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    sailing, skiing, running and playing with my kids (2 boys)
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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Making your food at home is the BEST way to go, and the most economical. I used to frequent the salad bar in the cafeteria at work and that worked out great, except the expense. So now I use my crock pot ALOT! And freeze left over soup and box up all left overs and bring them with me. That is what works for me. Otherwise, I keep chunky peanut butter and rice cakes in a spare drawer at work, and I have peanut butter and rice cakes (portion 1 or 2 rice cakes) for lunch at least once a week!
  3. I felt SO horrible prior to going Gluten-Free - THAT IS WHAT MAKES ME STAY ON MY GLUTEN-FREE DIET!
  4. I would make sure that you keep some gluten-free snack bars with you in the car and at work and just with you. So that when you feel light headed - get something in your stomach. It takes your body a few months to adjust to a new diet - especially the gluten-free kind! I eat small meals throughout the day to prevent the lightheadedness - amke sure you are taking your gluten-free vitamins as well! I find that I do not have the stamina that I used to have prior to this diagnosis, but you have to find what is right for you. I found that once I was diagnosed with celiac disease my grocery shopping changed - I buy so much more fresh produce and fruits and keep bananas and apples and pears with me - lots of veggies too. I also add nuts to a lot of food (in moderation, but they are satisfying to me). GL!
  5. Hi. How long have you been "gluten-free" - I mean I am always hungry because I miss the foods I used to eat and I long to eat - but I know better! I keep a lot of nuts in my house - I find them satisfying. Um, I was freakishly hungry at one point a few years back - so I went to my doctor - well, I was 2 months pregnant (and I thought it may be my thyroid!) - was I in denial or what - the only thing is I had a 6 month old at home - who would have believed that one! Anyway, if you continue to be famished - if this continues I would do another check in with your MD - they will do a workup and get to the bottom of it! But now that my boys are 3 and 4 years old - I continue to not be satisfied with the food I eat - I would LOVE to have a regular hot dog and bun! I would love to have a piece of REAL pizza! I would love to have a real beer - but, like you, I am stuck in a gluten-free world, that not many understand! I am always hungry - I just have to have small meals throughout the day now - where prior to the sans gluten diet I would eat the normal 3 meals. I even need a "snack" before bedtime - san gluten is really rotten - but, for me, it's better to live without the gluten then to live with the ramifications of eating gluten.
  6. I also agree that your whole family be tested. I got tested after my father was diagnosed (he was 65 at the time) with celiac disease. I am a celiac and so is my only sibling, my brother. Please note that abdominal pain is not only celiac related - as my brother thought - once he saw the doctor he was rushed into an emergency apendectomy! So always consult a physician - but get tested if anyone in your family has celiac - just to be sure!
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