After yet another doctors appointments and more daft blood tests, I have now been advised to go gluten free for a minimum of 6 weeks. This is to rule out an intollerance before being sent to a specialist. I’ve also been given some anti-spasm medicine for my tummy to make it stop hurting and bloating… Painting an attractive picture here aren’t I!
One thing I noticed when researching gluten free foods – it’s in everything! Go and look at the back of the most random object, and there it’ll be… There are the obvious ones like bread and pasta, but things like pre-cooked chicken (you know, the flavoured ones you can buy) contain it.
Shopping for gluten free foods is easier thanks to some supermarkets having it in a designated area – but it’s not a massive selection! And also – Look at the bloody prices! £2 for half a loaf of bread! Don’t even get me started on the price of biscuits!!!
Here’s my local selection from the supermarket… Thank god for http://www.glutenfreefoodproducts.co.uk/ as they have a much wider variety of foods at better prices. For now…
So long fajitas, yorkshire puddings, cous cous, gravy and all my other gluten filled favourites. I’ll see you on the other side (I hope)