I stopped eating wheat in 2001 after being diagnosed with a wheat allergy. On the day of my diagnosis I had eaten toast for breakfast, pasta for lunch and pizza for tea. My life changed forever and here are a few things I miss:
eating huge bowls of pasta. Now I’m eating pasta costing at least double the price I ration myself.
being able to eat out without planning WAY in advance. Spontaneity is not my friend
quick trips to the supermarket. Now every label must be checked or there will be severe disappointment when I get home
just accepting a biscuit. So many times people offer me one and then remember and get all embarrassed that they don’t have anything else suitable. Or I take my own and they HAVE got me something so then I feel bad thinking the worst 🙁
Monster Munch. Maltesers. Smarties. Pringles. Chocolate eclairs. Onion rings. Ice cream cones. Crusty bread fresh from the bakery. And many more…
I consider myself lucky that I got my diagnosis and can get on with my life without being covered in spots. This week is Coeliac Disease Awareness Week (8-14th May). This is raising awareness for the often misdiagnosed condition and explaining how gluten free isn’t a fad diet but an essential part of a healthy life for sufferers.