It's all good.
Well here it is Friday and I have not had even a spec of gluten since last Saturday. 6 days straight. I think it's finally sinking in and clicking. Every day that goes by it gets easier, the cravings aren't there anymore. This week I've also been avoiding gluten free alternatives, so I haven't had much of any grains at all. The first few days were a little rough, I wasn't eating enough to compensate for the lack of carbs and by Wednesday I was way out of it. But I made up for that yesterday and by last night I was feeling great. I had a lot of energy, my body felt awesome, it was very encouraging. But I didn't have a lot of food left in the house and I didn't make it out to the grocery store so today was a little rough. Yesterday I bought a box of Pamela's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies, I was craving a sweet treat after all the healthy stuff I'd been eating and I love those. Yesterday I only had two and it didn't bother me. Today I had 5 and it did. My stomach did not love that so much after a week full of clean and healthy foods. I'm feeling fine though and really enthusiastic about sticking to my gf/cf clean eating lifestyle. It definitely works for me.
Yay for feeling good! I totally know what you mean re: carbs. I get cranky if I don't make up for the calories.
Those potato chips sound awesome and I didn't know about the sodium/potassium thing: very cool!
And thanks for doing the meme! That's so cool about your hearing.. you're like a superhero.
And one more: missed you on Wednesday (and someone asked about you).
Many gf people find they can't tolerate more than a certain amount of grains (even gf grains), period, for whatever reason, so you may be one of those.
I know you have been trying to stay away from over-medicating, but pepto pills are what save me when I get a crummy tummy.