Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:33 AM
I'm finding switching over to the gluten-free diet to be challenging, in the least. It's frustrating that gluten-free foods are so much more expensive. I do appreciate that some manufacturers list gluten-free foods on their websites--although I do have some doubts about whether Cheetos are really gluten-free as they say.
Hello, and sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum.
Diagnosed celiac August 2004
Posted 31 August 2004 - 06:11 AM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:06 AM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me
Posted 31 August 2004 - 02:23 PM
Upon diagnosis, I too ran to my local healthy food store and bought a bunch of processed gluten-free stuff I didn't think I could live without. Well, most of those are still in the cupboard because I just don't eat much of the specialty stuff. There are a lot more options in your regular store than you realize. (Yes, Cheetos are gluten-free, even though some don't eat them due to cross contamination issues I have never had a problem with them.)
I have found that the only thing I really can't find in a regular store is soy sauce (the jury is out on whether LaChoy is really gluten-free). I have purchased some cake, cookie, brownie mixes via mail order but requested that my commissary carry them AND THEY DO NOW! (I'm a Navy wife.) I did mail order some ready-made cookies, cinnamon bread and pizza crusts from Kathy's Creations and put them in the freezer. I'll eat a cookie every couple of days or so. I made my own mixes and put them in the freezer. That way if someone else is having sweets, I can too. I also bring them to work with me.
I also found that Publix carries some cereals that are gluten-free and SuperTarget has a couple of Bob's Red Mill items that are gluten-free (not all are, though - watch the label - it will say gluten-free).
I primarily eat meat, fresh veggies, potatos, rice, fruit. I have never had a problem with fruit that many have when first gluten-free. I love the stuff. We always try to make enough at supper to have leftovers for my lunch the next day. Eating out is not only difficult, it is very RISKY - always!
Pay attention to your body - it may be good for you to keep a food diary of EVERYTHING you eat for the first month or two because it's easier to figure out where you might slip up that way. Read all you can - there are other forums besides this one that are good, too. You can join as many as you have time to read! I regularly visit 3: delphi, yahoo sillyyaks and here. All have a different "specialty" or flavor and you'll quickly develop a favorite.
Good luck and hang in there.
Posted 06 September 2004 - 12:05 PM
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