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I have been gluten-free for 6 weeks now.  Yes, I am feeling better, just still dealing with the musculoskeletal aches and pains, although that is getting better too.


It was easy to be gluten-free when I felt like crap, however now that I am feeling better, I am finding that I seem to "forget" how bad gluten really made me feel and then my mind starts down this illogical path of "well I guess I really wasn't that bad"  "Do I really have an issue with gluten?"  (Yes, of course I do!)


Sigh...all I can think about today is doughnuts


I will stay strong and no, I won't cheat and have a doughnut, but how do you all deal with this?  I had a dream about doughnuts last night

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Make your self a batch of gluten free brownies.  There are ready made mixes available and they are fabulous.  It not a doughnut, it's better :D  Eventually these cravings will dissipate and be easier to deal with. 



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The other night there was about a 10 minute window of time when I'm pretty sure I would have killed for an Oreo cookie.  But then I think ahead to how I feel when I eat sugar and that memory made me forget about the Oreo cookie.  (I'm an asymptomatic Celiac, so can't think back to gluten-related illnesses - but too much sugar makes me feel awful.)


I think for some it is like recovering from an addiction - it gets better over time, the cravings becomes less intense, and eventually pretty much go away.  But it takes time.


Hang in there!



P.S. the next time you dream about donuts, try to picture them as big flour-puffing monsters with big ugly teeth that will shred your insides and try to kill you :)

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This place will ship you gluten free doughnuts (among other things): http://www.kyrasbakeshop.com/treats/


But, I agree with gluten-free Lover: bake yourself a treat occasionally, so you don't feel deprived.


And from one sweet tooth to another: it gets better. Believe me, if I can drive by the plethora of amazing bakeries in my town without desiring their goodies, anybody can do it! (eventually) My sugar cravings are significantly reduced and I cannot tell you what a relief it is.


Also, make sure you are getting enough high quality fat in your diet - I found this helped a LOT. The more fat I ate, the less sugary junk I wanted. Avocadoes, spoonfuls of coconut oil, nuts, animal fats if you eat them...

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You could just make donuts. It's what I do when I want a donut so bad that I'm borderline psychopath. And no, I don't make cake donuts, blech! I make honest to God, donuts, like I remember them. When I want something, come hell or high water, I get it. There is absolutely nothing I am deprived of, short of feeling like hell.

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I haven't tried this but I plan to soon! 

 Doughnuts (Pops)
- 8oz plain gluten free flour (we used Doves gluten-free Plain Flour)

- 1 1/2oz castor sugar
- 2 tsp Fast acting yeast (we used the ones that coming Juvela flour boxes)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1oz butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsps milk
- 3 tbsps boiling water
- Oil for frying 
1. In a measuring jug add the milk and the boiling water, a teaspoon of the sugar and the fast acting yeast. Stir it and leave the jug in a warm place for about 10 minutes till the yeast is active and frothing. The rest of the sugar, the salt and the flour all go into a bowl and rub in the butter. 
2. Then pour in the beaten egg and frothy yeast mixture and stir and mix to a smooth dough. If it seems a little dry add a teaspoon or so of warm water.
3. Knead the dough either on a board or in the bowl for about 10 minutes (it should feel springy and show slight blisters just under the surface). Return it to the bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for up to an hour to rise until it doubles in size.
4. After the dough has risen, punch it down to disperse large air bubbles then divide the dough into 24 equal balls.
5. Once shaped, deep fry in oil until they turn golden brown, fry for about 2-3 minutes. 
6. Drain the doughnut pops on kitchen paper before tossing them in a bowl of castor sugar (we mixed vanilla sugar into it). You could use cinnamon if you like. Viola Doughnuts…Gluten Free stylee!
P.S. Poke sticks into them and they become Doughnut Pops

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the kinnikinnick frozen glazed donuts are pretty darn good. if nobody told me, i'd never know they were gluten free! 


They're good... but when you want a yeast donut there is no amount of cake donuts that will fill that yearning void. There really are two types of donut cravings and if you mix the two up you only end up disappointed.

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