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How do you handle it when severe cravings attack? I've had this terrible crud that's been going around and had to do 20 days of antibiotics and the 12-day steroid pack. On top of the steroids it is PMS time. The cravings are killing me. How do I handle this? I'm trying to be good but I haven't been. I know that is a major no-no. But I don't know how to cope!

Any and all help is appreciated.

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Are you saying that you are craving gluteny foods?!

If so, when I get that way. I usually make up some Betty Crocker gluten free cookies, cupcakes or brownies. If you can do dairy, ice cream is good! For something salty, I make popcorn or have Lays Stax. You can make pancakes or pizza out of the gluten free bisquick or make some tacos or something.....What exactly are you craving? There is pretty much a gluten free substitute for everything.

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The best way to handle the cravings is to keep 'treats' that are safe on hand. My go to is chocolate. If you give in to the cravings for gluten they may continue as gluten can be an addictive substance for us. Just as an alcoholic can not have 'just one drink' safely or an exsmoker can not have 'just one cig' we can not have 'just one gluten treat'. Try to be strong and be prepared as best you can for when cravings hit. Most importantly don't give in to them.

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Thanks for the support. I am craving all kinds of gluten containing foods. It isn't just the flavor I'm craving, but the texture and everything. Texture is something I'm having a difficult time with. I need to not be so dang picky!

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The Betty Crocker gluten free brownies are pretty much like the real deal texture wise. They are a chewy brownie. Why don't you make some of those and have some vanilla ice cream with it! :)

There is also a sugar cookie recipe on the Betty Crocker gluten free website. They taste exactly like regular sugar cookies.

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Supplements.

Calcium citrate. Magnesium. B 12 complex. And blackstrap molasses for the iron.

Chocolate.

Cheese and plain rice crackers. Crunch. crunch. crunch.

And.... I can make bread pretty fast. I can't do much sugar, but there is a lot you can do with flavored quickbreads. Microwave - bun. Pancakes or flatbreads on the stove top. I made a mock pumpernickel yesterday, took toasted buckwheat, fresh grated orange peel, cocoa, caraway seed, cumin, agave, I can eyeball this now in a bowl. Sliced in half, made a deli sandwich. Poor me. Who needs white bread. :P

I will also force myself to eat more vegetables, because they are better than getting on that roller coaster of blood sugars going up and down.

Soup is good, too. Curry with coconut milk. Side of rice.

Maybe boil up some rice pasta and throw some safe sauce over it.

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Thanks everyone!

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They are a chewy brownie. Why don't you make some of those and have some vanilla ice cream with it!

Yer Killin' Me!!! :D

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