Sneaky gluten containing foods.
The best way for you to start your diet is by doing gluten cleanse. I
am not talking in your body I am talking in your house. Get rid of
anything that contains gluten (yes including the wooden spoons, toaster, and
cast iron pots and pans.) Give away everything you can that contains gluten of
any sort. Then scrub your kitchen down. It also doesn't hurt to go
through your daily grooming products (shampoo, makeup, lotion, ECT.) See
this post to find what words mean that you need to throw a product out Gluten
in my Beauty products.
Once you have cleaned your home of gluten containing products you can focus
on healing. For the first two weeks I would not eat out. I would
also not get into the gluten free products. At this time it is best to
eat simple meals that contain high amounts of fruits, vegetables, meats (if you
want), hard cheeses, and eggs. In fact I would avoid anything processed
at all. If you are going somewhere, pack a meal or a snack. Try not to eat anything you did not
personally prepare. This is a detox phase and where most people will start to
lose or gain weight depending. After the first two weeks you can start
adding small amounts of processed foods into your diet. Try picking up gluten
free bread. I recommend that you stick to livewell, Udi's, or Schar since
they have the best texture in my opinion. See how well each product is
tolerated as you add them in. Don't add more than one new product a day. The next step would be to try corn noodles
(some people cannot tolerate corn) and see how you do. Note each step and
see what you personally react too. If you have a reaction, remove that
item from your diet. The last item you are going to try is Maltodexteren
(if you are even interested) I can eat this, but many others cannot.
After about a month of being gluten free and learning what you can and cannot handle
you should be ready to eat out. I will be doing a post shortly on how to
safely eat out.