Post by swoonqueen on May 16, 2012 11:21:04 GMT -5
Hey all, I'm a lurker but as my excitement ramps up for my second Sasquatch experience I thought I'd venture out and post! I mainly follow the girly thread and I'm hoping all you ladies might be able to help with my biggest Sasquestion. It's pretty girly. Last time I went was in 2007 and my memory isn't helping me much.... since then I've learned I have a gluten sensitivity and I've eliminated wheat from my diet. I feel way better overall, but if I eat wheat accidentally I get an allergic reaction- always have, but it's intensified over the length of time since I cut it out... long story short, what is the vendor food story at Sasquatch these days? Will I have any options whatsoever there or should I just bring in a ton of Lara bars and hope to sustain myself through hours of drinking and dancing??? any help is appreciated. I looked through other boards & didn't see anything about this, but if I missed it, please point me in the right direction [nicely ]
I also have a wheat allergy and am probably celiac (can't get an official diagnosis now that ive been gluten-free for too long). Basically you have no options as far as food vendors go. Bring your own food and you're guaranteed to have an enjoyable weekend, digestion-wise at least. I know there's a thread somewhere where we already discussed this for a few pages; I think it's called "celiac at Sasquatch?"
I did buy a product before going to Coachella called "gluten relief" by Natural Factors. It's essentially a digestive enzyme that's specifically meant to help with gluten. I thought it would be good in case I accidentally got glutened or was weak and had to try some of the amazing food. It definitely helped with all digestive issues and kept me out of the honey buckets, but I also get severe itchiness and it did nothing for that symptom.
If you have any questions regarding celiac and wheat allergy, feel free to PM me. I've got some great links you can check out too.
Post by StormyPinkness on May 16, 2012 11:53:19 GMT -5
You will need to bring your own food, but please do not try to just subsist off of Lara Bars. You need to have some good protein to keep you going through the day. I always recommend a solid meal in the day before you go in and then bring in snacks. I usually do a PBJ sandwich, some nuts, carrot sticks, and energy/protein bars. If you have some GF bread you can do that or whatever sounds good to you. It is just a really long day and you are drinking and running around all day so you need to feed the machine.
Post by swoonqueen on May 16, 2012 13:04:20 GMT -5
thanks all! kymess, really funny to hear someone else use the term 'get glutened' like I do. And I've never heard of that Natural Factors remedy so I will definitely have to pick some up. I'm sure we'll eat a huge breakfast at the campsite-we're at Wildhorse, so it was awesome to see in the Celiac thread that they have GF options. Good idea re: getting GF bread and making sandwiches. I was half joking about the Lara Bars- was also thinking turkey jerky and veggies, but I'm guessing the reentry policy will save me. A gallon sized bag for snacks won't be enough for a long day for sure! and back to your regularly scheduled girliness #ImayhavegoneSasquatchshoppingjustnowonmylunchbreak
Last Edit: May 16, 2012 13:08:37 GMT -5 by swoonqueen