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How Do You Resist The Temptation?

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I am sitting at my desk looking at the nicest fruit cake I have seen all Christmas, and it is so difficult to resist. I am trying though, my boss just gave it to me he doesn't know thw extent of my allergies

How do you do it? Need encouragement !!!!!!

Oh, isn't that the worst?

My first thought: How long have you been gluten-free? I ask because I used to cheat now & then before I was gluten-free long enough to feel better and really have a sense of how awful gluten made me feel. So for a good 2 years or so, I was *really* whiny about what I couldn't have. Now I'm only moderately whiny. :rolleyes:

I'm all in favor of the "Oh, it was so sweet of you to think of me!" & then find the forbidden item a new home ASAP technique.

As for the encouragement: Go jamrock! Hang in there! Everyone here wants you to be happy and healthy. This is undoubtedly the toughest time of year to be wheatless. Be strong! You can do it! Think of how much work you've done to get better! [Plus, you know the stories about fruitcake-- for all we know, it could have been "re-gifted" several times already!]

Also, I highly recommend splurging on a gluten-free decadent goodie. Make some gluten-free coffee cake. Look for a recipe for gluten-free fruitcake. Buy those expensive gluten-free cookies/brownies/whatever. Give yourself a nice treat that you can enjoy guilt-free.

When I went to my Mom's for the holidays, I brought my favorite gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and allowed myself one per day. It really helped to keep me from feeling too sorry for myself amid the usual temptations.

And of course: post early, post often! That's why we're all here. :P

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Actually ... if you really want fruit cake ... Kinnikinnick makes a really wonderful one! Check it out, you will be surprised :P

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Guys

You've all been encouraging thanks alot however my biggest problem is a do not know what to eat I just really discovered the source of my illness about 3 weeks ago. My major problem is that where I live many persons don't know about this allergy and so the health food stores will stock more wheat and soy stuff I don't recall seeing anything glutten free

I end up cooking like I never done and sometimes I am not sure of the cooking oil, I cook the same food over and over for the last week and it gets boring so I get hungry, I just realized that I am reacting to soy or something else. Just imagine i do not have gluten free snacks cookie or bread I am slowly starving, I may have to travel overseas and ship some stuff, I really don't know where to start

I need serious help little or no glutten free stuff on this island

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Guys

You've all been encouraging thanks alot however my biggest problem is a do not know what to eat I just really discovered the source of my illness about 3 weeks ago. My major problem is that where I live many persons don't know about this allergy and so the health food stores will stock more wheat and soy stuff I don't recall seeing anything glutten free

I end up cooking like I never done and sometimes I am not sure of the cooking oil, I cook the same food over and over for the last week and it gets boring so I get hungry, I just realized that I am reacting to soy or something else. Just imagine i do not have gluten free snacks cookie or bread I am slowly starving, I may have to travel overseas and ship some stuff, I really don't know where to start

I need serious help little or no glutten free stuff on this island

In that case, here are some recipe sites in which you may find some "normal" recipes to follow (with fewer specialty products). There's an awesome recipe for brownies on the glutenfreegoddess site....I used whole almonds and used my cheapo electric coffee grinder to grind them into a flour. Turned out AWESOME.

http://www.foodyoucaneat.com/food/index.php

http://pages.zdnet.com/bnickson/CSATulsa/b...ree_recipes.htm

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~kupstas/FAQ_recipes.html#GlutenList

http://www.livingwithout.com/recipes.html

http://www.scdiet.org/2recipes/indexa.html

http://www.noweightgaincookbooks.com/Recip...htm#ChildrensSR

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2006...e-brownies.html

http://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/recipes/alle...tol/breads.html

http://www.gluten free.com/recipes.htm

http://www.theibdpages.homestead.com/ibdre...ndbiscuits.html

http://in.dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Cultur...en_Free?sort=lf

http://www.paleofood.com/

http://www.foodphilosopher.com/assets/docs/glutenarchive.cfm

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?q=gluten-free

http://mealsforyou.com

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ok the way i look at it is would you: eat a porcupine?

cut off your tongue?

drink amonia?

jump off a bridge?

think about these things next time your tempted. Remember: YOU ARE ONLY CHEATING YOURSSELF!!!!!!![/color]

Good Luck!!!! ( and can u belive that im only 13???!!! ) :D

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In that case, here are some recipe sites in which you may find some "normal" recipes to follow (with fewer specialty products). There's an awesome recipe for brownies on the glutenfreegoddess site....I used whole almonds and used my cheapo electric coffee grinder to grind them into a flour. Turned out AWESOME.

http://www.foodyoucaneat.com/food/index.php

http://pages.zdnet.com/bnickson/CSATulsa/b...ree_recipes.htm

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~kupstas/FAQ_recipes.html#GlutenList

http://www.livingwithout.com/recipes.html

http://www.scdiet.org/2recipes/indexa.html

http://www.noweightgaincookbooks.com/Recip...htm#ChildrensSR

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2006...e-brownies.html

http://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/recipes/alle...tol/breads.html

<a href="http://www.gluten free.com/recipes.htm" target="external nofollow">http://www.gluten free.com/recipes.htm</a>

http://www.theibdpages.homestead.com/ibdre...ndbiscuits.html

http://in.dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Cultur...en_Free?sort=lf

http://www.paleofood.com/

http://www.foodphilosopher.com/assets/docs/glutenarchive.cfm

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?q=gluten-free

http://mealsforyou.com

Thanks for the sites I will check them out tomorrow sorry I cant try the brownies I am allergic to nuts as well

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Sorry if this get a little gross, but I am never tempted because I know a few bites into that fruit cake I would have the worst nausea and I would run to the fridge in search of something to drink (usually soda) to fight back with gravity, but to no avail when I finally not only throw up but blow chunks out my nose....nice! And then I have to smell it for the rest of the day. A few days later and my normally nice skin (on my face) looks like a greasy meatball!! I think that about sums it up :P uh huh yeah

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