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OMG I really need strength today. Someone brought in donuts - they're less than 20 feet from me. I want one - but I know I can't have one. This is the first time since my diagnosis that something has been quite literally staring me in the face and beckoning. Sigh.

How do you guys cope?

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Aww I feel for you!  

 

I just cope by knowing how awful I'll feel if I eat one.  Sad, but true.  How long have you been diagnosed?  It just gets easier with time I guess - I think eventually you learn to associate certain foods with bad experiences and believe me, they're not half so appealing then!

 

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Try thinking of it as really tastey rat poison... or antifreeze. It might taste good but it's still poison.

 

Be strong!  :)

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Thank you both. I'm sure it will get easier with time.

 

I was diagnosed at the end of March, so these things still tempt me a bit. I won't crack and eat one b/c I don't want to be sick, but it sure is tempting...

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I agree with Hbunting86. My mouth may water when I look at something "tasty" like that, but on a deeper level, I don't desire those foods because I know they will make me feel horrible. I value feeling like I am thriving in my life, rather than the brief pleasure of something sweet. Before I figured out that gluten was making me sick, I was still constantly testing foods. I would ask "Will this make me feel lighter and better in my life, or will this make me feel dull and heavy and unpleasant?" Mindfully asking myself that question really helped a lot when temptation would sneak up on me. 

 

You could try keeping a stash of emergency sweets, like chocolate and some gluten-free cookies on hand. Then, when someone brings cake or donuts or (insert gluteny food here) you will always have your own sweet food salvation!  :D

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Udi's Double Chocolate Muffins. They are better than doughnuts.

 

But I Do know what you mean. Last night I went to a restaurant to hear some of my friends play music. Everyone was eating and they all had french fries. Oh how I wanted some! I even asked the waitress of by chance they had a dedicated fryer for them, but of course they didn't. I wasn't even tempted to have one, but I HAVE decided it's time I make some at home.

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Blech! All of those fats, all of that sugar. The yicky feeling in your mouth after you eat it, the sugar crash later on. You can definitely rationalize donuts as being disgusting, barely even food, so that they are less of a temptation in the future.

And for the record, I did just eat about six sugar cookies as an appetizer to my dinner, so I have that awful taste in my mouth right now.

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Ugh, I know the feeling. I've been gluten-free for two weeks now since my endo/colonoscopy....Was SO strong about not eating gluten, until: yesterday! My hubby got some take out....he was like, are you sure you don't want anything? I was like, babe....I CAN'T eat that stuff. You know that, don't ask me. HAH, we got home(I even bought some gluten-free frozen dinners from the store so I could feel like I had my own "take out"), and I was like I want a bite!!!! I don't know how the heck I rationalized that one in my head! 5 to 10 bites, and about 30- 60 mins later: BAD rash! It lasted all night long and still on and off today. :( 

 

It's slip ups like these that make me stronger for the next temptation-knowing the horrible consequences. But, as another poster mentioned, I know with time it does get easier. 

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This is a great community and they will support you when you feel weak or down, provide you with great information and it is also comforting know you are not alone in your gluten-free journey.

 

It is very natural for one to want something they no longer can have (especially a a tasy donut). Every Monday my team has donuts. I enjoy a coffee or water and a gluten-free protien bar or yogurt.  I find it easy for me as I have bought into staying healthy after years of being sick. It is more of attitude or belief change. It's not what I can't have, but focusing on what I can have. Although you can eat a gluten-free donut, you may just find that making healther choices of snacks aides in your recovery (think banana, apples, yogurt...etc).  Cheers!

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