How do I start eating gluten free?
This question is hard. When I first found out I was allergic to gluten, it was difficult for me to get used to. It is a lot harder to completely avoid gluten than people think.
Over time, though, I learned to adapt and have been able to feel better and eat better.
I answered more on how to start seriously eating gluten free in this Quora post:
- Get a toaster for ONLY gluten free breads/buns
- Prepare food in a safe area without cross contamination
- Look for gluten in sauces, alcoholic drinks, gummy candy, certain potato chips, and plenty of other foods. Bottom line ALWAYS check the label to be safe
- Use the ‘Find me Gluten Free’ app to find safe restaurants you can eat at
- Get comfortable with certain gf foods, snacks, and meals you can have in a pinch if there aren’t other options.
- Try to always plan ahead even though it’s hard. Especially for music festivals, long events, traveling, and special occasions like weddings, birthdays, parties, etc
- Also look out for barley, malt, and other forms of wheat like spelt if you are allergic to all forms of wheat/gluten.
What are your tips for eating gluten free? Leave a comment at the bottom of this post to share your own story!
Going Gluten Free One Step at a Time Infographic
Going gluten free isn’t easy. The people from Gluten.org have some tips to help you though.
This infographic features steps to remove gluten from your diet and helpful advice for identifying common foods with gluten.
Infographic Credit: The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America