214.Eating out GF/WF diet Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes

Eating out GF/WF diet: from Linda Adcovk on 2006-05-15

I'm sick of food. Although I have to watch my weight I have to watch my health. I was told I had Ceoliac about 4 to 5 years ago. I still don't get it right. Sometimes I cheat but the only thing I get is mouth ulcers and blisters on my hands. Since having this problem I crave chocolate which I never bothered with before. Before this I enjoyed my food and social life. All I seem to do is think of food and what to have. I know I sound a right misery but this is how it has made me feel. If anyone has any suggestions to get me out of this rut about food please advise.

yours desperatley

Eating out GF/WF diet: from JayDog on 2008-07-27

Dear Desparate,

I say go shopping and spend time buying and sampling all types of gluten free foods to stock your kitchen. I found once I got rid of the things I couldn't eat and stocked my kitchen with tasty gluten free products, it made the drastic change seem manageable. It is important to get things that taste similar to the gluten products based on your tastes. I make sure my pantry has sweets, staples like crackers, bread, cereal, pasta etc. That way I have the things I love right at my finger tips and I don't have to feel sorry for myself. When it goes to eating out, I did reasearch on where I could eat gluten free and I stick to those places. Actually there are many places where you could find something to eat. You may have to bring your own sauce. Like I am bringing my own soy sauce to Japan. That way you don't have to worry. I tell you this because I think you should jump in with both feet and start the new life of gluten free. It is not that bad. Do your homework (it takes preparation but it is worth it) and you will find after a few weeks you have adapted easily, both full and happy

Eating out GF/WF diet: from Bebop on 2008-08-14

I had lunch today at Longhorn Steak House and was given a gluten-free menu when I told the waitress I had celiac disease