Celiac.com 11/13/2019 - First off, it’s important to note that making the transition to your new gluten-free diet can feel overwhelming. This, is normal. If you are newly diagnosed with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, you just discovered something major about your body and the way it handles nutrients. Changing your diet is a huge undertaking both physically and mentally.
In the times you feel overwhelmed it’s important to be kind to yourself, surround yourself with a loving and understanding community, tap into resources to make the going a little easier, and remind yourself that this process absolutely worth it for your health and well being.
- A description of gluten and common foods that typically contain gluten. We talk about how to read labels and what to look out for when avoiding gluten.
- We talk about cross-contamination and where it can happen in restaurants and your home.
- When you understand where cross-contamination can occur, you can prevent it from happening. A section of this guide will talk about gluten-free cooking, from auditing your pantry to when to buy new kitchen supplies.
- Eating out can be tricky with a gluten-free diet if you don’t know where to start. We’ve included how to research, communicate with the staff, and which words to look out for on
- the menu in this section.
- Even if you are on top of this process, nobody's perfect. There may still be times when you get glutened and this part of the guide will tell you how to manage it.
- And lastly, we’ve compiled a list of great resources and brands to use as you navigate the gluten-free lifestyle.
We hope this guide is a helpful resource to use whether you’re newly diagnosed or looking for additional help. Read the complete Guide to the Gluten-free Diet HERE.
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