yes it is different, gluten is a sort of protein that's found in wheat, oats, rye. When something is gluten free, it's had that protein removed.
Wheat allergy is becoming quite common because we are so reliant on it.
If it's just wheat and not gluten that you are to steer clear of, then you can eat porridge, oat bran, ryvita, there are wheat and gluten free breads in some supermarkets but tbh they fall apart and taste like s*&^ !!
I did find a spelt loaf in asda, but i think there is wheat flour in it
if you are prepared to make your own bread, there is kamut and spelt bread mix available in a lot of places now.
you have my sympanthy. I have recently cut out bread products and wheat products as a result of some diy investigations
I too LOVE hot buttered toast with marmite but, I feel soooooooooooooo much better since I have cut these products out that i am finding it quite easy to do without them. I eat rivetas (there are 3 which have wheat in them so check the label), rice cakes, wheat and gluten free crackers made by Trufrom I think that are lovely (got them from Waitrose). I've also eaten more rice and couscous and sometimes have the gluten free pasta although that is an acquired taste .
Go for it NP, you might be so pleasantly surprised with how you feel afterwards that it will be worth giving up the toast.
Hi I am doing India and Neris's Idiot proof diet (similar to Atkins) and therefore have given up all carbs, I don't know if it'll be any good but I can tell you what I eat if it's any help, all wheat free!
Fish, all kinds spinach, green leafy veg meat, all kinds without bread, harder to find re sausages but Waitrose do some that have hardly any bread in them eggs cheese, all kinds garlic onions butter mayo good oils
you would also be able to add fruit and other carby veg (that I don't eat) so carrots and peppers and things
So for breakfast I have either cold sausages or bacon and eggs or scrambled egg or continental type with salami and cheeses
Good luck. I have been doing this since May and it doesn't really cross my mind to eat bread any more. You do have to read labels though it's in a lot of things
Try the Antoinette Saville bread, igf you can find it, it is stupidly expensive, but pretty good if you've got a white toast craving.
dh had a problem with wheat a few years ago, and we had a few good recipes (potato spaghetti anyone?!)which i you could try. BTW he doesn't have to much of a problem now, and we eat a lot less wheat than we used to.
I had to cut out wheat for IBS. It completely improved my symptoms. Now I am ok with some wheat but can't eat ordinary bread or drink beer without feeling awful pretty quickly.
You can get some rye breads that are quite light and nice toasted, some are dreadful, you have to find one that suits you. The supermarkets have quite a good range of free from things now like pittas and rolls and cakes. They're not quite the same but you get used to them.
There are lots of nice biscuits and cereals that are wheat free and you can get flour to use in gravy and stuff. I've never liked the rice and millet pastas so I don't eat it but I wasn't that fond of pasta anyway.
Sometimes I think fuck it and just eat what I want and suffer the consequences, having a cream tea on holiday or whatever.