A Stupid Idea. Gluten-free me.

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I’ve made a new choice. After some thought and bit of research…. I decided to give gluten free diet a try. It’s been over 3 whole weeks with no gluten. I mean… I even went to Austin and did not eat one bite of fried chicken (so lame). Here’s what really sucks: I feel better. Yeah. It’s not cool. Ok, it’s cool. I just miss bread. I want all the gluten. I NEVER realized how much I loooooved bread until I stopped eating it. I’ve had some gluten free bread and other items like that, but my mind keeps telling me to eat all that bread. Gah. I didn’t think I really ate that much gluten, but now I just crave it. Just typing the word ‘gluten’ makes me want to eat all the gluten. Mmmmm… doughnuts.

Please send pretzels, pumpkin bread, and fried chicken.

– Chelsey

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28 Comments on "A Stupid Idea. Gluten-free me."


Guest
August 25, 2013

I am so excited you tried a GF diet! I started to follow the Paleo diet back in October! I have never felt better! When I do cheat, I feel pretty terrible for a few days. I've experimented with tons of GF dessert recipes and have a several up on my blog. I've also mastered the Cauliflower Pizza crust! Priceless!

Guest
August 22, 2013

I've been thinking of doing that even though my test came back negative for celica's.

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manasmith
August 21, 2013

I've been Gluten Free for 3 and a half weeks and I think I'm doing it wrong somehow. I've eaten absolutely no gluten, but I feel terrible and I've gained weight. How does that even happen. Also I really miss Donuts and pretzels and cake and pizza and bagels and gluten free sucks :(

Mana
Fashion and Happy Things

Guest
August 21, 2013

Hmmm. I have no idea. Maybe it's not the gluten?

Guest
manasmith
August 22, 2013

You're probably right, it's just a matter of finding out what it is. My small guess is that I'm allergic to almonds and even if it doesn't have almond flour in it, things are usually processed in places where they use almond flour.

Mana
Fashion and Happy Things

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Becky
August 21, 2013

Maybe just go gluten free most of the time. Still do bread from time to time but don't make gluten a daily thing. In all honesty, I don't see why there's this bucking trend to go gluten free. I have a sister who is a celiac and she needs to go gluten free because otherwise it would kill her. She was misdiagnosed for years (~6-7yrs). When finally diagnosed at 19 she was malnourished and had osteoporosis. Her doc at the time said most families go gluten free because it's easier on the kids who are diagnosed if others aren't eating cookies around them. Plus back then it was healthier as you ate more fruits and veggies being that there were not many "snack foods" that were gluten free. And those that they did have tasted horrible. Now with this whole trend, we are seeing more gluten free processed foods that make it easier for the switch. But is it really healthier if one switches from a gluten containing junk food to another that is gluten free? I think the best bet is to do everything in moderation.

If you do stick too it, just avoid falling into the new GF cookie traps. 😉

Guest
August 21, 2013

The hardest part has been not eating gluten snacks…. eating a nectarine instead is not my idea of awesome. Ha! I definitely agree with you.

Guest
vegantester
August 21, 2013

http://www.allysonkramer.com/

she does vegan-gluten-free, but i'm sure you could sub the dairy/meat back in to the recipes if you wanted.

maybe look at some paleo websites too, like http://guiltykitchen.com/ because they tend to be mostly gluten-free as well.

Guest
August 21, 2013

I will! Thanks for the links. :)

Guest
August 21, 2013

Haha I love the way you put this because it's been my exact experience as well. I'm so annoyed that going gluten free has made me feel better. I don't want that to actually be the answer, because goodness all the gluten things are delicious. Guess we're both on an adventure to find a new cache of delicious gluten free recipes.

-Jasmine

quirkishembrace.blogspot.com

Guest
August 21, 2013

Oooooo, I'm not alone! Good luck! If I find any amazing gluten free ideas… I'll send them your way. :)

Guest
August 21, 2013

I had to give up gluten due to having Celiac disease :( :( It is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. However, it has gotten so much easier to manage over time, and there are so many things out there that taste great – and not just for being GF. There are so many things that are naturally GF and you have to think like that! LIke – what CAN I eat and not what CAN'T I eat? Totally a change of mindset :) You can do it!

Guest
August 21, 2013

I can do this. I can do this. Any good gluten free cookie recipes you recommend?

Guest
August 21, 2013

You know I've been gluten free for 2.5 years… And it was the best decision I made… As your sister, I'm really glad you are trying it too… I do recommend eating it from time to time though… You'll remember why you are doing it cause you will likely feel sick. Eventually the-way-IT-makes-you-feel, will not be worth it… Good for you. And I hope I had some influence there.

Guest
August 21, 2013

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