I am missing hamburgers, pizza, Italian bread…


Feeling really crappy today, I am missing hamburgers, pizza, Italian bread, puff pastry, chocolate tirimisu, cannoli, and all the lovely treats at my local bakery. Feeling like everyone is to busy to even try to understand that this is a huge lifestyle change for me and it has come at a time of total exhaustion (I have five children, two have serious on going health issues, as do my husband and I, already more than ten doctors between us.) and it has come with grief, grief of the wonderful flavours of food that I can no longer eat. Just want to curl up in a ball and cry all night.

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Katie 4 years 32 Answers 797 views 0

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  1. i get you.

  2. It’s a never ending struggle 🙁

  3. Oh, how I miss cannoli and particularly puff pastry. I don’t think anyone has come up with a suitable substitute for it. That said, I’ve discovered many delicious items (too many, actually, as I need to lose weight). But when I first started out it was so exhausting trying to adapt.

  4. I feel the stress you are going through. I am not celiac, but my husband was diagnosed in December, and my daughter just had blood work that was positive. Waiting on my son’s to see if his is positive as well. Add to that, work stress because my company was recently purchased, my husband started a new job, son a new daycare and I think I’ve hit my max for stress. Good luck and know that you are not alone! Hugs!

  5. Puff pastry does exist. I’ve got some in my freezer. Found at a local store, but here’s an online link. Will be trying it this weekend and will post results: http://www.glutenfreemall.com/catalog/geefree-puff-pastry-glutenfree-sheets-frozen-unit-p-3515.html

  6. Ignore the fact that the picture says smoked meat sticks. Am posting through my phone’s browser…

  7. It’s hard, and you have to eat….going gluten free is expensive and is a lifestyle that takes a lot of planning….sounds like you’ve got more than your share of things to cope with and my heart goes out to you….first and foremost you have to eat well or you won’t have the strength to cope at all….💕

  8. It is difficult. I understand what you are going threw completely. Just take a deep breath. You can make everything you are missing or find it. I use Amazon, Wal-Mart and gluten free market place. These are amazing online options. I know it is a lot to take in, but you can do it.

  9. Oh I miss all that too! I completely understand the emotional upset!! I have it too. Sometimes it is just too much. *hugs*

  10. I wouldn’t give up hope. There are GF pizzas 🍕, hamburger/ hot dog buns and … even GF cannolis. It’s an adjustment but not complete loss.

  11. If you have a Trader Joe’s near you go get some GF chocolate cupcakes they are yummy.

  12. Hugs to you. I get this in waves too. I try to focus on all that I can still eat and try to have fun cooking things we previously liked, but now do it gf. Some things we have found we even like better

  13. As you find more recepies and more gluten free products, you’ll feel better. 🙂

  14. I have been so sick. 64 years old and my whole life is running to bathroom. Still work but tired😩😩😩

  15. We have ONE cafe in my town in Bayonne NJ that specializes in GF foods. They have cannolis. However; if I buy a dozen it costs $42.00. It is SO expensive…but you can’t taste the difference. I only get them for holidays or special occasions.

  16. Remember this: Nothing tastes as good as feeling good feels.

  17. gluten free make uu andsoap????

  18. Oh I miss it so badly too 🙁 I get so mad not eating what I like, it’s hard for a food lover

  19. I know and understand what you feel right now.

  20. Thank you so much everyone, it is so comforting to know that other people understand what this is like. I’m sure some people I know think I’m just whinging when I tell them it’s hard.
    Thank You for all your beautiful comments and support.

  21. Don’t get discourage this storm will pass focus on the foods u can eat and things will get better Bonus on gf diet. You will lose weight

  22. I understand! Hang in there, it does get better. I have limited selections, too. I cook alot, and I make alot from scratch. Cookbooks from Carol Fenster helped me a lot, Gluten Free 101 and some of her other ones.

  23. I’ve found great recipes on pinterest. It’s amazing what you can do with dates or bananas!!

  24. It is hard, I went to the Mall tonight and we ate at the Food Court. I couldn’t eat at most places, other than Chick Fil A and a Chinese Restaurant. I’m tired of a salads, so went with the Chinese food and had Pepper Steak and rice and I did fine. It was hard passing by the Italian pizza place, Philly Steak restaurant and other restaurants. They did have an Indian place to eat and I could have eaten there, as Indian food doesn’t have wheat/gluten in some of their dishes, but some do. Some of the Indian food is spicy, so I didn’t want spicy. Wish there were more choices at Mall Food Courts. The worst was seeing Great American Cookie place and not being able to get anything there! I missing pizza and other desserts and eating a wide variety of foods.

  25. Keeping y’all in my prayers ?? my son has had some serious health issues too and so have I. Stay strong

  26. I made the most amazing apple cobbler the other day! Found this flour at my supermarket and have made many yummy gf treats with it definitely don’t make us feel deprived in any way!

  27. When I want to bake something I do a search. Like for my b’day cake last I wanted chocolate. I searched for flourless choc cake and found many recipes to choose from. Gives a pretty good variety making it a little easier to find one that is compatible with your particular dietary needs or restrictions.

  28. Heck, I thought I have food issues! I have an UAT. Soya, brocolli, cauliflower and kale, any high fibre vegetables I have to avoid completely. I am intolerant to beef, port and lamb, also yeast and milk. Am now going lactose free. I find it tremendously difficult eating out, having to strutinise menus and question staff thoroughly as to the ingredients in potential choices. It’s very time consuming as you will appreciate. But I’m not going to stop eating out, it’s one of life’s pleasures. These restaurants bang on about being GF, fair enough. But people have other food issues as well. They don’t seem to understand. I love Chinese food but I have to avoid it in public, soya, also I can only have Brazil nuts. The worst thing has been giving up coffee. I’m terribly sorry I know this isn’t about me but I completely understand what you’re going through. Life can be very hard. One point, I’ve found doing a cooking session, curries and soups has really helped. I freeze both, we have 2 freezers luckily. I alternate my meals, all I’m doing is heating up food in the microwave and alternate days cooking rice or a oatmeal wrap which I fill with a miniscule amount of cheese, have to be careful! This regime has helped me tremendously, I’m much healthier and it’s shown in my weight loss! I do hope you get better. Eat for life, that’s my attitude now! Xxx

  29. We have a wonderful bakery here in Columbus, Oh called Bake Me Happy. Totally GF and totally delicious. Keep looking!

  30. So sorry. I’m older- I feel like I’ve eaten enough in my lifetime lol! But I feel terrible for my young son (18) missing out on all those treats you said. And I’ll never get over pizza that’s heartbreaking

  31. My two year old just got diagnosed and I most likely have it too as I have beginning stages of MS and untreated celiac can lead to MS. Thankfully my 16 year old was tested n doesn’t have it yet but since his brother does he is facing a 1 in 10 chance of getting it sometime in his life 🙁 it’s a huge change for people and affects the quality of life of so many as food revolves around everything. Holidays, entertainment, etc. I feel your pain. I went gluten free just for my son so he doesn’t feel left out when my oldest is eating things he can’t have n I have guilt if i eat gluten cuz my little one can’t. I will never accept this diagnosis and the fear of other diseases it can lead too 🙁 hang in there. We have no choice

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