How to Start Your Gluten-free Diet: 5 Tips to Read Right Now! by Amy Fothergill

6 years ago
How to Start Your Gluten-free Diet: 5 Tips to Read Right Now!

Do you need to start a gluten-free diet but you aren't sure where to begin? Here are five tips!

  1. Be in it to win it. Yes, I already said it but don’t plan to cheat. If you have celiac disease, you won’t have this choice.
  2. Plan to make mistakes in the beginning. I mean this more from a mental standpoint. It’s very easy to miss things and you will get mad at yourself. You have to be able to forgive yourself.
  3. Make your shopping list. You will need to replace obvious things like bread, pasta, cereals and crackers. Don’t forget about soy sauce, certain rice cereals, spices, salad dressings and oats (yes, you need to use/buy gluten-free oats).
  4. Start cleaning. Living gluten-free means your kitchen has to be as well. Plan to clean out drawers, counters, etc., to remove any chance of cross contamination. 
  5. Clean your makeup. Yes, gluten can be in your lipstick, soap, shampoo, etc. At a minimum, if this seems overwhelming, start with anything that can be ingested, like lipstick.

Get five more tips to help start your gluten-free lifestyle here

Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area
Amy Fothergill u are so on point - I'm so amazed with your endless knowledge! Thxs Chef-
Amy Fothergill
Anytime Chef Gigi Gaggero! You as well. You remind me about how important it is to feed our kids well. Thank YOU!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is so helpful, Amy Fothergill! I wish I'd had this when I started eating gluten-free two years ago. Thank you for sharing! So glad you're part of our 30Second Mom tribe!!
Jennison Grigsby
Great! And yes, I discovered gluten in our laundry detergent and changing our detergent helped to clear up many skin issues!

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