One of the things my doctor said I'm supposed to avoid like the plague is gluten... Okay... That's what I said in her office- "Okay"- all casual and intelligent-like, with a slight knowing nod of the head, as if I needed no further explanation. Cuz, you know... I gotta act like I got the smarts even though I don't.
So, dear friends, my question(s) for you is: WTH is gluten and what can it do to me? How do I recognize it in my food when I don't know what it is? It is not listed with ingredients in food, is it? I've never seen it. So how will I know to avoid it? It has something to do with wheat or flour, does it not? How do you eliminate it from your diet? Does eliminating it require the purchase of fancy schmancy (and expensive) ingredients from snooty health food stores with blonde workers wearing tank tops in November? Does eliminating it make your food taste like crap? Cause I don't want anything to do with gluten-free living if it means everything will taste like crap. Why bother eating crap? Why does my doctor think that I would know these things? Is it possible that I actually do appear to be somewhat intelligent? Doesn't a doctor's job description include telling patients how to follow their directions when said patients are clearly idiots and just pretending to have smarts? Does my doctor think it's comical to send me on my merry way with a clueless look on my face?
I have a feeling that, even though I don't know what gluten is, it has been the key to my happiness for the last 43 years. I'm almost positive of this. Gluten and Chocolate are what has kept this little girlie afloat lo these many years.
I'm heading to the store tomorrow to stock up on healthier crap. Wish me luck. I have no idea what I'm doing (Oh, really? Who could tell?). I've been scouring the internet (always a reliable source of accurate information) for info on what I should/should not be eating. Oy...
P.S. Check back soon for pictures of my peeps. I'll get them up as soon as I can.
P.S. again... Thank you for the B-day wishes! I had a great day!