Wednesday, September 28, 2005

My Wheat & Gluten Free Tips.

How To Keep Your Tummy Happy :-)

I started a Gluten Free Diet a couple of months ago and wow... do I feel better for it!
I have far more energy, my bloated tummy has gone down and I’ve lost over a stone in weight.

I know it isn’t for everybody, but I just knew by the way my body was reacting to certain foods, that I must give it a rest.

I don’t plan to stay Gluten Free for ever, I’m just going to give my body a break from the foods I have found it is sensitive too, for a maximum of about 6 months; then I’ll gradually re-introduce it to Wheat & Gluten, but only in moderation.

I must admit the thing that put me off following this ‘diet’, for want of a better word, was some of the following:
  • I was worrying over food choices.
  • I was not sure what I could or couldn’t eat.
  • I didn’t want to miss out on the foods I really enjoy.

Well let me tell you, it really does not have to be that way!

I have hunted the supermarkets for there Gluten Free aisles, and guess what I found?

A large range of products at Tesco’s, here’s a few things I found, one of my biggest ‘misses’ is obviously BREAD.

I found rice bread in sliced loaves and in packs of 4/5 slices, ideal if you’re the only one eating it. Though I also buy the loaves and section them into usable sized bagged portions, of 2/3 slices then freeze them; It’s my way of keeping it nice and fresh.

I also found:

  • Muesli.
  • Pancakes.
  • Cereal Bars.
  • Muffins and other choices of cakes.
  • Gravy Powder.
  • Soups.
  • Breakfast Cereals.
  • Breakfast Rolls.
  • Tins of Spaghetti in tomato sauce – hmmm.
  • Pasta Shells.
  • Long Spaghetti

But my greatest gift to you if you’re Gluten Free is to tell you about Aldi supermarket and NO I’m not getting a commission!

If there’s one near you, and you haven’t already, you really need to check it out!

You’ll be amazed, all you need to do is look on the product label and it tells you if it’s Gluten Free, BUT the surprising thing is, that a lot of it is Gluten Free!

Things like:

  • Soups.
  • Baked Beans (cheap too)!
  • A great pre-packed meat selection of Ham, Chicken, Turkey, Pork and Beef.
  • Potato Salad.
  • Coleslaw.
  • Yogurts and much, much more.

There’s also this great e-book I found called:

“The Essential Gluten Free Guide” by Peter Tremayne, he reveals more than just information on a gluten and wheat allergy; he guides you through all the steps you need to take, in order to begin a new gluten free life.

That’s if your allergy is more severe than mine, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to reintroduce Wheat/Gluten, but it’s early days yet, I might find I’m best just staying off the stuff altogether, as it isn’t as much of a problem as I first thought it would be.

I hope you are prepared for a journey, because that’s exactly what you’re about to embark on!
Open your mind to new possibilities, a new way of thinking.

Most importantly, get ready to do some work, both physically and mentally!

It’s Time To Get Serious Folks!

I highly recommend this e-book - it's very honest and straightforward and contains some really interesting ideas I’ve not come across before.
Here’s the website where you can get more information and download the book:

Wishing You a Healthy Happy tummy...!

Until my next post Bright Blessings.


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