My doctor has told me I need to move to a gluten-free diet....yikes!!! All my life (and that is a very long time--ha ha) I have generally eaten whatever I wanted to eat. This change to a GF diet seems like such a huge mountain to climb. I know there are many others who have had to change to a GF diet after a lifetime of eating what they wanted with little or no restrictions. How does a person even get started on a change like this? What do you do when you go out to eat at a restaurant? What food can you eat on a GF diet? Does anyone know of a good reference book for this kind of diet? Anyone have any tested recipes that are good? Can anyone give me some encouragement that this is something I can do and survive through the change? Thanks for any guidance you can give me.
I appreciate your comment. I am not sensitive to gluten and for right now at least, the change over to a GF diet is something I "should" do not something I "have" to do. The doctor indicates that a GF diet will help me with some of the sympthoms (primarily pain and inflamation) I am experiencing from RA. I have seen some articles that support the idea that what we eat can and does have an impact on inflamation and I think it would be hard to argue with the whole idea that what we eat does impact the way we feel. I don't doubt there are many people who have successfully transitioned to a GF diet but it seems like a very difficult transition to me, being someone who is trying to make that big of a change later in life. I am beginning to gather some reading resources and we'll see how it goes.
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