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Hellodarling
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   Posted 2/13/2014 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
G'day all,
I have very recently been diagnosed as a coeliac, and I'm struggling to switch to a GF diet......bad. I know it makes me severely ill when I eat the poison, but the cravings are killing me! nono naughty me, I know. Does anyone have any advice, or GF shops that they know of in Melbourne, Victoria? I'm a very picky eater, so it's been really difficult. rolleyes

kazbern
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   Posted 2/13/2014 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
My best advice is to cook your own food, and make it delicious. The GF substitutes for baked goodies are not going to be very satisfying, at least not now. After a while of being GF you might enjoy the cookies and cakes more, but they will never taste like the "real thing."

There are good GF pastas out there (try Jovial brand if you can find it).

What are your cravings?

In the end, this is something you have to wrap your mind around. Gluten IS a poison to you. You CAN resist it. Perhaps some psych counseling would help you develop tools to change your habits or build your self control around this topic.
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50 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day)generic Colazal (96 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (1/2T daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/1

Hellodarling
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   Posted 2/13/2014 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply kaz. I'm dropped up on stilnox (ambiam?) ATM, so shall give you a propose reply when I make up :) much love :)
Bi-polar-II, anxiety disorder, Poly-cystic-ovarian-syndrome(PCOS), Coeliac, IBS, and totally addicted to tattoos and nerdy stuff. Yep, I'm a certified nutter!

Hellodarling
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   Posted 2/14/2014 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh dear, sorry for the terrible spelling lol.

I tend to cook most of my food, as I don't like spending the money on crappy take out, but all the recipes I like have gluten in them lol.

Finding a good gluten free bread that tastes like normal white bread is impossible! It's all sourdough type stuff that I hate. So I tend to give in and eat my baked beans on normal toast, because that's what I'm craving. Along with McDonald's, which I normally hate! Cupcakes too.....but the GF ones are so much more expensive, and they don't taste as good.

I'm thinking that the therapy is prob going to be the best idea, just to wrap my head around all this, because I have bipolar, and when I'm manic I make dumb decisions....such as eating food I'm not supposed to.
Bi-polar-II, anxiety disorder, Poly-cystic-ovarian-syndrome(PCOS), Coeliac, IBS, and totally addicted to tattoos and nerdy stuff. Yep, I'm a certified nutter!

kazbern
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   Posted 2/14/2014 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I generally skip the whole bread thing. I'd rather have no bread than awful tasting bread. I do find, however, that GF breads taste alright once toasted. Here in the states we have Udi's and Rudi's among others (found in the freezer section). I prefer Rudi's myself, but ALWAYS TOASTED.
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50 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day)generic Colazal (96 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (1/2T daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/1

Razzle
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   Posted 2/20/2014 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
And yet going 100% GF may improve your Bi-Polar & other symptoms...

Yes, it is hard and no, none of the pre-made gluten-free stuff is anything like real wheat bread.

However, there are many, many gluten-free bread recipes online. Chebe mixes make excellent buns, bread, rolls, etc., and are really easy to make...

More ideas here:
gfrecipes.com/
gflinks.com/
-Razzle

Chronic Lyme, Bart., Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut dysmotility & non-specific inflammation, Lupus, Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN-dependent
Meds: Flagyl, Zofran, Acupuncture, etc.

Jasmine Grace
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   Posted 3/24/2014 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Borrow some gluten free recipe books from your public library and play around with making some delicious foods. I agree - gluten free toast is quite nice :) Google gluten free bakeries around where you live!

Bakery:
http://glutenfree4u.com.au/about/

Grocery stores:
http://www.weekendnotes.com/places-in-melbourne-to-buy-gluten-free-groceries/

GF breads in Melbourne:
http://ctrlalteat.com.au/the-5-best-gluten-free-breads/

Bakery (maybe too far away?):
http://www.heavensbakehouse.com.au/contact-us

adudova
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   Posted 4/1/2014 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I found a good gluten free bread in Coles - it is dark in colour and has rasins in it! Usually placed where the normal bread is but in the section with gluten free bread. When toasted, does not taste that bad :)
Also found quinoa flakes are a good replacement for oats.

Not a sweet tooth so don't eat anything sweet so can't help there but I know where is so many gluten free recipes online!

Good luck!
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