‘G’ day – day one on gluten free diet.

Day one – the gluten-free challenge – how is it going? Well fine actually – I have done good so far, but less than 24 hours in so perhaps that isn’t too surprising. Nearly had one mishap this morning though, or what would be classed in the health service as ‘a near miss incident!’ My alarm clock decided to ring VERY early – I don’t know why, this woke me up, disturbed my sleep and when I eventually managed to drag my body out of bed and go down for breakfast, I reached in the cupboard and took out the box of cereal that is too high in barley malt – poured a bowl – then realised. Had to put the cereal back in the box and get a new bowl. Opened the gluten-free cereal and had that with skimmed milk, a handful of raisins and two tablespoons of gluten-free cherry yoghurt – nice!

The picture above was my lunch consisting of

1/2 packet of brown rice fine noodles – pour on boiling water till soft, then drain and cool.

2 inch slice of cucumber – cut lengthways

100g prawns

2 sticks of celery – cut lengthways

2 radishes (for colour)

2 tablespoons of gluten-free sweet chilli

Mix well

I had this with 1 apple and 1 banana.

Waiting now for my evening meal of jacket spud and gluten-free baked beans – yum!

Last night I emailed the hotel and requested a gluten-free breakfast – they were very fast in responding, but I also need to ask them to bring my breakfast separately should it be a free for all buffet – breadcrumbs included! 😦

This is what I requested – we will see what happens, although it might be difficult to tell if some contamination has occurred 😉 but this is no different to what some people will experience.

Dear Sir/Madam
I have a reservation on the 17th and 18th of May and I am sending this email to request a gluten-free option for breakfast, if you would be so kind to provide this. This is required because of coeliac disease and consuming gluten can make me ill, should you need more information on how to provide a gluten-free diet please check the following link, which will take you to coeliac UK’s website where you can find further information. It is important that any contamination with gluten during preparation and cooking is avoided, this can sometimes be a problem. I am more than happy to answer any questions, or check foods for you, should this be needed.
If you can’t provide a gluten-free option I will bring my own cereal, so please let me know if this request is problematic.
Thank you
Tummy rumbling now – need my meal
Will blog again tomorrow!

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I am a state registered dietitian. 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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