Tips for going Gluten Free

So, you’ve just heard you have celiacs disease, or a gluten sensitivity. When you are told to cut out gluten it can become extremely overwhelming. You look in your cabinet and literally everything seems to have wheat in it. So, what do you do next? Here are tips for going gluten free.

  • If you cut out gluten, completely cut it out. No cheating.
  • Instead of focusing on what you can’t have, find and discover new foods and recipes you do like!
  • Keep your eye out for the letters GF on packages.
  • Be careful with alcohol- it’s important to know which are gluten free!
  • Don’t get too overwhelmed. You will adapt! Just takes time to get the hang of it!
  • Have a positive mindset- if you go in this with a bad mindset, it will be hard to stick with it.
  • It doesn’t hurt to ask at a restaurant if they have a gluten free menu. *The worst thing they can say is no.*
  • Eat more produce. * They are naturally gluten free *. (Ex. Watermelon, bananas, carrots, baked potato, etc..)
  • Support- there are Facebook groups, blogs, and Pintrest groups where you can find support.
  • ALWAYS read the food label! Make it a habit.
  • Be careful with sauces. Check labels or check online, before eating or buying.
  • Look for other words that indicate it contains gluten in it (Ex. Barley, wheat, rye, etc..)
  • Make sure you research everything you can about this diet. Gluten free books, blogs, Pintrest, magazines, etc…
  • Commitment- stick with the gluten free diet, you’ve got this!!
  • There are substitutes for pretty much everything!
  • Trial and error- try different brands. There are certain brands that are better. (Ex. Gluten free bread crumbles and it’s hard to find good gluten free bread, it takes the right brand to find great bread).
  • You’ve got this! โ™ก Don’t give up! โ™ก

19 thoughts on “Tips for going Gluten Free”

  1. I’m gluten free and it can be tough.
    I’m not celiac but I am anaphylactic to wheat which also means it can’t be airborne or in products I use around the house. Wheat is in almost everything including shampoos. It’s can be a a nightmare although labelled products are so much easier to find than 2 decades ago. Adapting isnt easy for me because of the extreme reaction but this is a great article and I think you covered everything.
    Great article.

  2. My daughter-in-law discovered gluten was her enemy. It took trial and error and setbacks to develop her new food habits.

    When someone in your family is gluten free, itโ€™s important to always cook alternative foods for them. Itโ€™s always nice to think of others and be inclusive. Gluten free diets/food choices also help everyone else eat better. Hang in there everyone.

    A good diet is the no sugar, no flour diet. This means, no gluten. There are a few types of flour without wheat, corn, almond to name a few. Exchange the fir wheat flour recipes. Be careful many have trace of wheat.

  3. Like you say eat more produce. It is actually easier than you think if you cut out processed foods. And thanks to the internet there are so many easy recipes to find at the touch of a button

  4. Some great tips! I went gluten free a few years ago. Not coeliac, but realised I bloat terribly with wheat products and going gluten free really helped with that. I have since gone completely grain free as I’m now ketogenic. I never realised how badly grains were affecting me until I lived without them and felt the difference!

    These days allergens are bold on the labels in the UK which makes scanning labels much easier!

  5. Love these tips. I have gluten sensitivity and have struggled for a while to find alternatives to wheat and bread–things that I constantly ate everyday. Luckily I found gluten free pasta that I like, but I agree, finding gluten free bread that’s somewhat healthy is still a challenge for me. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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