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Old 23.10.2014, 23:09
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Well since spouse worked all day organizing our transfer, I had nothing to do in this hotel considering I'm suffering horrible jet lag with stressing about food because I can't eat breakfast at this place. So my blood sugar is not balanced and I'm a mess right now. This is not how I planned to spend this birthday as this transfer came quite suddenly. When we arrived on Monday, I thought we were moving to the UK but by Wednesday evening, we're moving to Basel. How would you react? And I type fast and usually edit and didn't realize I couldn't edit until it was far too late. I'm going to bed. 3 hrs of sleep after wide awake all night and couldn't sleep all day...well, you get the idea...have a nice evening everybody. We're try this again tomorrow.
Try the precooked eggs at the grocery store. They're full of protein and fat deliciousness.

Also, try the soy-based foods and nuts in the grocery store, also great sources of yumminess.

Honestly though, sounds like your diet is a lot less restrictive than mine and I have no problems eating from the grocery store, don't despair.

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How would you react?
On behalf of the entire English Forum, I want to apologize for our lack of clairvoyance. Of course we all should have realized that it was your birthday, and understood that you weren't having a very nice one. Magically, we should have understood all of the difficulties you had with your relocation, and what a shock it must have been to find yourself in Basel instead of in London. Of course that would explain why you were a little grumpy in your first response.

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On behalf of the entire English Forum, I want to apologize for our lack of clairvoyance....
Aww, be nice man, she apologized. Second chances and all that!

LittleGirl I think you've got a lot going on right now, but remember you can still eat everything you were eating before you unexpectedly wound up in Basel. Just might require a little more effort and creativity.

Since you're stuck in a hotel at the moment, options are a bit more limited. But you don't have to starve until lunch. Here's a nice list I came across:

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/gl...oppinglist.htm

Many of these items should be available at the grocery store nearest your hotel, and some don't require refrigeration. It's quite common for people here to eat cheese and meat (with bread, but you can skip that) for breakfast. If your hotel has a restaurant, ask the staff if the chef can make something gluten-free for you. I am sure they would be willing to help.

If there's a health food store or larger grocery store, look for puffed quinoa. It makes a nice breakfast with some almond or soy milk.

Take a deep breath, you'll survive this move!
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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

The OP asked about gluten free/lactose free diets and if they get easier. For some of us, it's turns into a nightmare. Let me share my experience. I am both lactose and gluten intolerant and had food testing done in August and I'm allergic to nuts, eggs and corn which is what most of the gluten free processed foods are usually made of. Quinoa affects me just like corn and gluten so I have to avoid it. The only grain I can tolerate is rice and for breakfasts for the past year, I've eaten a protein like chicken, beef, liver, hamburger etc with veggies as a side and since my spouse is a vegetarian now, veggies only for dinner. I am allergic to bananas and melon fruit (because of the mold) so apples are usually okay and I've stayed away from sugar to heal my candida infection. They call this leaky gut and the Auto Immune Protocol diet is what I've been on for 14 months now. My Naturopathic MD and I have managed to tweak my thyroid medication so that I am in remission and also added supplements that come from deficiencies that are common with this auto-immune disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Since celiac runs in my family, I suspect that I have a milder (?) case of it and that's why I've been on this restrictive diet so long. After years of eating the Standard Western diet, the damage is done and this transfer comes at a time when I was feeling my best in 30 yrs.

There's a book by Mickey Prescott called the Auto-Immune Cookbook that was released in August that I purchased (and left behind at home sadly) that gives the reader multiple recipes in order to heal a leaky gut that mimics celiac disease and IBS. I hope you find this post more helpful than my previous and I hope the OP starts to feel better real soon. If you could recommend a doctor for me here, I'm going to need one asap as this Hashimoto's of mine is a serious and life threatening condition to some if we don't pay attention to diet, supplements and medication which I will never do again. Thanks for reading this lengthy post and I'm very sorry that it appeared I was selfish and/or princess like in my responses yesterday. Today is another day. Forever the optimist...
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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

LittleGirl - sounds like you had a better night's sleep...at least I hope so

so, you can eat rice. What about getting some rice-cakes from a supermarket so you can eat rice-cake with meat on top for breakfast? (if I've overlooked some part of your restrictions, sorry, they are a bit complex ). Or rice-krispies and some rice-milk....maybe the hotel room has a mini bar where you can store the milk to be sure it's your special one.

And do tell...how did moving to London end up in Basel...are you especially bad at geography? did the flight get diverted? <just teasing...do tell us >
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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

It's noon and I've been starving since 3am and haven't had anything but a few bits of beef jerky that I had with me. I'll come back next week and introduce myself properly as right now, we have to check out, travel back to the UK to fetch our luggage that we left behind, etc. No need to continue to high jack this thread with my story but thanks so much for asking.
Have a great weekend all and please eat & drink everything your body tolerates like wheat beer (oh how I miss a good hefe) and/or a cheese sandwich, or some pizza dripping with cheese, pasta Alfredo, donuts, cereal, pancakes, oatmeal and coffee with milk - all forbidden for me.
If anyone out there thinks we like to live like this, try it for a week or a year. Ciao
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It's noon and I've been starving since 3am and haven't had anything but a few bits of beef jerky that I had with me. I'll come back next week and introduce myself properly as right now, we have to check out, travel back to the UK to fetch our luggage that we left behind, etc. No need to continue to high jack this thread with my story but thanks so much for asking.
Have a great weekend all and please eat & drink everything your body tolerates like wheat beer (oh how I miss a good hefe) and/or a cheese sandwich, or some pizza dripping with cheese, pasta Alfredo, donuts, cereal, pancakes, oatmeal and coffee with milk - all forbidden for me.
If anyone out there thinks we like to live like this, try it for a week or a year. Ciao
Mmmmm baked apple with cinammon, roast pork and steamed green beans, beef tatar with crispy salad, boiled potatoes and salmon...
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It's noon and I've been starving since 3am and haven't had anything but a few bits of beef jerky that I had with me. I'll come back next week and introduce myself properly as right now, we have to check out, travel back to the UK to fetch our luggage that we left behind, etc. No need to continue to high jack this thread with my story but thanks so much for asking.
Have a great weekend all and please eat & drink everything your body tolerates like wheat beer (oh how I miss a good hefe) and/or a cheese sandwich, or some pizza dripping with cheese, pasta Alfredo, donuts, cereal, pancakes, oatmeal and coffee with milk - all forbidden for me.
If anyone out there thinks we like to live like this, try it for a week or a year. Ciao
Maybe you should get a second opinion? A lot of testing for food allergies have very high false positives. Also, lactose intolerance usually disappears after going off gluten in those with celiac disease.
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It's noon and I've been starving since 3am and haven't had anything but a few bits of beef jerky that I had with me. I'll come back next week and introduce myself properly as right now, we have to check out, travel back to the UK to fetch our luggage that we left behind, etc. No need to continue to high jack this thread with my story but thanks so much for asking.
Have a great weekend all and please eat & drink everything your body tolerates like wheat beer (oh how I miss a good hefe) and/or a cheese sandwich, or some pizza dripping with cheese, pasta Alfredo, donuts, cereal, pancakes, oatmeal and coffee with milk - all forbidden for me.
If anyone out there thinks we like to live like this, try it for a week or a year. Ciao
F.R.U.I.T.

I know you said no melons or bananas, but apples and oranges are available at practically every kiosk or coffee shop. Please eat something, you'll feel better.

(BTW condolences on the corn allergy but you are really really not missing much in Switzerland: most gluten-free baked goods here are pretty awful. You'll wind up either baking your own (so that you can control what goes in, e.g. use rice starch instead of cornstarch) or forgoing them completely: make all your favorite pasta sauces and just serve them over rice or boiled potatoes, that sort of thing.)
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Mmmmm baked apple with cinammon, roast pork and steamed green beans, beef tatar with crispy salad, boiled potatoes and salmon...
Mmmm... This sounds seriously good... Simple, healthy and all is gluten and lactose free but tasty, not boring. Sometimes being on diet like this gets really boring. And I put on weight (since I started this thread) after replacing normal bread with gluten free bread. They contain more fat (so apmore calories) so it looks like like Ali must avoid all bread, normal and gluten free... Not fun.

Can you share some more ideas please? Apple baked whole or cut into pieces? Peeled? just cinnamon or can I add some honey/stevia and crushed walnuts on top?
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made these last night....yum

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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

I think you can make gluten and lactose free work in Switzerland without too much pre-planning. Allergens are marked on the labels in stores and restaurant staff (at least in Geneva) seem to be familiar with what it means to be lactose/gluten intollerant. I avoid japanese and chinese restaurants as they tend to put soy sauce in lots of dishes and the menus can be difficult to modify. Mediterranean or Western cuisine is easier to find gluten free options (steak without sauce, salads without croutons and cheese). Hang in there!
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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

Izabela -

were you seriously waiting for a response? Specifically from DB? About a post from a year ago? About whether or not it's okay to put cinnamon and honey with apples? And how said apples should be sliced?

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Mmmm... This sounds seriously good... Simple, healthy and all is gluten and lactose free but tasty, not boring. Sometimes being on diet like this gets really boring. And I put on weight (since I started this thread) after replacing normal bread with gluten free bread. They contain more fat (so apmore calories) so it looks like like Ali must avoid all bread, normal and gluten free... Not fun.

Can you share some more ideas please? Apple baked whole or cut into pieces? Peeled? just cinnamon or can I add some honey/stevia and crushed walnuts on top?

As the person who actually cooked those baked apples (and I think everything else on that list you were referring to) - sure, why not. Do 'em however you want, they're your apples!

I usually leave them whole, unpeeled (the skin helps them hold their shape) and carefully cut a round core out of each one. Stuff that with whatever you want (I usually do nuts, raisins... an easy shortcut is to open a bag of Studentenfutter), put a little pat of butter on top of each apple and then bake until the apples are soft. I can't remember putting cinnamon on ours but if DB says that's what he ate then I guess I did.

Does that help?

Oh and we rarely eat gluten-free bread at all, as the ready-made stuff I have found is just nasty. Get the frozen half-baked ones and finish them in the oven, those are OK. Or bake your own (buy a GF bread mix, follow package directions) - or just plan meals without bread. Potatoes (baked, boiled, roasted, etc) are our main starch these days.
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