Unfortunately I got the same symptoms from eating any type of rice product that I did as if I ate something made of wheat! Corn is another ingredient that I have to avoid!
It's so frustrating! Especially when people look at you like you're being over dramatic about food!
But I did find a good explanation about exactly why I can't eat corn or rice and hopefully this will help you too!
Lately I have been spending a lot of time looking up corn and rice free recipes to liven up my menu I mean lets face it; you can only have so much meat and veggies before it gets extremely boring!
Another thing I have noticed too is there are a lot of recipe sites for Gluten Free baked goods which is great, but you have to have a balance!
I actually found these sites after my former support group mentioned glutenfreeonashoestring.com.
After reading a few of the recipes on that site I realized that they rely heavily on rice flour and corn starch! Not a good thing for me or anyone else that can't tolerate rice or corn!
There are a few sites that I have found that have great recipes that are free of wheat, corn and rice as well as being dairy free, they also have alternative ingredient lists in case you're sensitive to the original ingredients in the recipe you're interested in!
TheSpruceEats has a mixture of gluten free and gluten filled recipes so if you are the only gluten free person in your house (like me) you can make the whole family happy without compromise!
BreadsFromAnna is a perfect site for the celiac; as the owner is one herself!
Want to make a healthy gluten free version of KFC? Look no further! This recipe is not only awesome, but affordable since we all know that the big food companies are trying to milk people with food sensitives for as much money as they can!
Then there is my personal favorite; the man who's book saved my life literally! Dr William Davis, he has a recipe for a flour mix that you can use in so many ways!
Now, there are a lot of recipes online that can help you with your menu planning, but, there really isn't a lot online for emotional support when it comes to the depression that people go through when they realize that they have to restrict their diets to save their health!
I won't be the first to tell you, and I know I won't be the last..........IT SUCKS!
It's annoying when your friends and or family ask you when you're getting off your crazy diet, or that you're too skinny!
It's depressing when you walk by one of the pizza places and you catch the aroma, wishing you could go in a devour a whole pie!
It's insensitive when your friends share one of those stupid food posts on Facebook showing you how to make cream puffs in less than 2 minutes!
But........... you know what's not depressing?
When everyone except you moans and complains about how much weight they gained after the holiday meals!
How you can laugh at those diet commercials that come out in the spring!
How much money you save by not buying all the over-the-counter meds that you used to buy before giving up processed food!
Sure it's a pain in the ass to make most of your food from scratch but at least you know exactly what's going in it! You're not finding a fake fingernail or a hair (unless it's your own) in your food!
I could move on to the topic of skin and hair but I'm going to save that for another editorial!
See you next blog!