Diary of a GFer: Day 11

Last night I found myself up at midnight Google searching how long I needed to be gluten-free before I know if it helps.  This was after stuffing my face with marshmallows because I desperately needed something to satisfy my craving for a flavorful treat.

Rationally, I know that I have a wealth of gluten-free food options available to me, however, there is something about the restriction that just got to me yesterday. 

I’m bored.  Bored with oats.  Bored with salad.  Bored with pistachios. 

Although if I am honest, the boredom routinely happens even without eliminating a good portion of American diet staples.  The frustration comes in when I can’t reach for a bag of Cheez Its to soothe my soul.

I miss the foods that I grew up loving.  And even though I know that McDonald’s cheeseburgers do. not. taste. good.  I find myself craving those salt patties on sweet white bread.

We crave sugar, salt, and fat.  And cheeseburgers, cookies, and crackers fill that void.  And fruit and hardboiled eggs do not.

But I’m hanging on because Dr Google tells me that it could take 6 weeks (or more!) to determine if removing gluten from my diet will be the key to health.  And I don’t want to give up.  Then denying myself for the last eleven days would have been all for naught.

Thank God Dr Pepper is gluten-free.  Otherwise, I would have been dead in the water 10 1/2 days ago.

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9 Responses to Diary of a GFer: Day 11

  1. good luck babe…
    I don’t think I’d ever go GF, unless one of my kids had to…

    • Jen says:

      I’ve already made so many changes towards a real food diet, it really wasn’t that hard. It’s just late at night… When you’re tired… And lazy… I’m weak.

  2. Julie says:

    Mr. Google will also tell you that cravings will get better and go away after a few weeks too. Apple cider vinegar which I know you would love helps with cravings as well.

  3. Shell says:

    Hang in there! I hope you can figure out whether this is something that will help.

  4. Good luck with continuing the gluten free diet. I’m sure it must be hard, but I’ve heard so many people say lately that they went GF and so many health problems went away. Hopefully it will help!

  5. Elise says:

    You can do it! It’s hard, but it gets easier after a while. Hubby tells me that when you actually start equating those foods with the way you feel afterward, it becomes very easy. As for me though, I can’t wait to wean my potentially allergic kid so I can start having cheezits again! 😉

  6. jennifer says:

    I SO can relate to you. It’s only been 8 GF days for me, but just today I was saying how bored I am of the food I have been eating!

    • Jen says:

      My boredom is probably caused by my bi-weekly shopping. I just didn’t buy enough GF snacks last time… Or I never got around to hard boiling eggs, stuff like that. This was a rough week for food prep, so I’m sure next week will be easier…? I hope!