Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I have figured out why my tummy has been so sick. I definitely can't eat ANYTHING with gluten in it. My body has been rebelling from my eating it, Pain, gas, hot and cold sweats, chills, burning, nausea! I thought I kept getting stomach viruses over and over but its got to be the gluten. I just can't tolerate the one food that I love! WHEAT!
What is gluten you say? It is EVERYTHING made with wheat flour or rye or barley. Anything that has been baked, all pastas, cereals, most of the foods in restaurants. You also can't have things that don't have gluten but were made in the same factory with things that do have gluten. Gluten is the part of flour that is a protein chain. 30+ years ago people didn't have this problem. I grew up on pasta every night but now industry has changed the genetic code on wheat so that it would be gluten (protein) packed and people can't tolerate the change. Then if you buy say a tiny loaf of bread made of alternate grains to be gluten free it costs close to $6.00 as compared with a regular loaf about $1.60.
I've been on gluten overload. The suggested menu has all these gluten items to pick from and I've been trying to keep a balanced low calorie diet to not do any fad diet of no carbs but unfortunately I just can't eat gluten. I wish there was a way to make the suggested diet plan show a pick of only gluten free items. Then it wouldn't be so bad.
Then there's the other problem that gluten intolerance causes which is Lactose intolerance!
That's my other favorite foods, and my most favorite food is CHEESE. Give me cheese and crackers over candy and cake any day. I just recently found out that egg yolks have caisson in it which is in all dairy products. I sure hope I'm not allergic to egg yolks too!
While talking about intolerance I can throw in the things I'm allergic to that I absolutely can't eat is FRESH pineapple and lobster and crabs. Thank God I'm still doing ok most of the time with (shrimp).
So that leaves me with meats, fish, and poultry, vegetables and most fruit. I can eat rice and oatmeal (I think) and not sure about corn.
I guess I should be grateful to God for the good things that I can eat but my human nature wants to cry. It is sooo hard to give up all the things that you love!