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Gluten-Free Help Tips
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Once you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease you may feel you need help to get through that difficult first year of gluten-free living.
Here are some tips from GlutenFree.com that are sure to help you:
- Stay positive and stay on a gluten-free diet. Itís not easy but youíll feel better as your intestine heals.
- Organize your kitchen and create your own space. For many, you canít rid your house entirely of gluten because you need to accomodate non-Celiac family members. But you can create space in your pantry and fridge dedicated only to gluten-free foods. This will make your new diet easier.
- Read labels! Read all labels and if youíre not sure, donít eat it. Itís not easy to work out what you can and canít eat, so why not start by stocking up on a few essentials like our delicious and 100% gluten-free breads, baking mixes, cereals, snacks and much more.
- Join your local celiac support group or online forums group. Communicating with others who are living gluten-free will help a lot. glutenfree.com provides a lot of information and links to celiac disease resources as well as delightful and essential books to help get you started.
- Know the disease inside out and be prepared to explain it. People will ask over and over again and the better you understand your diagnosis and treatment, the more seriously people around you will treat the condition and your gluten-free diet.
- Plan ahead when travelling or just going out for a bite. Call ahead and make sure the restaurant you have chosen offers or can accommodate a gluten-free meal. Always have gluten-free salad dressings and other foods with you just in case. Carry snacks along on trips to make sure you donít go hungry.
Visit GlutenFree.com for all of your gluten-free needs.