learning curve we go through while healing.
My immediate family is trying, and asking me more questions on what I can eat and how to prepare when I come over. My outside family, not so much but I chose to distance myself from them on food occasions. I'm definitely learning who my friends are! Not that I need to have social occasions around food and have absolutely no problem preparing my own, but I've been excluded from non-food functions as well. I have (real friends) that are cool with the idea. I am getting tired of explaining the disease and diet, but I remind myself that I didn't know much about celiac disease before diagnosis. Most, I think just want educated on the topic.
I refuse to let the disease define me. I still go out and do my activities when I can and I'm rebuilding my body. When I work out I have to keep "before sickness" body out of my head and focus on what I've got at the present. There's good days and bad days but I do seem to have more good days than bad. So I guess I'm headed in the right direction.
I admire your determination and hope that your good days will always outnumber the bad ones :-)
The fridge is full of goods all with Gluten, but you're starving and you haven't eaten all day.
No shops are open
Discuss your next decision here and your reasoning...
Seems to be my downfall alot. My general decision is given in to hunger pains and pray for a better tomorrow (it never comes)
Well, eating gluten is harmful, while fasting for a night won't hurt. Since shops would eventually open in the morning, I'd rather go hungry until then than ruin my life for a few weeks. A little hunger doesn't hurt, gluten does .. Just think of it as poison.. which it is if you're celiac :-)
Yep many of us have been glutened by pet food. In my case it was rabbit food. The risk does not only come from the food itself, but some traces can be on the pet's fur. Meaning that you have to wash your hands after petting.
I found gluten-free pellets for my bun now, which has worked well for both of us.
The reason some celiacs get constipated is that their damaged small intenstines don't process the food completely, which leads to the continuous absorbtion of the moisture in the food instead of the nutrients (since the food isn't comletely processed), until the food (then in stool form) has become extremely dry by the time it reaches the large intestines. That's why fibers alone don't help. You need water, and a lot of it + probiotics to help the intestines regulate and heal faster. The problem with chronic constipation is that it can cause the large intestines to get larger, and in turn not be able to feel when you need to go.. I think.. I'm not sure.. which is why you might be needing laxatives. I think that when I read about that I also read that they can go back to their original size after you've healed.
I was so reluctant and bummed about using probiotics in the beginning until everyone here convinced me to use them. They've done wonders!
I've never been on that website. I'll make sure not to!
It's not a website, it's a phone app which takes photos then gives you the option to publish them on your own gallery. You can also look at other people's photos.. and there are people who are just so amazing.. So many colors, so many different compositions, so much pretty stuff.. it's just.. I'm so obsessed with it :-O
I spend most of my free time browsing photos on it and taking photos of my own :-O I'm planning a bicycle trip tomorrow to inspect a gluten-free bakery I heard about, but the truth is.. I'm just going to take interesting photos for instagram on the way!