Just Been Diagnosed?
If you have been recently diagnosed with coeliac disease then I would recommend going into the freezer aisle and eating ready made gluten free meals whilst you get your head around what you can and can't eat. Whilst you're eating is covered you need to know what you can't eat. Once you know what you can't eat research into recipes for day to day life, head to the supermarket to pick up a few essentials like GF bread, GF pasta ect. You can also keep to the naturally gluten free food like plain meat & fish, plain potatoes & vegetables. The first few weeks will be hard to adjust to, keep off gluten and don't risk eating any, the consequence could be being ill and adding more gluten to your system which can cause more damage to your intestine.
Another brilliant way to get into helping both yourself & your family with the change of your diet is to produce information cards. The cards can include what you are able to eat & what you aren't, how food should be prepared & also information on how if the guidelines aren't met you can become seriously ill.
Coeliac Uk is one of the worlds leading charity for coeliacs & was founded in 1968. You can join the charity & become a member which brings many benefits. The charity offers help if you should have any questions, it campaigns for better laws around the labelling of food to make it easier to spot gluten & it sets up gluten free days out and meetings wher you can try out new products. Overall www.coeliac.org.uk is the best way to help kick start your gluten free diet.
When going out always ask whether the restaurant has a gluten free menu, most places now have a seperate gluten free menu
Most local shops have a free from. range which is perfect for picking up a few gluten free essentials - uk only
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