Hi, I've recently been told im both gluten and diary intollerant, and im also not able to eat the following:
- peppers (seasoning, sweet, hot, any!)
- apples and pears
- scallops (specfifically, other shellfish and fish are fine)
- poatoes are border line (she told me don't worry too much about this)
- and ive just noticed soybean is also on the list (i had thought of going to soybean for a diary alternative i guess that won't be happening now)
As you can imagine this is going to be highly restrictive for me and i have to say im not eating alot. Im currently renting a room so dont have too much space to store or prep food ie batch cooking probably isnt viable for me. And im single so ill need to consider that when buying fresh foods as i cant get through them all before they go off.
If anyone can help me with some food ideas that would be great. I did want to lose a little weight (im a small 12, so more toning up than extensive actual weight loss, my natural body size is a large 8) so before being told about my intollerances i had stopped eating both bread and potatoes for a few weeks or so. I'm a bit of a sugar fiend so although ive replaced my chocolate and sweets (never grew out of it!) cravings with fruit, im now definitely suffering from fruit cravings.
I've only been following the new diet since Thursday evening but had dinner plans both Friday and Saturday night which despite being in some lovely restaurants left me eating very plain unseasoned food (fish and chicken) with chips, i never normally eat chips (i dont really like them) but neither restaurant choices had fresh vegetables, 1st one too posh and 2nd too brasilian ie peppers galore!
I've been into Sainsbury's and looked at the free from section and brought some soy milk and soy yoghurts as dairy alternatives (not realising i wasnt supposed to be having soy either) and have also brought a lot of fruit and some salad bits.
Can someone help me with where to go to get suitable food please and some ideas on what these might be? Thank you so much! I'm sure there is more to it than just visiting the free from asile in supermarkets is there? I don't want to eat unseasoned chicken and veg everyday, already feeling like this is an impossible feat, and its definitely not affordable either!
Thanks in advance for your help and so sorry about the long message! Sasays x