Less than 24 hours to G Day!

I have been challenged to have another try at following a gluten-free diet by Coeliac UK Wessex, to see what changes have come about in the last 3 years, I am aware of the changes as I do have to advise people, but as I have blogged previously – nothing like ‘living it.’ This time to make the challenge a little more difficult I am going to the Allergy & Free From show on Friday and Saturday necessitating a hotel stay and no doubt two days of eating out and all the difficulties that may present.

So with less than 24 hours to go to G day (gluten-free day 1) I have been preparing – I have to say I am a little more comfortable in following the diet this time as I am very knowledgable about what the requirements are, much less daunting than my first foray in gluten-free living. I have made my bread (see attached picture) not a pleasant sight, but very tasty non the less ;-). I have a fridge full of naturally gluten-free salad and fruit and I have planned what I am going to eat. The one thing I am finding a little unsettling is the fact I am going to have to contact the hotel to request a gluten-free breakfast – this is a little fraudulent, I feel, as I don’t have coeliac disease, but it is necessary to immerse myself fully in the experience. I am going to have to open a new box of rice breakfast cereal (as the one we are currently using contains greater than 100 ppm of gluten – as barley malt) and a new jam pot (to avoid contamination) and prepare my meals for work, I am actually looking forward to the experience. My lunch has been made for ‘G day’ brown rice noodles, gluten-free sweet chilli sauce, prawns, cucumber and celery salad and I have planned to be able to have a yummy breakfast with rice cereal, gluten-free cherry yogurt and some dried fruit (containing iron and calcium.) Wish me luck – will blog again tomorrow 🙂

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Jules_GastroRD

I am a state registered dietitian and advisor to The IBS Network, the UK charity for people with irritable bowel syndrome. My speciality is dietary treatment of gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, lactose & fructose malabsorption and multiple food intolerances. I have had lots of experience in other areas of dietetics and I wished to start this blog to spread the word about evidence based dietary treatments and dispel much of the quackery that is common with these diseases. All information on this site is of a general nature and is based on UK based treatments and guidelines. Please see your healthcare practitioner should you need more country specific information.

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