Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
MSG has has many, many different names that all stand for MSG. Ones you commonly don't give a second thought to. Ones like...Soy Protein, Broth, Bouillon, Citric Acid, Milk Powder, Modified Food Starch, Cornstarch, Pectin (used in canning), Corn Syrups, Soy Sauce, Whey Protein, or Whey, Malt Extract, Gelatin, Caramel Flavoring...and so many more. I have finally printed off a list for myself because there are so many to remember, and laminated it for carrying it in my purse.
My eating habits have had to change. It has NOT been easy for me! I try hard to not have a bad attitude about it, but I do struggle sometimes. My friend is also allergic to Wheat & Gluten, but I am not, and yet I feel sooooooo limited on what I can eat, that I cannot imagine what I would be like if I could have no breads (especially my homemade breads which consist greatly of wheat flour and gluten), and only eat 99% veggies and fruit. I already cannot eat some of my favorite things...like Doritos, frozen pizzas or say Pizza Hut (though I can eat homemade pizza with 100% all Natural sauce and no sausage or pepperoni), Taco Bell, regular peanut butters, chip dips, regular Ranch dressings, no more Miracle Whip (only Real Hellman's Mayo), etc.