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eating this way is a joke! Honeslty I'm going to taco bell because I am tired of going in circles trying to get healthy. I hope I do get duodenal cancer because I'm tired of this cut throat world and I want to die now and it seems I am going to die anyways and keep getting sicker, at least I can enjoy tasty foods on the way out!

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Hi zentg,

I think it's normal to feel upset by the forced change in diet that people with celiac disease have to do.  Giving up favorite foods can be a bummer.  It takes time to adjust to the gluten-free diet for all of us.  Just like you learned to eat and like all your favorite foods you can learn to like other foods.  There are lots of choices for people who are gluten-free these days.  The markets have responded to the gluten-free eaters and produced a lot of new gluten-free foods in recent years.

In time you may find you enjoy eating differently too.  That may not be a change that happens in 2 weeks, but it may happen in 6 months or a year.  It's something to look forward to.  You will probably end up eating much healthier food than your friends with less chemicals additives and less food coloring and flavor enhancers.  That's not a bad thing IMHO.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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In the hopes of cheering you up (but not making you get sick!), there are options at Taco Bell that don't contain any gluten ingredients, however, cross-contamination could be an issue. If you absolutely had to go there, I'd recommend taking a few GliadinX capsules beforehand. If you think you can't afford them, see the bottom of this page where you can get a bottle for a dollar:
https://www.gliadinx.com/

That said, it sounds like you are having a very hard time coping with this diet. We're here to offer you support.


Scott Adams

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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Been there... Overweight food lover, ate most foods, loved restaurants, never been on a diet, never read any labels, no fear of sugar or fats. Just ate whatever I wanted, healthy, unhealthy, didn't care. Then BAM! "Dear fat girl, you can NEVER eat what you want again". 
I went through the exact same crisis post-diagnosis. Dominos pizza... just across the street. A 2 minute walk. Can you imagine the torture? 

But! After getting glutened a couple of times I realized that those foods might be sweet, but being healthy is sweeter. 

 


If the doctor mention IBS, run. 

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You CAN do this. You will get used to it for sure.
I actually don't find my diet that different from what I ate before the diagosis. It was mostly home cooked meals, and nothing I can't make in gluten free version too. So probably 95% the same. And there are also gluten free snacks that you can have when you want to feel "normal". Of course, not being able to eat out is a big change. But I haven't had the chance to experience the sorrows of it because of the lockdown, and I am fairly new at this.

I think cooking is key. Not that I am great at it. And I am sad that I won't be able to eat East Asian food that I love and that I only ever ate in restaurants (because ingredient-wise it can get complicated.) But I have decided to learn how to make my favorite dishes, one dish at a time, in gluten free versions. Otherwise I am afraid I will never have them again. It will be frustrating in the beginnng because they will probably not taste the way I remember them - not because it is impossible to do so gluten-free, but because I don't have the skill yet. But I am cautiously looking forward to the challenge.

I don't know what kind of food you enjoyed before diagnosis, but it is probably also something that you can try and learn to make yourself. You are not banished from tasty food forever, it just takes a little effort and practice, so please don't despair!

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