DS 7 ~ DS 3
Hi, I am in the process of working my way toward a gluten free diet (possibly casein too) for my son. He is still bf so I am assuming I have to do this too. My problem is that I could eat lots of gf stuff, but I don't seem to feel satisfied! I want a piece of bread!! Or cereal or something. Maybe it is because I want what I can't have, but I do feel still hungry or something no matter how much gf stuff I eat. Anyone else have this problem?
It's not easy but you do get used to it and the result will be completely worthwhile.
PS - Besen flour (chickpea flour) is great for yummy savoury snacks.
One gorgeous solstice babe 12/08, two smitten mothers - mothering consciously with conscience and compassion. Birth & Postnatal Doula. Student Midwife. Expecting #2 November '12.
For what it's worth, protein (nuts, eggs, beans, meat) seems to stick around a lot longer than rice does.
As far as wanting bread: when I first changed our diet, I concentrated on learning new foods rather than finding substitutes for our old foods. So rather than trying quinoa or rice pasta, or buckwheat/rice/sorghum/tapioca/fava bean bread, I just made rice, or sweet potatoes, or another veggie as a side dish.
Now that I've learned some new dishes that we like and I can easily prepare, I do make bread occasionally. Bob's Red Mill has a gluten free bread that is excellent... good flavor, and it FEELS like bread. But I'm not so prone to reaching for bread as an easy meal anymore, because I have more options that I've figured out.
I'm happy to share specifics if you'd like... PM me.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults
DS 7 ~ DS 3
Until the receptors in the brain die off you will probably feel this way. I found when I went GF that I ate non stop for about a month. Then, all of a sudden I was fine-it was like magic. One day I woke up and I just wasn't ravenous.
I agree with making choices that are nutrient dense. Eat if you feel hungry. As long as you are making healthful choices you will be okay. It's not forever.
and for when you're really in a bind...I've heard Fritos are gluten free...
We make his bread in a breadmaker and it's really good. We also use Tinkyada pasta instead of normal spaghetti and there's brownies and such that are gf too. I hope you adjust soon. I have a feeling I really need to do this too.
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
We're remote ECing, unschooling, free ranging goat dairy farmers.
We've been getting the Steamfresh frozen veggies for quick fixes for meals. It's really helped a lot because if I don't have to take the time to prepare it as a side, I'm more likely to eat it. I've also found several cereals that I love that help with the cravings--my favorites are the Envirokids as they stay crunchy. I second the PP's suggestion for the brown rice bread--I use it with sunflower seed butter & apple butter for a quick meal. And Tinkyada pasta--I eat that at least 5x a week. Yum!
As a sidenote--I've lost 10 lbs in the last 2.5 months as a result of this. :
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