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bellalunarena

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This is how I shop too. It really just simplifies things. If it takes more than 10 seconds to read the label, if you can't easily pronounce everything listed, there is probably something else on the shelf near it with less ingredients that is gluten free and won't make you cross-eyed trying to read it.

the "AAH!!" factor - if i flip over the box and the ingredients are 1) a mile long and 2) too many 'chemical' words <really, anything i can't identify or has been modified to a 54-letter word) i just say "AAH!!"  and put it back fast  :wacko:  :P

 

mostly, i shop the perimeter, also :)

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The 'Find Me Gluten Free' Ap and website i think was working on a Gluten free product identifier feature.

Basically you scan the bar code on the product and it tells you from reviews or a central database of product info. if it contains gluten or not.

However, its been in beta for over a year now, which frustrates me. What a useful tool that would be for when your shopping and see something not on your list.

I'm thinking of writing to them to see the status of its development and offer my unpaid volunteer help with it.

Because like everyone else, most of the ingredients sound like made up chemicals to me and its like trying to decipher the rosetta stone in the grocery store aisle with all the distractions on top of it.

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Absolutely Nate!! TY :) 

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When I have a choice, I try to pick the product with the least ingredients. for example , Herdez jarred salsa is just tomatoes, onions, jalapeños & salt ( going from memory here). old El Paso has those ingredients and some other odd things a Mexican grandma wouldn't even know to put in salsa - like hydrolyzed something or other. It's still gluten-free, but why eat those extra odd ingredients if you have a choice?

I'm finding that it's just easier for me to shop the way you described. I've always made my own salsa, just came out tasting so much better that way, and my own guac too. Probably a lot healthier than pre-packaged stuff too.

 

I also am trying to eat foods that are good for someone who doesn't have a gallbladder. I'm upset that broccoli is on the "Not too nice on you if you have no gallbladder list", but I'm still learning about that too. I'm guessing it's a moderation thing. But I like a lot of other veggies too, so I have options.

 

Reading through the newbie 101 thread still, trying to just take it all in and move past the anger (at time lost/unnecessary surgery/etc). But I'm slowly starting to feel better emotionally. 

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I'm finding that it's just easier for me to shop the way you described. I've always made my own salsa, just came out tasting so much better that way, and my own guac too. Probably a lot healthier than pre-packaged stuff too.

 

I also am trying to eat foods that are good for someone who doesn't have a gallbladder. I'm upset that broccoli is on the "Not too nice on you if you have no gallbladder list", but I'm still learning about that too. I'm guessing it's a moderation thing. But I like a lot of other veggies too, so I have options.

 

Reading through the newbie 101 thread still, trying to just take it all in and move past the anger (at time lost/unnecessary surgery/etc). But I'm slowly starting to feel better emotionally. 

I'm curious what list you go by for the foods intolerant to people w/o a gall bladder? I had mine taken out in 2011 and haven't been the same since.

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I'm finding that it's just easier for me to shop the way you described. I've always made my own salsa, just came out tasting so much better that way, and my own guac too. Probably a lot healthier than pre-packaged stuff too.

 

bella - if you like to cook, you're ahead of the game, in my opinion!!  baking is a little challenging, but it's a learning curve :)  hit the dinner thread, lots of ideas there - although you may have to adjust a little for the gall bladder thing.

 

natej - i'm sure there are alot of people who can give you gall bladder (or lack of) diet tips - start you a thread - then, people other than those of us keeping up with this one can maybe give you suggestions  :)

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Hi Bella,

I have recently been diagnosed too, though with Dermatitis herpetiformis. And I have been going through many different emotional permutations as well: sometimes I am just thrilled to know my torturer's name and weakness, and then I find myself mourning the fact that I will never eat a real croissant/bagel or dim sum again. Sadness, anxiety, fear - all of it. I think it's only natural when someone is adjusting to a new reality. Be patient and kind with yourself. Find some tasty treats that are safe for you to eat and allow yourself to indulge (I've been gorging on blueberries). Take extra special care of yourself - eat as cleanly and wholesomely as possible to help heal your gut. The forums here are so useful and the people very helpful.

 

Some of my favorite gluten free recipe sites:

http://www.elanaspantry.com/

http://glutenfreegirl.com/

http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/

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I'm curious what list you go by for the foods intolerant to people w/o a gall bladder? I had mine taken out in 2011 and haven't been the same since.

I just googled "what to eat if you don't have a gallbladder".

 

Pretty much it's just "Watch your fats and other foods that required more bile to digest since now you don't have reserves of bile on command".

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Hi Bella,

I have recently been diagnosed too, though with Dermatitis herpetiformis. And I have been going through many different emotional permutations as well: sometimes I am just thrilled to know my torturer's name and weakness, and then I find myself mourning the fact that I will never eat a real croissant/bagel or dim sum again. Sadness, anxiety, fear - all of it. I think it's only natural when someone is adjusting to a new reality. Be patient and kind with yourself. Find some tasty treats that are safe for you to eat and allow yourself to indulge (I've been gorging on blueberries). Take extra special care of yourself - eat as cleanly and wholesomely as possible to help heal your gut. The forums here are so useful and the people very helpful.

 

Some of my favorite gluten free recipe sites:

http://www.elanaspantry.com/

http://glutenfreegirl.com/

http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/

I love Elana's Pantry!!

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