Saturday, November 6, 2010

FitSugar's "Tips for Going Gluten-Free"

My friend Sarah just sent me a link to a great post on FitSugar about how best to adopt the gluten free lifestyle.  Normally I don't like these posts as they offer poor guidance, but I really liked this one.

I find the advice about creating a "cheat sheet" and visiting your local Whole Foods particularly useful.  I think that "cheat sheet" is a great thing to carry with you as you navigate through the beginning of your gluten free diet.  I remember beginning to read ingredient labels after being diagnosed and feeling overwhelmed by all of the information in this ingredient labels.  After some time on the diet it becomes easier, but at first it feels like you're scaling a mountain.  I also think that visiting your local Whole Foods (or natural foods grocer) is a great tip because they are more likely to have products which are certified gluten free.  Of course, with products like Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Mixes and Bisquick's Gluten Free Mix on the market and in most national supermarkets, the gluten free diet has become considerably easier to navigate.

Check it out here.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Tips for Going Gluten-Free on FitSugar

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