Friends and family, here's where the Buffalo Family is right now! :-)
The kids: Gluten free, dairy free, corn free, sugarcane free, egg free for one, kiwi free for another. There are also some other issues unknown right now. Every time we try a lot of fruit, or processed food of any kind, the kids seem to have trouble, so we're still keeping a food journal to figure this out (okay, keeping a food journal again. I got lazy and stopped because I thought we were done. Whoops. I know better now). Making everything from scratch again, yee ha.
The hubby: Low cholesterol, low sugar diet. This seems so easy in comparison!
Me: Current diet - bison meat, quinoa, amaranth, avocado, dulce sea weed, sweet potato, salmon, tomatoes, sea salt, and we're checking on chickpeas. So far, they seem okay!
So for those who are doing the gluten free diet without eggs, dairy, and corn - right there with ya. Pain in the butt, eh? But for anyone who is just starting out with this? Hit in the face with it like we were and you're trying to keep your head above water?
It's not the end of the world. Lots of work and it feels like one is back in school, studying madly to try and figure out what to eat before the next meal. But truly - not the end of the world. It's just the end of an era, and that doesn't mean that the upcoming era is a bad thing, just different.
Really, really different. Sort of like living in a Monet painting and suddenly entering the land of Picasso. It'll take a while to get used to it, and it'll never be the same as it was, but it's still worth enjoying.