Easy Gluten Free Living

Many people in the world now struggle with Celiac Disease and wonder what to do. Many people want to understand what has happened with their body but more important to them is what do they do now. There are many thoughts that run through people’s head so decide they are not going to care about it and try to go on as was but find that they as they go they have more and more complications. Others think they are restricted to only a few select foods and start a diet that is very limited and actually not that healthy. Such diets are believing that you can only eat rice and meat. You do not get all the nutrition that you would need and you would get really bored really quickly because there are only so many combinations of rice and meat.

Going on a gluten free diet does not have to be that limited or restrictive. It at first seems complicated and can seem overwhelming. There are a few tips that can make dealing with Celiac Disease easier.

First is to take it a day at a time. Do not overwhelm yourself by thinking about everything all at once. If you think ‘I will never be able to attend this or that because I cannot eat what they will be serving’ or ‘I will never be able to eat pizza again.’ Things like this put you in a negative mind frame and are not helpful in creating a good plan. If you think positively and do not worry too much about how things will be in the future you will find that the gluten free diet will become second nature.

Second is learning to read labels. No, this is not the part of the label that you would check like a diet that is for trying to lose weight. You are looking at the ingredient list and checking for any ingredients that have gluten in them. A lot of products have many ingredients in them with big names. Two things that make it a lot easier than trying to understand all the fancy names that ingredients can have it to just know what to look for. The only ingredients that contain gluten are wheat, barley, rye, oats and all their flours (which will just be their name followed by flour). Also the other one to watch for is barley malt. This is one of the more common ingredients which makes most cereals off the edible list.

Third is to just try different foods and have fun with it. You will find that you like some and not others but it can be a fun experience especially if you do it with someone else. If you do not like something just make fun of it and try something new. There are so many options that you will be able to find a substitute for anything that you could want.

Gluten free living can be handled and can be fun. Think of it as a new and exciting challenge and not a set back or trial. Be patient with yourself, learn a little bit about what you have and what to do. Then have party with it.


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