What are gluten free foods and diets?


#1

What are gluten free foods and
diets?


#2

** read my reply to “what foods can i eat?” by ’ arzella001 ’ for your answer to the ‘food’ part of your question. as for the diet thats doing every thing i said in that reply (and then some) every frigg’n day of your life (and ill tell you it can get pretty damn hard sometimes)


#3

According to a friend of mine, “You can’t eat anything convenient, frozen, or fast.” LOL.

I am going to start my gluten free diet, by going to the Whole Food Market and buying several loaves of GF bread, and GF pasta. I can make sauces and casseroles if I have those two things. But I crave breads and pasta. So I figure that as long as I have those two things, I can make it til I get used to it. I hope.

wahela


#4

What I have learned, in a nutshell, is that you MUST avoid the folloing ingredients:

Wheat, Rye, Barley, modified food starch, caramel coloring, food starch-modified (they mix it up on you), “natural flavor”, anything with “malt” in it (like beer, vinegar, malted milk balls, malts). No soy sauce, tamari, worcester (although some say Lea and Perrins is ok, I’d call on that one though). Just because white bread is white, does not mean it isn’t made from WHEAT FLOUR. Some things may be ok, but never just assume. At one point Dr. Pepper was ok (caramel coloring) but they may choose to change the ingredients at any time. Same with certain seasonings, so ALWAYS read your packages. They throw wheat flour in the strangest things (like some kidney beans). Avoid soup bases and bouillons unless it states very clearly “gluten free”, and just because its wheat-free does not necessarily mean it is gluten free. The gluten-free for dummies book is a nice, simple (and I mean simple) starters guide to going WF/GF. And if you have FMLA available at work, I highly suggest taking the paperwork to your Dr. For a celiac, that can be a godsend, as we’re likely to goof up quite a bit in the first year and could really use the help keeping our jobs!


#5

Luckily I don’t crave bread but I do like the brown sandwich bread and the
sunflower seed bread, both by Kinnikkinnick. My local health food store can
special order these for me by the case (box of 4 loaves).

Deb, Newark, DE

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According to a friend of mine, “You can’t eat anything convenient, frozen,
or fast.” LOL.

I am going to start my gluten free diet, by going to the Whole Food Market
and buying several loaves of GF bread, and GF pasta. I can make sauces and
casseroles if I have those two things. But I crave breads and pasta. So I
figure that as long as I have those two things, I can make it til I get used
to it. I hope.

wahela

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#6

I put on a website a PowerPoint that should help you figure out how to get started on a gluten free diet. The address is: http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/26802/gluten_free_lifestyle.html
Genie