Don't despair! It's hard sometimes but there are some good substitutes. I love almond milk and almond milk ice cream. Very good. Smart Balance has a good butter substitute. Cheese can be tough but Daiya is ok. You might get dairy back later too.
You all make really good points. I talked to him a bit on Sunday about gluten again and what it has done to my body. He didn't say much so we'll see. He has suggested dinner this week sometime and I'm going to be direct if he wants to go some where I can't. I've suggested a couple of places that I know are good options as well. If he isn't supportive, then I think it's more about him not wanting to try. If he was trying and asking questions, I would feel a lot different.
Thank you everyone! I really needed to hear all this. I think you are right. I've been gluten free almost two months and I'm still healing and learning. I'm still pretty tired and wiped out some days. The folks I work with have been super supportive and even look up things online before offering my things so they know I can have them. I was hoping to see that from the person I was dating I know that it might be a lot of information for him (it has been for me!) but at the same time, I had hoped he'd want to support me in this or at least do his best so I don't get sick. He's a smart guy so I know he could understand this. I don't want to expect too much but this is my health! Thank you all!
You sound a lot like me. By day three I felt pretty good (a little grouchy) but then about a week in I felt sort of terrible for a couple of days. I started itching non-stop, my tummy was "off", I was starving all the time, craving odd things and just angry feeling. I had some soy in there too and I think that added to my discomfort. Yesterday, that started to pass and today (day 9), the itching almost gone and I don't hate the world. I think it may be part of the process of the body working things out of the tissues, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if there are other "odd" symptoms as our bodies detox. Keep eating clean and drinking lots of water. I've been addind lemon to my water to thin the mucus in my body - don't know if you can tolerate citrus.