Earlier this week I wrote about the difficulties faced by coeliacs when they travel. However, I didn’t mention the biggest danger when travelling: being given something with gluten, either by mistake or by ignorance. Unfortunately, today I lost the restaurant roulette. In this case, I will bet any amount of money that the hotel restaurant toasted my gluten free bread in a toaster covered in regular bread crumbs. I was much less sick than last time, so I’m pretty sure it’s a contamination issue, rather than being given the wrong thing.
I had just finished my lunch (eaten on a train) when the stomach cramps began, and was very grateful to get home before the serious stomach upset kicked in. Rather than getting back into training and posting all my diet diary blogs, I spent yesterday afternoon in the bathroom. By 4pm I was craving sugar and well enough to try some toast, but then my appetite vanished. I can now look forward to a couple of days of a tender tummy, sugar cravings and feeling tired.
I was planning on cleaning up my diet as soon as I got back home, to make up for all the indulgent foods I’ve had this past week. Looks like that will include a few days of being lactose free and vegetarian as well, while I wait for my insides to heal again.
The Score for 2 February:
|Calories burned through exercise:
What I ate:
|Centrum Multivitamin, Vitamin E 400IU, Vitamin D 25 µg
|Seeded gluten free bread, toasted
|and Raspberry jam
|Starbucks steamed skimmed milk with vanilla shot
|M & S Nourish Bowl edamame & black rice
|Genius brown sliced gluten free bread, 2 slices toasted
|with SunPat crunchy peanut butter
|Decaf black tea
|Homemade Carrot, coriander and lentil soup
|Twinnings camomile and spiced apple tea