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Gluten Is A Drug.. Its A Little Addicting For Sure.

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Ok I am on day 20. Gluten and dairy free.

seeing some improvements. Yes.

I called my doctor today to hear my test results to only be told sorry he will have to contact you later in the week.

here I sit, thinking about a sandwhich, a sub, a pizza, a hamburger. I am not going to give in, but the family loves bread products its everywhere I look.

Fortunately for me I have some ham, some prunes and some redbridge beer and some chips. Sure nothing all that healthy but I am not "there" yet. Still just trying to make it by the day. I guess the cravings have kicked in.

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You are doing it exactly right. You have food on hand that you can eat when you just need to eat.

All the things you mentioned have gluten free substitutes that you can either purchase and keep in the freezer to thaw out when you need them, or you can learn to make gluten free breads that you can use when you are wanting something fresh. Some families get a breadmaker and do a loaf in that frequently. Other people use rice cakes or crackers or corn tortillas. My husband (who is not gluten free but eats that way here at home) actually likes rice cakes and frequently eats them and the peanut butter.... I buy a lot of each.

I tend to gain weight easily on bread, even the higher protein ones made of nut meals, so tend to do small fresh quick ones so I won't eat a lot of it all at once. You can learn to make a gluten free quick bread in the microwave fairly easily, in a cereal bowl or small ramekin. And pancakes/flatbreads are also very easy to make. You can take a gluten free hot dog or sausage and wrap it in a fresh flatbread and dress it up with mustard and ketchup, and chances are it's better than regular. Flours can be customized to taste and individual preferences. (amaranth, besides being higher protein, tends to retard mold when used in a finished bread that might be stored in the refrigerator a few days.)

links with easy recipes

Taking gluten free vitamin B complex and calcium and D and magnesium mineral supplements also helps with cravings.

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Ok I am on day 20. Gluten and dairy free.

seeing some improvements. Yes.

I called my doctor today to hear my test results to only be told sorry he will have to contact you later in the week.

here I sit, thinking about a sandwhich, a sub, a pizza, a hamburger. I am not going to give in, but the family loves bread products its everywhere I look.

Fortunately for me I have some ham, some prunes and some redbridge beer and some chips. Sure nothing all that healthy but I am not "there" yet. Still just trying to make it by the day. I guess the cravings have kicked in.

Yes gluten is addictive.It took me about six weeks to get past the cravings . ((HUGS)) hang in there it does get better. :)

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The gluten free subs taste like garbage until you have let your tastebuds adjust. (about 4 months)

The first time you try gluten-free bread toast or grill it.

Try and stick to things that have always been gluten free.

fruits and vegetables

meat and potatoes

salads

baked potato (can be made into an entire meal just load it up)

Frito corn chips

most ice cream

popscicles

there are so many "junk food" items I would be here all day writing it all down!!

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The only food group you left out is....

Snickers!!

They are gluten free and helped me when I couldn't have the things I missed.

Good luck, it does get easier!

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Ok I am on day 20. Gluten and dairy free.

seeing some improvements. Yes.

I called my doctor today to hear my test results to only be told sorry he will have to contact you later in the week.

here I sit, thinking about a sandwhich, a sub, a pizza, a hamburger. I am not going to give in, but the family loves bread products its everywhere I look.

Fortunately for me I have some ham, some prunes and some redbridge beer and some chips. Sure nothing all that healthy but I am not "there" yet. Still just trying to make it by the day. I guess the cravings have kicked in.

Yeah, I am just getting started, and have been dieting as well. I am giving myself a break and letting a little loose on the food intake as long as I'm 100% gluten free. Once we are better healed, we should in theory not struggle quite so much with weight loss. Note, I'm not obese, I'm 5'10" 200lbs male 32yr old. I'm very muscular with a nice gut :P. I plan on being 160lbs in a few months.

Right now I wish my stomach would stop hurting... it always hurts, always gassy.

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The only food group you left out is....

Snickers!!

They are gluten free and helped me when I couldn't have the things I missed.

Good luck, it does get easier!

Ohhh Snickers! I miss them soo much. My daughter was diagnosed with EE and she can't have eggs anymore. I don't have the heart to have her see them or smell it on my breathe. They were her favorites, so now I can't eat them till she's off to college. (She's 8, 10 more years to go!)

So someone eat a Snickers for me! LOL

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