I would like to say a few words before starting the main entry, this is my first ever blog about anything so Im sure It'll have a lot of room for improvement. Second thing: Im open to any constructive feedback or suggestions in the comment section and if you liked this entry, likes would be appreciated ?
Being quite recently diagnosed, (about 8 months) which means Ive been on a "normal" diet for almost my whole life. That also means that I cant eat any of my old favourite foods anymore. When we go grocery shopping (or as I call it "food shopping") I always have to walk past rows and rows of all my favourite foods that I used to be able to eat and know exactly what they taste like. I know that alot of teens on this site will of been diagnosed since they were young so maybe cant remember a time when they ate "normal" food but there are people like me that can remember being able to eat everything and like me probably hate food shopping.
Most foods like pizza and bread (staples of mist teens diets) just dont taste the same gluten free. The regular bread isle always stinks of that bread smell that reminds me of when I could eat it which makes me feel really down that I cant anymore. In my food store, there are two gluten free pizzas, the one with cheese and the one with lactose free cheese. Since I'm also lactose intolerant I obviously go with the lactose free option which tastes like a mix between cardboard box and paper but hey, pizza is pizza I guess ??♀️ When you are on a normal diet you have a choice of about 15 different pizzas with various different toppings and different crusts which would beat my gluten free pizza any day.
The bread on the other hand, comes with a bit more selection. I can choose from the one that crumbles in your hands like sand, the one that tastes of pure sugar, the one that tastes like cardboard box (like the pizzas ?) or the one that tastes like slightly drier normal wheat bread. Of course I go for the last option because it tastes the best out of all of them but I still hate how almost everyone else has the choice of 20-30 breads (I will say that Im not sure about anywhere else but in the UK we have A LOT of bread choices in the big food stores)
Like I said before Im lacotse intolerant which limits my selection of cheese to two, the dairy free one that tastes slightly too strong for its own good or the other dairy free one that tastes of nothing and dosent melt properly in the oven or microwave like some sort of heat proof mutant cheese (If you could even call it cheese) I usually go for the one thats too strong because at least it melts! Theres nothing better than chips and cheese too me.
When it comes to what I actually eat for meals I guess my diet is kind of normal. For breakfast I usually eat porridge (oatmeal) because its quick for school mornings and really filling. I use soya milk to make it because I dont like the taste of almond or coconut and rice milk isnt really available in my food store. For lunch I eat a chicken sandwhich at school (with my dry bread) and for dinner I eat lots of vegetables and either rice, potatoes or tofu. I would rather eat chicken nuggets and potato smiley faces anyday but atleast I'll be healthy now ?
I hate having to go down what I call my nightmare isle which is the isle which has all the biscuits, cakes and chocolate all in one! I have to stare at all the delicious things that I cant eat because something out there decided I was going to have celiac disease (apart from the fact that all those foods are unhealthy and full of sugar ?) I still cant eat alot of gluten free biscuits because most of them have dairy in them and the dairy free chocolate tastes of pure sugar.
In conclusion (I dont know why Im making this sound like and essay but I thought that sounded like a good start to my end paragraph) I guess that trip to the supermarket, grocery store, food shop, whatever you want to call it, will never feel that great since I cant eat most of the food in there but I guess its a part of life and Im just going to have to toughen up and get used to it! Atleast I can eat my cardboard-paper pizz to make me feel better ?!
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P.S- I feel like a professional author now, better schedule my first blog signing (because thats apparently a thing)