Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ready for Phase II

Things are still going well with the no-grain fast.  We've been slowly eating through all the food we made on Sunday, and now that the week is coming to a close, I am once again beginning to think about the next week and what we might do to plan meals.  Although, this time around I'm not nearly as stressed.  It definitely helps (more than I had imagined) to have Derek on board with the same diet!  Next week will be our last week doing no grains at all, and then I think we are going to add grains back in, but we will still be gluten-free.  (We haven't yet discussed how long we intend to go gluten-free.)

I used to think being gluten-free was an inconvenience, but I'll tell you what, being grain-free is way worse!  And it's not because I am craving a bunch of stuff - thankfully, I haven't struggled too much with that.  The main issue is that it takes SO. MUCH. PLANNING.  I don't usually have a problem with plans.  In fact, I love them.  Plans help me keep my head together.  But when I have to give up an entire Sunday afternoon to planning and making food just to kind of get by through the week (I still had to buy a few meals out in order to make it through), it's pretty annoying.  So, needless to say, I am looking forward to adding a few grains back in.  Things like corn and rice really can make a huge difference in what kinds of dishes we can prepare.  Being gluten-free isn't "easy" but with all the GF products available these days, it certainly helps with having a life outside of the kitchen!  I miss my rice cakes.  :-(

1 comment:

Jenny Barton said...

I agree, Melody. Grain free is very difficult and can leave you scratching your head about what to eat. We eat so many grains without realizing that we do. I commend you guys for doing this! You must feel light as a feather about now :).