I cut out gluten way before MS blipped any radars. The thing I noticed most obviously ws my ability to wake up in the morning, my Mum says I was like that even as a child, sleep all day and late to bed. One month off gluten and my alarm ceased to be an essential…so when MS dx came it seemed silly to go back onto it.
A few years down the line I stick to a low gluten regime. I’ll eat the occasional KFC, don’t worry too much if it’s in a sauce but still mainly eat GF bread. I know there’s some evidence it works for me tho as even now and then we’ll get regular pizzahut delivered and I’ll get up ate the next day and be a bit groggy, almost like a mild hangover lol.
The funny thing is that during the time I’ve been doing it, the GF market has expanded rapidly, so between Warburtons and M&S alone, there’s so much choice now. I’ve also discovered there’s very few gluten products that I even like now. Aside from the occasional pizzahut, good artisan french bread & Krispy Kreme donuts are the only things that’ll make me cave easily.
I don’t have huge amount of dairy intake either but agree, need milk and yoghurt.
Top tips on GF food are to try are:
Tesco frozen GF profiteroles - just brilliant, hubby will pick those up happily as they’re not obviously GF
M&S GF scotch eggs & pork pies are M&S quality and GF (I’m a food snob, I’d never eaten a scotch egg before I tried these)
Sainsbury’s GF Pecan tarts (pies!) have the best GF partry. I have a pecan pie recipe I’ve made that was great but GF pastry is hard to handle, I couldn’t do it now.
My trick with GF bread, as it’s expensive, only lasts for a couple of days and sticks together if you freeze a loaf. Cheap polythene bags from the pound shop - a warburtons GF seeded loaf wil require 8 bags to split the loaf into 2 slice sections and pop them back in the bag - then can easy go in the freezer so no waste. It takes me 2 minutes to do and Rob just defrosts them in the toaster for me, worth the 2 minute effort methinks.