Sorry, I've been MIA the past few days but it's been a little rough around here. After doing tons of research I came to the conclusion that I may have certain food allergies. I've never spoken about it here before, but I have had "tummy issues"for years and lately some other symptoms have started showing up too. So, I started doing a lot of reading and indeed...I have a lot of the classic symptoms. So, for the past few days I have been both gluten and dairy free, and let me tell you ...IT IS NOT EASY!!!! In fact it really stinks. I AM SOOOOO HUNGRY!!! but all the things that I want... are not things I can have. I am so used to waking up every morning and having a piece of toast with butter and of course that's out, as is yogurt, muffins, most cereals, etc etc. All those delicious carbs are missing from my normal routine and I am seriously going through withdrawal. Who would have thought that eliminating such everyday things like bread could be so difficult! I feel weak and sluggish and I have a pounding headache and basically feel like crap! Going without dairy isn't that hard for me but the going without wheat is really hard.
Yes, yes ...I know there are lots of new gluten-free products out on the market and I am anxious to give some of them a try. Thankfully, I have a dear friend who is already gluten/dairy free so she has done a lot of the leg work already and knows what is yummy and what isn't, so we may be heading up to Richmond today to Whole Foods and Ellwood Thompson's to go shopping. Sadly, we don't have any good grocery shops here in town that carry a large selection of G-free/D-free products so I have to schlepp up to Richmond to do that. Needless to say not too much else has been going on around here because I haven't had very much energy. Please!!! if you are G-free or D-free and can recommend yummy alternatives for me I would greatly appreciate any ideas.