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Gluten -- I Cheated And It Was So Good

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The best gluten-free hamburger bun I've ever had was from Grandma Ferndons. Not *exactly* like a regular wheat one, but soft, fluffy and delicious.

The drawback--$20 shipping :angry: But sometimes...

Hmm, for $20 I'll take the porterhouse!! :D

It's true what they say, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone...

Sorry you're missing out on lattes. I would be non-functional without my cardboard cup full of caffeine. Can you do those Coffeemate type flavored liquid creamers? A little goes a long way. I'm not a big fan, but i did use them when I treated myself to coffee during the temporary lactose intolerance phase of my recovery. They're probably even worse for you than dairy, corn syrup, artificial flavor and all...

I'll pray for a speedy recovery!

No, coffeemate has casein :( I had found Vance's Dari-free and liked it very much. It actually would probably make a good latte. However, because of my adrenal fatigue/burnout (you might google it since you "need" coffee!) I can't have caffeine (or even decaf), sugar or alcohol. Being gluten-free/cf will seem EASY once I'm able to get off my current diet, which is meat, eggs, veggies, no more than 1 fruit per day (sugar), 2 servings starchy carb per day. No processed food. It's very boring, but I'm finally making some progress. Once I'm better, I'll probably only go back to one cup on Sunday ... don't want this to happen again!! And think I'll have a gluten-free donut with that cup of coffee!! They know my name at Starbucks, so this was quite a change for me!

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If I was in the mood for a hamburger on a bun, I would use a Kinnikinnock "englsh muffin", which is a lot more like a roll in texture than an english muffin. I would slice it in three slices, and put the middle back for toast some morning.

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So I hate to ask but has anyone else done this?

Basically I have been good and clear of gluten for about a year now. And then the other day I just odrered a bucket of KFC.. and about 1 hour later I order a regular pizza.

What the heck was I doing??? I'm "mostly" feeling ok, but just wondering if anyone else has done something stupid like this.'

sorry havent read the relps on this, i have - i put my handss up- i sat there with chocolate bicuits and garlic breads and all sorts of poop, but MANN did i pay for it big time!!!! its not good doing this but i think we all need release at some point, itys just a piity we suffer so bad to have an indulgence and a major freak out and abstanance of mental state. good luck. its not worth partying for a couple of mins for a couple days of crap. but by the way i still managed to do it but i swear no more, or so she says. :ph34r:

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Well I just fell off the Paleo wagon last night, had two bowls of Dora the Explorer cereal that I finally found at walmart, that stuff is great!

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I think I could be completely content to live gluten-free if there were just some normal textured bread/buns/rolls. When I was younger my grandmother would always make homemade rolls for the holidays. I would sit at the table and butter roll after warm spongy roll. It got to the point nobody would pass the rolls to me without first announcing "Richard wants the rolls, does anybody else want one before he finishes them?"

If I had a food science degree (is there such a thing?) I would make it my life's mission to replicate that delicate texture and chew. :)

Until that day you'll find me adding Xanthan gum... 1 tsp. at a time... :(

Agree with you on the gluten-free life with normal textured breads - it is where I seem to be struggling the most. If ever you do manage to replicate it....be sure to share it!! ;) And then sell it to make your millions. If I had the resources I would experiment as well, but not possible at this time. And since any store bought loaves I have tried are awful and have the texture of slightly dried out play-doh, I am just avoiding bread altogether. But oh do I miss it....almost enough to have another burger....almost.

Matilda - I also cannot seem to get the hang of multiple quotes. Like you said about reacting to gluten, I would rather know that I have reactions than be asymptomatic - makes it easier to stick to the diet when you FEEL the consequences rather than just 'know' that you are doing damage. In hindsight though, I think maybe I did have some symptoms, just not extreme or it may even be possible that I just lived with it for so long that I thought it was a normal existence. Hopefully as I stick to the diet (without anymore cheats), I will feel better and better as time goes on - which does happen eventually right???

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Haven't been around here for a while but couldn't resist reading this whole thread. I've been gluten-free for almost 2 months and never thought I really had the "brain fog" everyone talks about (I'm in a Ph.D. program--my brains are my livelihood). Until, that is, I went out for Mexican buffet (!!!) a week ago with a well-meaning friend who suggested the place as low gluten. I was careful, but what does that mean at a Mexican buffet? I spent the afternoon totally spaced out. So, alas, there's truth to the brain fog thing after all.

I'm planning a gigantic gluten fest for once my degree's done though and I've got a few days to live with my spaced-out, air-filled consequences. (High on the list: a corner slice blondie from Blondie's cafe in St. Paul.)

Funny, but at the start of this diet, I never really would have considered myself a "bread/pasta/pastry/carb person"--my cravings ran more to peaches and salad and miso soup. I'd go weeks without bread or pasta and things and never miss them. Now after two months of this though, the smell of onion rings frying, pizza baking, or even those terrible buns from the sub chains has me ready to kill for a bite. Who would have thought I'd sink so low? Me, of the whole-grain granola-and-co-op set.

All those gluten-free cornstarch and rice flour proxies create a fog of their own, I say.

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I'm planning a gigantic gluten fest for once my degree's done though and I've got a few days to live with my spaced-out, air-filled consequences. (High on the list: a corner slice blondie from Blondie's cafe in St. Paul.)

(heard over megaphone)... step away from the edge, and for God's sake put down that blondie!

:P

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I've never blatantly cheated but I have not investigated the ingredients of something. It's never been anything like bread or pasta, but at restaurants, I have on occasion just assumed something was gluten free. I think that's more of a lazy/sick of asking the same questions issue, though.

Sometimes I eat at this mexican place that I'm not sure is safe. I never seem to get sick and since I've been going there for so long, I'd feel dumb asking. The language barrier doesn't help either.

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:blink::blink::blink:

OK I take back everything I've said or insinuated about wanting to cheat. All this talk of cheating has finally caught up to me. I visited by the gluten fairy today. :angry: I don't know how/when/where she did it, but BLECK! I feel like cr*p. Now I remember why I'm on this diet in the first place...and I'll be "remembering" :angry: tomorrow, and the next day, and probably a few days after that... :(

I had lunch at my parent's house, and I must have gotten CC'd. My mom is very careful, as my sister and I are both diagnosed with celiac disease. Mom carries the gene (asymptomatic, negative biopsy/bloodwork) and feels awful that she passed it on to us, so she does everything she can to make family meals harmless. I can't pin it down, but I'm sure there was a crumb involved. I HATE CRUMBS!

I am a crumb Nazi. My kids, even as young as they are, notice it. My 4 yr old responds to my requests that she keep her graham cracker crumbs on her plate by saying, "Daddy, you shouldn't be afraid of crumbs". Then I have to re-run the "even Superman has Kryptonite..." lesson. That's a fun story - anytime I can compare myself to the man of steel I embellish a bit...for the kids ya know ;)

So, once again, over the megaphone, "DON'T DO IT, IT'S NOT WORTH IT!" :)

If you do it, you'll remember why you DON'T DO IT! How's that for logic? :huh:

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Haven't been around here for a while but couldn't resist reading this whole thread. I've been gluten-free for almost 2 months and never thought I really had the "brain fog" everyone talks about (I'm in a Ph.D. program--my brains are my livelihood). Until, that is, I went out for Mexican buffet (!!!) a week ago with a well-meaning friend who suggested the place as low gluten. I was careful, but what does that mean at a Mexican buffet? I spent the afternoon totally spaced out. So, alas, there's truth to the brain fog thing after all.

I'm planning a gigantic gluten fest for once my degree's done though and I've got a few days to live with my spaced-out, air-filled consequences. (High on the list: a corner slice blondie from Blondie's cafe in St. Paul.)

Funny, but at the start of this diet, I never really would have considered myself a "bread/pasta/pastry/carb person"--my cravings ran more to peaches and salad and miso soup. I'd go weeks without bread or pasta and things and never miss them. Now after two months of this though, the smell of onion rings frying, pizza baking, or even those terrible buns from the sub chains has me ready to kill for a bite. Who would have thought I'd sink so low? Me, of the whole-grain granola-and-co-op set.

All those gluten-free cornstarch and rice flour proxies create a fog of their own, I say.

Don't go for the gluten!!!! Namaste makes great blondies!!!

:blink::blink::blink:

OK I take back everything I've said or insinuated about wanting to cheat. All this talk of cheating has finally caught up to me. I visited by the gluten fairy today. :angry: I don't know how/when/where she did it, but BLECK! I feel like cr*p. Now I remember why I'm on this diet in the first place...and I'll be "remembering" :angry: tomorrow, and the next day, and probably a few days after that... :(

I had lunch at my parent's house, and I must have gotten CC'd. My mom is very careful, as my sister and I are both diagnosed with celiac disease. Mom carries the gene (asymptomatic, negative biopsy/bloodwork) and feels awful that she passed it on to us, so she does everything she can to make family meals harmless. I can't pin it down, but I'm sure there was a crumb involved. I HATE CRUMBS!

I am a crumb Nazi. My kids, even as young as they are, notice it. My 4 yr old responds to my requests that she keep her graham cracker crumbs on her plate by saying, "Daddy, you shouldn't be afraid of crumbs". Then I have to re-run the "even Superman has Kryptonite..." lesson. That's a fun story - anytime I can compare myself to the man of steel I embellish a bit...for the kids ya know ;)

So, once again, over the megaphone, "DON'T DO IT, IT'S NOT WORTH IT!" :)

If you do it, you'll remember why you DON'T DO IT! How's that for logic? :huh:

Richard, getting glutened by cc is not the same as purposefully cheating!!! Sorry you're sick. Be sure to drink enough. Propel helps me immensely.

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Richard

Hope you get feeling better real soon.

mamaw

Thanks, I'm well enough to be at work. I'm not slacking off, really... :ph34r:

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