I recently was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism which is a new thing considering I have been hypo my whole life. Unlike hypothyroidism there really is nothing they can do except removed or radiate the thyroid. My thyroid is pretty much gone and they are not coming anywhere near me with radiation. My mom opted to have hers killed with radiation opposed to the surgery and her thyroid is still producing thyroid hormones, like nothing happened. Being that I am a Dr. House Case I have decided to look at what I can do to help control my hyperthyroidism. Diet and exercise, I am not sure if I would call this a diet considering it is going to be a lifestyle change. I have given up dairy, fried foods, artificial sweeteners the only thing that is left for me is Gluten. If the only reward of a Gluten Free Lifestyle is not glowing in the dark, I am okay with that.
It has been one week and at first it was hard because we are a bread and pasta family. I would be making Booga’s dinner and start drooling over his Jelly sandwich or the Princess’s Mac and Cheese (which I am not a huge fan of). I will say celery and peanut butter or homemade bean dip is really good. I also have been working out (every night) I am pretty sure I have lost some inches but I’m not too concerned with that. I am doing that because it helps me control stress and I sleep better at night when I do work out. My favorite dinner after working out is homemade baked Sweet Potato Chips with Bean Dip.
Sweet Potato Chips:
- 1 Large Sweet Potato (cut into 1/8″ slices)
- 1 TBSP Olive Oil
Pre heat oven to 400. Cut sweet potato into pieces toss with oil (about 1 TBSP) cover front and back of pieces. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes flipping at the 10 minute mark. Serve with dip (a lemon tasting bean dip is fantastic).
It hasn’t been easy and I have already fallen off the Gluten Free Wagon but I will say that Peppermint Snack Cake was not worth it. I hope to have some more Gluten Free recipes soon, including some cookies because I could really use some cookies.
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I was diagnosed with Celiac Sprue in July 2005. The good part is that there is no medication for it – the only “cure” is a gluten-free diet. The bad news is giving up “normal” bread and pastas. So yeah, I was faced with a tremendous life-style change. Reading labels and knowing what to look for is key.
It was harder than I thought it would be at first and, even seven years later, I sometimes still get depressed that I am not supposed to eat “normal” bread, cake, cookies, pastas, etc. I do not allow myself to say that I can’t eat something. I can eat anything I want but I choose not to eat something that harms my body. That outlook helps me on those days when I’m feeling sorry for myself. 🙂
There is a lot of information on the internet about gluten intolerance and there are a lot of recipes our there. And, it’s pretty easy to remove the gluten from most recipes by switching the regular flour for gluten free flour.
Good luck on your new adventure in food!