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I am having cravings for my favorite foods that I used to eat, especially cinnamon rolls. I know that there are probably gluten free cinnamon rolls, but right now I'm not in the place to search them out and make them. Is there a point that they will go away? I also suffer from depression and sometimes all I want are my breads. Will this become less over time? And I don't think potatoes and rice will be able to fill that desire. Thanks.

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In time you will. Before Celiac ever entered my life, I had a major fast food addiction (1-3x a day easily). I decided one day to finally start actually caring about my body and I slowly weaned myself off and now I never really have it (before or after dx). Granted, enjoying breads and then getting Celiac can be almost as bad as quitting smoking cold turkey but you just have to persevere and in time you will.

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I'm fairly new to this diet too! Struggling w/it since I am among other foods, allergic to eggs, dairy, soy,.........this is what I have so far replacement eating. Ener-g light Tapioca Loaf (Ener-g) you can buy at health food stores, amazon, of their company Ener-g.com. This bread is not too bad, so far the best for me if toasted~ I have tried their Raisen Loaf, and Engish Muffins (I could not eat). My mistake I went on line and bought 6 pkges of each (they last almost 6 months w/o freezing)....threw them out. I find that Van's Waffles (gluten free,etc) are good toasted (or at least decent). If everyone has anyother "good" tasting dairy, egg , gluten free, please let us know.

it's bad enough gluten free, but add on dairy, soy, eggs....and it's really a challenge! as an add on I eat steak (bar-b-que) hamburgers (same, but plain), pototoes any kind, Rice Chex (gluten free) almond unsweetened milk (really like this).

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i ordered cinnamon rolls from the Silly Yak Bakery and those were good. i like them better than those pillsbury ones that come in a can BY FAR!

eventually try to make some of your own though! cinnamon rolls really arent hard to make.

http://iamglutenfree.blogspot.com/2007/03/...our-dreams.html

these are really good and are very light. not dense like the gluten ones i had in my gluten eating days. to me this is a plus but every person is different.

everyone craves things after beginning this diet. at first they are nearly overwhelming but everntually that will fade. but every once in a while you'll see something and sigh to yourself. but then if you have baked and cooked this way a bit more, you should take that as a chance to experiment.

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I am having cravings for my favorite foods that I used to eat, especially cinnamon rolls. I know that there are probably gluten free cinnamon rolls, but right now I'm not in the place to search them out and make them. Is there a point that they will go away? I also suffer from depression and sometimes all I want are my breads. Will this become less over time? And I don't think potatoes and rice will be able to fill that desire. Thanks.

I think in time your old cravings will be replaced with new cravings . . . you need to try a few things to replace your favourites. Think outside of the box here . . . not necessarily the gluten free version of what you were wanting. My daughter loved Panera Bread Cinnamon Crunch bagels. Her new thing - which evolved because she can't eat the panera bagels is she toasts a Van's Waffle, puts cream cheese on it and then sprinkles cinnamon and sugar on top of that.

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I like Glutino fiber bread. It's dairy free. You can also find a thread on microwave bread in the recipe forum. Takes just a couple minutes to make a bun.

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How long have you been gluten-free?

For the first 6 months, I had daily cravings for my "past life" favorite foods... pizza, beer, pasta, chicken tenders! It was really tough.

At about that 6 month mark, I just didn't care for them anymore. Recently, I had a free, hot pizza and cold Bud Light put in front of me, and I passed the test! Once you make it so far, you don't want to screw it up. Most people can stay away from cheating because of the immediate and painful consequences, but some, like myself, cannot. You have to think about your long term health. Once my lifelong health goal was in mind, then I lost the cravings.

I wear my Gluten Free Awareness Wristband on my right hand, so I constantly see it. When I see my hand reaching for something I'm not supposed to eat, I see the wristband and back off.

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I've been gluten free for about 2.5 weeks. RANT: I have decided that for the time being I'm going to be disgruntled with food. I keep trying new things, and as I find more i like I'm sure I will become less disgruntled but right now that is what I have to do to keep from exploding about this whole thing. I feel like my body has betrayed me. I have enough other problems. The one thing that I was able to depnd on not causing me problmes was my body. Now I have to deal with everything else and this. I'm sure this is a process but right now it sucks! I want my pizza I can order from the delivery place. I don't want to have to think about every thing I put in my mouth. I don't want people who have been told that I have this disorder offering me food I can't eat. (however well meaning) I've never been one to do a lot of complicated cooking. Now it seems like that will be the only way I can eat something that doesn't taste like cardboard. Working two jobs makes this very hard. I feel like no one understands. The support group in my area seems to take a hiatus in the summer so no help there. I'm moving next month and then starting grad school. It's just too much at one time. When this was first suggested as a posibility I asked my PCP (before I saw the GI doc) how much of an adjustment it would be, and how hard it would be. She said it would be no problem just a little adjustment. WHAT? It seems like people who know this other person who has Celiac disease/doctor tell me that it's no big deal. That the person they know says it's no big deal. While it may be no big deal for them at the point they are at, but it is a big deal for me. I feel like my challenges are being totally invalidated. The challenge that I had to go to three different stores to do my shopping (all on public transit). That I have spent more money on food in the last two weeks than I had in the last two months. I feel like no one understands and there is no one who can help becasue no one knows anything about it (even my pcp). I was diagnosed over the phone with no followup by the GI doc except to ask if I had any questions. Being a little overwhelmed did not lead to questions right then. But she didn't suggest we set up another appointment to talk about it. What is it that they give you a life changing diagnosis, but are unable to do it face to face. I know they are busy but would a little consideration be too much to ask? Ok, end of rant.

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I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. Working two jobs could make anyone crazy let alone with celiac disease!

But....(you knew that was coming)

When you're finished with your rant and believe me, I hear you, it is tough. Then take charge of your life instead of your disease controlling you. celiac disease doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. You can eat simple foods even on the go. Lots of college kids come onto the forum for help, you can look up threads of suggested foods. College kids would have the kind of on-the-go life you're describing. If you're trying to replace all your gluten foods with gluten-free replacements, it is going to be expensive and hard to shop for. Stop doing that. For one thing, you expect them to taste like their gluten counterparts and that just isn't going to happen and they are darned expensive. For an inexpensive bread substitute, use corn tortillas. They are cheap and tasty. Just eat whole foods, meats, fruits, vegetables, beans and rice. You can order a lot of those cheap and canned fruit is tasty and portable. Cheeses are good too. Think outside your comfort zone a little.

And I'm not saying don't rant or mourn for your old lifestyle. We all went through it. You can do it here, we understand. But more than that, we can help. Keep asking questions, we care.

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How long have you been gluten-free?

For the first 6 months, I had daily cravings for my "past life" favorite foods... pizza, beer, pasta, chicken tenders! It was really tough.

At about that 6 month mark, I just didn't care for them anymore. Recently, I had a free, hot pizza and cold Bud Light put in front of me, and I passed the test! Once you make it so far, you don't want to screw it up. Most people can stay away from cheating because of the immediate and painful consequences, but some, like myself, cannot. You have to think about your long term health. Once my lifelong health goal was in mind, then I lost the cravings.

I wear my Gluten Free Awareness Wristband on my right hand, so I constantly see it. When I see my hand reaching for something I'm not supposed to eat, I see the wristband and back off.

Wow. I think I need that wristband! I've been trying to go gluten free for about 4 months now and I keep cheating and then suffering for a couple of days and then I go about a week and a half and then I cheat again, each time telling my family "don't let me cheat" and then I do. It's been really hard. I feel soooo much better when I eat right, but the pie and pizza get me.

I'm going to Google the wristband...

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I am having cravings for my favorite foods that I used to eat, especially cinnamon rolls. I know that there are probably gluten free cinnamon rolls, but right now I'm not in the place to search them out and make them. Is there a point that they will go away? I also suffer from depression and sometimes all I want are my breads. Will this become less over time? And I don't think potatoes and rice will be able to fill that desire. Thanks.

I actually have had no craving much for foods with gluten.... since I feel much better being gluten free and I know there are foods that are gluten and yeast free.

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In the beginning I had to use some tricks to keep myself from just reaching mindlessly for gluten like I was used to. I didn't want to eat it 'cause it made me so sick but sometimes it's just habit, you know? I if I was hungry then I really wanted some. One trick I still use is to make sure I'm not hungry when I go somewhere where gluten might be tempting. Don't grocery shop on an empty stomach or go out with friends when you're starving. Have a Lara bar in your pocket or just eat something before you go. You put yourself in danger when you are hungry. That's when I'm most vulnerable.

Here's the other trick and it's a powerful one. You need to visualize gluten as the most poisonous or disgusting thing you can. Every time you see gluten train yourself to see this item. I use poison ivy, others have used dog poop. If you're served a salad with croutons, visualize the bread as dog poop instead. That is not appetizing and don't allow them to just remove it. You need a fresh salad. Pizza is yummy but dog poop pizza isn't. I wouldn't go into a place with flour floating all around. I imagine that as poison ivy flour and I woud never want to breathe that. Imagine your lungs on that!

You have to work hard to get into this new lifestyle. I understand that for some the promise of good health isn't enough to keep you motivated so you need some crutches. And you know you can make just about anything gluten-free that you can eat with gluten, so get busy and make some of your favorite foods! Don't do without!

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