Anyway, I have been attempting to go 100% gluten free as that is the only way to treat it to prevent further damage to my small intestine, but its a learning curve and in the meantime I keep having these horrible depressive moments. I ran out the door this morning with only a Starbucks and not thinking about food. Well by noon I was out with my sister who's daughter was crying about McDonald's. I was starving and quite frankly have a soft spot for Micky D's...but it turns out the only thing on the menu that I would even eat was a huge risk-the fries. And only by double check that they are the only thing cooked in that oil. If a nugget was cooked in it prior to that batch, I'm screwed....I was starving however, so I risked it. I didn't even think about the salad options at the time. But the fact that I can never eat another chicken nugget again in my life about made me burst into tears! This sucks! The bread at dinners and a good 6 piece of nuggets... sigh. And hell! I even have to check spices before using them! Who the heck knew they used gluten products to bind spices?!
Sorry. Just needed to get that out. I guess the only good thing is that living on fruits and vegetables now will probably help me lose the 10 pounds I put on when I tore ligaments in my ankle was laid up for a while watching housewives and eating potato chips
D-day 14 June 2013
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I too have a soft spot for McD's. Big Mac's and the nuggets.
I think I may have an intolerance to gluten as well but certainly not to the extent you do. I have a doctor's appointment next week. All I know is that my body is not digesting things like it used to when I was in my 20's and 30's.
For some reason, I can no longer tolerate anything with cocoa.
I really feel for you, ThisHell. It's not like we can avoid food or people who eat food. That makes our cravings (addictions) harder to control.
I feel much better now, lol... much more helpful than what I thought I would be watching-some beady-eyed beak nose Dr. with facts and statistics... lol
Thanks for that one... and I guess I'm doing good with all this! I'm not THERE yet!
That describes it perfectly!
Though not celiac, I did do low carb quite successfully for a year and half. I felt SO much better and would like to get back on it. It's not so hard once your body adjusts but it can be hell getting there.
Hang in there. If the headaches haven't started yet, they will. Just know that it's part of your body detoxing all the bad stuff. And you'll learn, too, that it's really not that hard to eat out once you get the hang of it (ie, hamburger minus the bun). After a while, you really won't want the stuff like you do now.
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
I am so so sorry.
Please look into the Whole30. It is 30 days of eating clean in a way that will not only heal your gut, but kill those cravings. It won't be easy, but it will be so worth it.
I've been studying under a professor at my school that is a pioneer in mind/body medicine, and all of the ways stress, food, and our health are so closely interrelated. You may miss it here and there, but you'll thank yourself for it later on.
PM me if you ever want tips, advice, to vent, etc.