Don't panic! It could be the BEST
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GF cakes are more dense, but very good. GF bread and pizza crust: different story, but with trial and error, there's probably something out there to appeal to your tastebuds. Everyone has different opinions regarding this. Except EnerG breads - I don't hear/see a lot of good info about them. All gf breads are better toasted. Keep that in mind. You get used to using lettuce wraps, and using alternate ways to eat. It's not "mainstream" - you just have to shop on the internet or in the health food store.
Look at older threads for ideas on brand names and substitutes.
You are not alone! Recommended reading: Gluten-Free Living for Dummies by Danna Korn. Try the library if you're not ready to invest, otherwise, it's a great intro into the gf world.
If you need to be gluten-free, your immune health will thank you for your trouble. Let us know how your test results come out!
Edit: I was never diagnosed with IBS-C, but learned here that's what I had all my life. I grew to have the looser stools (3x/day or after every meal) toward my diagnosis at around age 45. I ate Kashi for breakfast most days because of high fiber content for 13 years! The good side to that is I have no polyps or diverticuli!
It's not unusual to be misdiagnosed with IBS. But not every IBSer tests positive for celiac either. If you're neg. by celiac panel bloodtest, ideally, I'd submit a stool sample to enterolab.com. After that, I'd try a trial gf diet ... but always talk to your allergist/doctor.
If I want a treat, I bake myself a "Because I'm/You're So Special"?? lemon cake, no frosting. Or peanut butter cookies (1 c pb, 1 c sugar, 1 egg) 350*, 8-10 mins. Or a Snickers bar, or Starburst. I need to lose weight though: I struggle!
Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 6/19/2007 (17:25)
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