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So I'm a week and a half into a gluten free diet. It hasn't been as difficult as I thought, but far more of my go-to tasty snacks are off the menu than I thought would be. No sushi, no biscuits, and there's LOADS of crisps I can't have. And no beer!

That said, I haven't had any of the gastro issues I usually have - I do occasionally go for a week without any symptoms, but this has been quite a gap. It's too early to say whether my joints are showing any improvement, but I'm planning on a full month gluten free, so we'll see then. I do have a couple of new mouth ulcers - the diet was meant to help stop them, but again I'll give it the full month before I call it a failure.

It's making me a little more imaginative with regard to meals at least - I usually fall back on pasta when I'm too lazy to think up something to cook. It may also be making me more unhealthy in some ways - I've fallen back on cheese for snacking, which is hardly the low-fat option.

Ho-hum. It's definitely nice to not be rolled up in a ball on the bed with various unpleasant stomach issues every few days.

Date: 2010-09-18 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sollersuk.livejournal.com
There's an increasing amount of evidence to show that low carb is more important than low fat (we need a certain amount of fat for our brains to function properly, for a start)

Date: 2010-09-18 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarsy.livejournal.com
Well that's good! Now to cut back on carbs... If only popcorn wasn't so delicious.

Date: 2010-09-18 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sollersuk.livejournal.com
Alas, yes!

May I recommend proper prawn crackers?

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