I have always loved make-up shopping. Guilty pleasure! So this is what I have in my gluten free make-up bag (I’m limiting this to sun lotion, foundation, powder, lips, and hair products) … I have really trimmed on make-up clutter:
1.Sun tan lotion – Neutrogena dry touch sunscreen
2. Foundation – Physician’s Formula Super B&B cream
3. Powder – currently Physician’s Formula bronzer
Now, for this morning’s breakfast. I have to say that I wasn’t feeling so hot in the morning (nausea and cramps)…so I made a smoothie, hard boiled egg, and had some berries.
In this smoothie:
- lots of ice
- 1 C. almond milk
- 1 scoop Rainbow Light Chocolate Protein Energizer
By midmorning I was very sick.
And dinner more of the same chicken/salad but was a little spicier. While I was working out at the gym Matthew made BBQ chicken and bacon to add to a salad…YUM!!!
See the theme here? Yes, pretty simple food. Trying to avoid any more upset stomachs, nausea, cramps, and diarrhea! I have to say that I didn’t anticipate getting sick so often after getting my diagnosis. I had this idealized vision in my head that every day I would be able to live life peacefully knowing what I can and can’t ingest and the stories of trace amounts of gluten getting to other people wouldn’t happen to me. I’m so sorry to say that I haven’t had the fortune of living in that reality. Instead, I’m still getting sick. Daily 😦 Today was pretty bad. I don’t like to complain but I’m going to voice the reality of my version of Celiac’s disease which is that it’s pretty hard to avoid gluten, lactose, sugar when you’re nutritionally deficient and have brain fog. I’m simply going to have to develop super mindfulness habits to deal (i.e. checklists, dependable shopping brands, tossing envelopes that don’t have self-adhesive tabs). It’s got to get better with time. Thank God I have a super supportive husband. He is the only reason why I ever remember to take pictures!!! I am really hopeful that in the coming days things will go better tomorrow!
Of possible interest:
- Celiac Disease and IBS: Differences and Similarities (everydayhealth.com)
- Digesting the Facts About Celiac Disease (abcnews.go.com)
- Celiac Disease: 10 Things Everyone Should Know – HuffPost Healthy Living (glutenfabulous.org)
- Eating Clean: A Triathlete’s Guide to a Dairy & Gluten Free Diet (youngtri.com)
Off to hang with my hubby. ‘Night!