Rice cake, peanut butter, sliced banana, and a drizzle of honey. Yum!!
Today was my first real day of gluten free eating. Ironically, I have more tummy pressure (bloaty belly!) today than I have in a while. I know I did not eat any gluten. I even bought a new jar of peanut butter to avoid cross-contamination. Does it get worse before it gets better? Seriously, I look pregnant. Ugh! Oddly, I have felt hungry all day. Over the past couple of months I only feel hungry when I am starving. The stomach discomfort seemed to leach away my appetite. The appetite was back in spades today. Perhaps that's a good sign.
Speaking of cross-contamination, I read recently that it would be wise to get ride of all my wood utensils. Apparently gluten could be hiding in the porous material. Considering I don't have a dish washer (besides my hands) I am paranoid about this happening. Now I am worried about all sorts of weird cross-contamination situations. Both of my pets eat food that have gluten in it. If crumbs from their food land on the table or counter it could potentially get on my hands and in my food. Silly? Perhaps. I just want my symptoms to go away.
I am getting great support in this whole endeavor. My family has already run out and bought GF flours. My friends keep sending me messages about a product that they saw labeled gluten free. And don't forget my in-house support team.