So many wonderful tips in here. I especially like your reminders to check for *hidden gluten* and visiting CO-OPs – using them as a resource. Finally, Urban Spoon helps to navigate the restaurant world. You also include a magazine dedicated to food allergies and awareness. Thank you! You’ve given a good reminder about how ultimately FREEING it is to eat without gluten.
There are many guides to help newly diagnosed celiacs and gluten intolerant people but I know when you are first figuring it all out it feels like you are the only person in the world changing your diet and lifestyle. There will most likely be favorite meals you are giving up, familiar restaurants, and things like weekly meet-ups and dinner parties need to be rethought. Things you never had to think about before suddenly need attention, everyday habits, social rituals, and even the chores of shopping and cooking scream for a revamp. It’s a lot, and it can be overwhelming, but hopefully it will help to know that many people have been there, with their miner’s lamps on before you, walking through the dark and leaving notes. First of all, make a list of all the things you can eat. It’s so easy to focus on the food/foods that need…
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