Lori Quandtfarmwife67

Dear Manonash,

Welcome to the site.  Making the decision to go completely gluten free is not an easy one except that it sounds like you already know the answer.  You feel better when not eating gluten. I am here to tell you it isn't always easy, it is a one day at a time lifetime journey.  One thing that helped me was Dr. O's videos and one of them said that we must eat to live and not live to eat, boy did that make sense to me.  I have tried to adopt that and I try to just make sure I have stuff cooked ahead I can have.  One day I had cooked a turkey breast and burnt it and it was very dry, but it was all I had, so I ate it any way and said hey “eat to live”.  I felt satisfied when I was done, it wasn't my most enjoyable meal but I made it through it.  I boil eggs, I keep veggies cooked all the time (I have colitis too, so too many raw veggies are not good for me), I keep a roast (cooked in crock pot) and chicken on hand almost all of the time.    Sometimes I don't plan ahead so I try to buy boneless skinless chicken breast that can be cooked in less than 20 minutes, with a little garlic powder and sea salt and steam some veggies or even throw in micro if you must and viola a meal.  My family has learned not to complain if they want to have their food cooked for them they eat what I do.  I sometimes (if I'm feeling strong and able to resist) make them potatoes.  You can do this and you have support from here if you need it, feel free to go to my profile and find my email address and email me anytime.