December 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm #8175
I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago with Celiac Disease. I have been eating “gluten free” or what I though was gluten free. I am elimanating grains and processed foods because I continue to get sick and have on going health issues. What do I eat? What is a balanced diet? I don't know really where to start. It is like I just found out I was diagnosed all over again! Thanks!December 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm #9530
I basically eat, meats (grass fed or free range and organic), vegetables (as much organic as possible), fruits(again organic if possible), nuts and nut butters and flours. I have looked up a lot of recipes on here and elanaspantry, spunky coconut and any website you can find with paleo diet recipes. Just keep reading everything you can get your hands on and you will get there. It has been a learning experience for us all, don't beat yourself up about it, just take it one meal at a time. Planning ahead is my best friend for meals. I have to know what I am going to cook, because a lot of my ingredients come from online. I live in a rural area and cannot just run to the big supermarket to buy all of these healthy foods. You will learn to cook just about anything you want, just don't quit reading here and searching on the internet. Make sure you check out the recipe section on this site.
LoriDecember 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm #9531
I think the flour farmwife is referring to is nut flours like almond flour etc. or coconut flour. I eat very much the same thing she is describing. An example would be breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs (organic) topped with avacado slices. I eat this almost everyday because there isn't much more I can think of other than a bowl of fresh organic fruit. For lunch: small steak (grass fed), sweet potato with a little ghee and a salad with just a little lemon juice and EVOO. Dinner: baked salmon (wild caught) baked with a little cocobutter on top, steamed zuc and yellow squash with ghee and maybe some sauteed spinach and kale in EVOO. I'm still on a very restrictive eating plan because I showed food sensitivity for some other things like all forms of sugar ie. cane, honey, maple syrup etc. I have been unable to use many of the recipes because of my restrictions. I try and buy all my organic produce from Whole Foods and buy grass fed beef there or order on line from uswellness.com. Kroger also has some organic fruits and vegetables and they even have frozen wild caught salmon with no color, salt etc. added. Also I only use pure organic Sea Salt and other spices. Dr. O has a great list on this site of hidden names for corn that I take with me a lot because so many products…food and others like toothpaste, shampoos etc. have hidden ingredients in them. Good to print out and have close by. Also, stay away from all those products labeled gluten free like the gluten free cookies, baked goods, chips etc. They do contain grains. This has been quite a jouney for me as I was just diagnosed in July, but I'm learning. Hope this helps a little. If you have any other questions please post. There a many people here on the site that can help you.
Godd bless you with great health,
DebbieDecember 18, 2011 at 8:14 am #9532
Eating gluten free was alway pretty easy, you just grab fruits, veggies, and any box that said GF. I have a hard time digesting meat, so I am hoping after eating healthy for awhile that my stomach can handle it. Thank you so much for all of your help!December 18, 2011 at 10:38 am #9533
There are several great tutorials on making your home gluten free and what to watch for when you are eating out. The tutorials are very helpful. Look under the Gllutenology tab. Then if you have time you can type tutorials in the search engine and it will show more things to know about being true gluten free.
Have fun with all of this!December 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm #9535
I just wanted to add to the above (wonderful advice) that if you have trouble digesting meats, then maybe consider digestive enzymes, at least for awhile.December 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm #9536
Good advice about the meats, I used to have trouble with eggs and since I have been taking the digestive enzymes that Dr. O has on here for sale, I can eat them with no problems now.
Also, Debbie thanks for clearing that up about the flour, I did indeed mean nut flours and coconut flour is really good too! Some times I type too fast and don't read it well enough before posting. 🙂
LoriDecember 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm #9537
i have a family of 7, 4 of which are most likely celiacs. myself included in that. We drink smoothies, fresh veggie juices, i did add meat back to our diet – we were vegan. I take digestive enzymes and betaine to help with digestion of that. lots of salad. sauerkraut. kombucha. portobello mushroom pizzas (no cheese) homemade. occasionally muffins or bread with coconut flour or almond flour. one kid and myself can not have almond. the other 2 can not have coconut. so i have to make both things. We LOVE elanas pantry. She has 2 books out and so many recipes on her website! sauteed vegetables, vegetable soups, spaghetti squash, other squashes, asparagus, there are lots of yummy things to eat! good luck on your journey!December 20, 2011 at 9:38 am #9539
Thank you for all of this info! I had one question, quinoa is a grain, does it have gluten? I know it is considered “gluten free”. But I was wondering if it did have some like rice and corn does. Thanks!December 20, 2011 at 10:16 am #9540
It has gluten.December 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm #9542
Actually, I thought differently so now I'm wondering too….I thought quinoa was considered a “pseudo-grain”, along with buckwheat, but non-gluten containing. I know Dr. O has advised us to avoid it due to high potential for cross contamination, but I didn't think it contained gluten. ???December 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm #9543
I found this old post, helpful.December 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm #9545
Well I guess being close with my answer does not count
But I knew that I was avoiding quinoa for a reason. Thanks for the link.December 30, 2011 at 12:19 am #9574
Check out http://www.elanaspantry.com. Hundreds of fabulous grain free recipes on there. She also has 2 recipe books for sale as well.
I blog at http://www.mealtimeadventurers.com Have been putting up many grain free recipes there and working on menu plans. I have a couple of days up right now but soon hope to have a few weeks up.
There are lots of yummy foods you can eat on a grain free diet. It doesn't have to be only salads, fruit, scrambled eggs, etc.
Good luck and best wishes for a happy and healthy year!March 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm #9795
@Codie Emerson said:
I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago with Celiac Disease. I have been eating “gluten free” or what I though was gluten free. I am elimanating grains and processed foods because I continue to get sick and have on going health issues. What do I eat? What is a balanced diet? I don’t know really where to start. It is like I just found out I was diagnosed all over again! Thanks!
I am in the same situation. Was diagnosed 2006 and still feeling sick (but not as bad). Heard about this site and Dr O and now I have realized I probably haven’t been gluten free a day since I was first diagnosed! Crazy. It does almost feel like starting over again (but I feel very hopeful!).
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