-it wasn't too tough to find things that didn't have gluten (salad dressing, yogurt, meat, cereal (Cheerios!!), cheese, eggs, all fruits and veggies, rice cakes)
-it is ridiculous to buy gluten free bread or hamburger buns because of the cost (aprx. $5.00 for four buns!!)
-I can't read anything without my reading glasses
-if I was someone who relied on ready-made food, rather than making many things from scratch, this would be a much harder endevour
I will not be eating gluten free bread, cookies, buns, or cake. For this experimental time, I will just forego. I am the one making the burgers anyway. I'll just make them without bread crumbs this time and I'll have mine without the bun. I'll just take extra salad. I saw something where people use giant Portobello mushrooms as buns. Uhhh, no. That's not a bun. Gross. You'd get that squidgy mushroom sensation every time you bit into it. Blechhhh!
My family is not going gluten free, just me. So I will cook as usual, unless it is pasta. Gluten free pasta is good enough that everyone will enjoy it. Otherwise, I will just have alternatives for myself. My latest go-to lunch / snack has been avocado smushed up, diced up tomato, a sprinkling of seasalt and a big squeeze of lime juice. (Stole the idea from a coworker). I've been spreading it on triscuit crackers. Now I'll just spread it on rice cakes. No biggy.
Here's what we had for dessert last night (and we often don't even have dessert): pineapple slices grilled on the barbecue with some brown sugar sprinkled on them as you grill them. Yumm! They are also very good with vanilla ice cream.
Observations: pain still there, no extra energy, feel the same
Onward I go.