Post # 1
FH heard about how some people feel better with a gluten free diet and is giving it a try. It’s frustrating- we already had a little difficulty choosing restaurants, but now we vetoes most of my favorite restaurants. I don’t know how to cook, it’s more expensive…it’s just frustrating and more so since he doesn’t HAVE to do it. Anyone here eat a gluten free diet or have a SO who does? I would love some tips.
Post # 3
I do! I was feeling really sluggish and cut gluten out.. and now I feel sooo much better. I’ll PM you with my email address/aim tag and we can talk! 🙂
Post # 4
I know there’s a bee with Celiac’s Disease who eats a gluten free diet. Hope she chimes in for you! I would recommend:
- Learning to cook. Few restaurants have gluten free options, and it’s cheaper.
- Looking up some Celiac’s-friendly recipes. Lots of good ones!
Also, I think your FH should learn to cook too. If he’s imposing his diet on you then he should cook for himself! He also should give you a list of all the restaurants he can eat at. And if push comes to shove, can you go to one of your favorite restaurants and get it to-go?
Post # 5
Just to be clear, he does a very fair share of the cooking, but I would like to be able to cook for him sometimes.
Post # 6
I don’t do gluten free, but I have a dairy allergy and while they were testing for that I had to try to cut gluten out as well and I can tell you it is hard – but it does get easier.
We eat at home 6 nights a week because it is easier that way. I do struggle to find restaurants that deal with my allergy properly. Some of the simplest meals though are gluten free – meat and vegetables! cook a steak, serve your favourite veggies and dinner is done.
Good luck with it
Post # 7
Just my opinion, but I don’t think he should get to veto all of your restaurants just because he wants to ‘try out’ a gluten free diet (I’d be more sympathetic if he had a medical need like Celiac Disease.) Meat, veggies, fruits, and dairy products are by and large gluten free. There should be plenty that he can order at most any restaurant! There can be hidden sources of gluten in various seasonings, sauces, etc. used in dishes, but he should be able to avoid this with just a bit of research on his part.
Post # 8
I just want to mention that the only way to know if you have a gluten sensitivity is to completely eliminate it from your diet (I think they recommend doing it for 2 weeks). There is a blood test for Celiac’s but it there are a lot of people who are sensitive to gluten but have a negative Celiac test, so elimination is the only way to really know.
Post # 9
Learn how to cook! Eating gluten free is easy and not expensive at all.
Fresh vegetables, eggs, quinoa, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice, beans.
Meals: salads, fritata, quinoa casserole, red beans & rice, soups (throw in any combination of chard or spinach, potatoes, brown rice, white beans, with herbs). I could go on and on. I can eat gluten, but apparently I eat a lot of gluten free meals by accident.
Post # 10
search for the blog gluten free goddess. it’s wonderful. I don’t eat gluten free but she definitely has recipes that inspire what I cook from time to time.
Post # 11
hey!! while gluten free isn’t necessarily low-carb, you should checkout lowcarbfriends.com as well as:
for the most part i follow a fairly gluten free diet (not 100% but fairly)…on the lowcarbfriends site, it’s part of netrition.com which has a TON of awesome ingredients you can purchase such as almond flour (which is what I make bread out of) and flax seed (which these ingredients are found in most health food stores and even some walmarts!)
it’s a little hard to do – but it’s pretty popular now that ingredients are easy to find!