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Hi everyone

i have recently been diagnosed with Celaic Disease... Its such a relief to see that there are so many out there willing to share there ideas, experiences ect.

As of now it seems like all food and stuff out there are a NO NO!

NEED HELP!

where do i buy a good tasting,great textured,gluten-free bread? in which restaurants do they cater to gluten-free soceity?

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Welcome to this forum.

I will begin by saying that you should probably wait longer until you try that gluten free bread. I have been gluten free for about 6 months and I still can't handle it. You need time for your body to heal before introducing those complex foods to your diet. More gluten free recipes keep coming out, so maybe a good and simple one will come out soon.

As for restaurants, Outback Steakhouse seems to have the best choice of gluten free foods. But again, I would wait a while before trying that also. There is a higher chance of cross contamination at a restaurant than eating at home.

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Welcome.

It might be helpful to join a local Celiac support group. You can often look them up on the web. Many cities have chapters that have their own websites and have lists of local restaurants and recommendations. The Celiac Sprue Association has many chapters around the U.S. The local groups can also be a great resource for local shopping info. As the previous poster said, it is sometimes better to wait a bit before dining out until you learn what questions to ask and how to advocate for yourself and give instructions. There are some support groups listed on this forum.

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Hello and welcome to club. This forum is such a great tool, you'll find lots of info here, and it's nice to have the support of folks who know what you're talking about and living with.

Probably check out your local WHole Foods, they've got gluten free bakeries. My favorite bread is Udi's gluten-free Whole Grain, and Outside the Breadbox makes some really good breads, too. It's a personal preference thing, finding the right weight and texture etc.

I like to tell the newly diagnosed about these gluten free grocery shopping guides. They make your life WAY easier at the store. They list mainstream products (Kraft, Heinz, Kroger, Hormel, etc.) by category (soups, chips, dressings, spaghetti sauce, etc.)

Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guides:

http://www.ceceliasmarketplace.com/

http://www.triumphdining.com/?gclid=COPJ4f...CFdVL5QodHR95Bw

There

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Hello and welcome to club. This forum is such a great tool, you'll find lots of info here, and it's nice to have the support of folks who know what you're talking about and living with.

Probably check out your local WHole Foods, they've got gluten free bakeries. My favorite bread is Udi's gluten-free Whole Grain, and Outside the Breadbox makes some really good breads, too. It's a personal preference thing, finding the right weight and texture etc.

I like to tell the newly diagnosed about these gluten free grocery shopping guides. They make your life WAY easier at the store. They list mainstream products (Kraft, Heinz, Kroger, Hormel, etc.) by category (soups, chips, dressings, spaghetti sauce, etc.)

Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guides:

http://www.ceceliasmarketplace.com/

http://www.triumphdining.com/?gclid=COPJ4f...CFdVL5QodHR95Bw

There

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I am not sure how long to wait. I would say a good 2 months of gluten free and you should feel pretty good. And be careful with anything processed. I self diagnosed myself about a year ago and have learned things the hard way. I would cheat now and then, but believe me I paid for it. For the last 6 months, I have done quite well staying gluten free. I have found out that I have some reactions to too much soy, and tomato sauces. Though, I have found that quantity is really big. I can handle a little of these things, but too much and I feel it the next day. That only lasts a day or two compared to 2 or 3 weeks from gluten contamination. You really have to be careful when eating at relatives too. They try, but they are just not careful enough. For Easter, I volunteered to do the ham so I am sure I can eat that without worry. I have recently been trying activated charcoal caplets I got at the whole foods store. They really work wonders for bloating and pressure in your gut.

Sorry this is so long, but there is so much that I am learning too. And thank everyone for there posts. There is so much good information on this forum. I thought I was over reacting until I found this forum and read how horrible others have felt too. The weirdest part is this whole thing hit me a couple years ago. I am 42 now and could eat anything up until then. I am just thankful I found this site.

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