Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

New To The Gf Life Style
0

11 posts in this topic

Hi, I'm new here. Great site & I have found many of the posts helpful!

I find that since I've gotten off gluten, I am always hungry!

Not to mention my budget is hurting......

I'm not having a great start to this life...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Hello! You'll get familiar with this new lifestyle very fast. It is hard but well worht it!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it does get much easier and much more natural. It will never get easy--you're always worried about contamination and reading labels, but it does get better. Do you have any specific questions?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can relate, but it will get better. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like everyone has said, it DOES get easier. Things are very overwhelming in the beginning. Hang in there.

There is a good thread that was started about shopping on a budget. You might want to check that out, has tons of great ideas for those of us without a large bank account ;) .

-Jessica :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




It takes a while for your body to adjust to the new lifestyle. The hunger goes away and you will find yourself eating much less than you used to. that is what happened with me. I can eat better foods and spend less money that I used to.

Ianm

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I find that since I've gotten off gluten, I am always hungry!

I find that Tinkyada brown rice pasta is very filling and it isn't that expensive. I eat this pasta with Ragu sauce all the time (My personal favorite is Herbed Tomato & Wine).

ummmmmmmmmm :P

Chili is also very filling. Here is a recipe:

Hamburger

Heinz beans in tomato sauce

Heinz Chili style red kidney beans

Heinz Tomato Sauce

McCormick Chili Powder

You can also add red/green peppers, onions, corn, and/or tomatoes.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, thanks for the support everyone!

In a lot of books & websites they say to have a support group to help you.

I find that is ture! It's tough doing this alone. I appreciate the advice as well.

I have so many questions it's overwhelming. Right now I'm just trying to read as much information as I can to better educate myself with this. I figure: the more I know, the easier this will be.

(I'm trying to stay positive :D )

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey, thanks for the support everyone!

In a lot of books & websites they say to have a support group to help you.

I find that is ture! It's tough doing this alone. I appreciate the advice as well.

I have so many questions it's overwhelming. Right now I'm just trying to read as much information as I can to better educate myself with this. I figure: the more I know, the easier this will be.

(I'm trying to stay positive )

It sounds like you have the right attitude. I live in New York City where I know I could find support groups where you meet with people in person, but I love this site and this is the best support group I've found! :D I agree with you 100%, too about educating yourself about celiac--that's the attitude everyone should have when starting this diet :).

If you can pick out some of the most important questions, I'm sure we can help. It might help just to post a numbered list of things you don't understand or need links for or whatever.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome Aboard 12bGF!

This message forum can be very theraputic in that answers to your questions can be found, as well as advice from true celiac disease veterans. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Dealing with celiac disease can be frustrating as we all have found out. Some days are good and others not so good. Keep your chin-up and get yourself well.

Cleveland Bob :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,120
    • Total Posts
      919,468
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hi Alok, I suggest not eating any soy.  Soy is one of the top 8 food allergens in the USA.  Soy has other things about it that are not helpful to us.  Plus it is often sprayed with pesticides that are not so great for people.  Maybe you can try some other food for a while?  Also it might help to wash all your vegetables before using them. Just some ideas, I hope they help.
    • What she said!     The antibody panel is an important part of follow-up!
    • I have Celiac, Hashi's thyroid disease, Sjogren's Syndrome and Reynaud's Syndrome.  All have gotten better, inflammation wise, after 11 years gluten free.  I am very strict with my diet, never take chances if I feel the food is not really gluten free and limit the number of times I go out to eat.  I am not saying I never go out but it is normal for my husband and I to not see the inside of a restaurant for 3-4 months at a time and then I only eat at the places that have never glutened me.  I am lucky in that the state I live in has 3 restaurant chains that are run/owned by Celiac's, so they get it right every time. You have not been gluten free for very long, in reality.  It took me three years to completely rid myself of all symptoms related to the disease.  I was 46 at the time of diagnosis.  I know it is hard to accept that healing can take that long but you have to measure it differently.  Looking back, you should feel better than you did a year ago.  As time goes on, healing slowly takes place until you realize that certain problems have disappeared.  It is not as cut and dried as taking an antibiotic for an infection. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03424/Elevated-Creactive-Protein-CRP.html  Read this article on elevated c reactive protein. It is by Dr. Weil, who is a Harvard trained physician who chose to go the more natural route to healing people.  All his stuff is interesting.  Yes, your elevated level will most likely come down, as you heal better.  Pay attention to it but don't let it freak you out too much! 
    • Hi Calla, I think the safe answer is 12 weeks on gluten for a blood test.  I am pretty sure they say 2 weeks on gluten for the gut endoscopy.  But usually people/doctors don't want to  do an endoscopy before a positive blood test, so catch 22 there. There's a chance you still have active antibodies in your blood after 3 weeks off gluten.  But nobody can tell you for sure.  If you can get you doctor to test you now and in 9 more weeks if you are negative now, that might work.  If the doctor is willing to do 2 tests, that would be great. The best thing would have been to do all celiac disease testing before going gluten-free.  But sometimes it doesn't work out that way. The University of Chicago celiac center has an FAQ that answers some of your questions. http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/i-dont-have-the-money-to-get-tested-for-celiac-disease-but-a-gluten-free-diet-makes-me-feel-better-is-it-okay-to-start-the-diet-without-being-diagnosed/ Welcome to the forum!  
    • Couldn't have said it better!  
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,159
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Anns
    Joined