On the 13th of May I will celebrate two years of being a coeliac. You might think it’s not something to celebrate, but after nearly twenty years of poor health. My journey of recovery with an understanding of my body is worth raising a glass to.
I haven’t always felt like this, when I was first told I possibly had the disease and then later the gastroenterology consultant confirmed it. Bereft is how I would describe my emotional state. Feeling like I was surrounded by the foods I could no longer eat, I emptied my cupboards and looked back at bare spaces.
Every time I walked down the high street, past a bakers I sighed. Each time I watched food adverts on T.V I felt as if I was being taunted.
Slowly, however I started to recover and with that my mind set changed. I am happy now I’ve learnt more about how to cook for myself, my cake baking has become even better than before. I also learnt a lot of coping strategies that help me get through day to day life.
Top tips for Living with Coeliac Disease
- Never be without a snack in your bag, I’ve been to, too many parties now when I haven’t been able to eat a thing.
- Never underestimate the comfort of a stretchy waistband.
- Wear gloves when playing play dough with the kids. I’ve been caught out with it under my nails before.
- Check that people really understand when you say are a coeliac. Most of them don’t, unfortunately.
- Take care of yourself, this one I’m still working on. I try and eat the best I can, try and rest when I need to and try to exercise when I can.
- It’s not good to be on eliminating diets
- It’s way more expensive
- Gluten pizza, doughnuts and puff pastry are so
You can read more of my thoughts about living with coeliac disease on the Wobbly Wellness blog.
any way you can.Check out some of my great gluten free recipes
Gluten free sweet potato and feta salad
Gluten free strawberry jelly cheesecake
Gluten free carrot and orange soup