A diagnosis and the associated change to a gluten-free diet can be frightening. And first of all, it sounds like eating is always associated with stress from now on. That does not have to be that way. Here we have a few tips for you to make the transition easier.
Getting through everyday life gluten-free means planning a little. Regardless of whether you just spend the day in the office or go on a business trip. There is nothing more unpleasant than being on the go and dying of hunger because you can’t find a gluten-free snack far and wide.
Read The Label
When the craving for a piece of chocolate, a few roasted peanuts or an ice lolly comes up, all you can do is look at the packaging. Don’t be afraid to stand in the grocery store and read the ingredient list. You don’t really care if someone looks at you stupidly from the side. It’s about your health!
Don’t Get Annoyed
Let the colleague sit over his pizza and enjoy life. You brought or ordered a lunch that you think is great and that doesn’t cause you any physical problems.
Trust The Nature
Trust in nature. Those who stick to unprocessed foods do not run the risk of accidentally consuming something containing gluten. An apple, a banana, a few sticks of carrot or cucumber, tomatoes, almonds, walnuts, boiled eggs, dried fruit – all gluten-free snacks that you can enjoy carefree on the go.
If you work in an office, there’s bound to be a cupboard or drawer somewhere where you can store gluten-free basics. A packet of bread, muesli for breakfast, a chocolate bar for the midday slump. So you are prepared for all eventualities.
Get Some Standard Recipes
Depending on what what you’ve been eating, you still have a good selection of things to include in your regular meals. If that’s not enough for you, try incorporating a few new recipes into your daily routine. There is already a never-ending amount of recipes online. This is no different with gluten-free recipes.
But you don’t have to rule out recipes that aren’t marked gluten-free either. In some vegetable patties you should pack 40 grams of flour – your universal flour will help you just as much. For pancakes, you can also replace the wheat flour with flour mix and ground almonds.
Take the time on the weekend or whenever else is convenient and test a few recipes. Do they work and are they easy? Already your can-I-eat-list is getting longer.
It also doesn’t hurt to learn a cake or cookie recipe that’s quick and easy to make. So you can easily take care of yourself if you are invited to a birthday party or if you want to bring something with you on other occasions.
You Are Not Alone
You’re not alone! All over the internet, people with intolerances are exchanging ideas. Be it in forums, in social media or on various blogs. After all, most people ask the same questions at the beginning. What can I still eat and what not? Where can I get certain ingredients? Who has a delicious recipe for a specific occasion? Many bloggers have been there for so long that they have already answered almost every question.