My depression disappeared when I was able to actually be 100% gluten free. Just the overwhelming changes you must make can make you depressed until you adjust and learn new patterns of eating, shopping and cooking. Rather than buying the expensive breads, try the pancake mixes and use these for breakfast and sandwiches. Sometimes, the batter made really thin, can be cooked as a crepe and used as a wrap. Old posts have lots more ideas, recipes, brands, etc. The products and available and prices vary widely depending on where you live.
Hey Juls, welcome! Glad to see you are starting to take care of yourself! Nobody can do it for us, except us. As the cook in the house, buy products that you can eat as well as the kids. They may want regular bread for themselves, but for the most part, I'd be buying items you can all share, but what works for your diet. For example, pasta. Just buy pasta you can eat and let everyone else eat it too. Learn to make special treats that you can share with the kids etc. I buy regular stuff for the family that I can't eat like cookies and cream ice cream and I am not tempted at all in consuming it. The effects of eating something with gluten in it is just not worth it for me. If you think that you are poisoning your body, because you are, each time you cheat, maybe it will help you from consuming stuff you shouldn't. Cook dinner each night with you in mind and not to satisify everyone. You don't run a restaurant and really, who has the time to cook differently for everyone in the family???
Keep up the walking, maybe buy a pedometer and get at least 10,000 steps a day. Increase your fruits and veggies and you'll be okay.
I've also had problems with depression that was diagnosed about the same time as I found out I was a celiac. I was put on medication and went to therapy but I found that eating gluten has a HUGE effect on my mental state.
Keep moving. It will help out tremendously.
Good luck to you!
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I am 37 yr old single Mom of three. I have been diagnosed with CD since August of 06. I have a large number of auto immune disorders. I have suffered from depression since my oldest was born in 93, in 02 I suffered my first TIA ( caused from HUGHES)& my second TIA in 05. I haven't have real success in losing any weight but I know since I have began watching my diet I do feel better.
I have restarted over and over again. I have recently lowered my anti anxiety meds and am walking LOTS more.
I am a SAHM and sell Avon. I love being at home with my kids.
My problem areas are NOT eating enough and eating the bad snacks that make me sick.
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