Saturday, 7 September 2019

One Daily Positive - Week 36 Exploring wheat free foods.

This new wheat free diet is easy to follow. I've stopped eating bread, pizza, burger and cake and choose gluten free when we eat out, but since I've stopped the wheat/carbs just over 2 weeks ago, I don't feel full after a meal and I've been craving sugar and actually put on 2kg in a very short period of time. I'm also suffering with indigestion, trapped wind and have been constipated, all the symptoms I din't have but should've had with the wheat allergy.

I've felt incredibly isolated this week. Peter was away Sunday till Tuesday and although I went to the dog park on Tuesday, pub quiz was cancelled on Wednesday and I've been out each day to the mall for coffee. I realised on Thursday that when Peter left the house at 5am, I actually didn't speak to a single person until he came home at 10pm. That'll all change next week as I'm flying to the UK.

244 Sunday Morning spent on the sofa watching the end of The Good Wife, what next? Dropped Peter at the airport for his flight to Saudi, called in at a friends and spent the afternoon and evening on the sofa watching reruns of Glee. Now the migraine and meds have worn off, I can now really feel the after effects of my wisdom tooth removal last week, feel like I've been punched in the jaw.

Whenever I pass the Museum of the Future as a passenger I take a photo for my construction projects I'm documenting.

245 Monday Up at 6.30am after a 10 hour solid sleep. Chores done, dog walked, medical bills claimed, blogging and catching up with soaps. Popped out for a coffee and a swim.

246 Tuesday Off to the dog park, new road system in place which I failed to notice so a 20km detour, home and sorted through some construction photos comparing the differences in Dubai since we've been here. Peter home late afternoon, he caught the train to Ibn Battuta and I joined him for an early dinner of steak, chips and veg off the main menu.

247 Wednesday Changed the bedding and went out for coffee, some cleaning, reading and blogging. It was a long day, so I popped out for a coffee and some food shopping. Caffe Nero had Gluten Free cakes on offer. The other coffee shops don't offer a GF selection of anything.


248 Thursday An early start as Peter was off to Saudi again. I went back to bed till it started to get light then took Bob on a long walk. The day was spent cleaning the house and finishing my packing for next weeks UK trip. A swim in the afternoon.

249 Friday Out for brunch, it was difficult avoiding the wheat with all the yummy breads and cakes on display. The rest of the day was written off and I read a book.

250 Saturday Out for a late breakfast/early lunch on the beach front, afternoon spent in front of the TV, reading and blogging.

We chose to visit a Health Cafe with a wide range of Gluten Free dishes, however it was rather disappointing, the pancakes were dry and tasted early, the 'fresh fruit' was a mere garnish. 10 blueberries, I sliced strawberry and 2 raspberries for £12 and £5 for a latte. Won't be bothering again. As it's only wheat I have to avoid, I can just select salads, fruit, yogurts, fish and meals without sauces from regular menus from now on.

On the blog this week:

More on my visit to Australia last month - Flora and Fauna in Australia
We stayed in some amazing places in Australia - Accommodation
Secondhand September and Zero Waste Week - My efforts to help the planet


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17 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you've been feeling so isolated. It must be hard to fill your time sometimes. It's a shame the gluten free selections are so disappointing. They seem to be everywhere here now and the prices are much more in line with regular foods. Hope you have a safe journey back to the UK!

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    1. We can buy everything gluten free here, but it's much more expensive than the UK

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  2. Oh that Museum of the Future looks amazing. Would love to come back to Dubai to see all the changes since we last came but doubt that will be for a while!

    Sorry to hear the gluten free options are so disappointing

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    1. You'll have to let me know when you do manage a visit and I'll show you around

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  3. That's a disgusting price for that plate of food. Glad you're finding the wheat free easy enough.

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    1. I'm ditching gluten free options and just cutting out wheat

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  4. Sorry to hear it's been a lonely week. It must be difficult. Hope the new diet settles down - it might just be the transition that is causing problems.

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    1. Thank you, I think as I'm not having the carbs my body is asking for sugar to replace it

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  5. I'm glad the wheat free diet is easy to follow. I'm sorry about all the side effects though. Sorry you have been feeling isolated!
    I'm still watching Glee. hehehe
    Fab photos! The weather looks so warm. It's so chilly here now. Make sure you pack some jumpers for your visit. x

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    1. It's starting to cool down a bit here, got plenty of winter woolies in the flat in the UK

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  6. I have to avoid wheat/gluten, but it's doubley difficult because I have to avoid dairy too! So difficult when eating out.

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    1. That must be really difficult cutting out gluten and diary

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  7. What a pain about the new side effects. I don't know how you cope over there tbh, I think I'd end up getting very despressed #365

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    1. I think it's really only you lot that keep me going some days

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  8. Hmm..it's weird to experience symptoms of wheat allergy without wheat. Peter seems to have to travel to Saudi alot in his job. Ibn Battuta!! Love the mall.

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  9. I've found I am always hungry since going vegan but didn't notice it when I gave up wheat. I think I snack a lot less so have replaced that with 2 big main meals a day (plus am forcing myself to have breakfast) #project365

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  10. Glad to hear you are adapting well to the new diet. Hope the side effects disappear for you soon. It must be hard with Peter needing to travel so much. I hope you have a great trip back to the UK

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