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Living with food intolerance’s

Finding out you have and then coping with multiple food intolerances can be a struggle especially if those food intolerance’s fall over multiple food groups. Living with food intolerance’s can be a real challenge but there is lots you can do to make life a little easier and put the fun back into food again.

Am I just the only one that finds myself pacing up and down the kitchen sometimes wondering what I can eat? For me that’s a bad day of living with food intolerance’s and these moments of madness are fairly rare these days and namely thats because I try to always:

  1. plan what I am going to eat
  2. have enough of the right foods in so I don’t get hungry and feel nourished
  3. make sure I have some treats in place so that I don’t get tempted.

Believe me I am not angel and although I stick to my food intolerance eating regime pretty rigorously there are times when I get tempted, normally on those lovely pre-menstral days which I am sure affect lots of women out there. Infact this week having had a cold and feeling a little low I had a couple of slip ups – drank a few glasses of fruit squash (sugar) and also some 85% chocolate (again sugar). Felt rubbish afterwards but both tasted good at the time so will put that one down to a small slip up.

Living with my food intolerances

Living with my food intolerance's

Fussy Foodie really helps in the challenge of living with food intolerance’s, it gives me a space to share and gain new ideas and really enjoy the wonders of food again that I can eat. If you have recently found out you have food intolerance’s and need some help get in touch. Also if you have recipes, support or ideas to share with other Fussy Foodies we are always looking for new contributor’s.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Cheryl Whitlock
    June 6, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Hi there, I have recently found out from having the York Test blood test that I am intolerant to Gluten, Yeast and dairy. Whilst wheat came up as fine, I think they advice to avoid it as there can be some Gluten found in some wheat. I am not 100% sure, as I don’t really understand and I haven’t had my free telephone consultation yet, that is booked for next Tuesday evening.
    I have IBS and have been drinking rice milk and dairy free spread and rice bread for a number of years now, as I have done quite a bit of research on the foods that I should avoid, as a sufferer of IBS. I also had a feeling that the above food groups were going to come back, so it wasn’t a complete shock to me.
    The one thing I am struggling with is the Yeast and it is really getting me down at the moment. I am really missing some form of bread, as the rice bread etc that I was eating before contains yeast, so I can no longer eat this. I have bought an Orgran packet mix, which was free from everything including yeast, but it was awful. I also love my cakes and have a two receipes that are free from everything, but I am beginning to get a little bored of these now and could do with some more cake ideas.

    I would be very grateful, for any knowledge you have on the difference between the wheat and gluten and if you think it would be ok to still eat wheat plus what food groups contain wheat and not gluten. Also, what can I use as a sugar subsitute and any cake receipe ideas you can share would be very gratefully appreciated.

    I look forward to any help, you can provide.

    Cheryl Whitlock

    • Reply
      Miranda
      June 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

      If like me your food intolerance test came back as Gluten intolerant then, this does mean giving up wheat, rye, barley and other foods or products that contain gluten. Also if you have a yeast intolerance, eating bread can be tricky – I know how you feel as I am also Yeast Intolerant, and this does pretty much rule out most bread. However I do have a few recipes you can try:

      Gluten Free Pizza | Yeast Free Bread Recipe | Gluten Free Squash Bread

      For a fantastic sugar substitute check out Agave Nectar and here are some cake ideas: Low GI Cake | Chocolate brownies – sugar free | FREE From Crumble I have some more cakes you can try, which I will write up so you can try them.

      Let us know how you get on

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