Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gluten Free Food Trial. . . Again!

So I like to think that I'm pretty smart.  I have a college degree and even a master's degree. 

Well during my first gluten free food trial (which last 3 weeks) I ended up eating something pretty often that wasn't actually gluten free. 

French fries.  Yup you got it.  One of my favorite foods. 

I thought going gluten free would be bearable since I could still eat french fries.  Or so I thought. 

Some french fries are safe.  As long as they are not coated in a flour like powder to help make them crispy and as long as they are not cooked in the same oil as other foods that are not gluten free. 

Well I ate french fries at work.  Many times. 

Not sure why I didn't think about the fact that they were cooked in the same oil as the onion rings, chicken fingers and other gluten foods that sat right next to the fries. 

Yup not my smartest moments. 

So maybe the reason I didn't feel any different was b/c I wasn't totally gluten free? 

Maybe not.  But I need to know for sure. 

So on Sunday I began a gluten free food trial. . . again!

This time I will be much more careful.  I will stick to foods that are for sure gluten free. 

Fruit, veggies, salads, chicken, almonds, Luna bars (the gluten free ones), cheese, Chex cereal, white rice and black beans, Skittles, corn chips and salsa, and just to treat myself I'll be sure to treat myself to some "safe" french fries. 

I'm mostly wondering if I will feel less exhausted on a gluten free diet.  Fatigue comes with MS.  And fatigue can come from gluten intolerance.  So who knows.  I know I am tired all.of.the.time.  I'm tired of being tired. 

So it is worth trying again (for real this time) just to be sure.

And the good news is I did manage to lose a few pounds the last time.  So maybe I'll lose a few more which wouldn't be such a bad thing. 

Are you gluten free?  And good recipes to share?

What are your favorite gluten free foods?


  1. Quinoa is a great resource for me on my gluten-free diet. It is put in pasta, breads, etc. You can find it at Whole Foods. Good luck with your new trial.

  2. PS But make sure that there are no nonquinoa ingredients which themselves have gluten.

  3. I'm a coeliac with peripheral neuropathy; I love making crepes using just buckwheat flour and water for breakfast or dinner. Millet flakes are a great porridge replacement. (Don't eat oats by the way if you are going gluten free. Their protein is similar in structure to gliadin and has not been absolutely proven safe for coeliacs).

    Good luck!