Today marks my first week anniversary of tottering steps into gluten free territory. I did a pantry and fridge clean out last Saturday. This past week I felt pretty good about what I had to eat (thought a bit heavy on the Thai Kitchen noodles…oh…yummy!) I know I overspent on the processed GF goodies last week. I toned it down this past weekend. Less crackers, noodles and chips. More brown rice and cooked from scratch yummies.
This really isn’t so traumatizing. We didn’t eat out for the month of January. I know how to cook. For somebody who depended on restaurants and processed food for their “diet”, I could imagine the horror of trying to learn how to feed yourself.
Jeff has been a champ during this transition. He calls it the Meat and Potatoes diet, which any man would be thrilled to try. Branding does make a difference! 😉
I also fit into the Milk Allergy category. Running nose and sneezing after consuming liquid milk & yogurt. I think I am ok after eating hard cheese or goat’s milk, which might mean a whey allergy as opposed to casein. Biggie dealio. In the first case, I can still eat my natural cheeses occassionally. On the other case, I’d have to completely dump all dairy and anything with dairy ingredients. Bummer.
The first big step for me was getting the gluten out. I will give it 3-4 months to clear out of my system before trying any other major changes. Well, except for the liquid cow milk and yogurt. I’d rather not sit with a pile of hankies and tooting my nose for half an hour after eating my breakfast!