After talking with a girl in my dance class who is working to become a nutritionist, I was left wondering if indeed perhaps I was having issues with Gluten. Perhaps that is where a lot of my health problems and symptoms from over the years have been from?
Well, after more research I’ve decided I will at the very least give the diet a test. For a month. Two weeks minimum? I have no idea how any of it goes really! I went shopping last night, while the ex came to ‘watch the kids’ (aka sit in the living room while they slept) and had a hard time figuring what quick and easy things I could attempt to eat that don’t have gluten, or wheat. Or anything like that.
It wasn’t easy, not in the slightest. I was left feeling a bit frustrated and a little stressed at seeing Gluten free bread costing $7 for a single loaf. I don’t even eat bread very often, maybe a few times a month. But still, for some reason the price made me completely balk!
Of course, I could ask a doctor at the clinic to check if this is a problem. Then again they dismissed me both times I asked about having my thyroid checked too. So.. I can’t really take a ton of hope that they’d care much. Plus, if it’s a month to check if this diet, no lifestyle change, will make a difference in my overall health and well being? Well, then.. I’ll do it!
I mean, I managed on Weight Watchers until that disaster with the “Lite Mocha Frappucino” becoming a “WHITE Chocolate Mocha Frappucino” put me so over in points that I couldn’t eat for the rest of the day and it was only 3pm. It took one mistake to completely and totally wreck my day on that, so I couldn’t really go there again. Yikes!
I also managed to calorie count severely for a good portion of a year, lost weight, didn’t feel a ton better, but I did indeed lose weight. Sadly, I just gained it almost all back again over the next year after that. :/
I was able to find some things I could eat, that were simple and I already knew I liked the flavor of. Picked up some organic apples (which, for some reason I was scared would taste completely different from non-organic, and I was thusly afraid to actually eat it!), some mushrooms (which were my dinner actually.. >.>) and… some other various things like.. Hmm, rice cakes to snack on, cocoa-pebbles crispy treats (yes, they’re gluten free, heh!)
I tried some shirataki noodles, but… I don’t think I ended up draining them out enough. Paired with a gluten free Alfredo sauce, Parmesan cheese, and pepper… I didn’t like it. They were watery tasting? Yeah, for sure I didn’t drain them well enough. Bwa, so.. after a few bites they went away and I resorted to sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic salt, Onion powder, Parmesan and Pepper. Ohhhhh it was so good, and thank goodness, because I was feeling starved!
I forgot lunch.
That likely doesn’t help much.
I WANTED Bean and Bacon soup. But noooooo, it has traces of wheat so I couldn’t let myself! 🙁 I wonder if that’s why I get so darn yucky feeling after having that soup? I have no idea. @_@
This weekend, I get to go hunt for gluten free soy and Teriyaki sauces. Anyone GF out there who has some favorite baked good recipes? I am going to attempt to modify my cookie and almond chicken recipes to be gluten free versions. @_@
Still, any advice on tried and true gf recipes would be much appreciated. I’ve been linked to one site, but… that’s just a link, to a site, full of a lot of things. Instead of something more personal, “if you like, then you’ll like…” or “I really liked this… but I changed this and this to make it more…” anything?
Who knows, I sure don’t.
Well, off with me for now. Over the weekend comes up a couple of giveaways! Best of luck to all those who enter! I’ll talk to you later. <3