I haven’t properly blogged for a few weeks now. The reasons being general business, and a complete brain blank on topics. Although I did try to start a post once and ended up staring at a blank screen whilst the kick-ass idea for a post I’d had literally five minutes ago squirmed away into the ether.
But I do have a thing to share with you.
I have discovered I am one of the ever-increasing mass of people for which wheat has become an issue. It’s gotten to the point where any time I eat a wheat thing I feel uncomfortable as heck for a good few days. I found this out by basically being increasingly uncomfortable every time I ate anything with wheat in it.
So, I have tried a few gluten-free breads, and switched to a gluten-free pasta, even my stock cubes have had to change.
I wouldn’t feel too sad about this, but I have discovered that wheat seems to be in everything. The most important thing- sausages. I will also miss pasties.
I think that for sanities sake I will have to stray from the gluten path every now and again. But, for day to day nommage no wheat for me.
What To Eat Instead
This became a bigger issue for lunches. I didn’t know what to take with me to eat since my go to lunch was a sandwich. You know, a meal stuffed in bread.
My solution was to just get some travel mugs. I bulk cook pretty much everything I eat and store it in the freezer anyway, so heating up one of those meals and sticking it in a travel mug seems the best option.
I also take flapjack, and a little tub of dried fruit and nuts with me to keep me going on the longer days.
How I Feel Now.
I’ve now not eaten wheat for a good few weeks, and although I’ve slipped a few times I did suffer for my lack of care, so I definitely know that it is wheat that’s the issue.
I feel so much more comfortable and healthier for not having it any more. I’ve lost a lot of water retention, I’ve stopped bloating. Basically, I now no longer have any digestive discomfort (unless I fall off the wheat wagon).
I have no idea why I’ve suddenly become anti-dairy and wheat. Either the way food is processed has changed to the point I can no longer eat it, or my digestive system is having a laugh at my expense. Either way, if I suddenly become intolerant to anything else I will be extremely vexed.