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About swimmerchic

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  1. Hi, I just thought that I would give a little reply---I was diagnosed at 17, and have succesfully survived living in a dorm and univeristy...the whole time surviving on a gluten free diet! The dining hall chefs are usually wonderful cooks who will sit down with students who have special dietary needs and make sure that they are eating. Coooking on your own provides you with a lot more choice and you learn to be creative with the basics of food---and you definitely learn to eat well. There are some "quick meals" i.e stick whatever from the package in the microwave and cook em up if you look hard enough in the grocery store. As well another thing that has helped me survive is cooking as much as I can when i am at home...i.e chicken, hamburger, spaghetti sauce, etc and freezing it and bringing it to school with me...it is so much easier to microwave that stuff and eat it---and I eat alot better cause it is like having a micrwave dinner...very little effort required (except when you cook it all at home!). I have only cheated on the diet once in my whole school career....st.patricks day of my first year...at some point i decided that green beer was the coolest thing ever and had a drink of it (i learned that one the hard way!)..." lol Tell your daughter best of luck and i would love to post some some recipes that i have found that are "easy college friendly ideas!"
  2. Hi! I am a varsity swimmer who has celiac...we have just entered the taper part of our season and our big meets are jsut a couple weeks away. I have been getting faster times as I should in the taper but I am more tired and wiped after our 3-4 k practices then i was after a 10k practice. I don't seem to have any energy anymore and with the meets upcoming I really want to try to figure out what is going on. My diet hasn't changed, and I am still taking in as many carbs and protein as possible...lost of rice pasta and toast with peanut butter! But I was hoping that someone might be able to give me some place to start/get the doctor to test for...I didn't think that low energy coule be correlated to the celiac diet but any advice would be wonderful...this is the first I have read about celiac and sports---seems the information on celiac athletes is rather limited, and reading these posts has definitely been of help. THanks!