Giving Up the Goods

I have recently decided to rid myself of wheat for a little while.  A doctor had suggested that I may have a small sensitivity to it and that it might suit me to try to go without for a while.  So, here I am, day 4 of no wheat.

It hasn’t been so bad.  I eat more fruit and I’ve been getting myself some power smoothies.  I also now have a deep love of brown rice.

Anyway, anyone out there not eat wheat?  Any tips for me?

  • Jeremy Lawrence says:
    May 5, 2010

    I’ve heard that it is a really hard diet to keep. There are blood tests for that. You may want to confirm the diagnosis before committing yourself to a gluten free diet for life. If you are having GI issues they may want to do an endoscopy (camera down your throat into your stomach and intestines), that can also confirm or throw out the diagnosis of wheat gluten sensitivity

  • christine giordano (from Austin!) says:
    May 7, 2010

    I have major digestive issues and have cut wheat out of my diet on and off. Have had all the tests in the world with no diagnosis but the doctor said to keep experimenting with eliminating different food groups. The best I ever felt was cutting out wheat AND dairy for a month, but I love food and it’s difficult to maintain. Anyway, when I am "on the wagon", I find solace in Mexican and Asian food because there are delicious corn and rice options that are wheat-less. Other things that I live on: peanut butter, gluten free pastas (like brown rice pasta), chips and guacamole, oatmeal, eggs, and trail mix. And instead of beer I drink wine and hard cider. It just takes getting used to, but stick with it for awhile to see if you feel better!

  • Allyson says:
    May 19, 2010

    Seriously. not that hard. really? people complain about no wheat? I can’t eat wheat, eggs, and have to limit soy for health reasons, and I have NO problem maintaining it 98% of the time. whole foods is your friend, as is trader joe’s. asian foods=awesome.

    oh yeah, I also can’t eat onions or shellfish.

    if I can eat, you can eat 🙂

    I do eat meat, which might make it a little easier, but GF stuff is everywheres these days, so it’s not that hard. it’s not hard even if you’re vegan. hit me up if you have questions and are serious about this, I’ve been on this diet for over a year now, and my vitamin levels are perfect, save for bordeline anemia, which just IS with me.

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