Hey everyone! I decided yesterday that it is time to take the next step and try and transition into a superhero lifestyle. I'm lucky enough to live a few blocks from an Asian grocery store so i know I'll be able to find a lot of the ingredients which is really exciting :)
My main question (for now at least) has to do with my job. I work for a wedding photographer and on the day of a wedding I tend to work 10 hrs not including travel...it is really more like a 11-12 hr day. I try to bring some snacks with me because I never trust catering hall food where the veggies tend to have a buttery glow. I usually bring a larabar for a power boost...are these considered superhero. I want to think the do but I figured I'd check? Does anyone have any other suggestions? I don't have a lot of room in my camera bag so I can't bring a full meal...I plan on asking for a plain garden salad for dinner instead of an entree but the days are very long and it is never guaranteed that we will have time to eat. Does mochi store well or is it best eaten out of the oven? I know nuts are ok to bring but if I do larabars it already has nuts? I'm totally lost lol and would appreciate any help!!
Phew! That is a relief! I was told to stay off of all grains for a few weeks, maybe to kick it from my system? I have no idea, I'm so confused lol. I am going to try and stick to veggies, legumes, soy, fruit, etc. for a few weeks then start to add rice back in and see how I feel. Thanks! If anyone has any superhero snack ideas that hold well all day and don't take up too much space that would be awesome too!
I'm certainly no expert, but it is my understanding that those grains are safe for true celiacs (who are rare). Who did you receive the advice from? I know some on here have to be careful with grains because of yeast issues, maybe your doctor just wants your body to rest from the digestion of all grains for some reason? I would think they would have given you a list of 'safe' grains to eat, but maybe that is how they start with all people with possible gluten intolerances, who knows?!
I haven't gone to a Dr. yet because I'm bad at that. It is more of an experimental thing for what I thought was vertigo but a gluten intolerance was suggested to me and it makes sense. I want to give it a few weeks of gluten free just to see how I feel. I'm going to go to the Dr. eventually to get tested for vertigo and discuss the gluten intolerance but while I'm waiting to get in I thought it couldn't hurt to see if I felt better.
Hi, I have a really bad intolerance to gluten too. There are a whole bunch of fantastic gluten free grains out there: any type of rice, wild rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth, sorghum, teff. They even make gluten free irish oatmeal which is fantastic.
I think the biggest thing to worry about though if you have celiac disease or a bad gluten allergy is cross contamination. For example, I can't use a toaster that has had a piece of wheat or other gluten containing bread without an unpleasant reaction. The same goes with double dipping in the peanut butter jar or using the same spoon to stir a pot or wheat berries and a pot of brown rice.
You can eat grains, you just have to be really careful.
quinoa is my favorite gluten free grain so far I've never been a big fan of rice but I've grown to accept it. I haven't tried some of the others(amaranth for example though). Ancient Harvest makes noodles out of it too that are really tasty. I get brown rice and rice noodles too sometimes but I like the taste of the quinoa based ones better. They cook faster and stick more just to beware. I'm wanting to cut out grain. I can't get my daughter's Dr. to do much looking in way of allergies but she bloats and has constant tummy aches after grains. :( She's already lactose intolearnt maybe even some dairy allergy(got hives once after a day of cheese rich eating and then ice cream too that night). I'd like to have her tested for celiacs as I'm convinced my grandma had it too her whole life and never knew because she wasn't malnourished looking(she was good solid and hefty always) like they expected in past years. I wouldn't doubt that my mom and I both have some intolerance to wheat gluten too.
I get vertigo too mine was likely caused by a car accident(got rear-ended pretty badly the guy was doign 45 and locked it up when he realized I was stopped still with a truck in front of me even though light was green) where I was hit so hard i was pushed into the car in front of me. Plus I have fluid in my inner ear constantly that cause the crystals to move out. The EEG was normal though I was not having vertigo that day. ARGH! It can take some time to diagnose vertigo though. Would be interesting if it fades with your gluten free diet. Mine fades in time and comes and goes years later.
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