I Love Oatmeal!
Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:08 PM
Also, I haven't been strict about eliminating foods containing "artificial flavors" especially ice cream. I know you're supposed to be extra strict in the first few months, but I just feel like I totally suck at this diet, even though I think and talk about it constantly. UGH.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:33 AM
It's hard to say if you can tolerate oats or not. About 10 to 15% of celiacs can't tolerate oats. I've read that it's suggested you wait a year to introduce oats into your diet. I actually waited 9 months to try them and seem to do fine with them. And then I buy only certified gluten-free oats (I buy Bob's Red Mill but there are other brands available, too). I don't know if there's a way your doctor can test for them or not. Unless you have an actually allergy to oats, food intolerance testing isn't very accurate.
Personally I don't worry about artificial flavors. A lot of ice creams are naturally gluten-free but you have to watch for certain kinds like the obvious cookies and cream and others that include ingredients we can't have. I guess my favorite ice cream is Haagen-Dazs vanilla and it has a very minimal ingredient listing. Some of us are lactose-intolerant when first diagnosed and have to eliminate dairy products for awhile. Now that sucks more than the gluten-free diet!!!
Hope this helps...ask any questions you may have as there are many knowledgeable folks on this forum who've been there, done that.
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