I recently tested positive to wheat, soy, dairy, and egg allergies. This came as quite a surprise since I am not aware of any adverse effects after eating these things, or is it I dont realize some of the effects. I have been a Type 1 diabetic for 28 yrs. I follow a 1200-1400 calorie meal, which consists of a lot of fruits, veggies, salmon, chicken, low-fat, high fiber foods. I dont even know where to begin with changing my diet to rid of all these allergens or if it is completely necessary. I would appreciate some directions.
It takes a time of adjustment. Not only with your eating habits, but how you think about food. Start looking for recipes that sound good to you, and make a shopping list. In time, you'll find that your new "diet" is something you enjoy. It doesn't need to be a deprivation, but it can be an exploration of foods and recipes you haven't tried before.
It sounds like you are already close to a healthy diet, already eating things that you can tolerate. So with a little more adjustment, you will do fine.
If you've always eaten glutens that you shouldn't be eating, you may not ever have noticed the reactions, because you "always" feel the same. You don't have anything to compare it to. Once you've gone gluten-free for awhile, you may begin to notice how it was affecting you.
Everyone is a little different, though. You may not notice anything dramatic that is different. BUT, a big difference for your body is that it won't be in a "high alert" immune reaction all the time, trying to deal with things it can't use, or things it interprets as bad for you.
Try a total abstinence of the things your doctor has shown you. This is the only way you can figure out if you can tolerate them in small quantities. But first, you have to try to go totally gluten-free so you have a "baseline" of how you do without it.
There are lots of good folks on this forum, WAY more knowledgeable than me on this subject. I'm sure if you take the time to read some of the past discussions, you'll get some good ideas and directions.
Hang in there. You aren't alone with this challenge.