Sounds like good advice. I will restart my food journal...
When you say avoid the processed gluten-free foods and make your own, where do you draw the line? buying rice pasta would be ok still wouldn't it.? What about something like rice tortillas? I never buy the muffins or bars, and actually just bought my first pack of glutino chocolate vanilla cream cookies--I lasted since November without cookies, figured I earned a pack. From reading other posts it sounds like it's not uncommon to react to Chex, which I have bought a lot of recently...and had wondered about. I guess that would be something to avoid too. I would think baking my own items would be fine too as long as I'm careful, I haven't made myself sick so far that I've been aware of.
And utensils, getting my own plastic ones would be best? And a glass cutting board? More costs!! I live with my boyfriend who does eat gluten, but he is very careful and conscientious, I just might have to tighten things up in the kitchen to make sure we aren't sharing tools, and cupboards? (my stuff is currently on a top shelf, his on the bottom ones).
You guys are really great help, I should have joined sooner to get this support. It's so nice to know that I'm not the only one who struggles, the doctor made it seem like I just have to stop eating gluten....just like that, and I'd feel better. Not the case as I'm learning still.