Day 2 and Counting – no near misses today

Made it – day two, no near misses, up to now, at least! So I had the same breakfast as yesterday, which I am still enjoying – not like my foray into gluten-free in 2009 – I’m unsure what has changed perhaps it’s my improved knowledge of the diet.

My lunch is shown on the right, it consisted of

1 fillet of smoked mackerel

1 boiled egg

5 radishes

2 celery sticks

2 inch slice of cucumber

5 mushrooms

and 2 slices of my wonderful (?) gluten-free bread

Unfortunately I forgot to take some fruit with me today so I arrived home ready to devour ANYTHING,  I would have eaten a scabby donkey if one were available – they are gluten-free :-). The one problem with the gluten-free diet if you are not used to it planning is needed. What to have for my meal? Whilst preparing my meal I had 2 small gluten-free corn cakes and a banana.

My bread has gone stale now – so ready for toast, 2 slices of bread (or brick – which describes it a little better!) with Edam and some ham (packet ham – avoiding contamination.) I did really enjoy this and it has filled me up. The gluten-free carb foods do fill me up I wonder if that is because they can be higher in fat to improve the texture? I don’t think my bread will last another day so I have wasted that mix, about 1/3 of a loaf, I might try freezing some next time, but I don’t think I have enough mix left to make another loaf.

The good thing about following the diet is that I can’t have any biscuits – My one and only weakness!! 🙂 I am going to try to make some scones now – so watch out for another culinary disaster.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Day 2 and Counting – no near misses today

  1. Just about all supermarkets now sell gluten-free biscuits and some of them taste reasonably good, but they do tend to be considerably more expensive than normal biscuits.

    1. Trying to pretend that they don’t, and we don’t have gluten free biscuits at work so I am finding it simple to avoid them! As you say they are expensive and also they are very high in fat and sugar – I am finding it easier to deny myself for these reasons! I would advise people that it’s actually ok to have biscuits as a treat the supermarket gluten free ones do tend to be a little better in taste than some of the prescription varieties. But thanks so much for the comment – and thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

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