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Raywuwei

3 Yrs Post Dx I Still Don't Know What To Eat

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I wasn't sure exactly which topic to post this under, but since our diet is really our only form of "treatment" I figured here would be fine. 

 

I am 26yrs old and have been struggling to eat a healthy and healing gluten-free diet for about three years. I still fail. Reading some other posts I saw people doing something similar to me: eating bad (but gluten-free) foods when we feel miserable about our dietary restrictions. I have developed a really horrible habit of keeping a family sized bag of chips on my night stand as a way of coping with my reeeeally stressful 7 day work weeks. 

 

To be clear, I am an active and petite female. I don't have issues with weight (mostly) but I have terrible issues with my energy levels. I take vitamins when I can afford them. But I really haven't found great solutions to what things are good to pack for lunch. What does an ideal fast and easy breakfast look like? What kind of foods should I try and be sure to work into my diet to help continue healing? (I have heard something about coconut oil being great in smoothies??)

 

I don't mind cooking. It is just that when I do bus to the grocery store (I don't have a car) I am so exhausted and hungary that I grab all of my favorite comfort foods and don't plan anything out. 

 

I guess I would just like to hear how other celiac's who are young and poor and without a car deal with shopping. Or anything from anyone who has any semi-useful advice. If you can't tell, I am rather exhausted at this very moment  :unsure:


4/25/12 tTG blood work tested at >200

5/11/12 Endoscopy confirmed scalloped Duodenum

Gluten Free since 5/11/12

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I do have a car, but hauling 3 kids around to various stores can get exhausting. So I do as much online shopping as I can. Amazon has some good deals, especially through their subscribe and save program. And even if the price is the same as at the store, getting it dropped on my doorstep is worth a lot. 


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Gluten free since 2/14/2010 after suffering a rare and serious complication from my gluten challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I do have a car, but hauling 3 kids around to various stores can get exhausting. So I do as much online shopping as I can. Amazon has some good deals, especially through their subscribe and save program. And even if the price is the same as at the store, getting it dropped on my doorstep is worth a lot. 

Oooh, I was just informed of Amazon's magical toilet paper delivery! I will definitely look at what kinds of foods I can buy as well. Thanks!!


4/25/12 tTG blood work tested at >200

5/11/12 Endoscopy confirmed scalloped Duodenum

Gluten Free since 5/11/12

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Yes, there's lots of good options both for food and toiletries. You select the interval that you want it delivered at and then you can always be stocked.

 

I subscribe to shampoo, toothpaste, razors, toothbrushes, dish soap, dishwasher soap, almond flour, grain free cat food, coconut milk, sponges, vanilla, and organic hand soap. The advantage of subscribing to so many items other than convenience is that if you have 5 or more subscriptions delivered in a month, you get a 15% discount off of all of them. My almond flour and cat food are substantially better deals from Amazon, than using the available options at my grocery store.


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Gluten free since 2/14/2010 after suffering a rare and serious complication from my gluten challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My problem is that if it is in the house, I WILL eat it. Not gluten but junk, so the secret for me is to not have it in house. I can only go shopping when I am not hungry or I cave in and buy stuff I should not. Don't have it in the house, and by "it" I mean sugars and many starches - they'll take you on the energy roller coaster ride and eventually you'll stat to put on weight too.  :(  I'm sure you know all this though... It is much easier said than done, darn it all.

 

You might want to get your thyroid checked too. Hypothyroidism is quite common among celiacs, and it can really zap your energy.  Check your TSH (should be near a (reagrdless of the normal range), Free T4 and Free T3 (should be in the 50-75% range of your lab's normal reference range), and TPO Ab.

 

Best wishes.


Nicole 

"Acceptance is the key to happiness."

ITP - 1993

Celiac - June, 2012

Hypothyroid - August, 2012

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