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First Week Of gluten-free - I Win!

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My company buys us breakfast once a month for a meeting.

Typically is something bread-based like bagels, muffins, biscuits.

Today, I told them I would be bringing my own breakfast due to avoiding gluten.

My gluten-free breakfast was way more fun - they had lousy wheat-ey bagels and I found an awesome little place nearby with a hot breakfast buffet to go.

Eggs, Bacon, Hashbrown casserole, plus bought some yogurt and a yummy organic red tea to go.

I win!!

Just wanted to brighten your day if you are feeling deprived on gluten-free.

It is hard adjusting (not going to lie) but it helps me to see the positives.

Look at what I CAN have - YES, CAN, WILL, LOVE, instead of no, not, can't, don't :)

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Attitude is everything, and it looks like you have a great one!

Newbies, listen to this. Remember it when you are having a down moment. You CAN eat LOTS of good foods, and the longer you do, they better you will feel, not just physically, but emotionally. Your relationship with food will change for the better. I swear, there are times when I am actually grateful I have this because I am now eating REAL food instead of a mixture of chemicals made to resemble food.

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I love these types of positive postings! However....I hope you checked to make sure that both the bacon and the hashbrown casserole were gluten free. Frozen hashbrowns (if that's what they used) can contain gluten due to flour being used during the freezing process. Hopefully, you DID check...but I realize that you're new to this diet, and these items may have seemed fair game.

Good luck to you....and I'm so glad you're facing this challenge with creativity and confidence! (Just be careful out there!)

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I love these types of positive postings! However....I hope you checked to make sure that both the bacon and the hashbrown casserole were gluten free. Frozen hashbrowns (if that's what they used) can contain gluten due to flour being used during the freezing process. Hopefully, you DID check...but I realize that you're new to this diet, and these items may have seemed fair game.

Good luck to you....and I'm so glad you're facing this challenge with creativity and confidence! (Just be careful out there!)

The Hashbrowns were. And they were delicious. Homestyle and fresh. Good old potatoes and cheddar (and a little butter not healthy but....neither is a bagel!) It did not have any kind of "crumbles" on top. Just more "au gratin" style cheddar crusting.

But did not think about the bacon! Crapola! The kind I have been buying for home is from our organic/natural grocer and is clearly labeled gluten-free.

So far my belly seems okay. We'll see in the next day or two. The buffet was at a really hip natural grocer so I am *hoping/paying* maybe they did use a naturally gluten-free bacon. Gotta remember to ask this stuff.

This is what will be the hardest for me to adjust to - eating in public.

But with time, I will get the hang of it.

Still seeing the upside. There are so many really healthy gluten-free foods out there to explore!

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I learned here that almost all bacon is gluten-free. I haven't bothered checking myself because I can't eat it anyway. :(

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Nice!

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However, SOME bacon does contain gluten (the flavored and smoked kind sometimes does). You're probably safe, though.

As for a little cheese and butter, those aren't bad for you. Butter, in particular, as long as it's organic, is considered a healthful saturated fat that your body needs to process fat-soluble vitamins. You did well!! I wish I had such a great shop near me!

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