After a celiac or gluten sensitivity diagnosis it’s easy be frustrated with so many things: what gluten-free IS… is the diet WORKING…the TASTE & TEXTURE of some food… and the COST! But there will come a time when you are getting the hang of it all. Here are just some of the signs you know you’re getting used to being gluten free:
6. You go to to the grocery store with someone and they’re the ones shocked by the gluten free prices.
You blow it off and say “It’s all relative. $5.00 is actually a great deal for my really small loaf of bread! I’d better buy two!”
5. You don’t break out into a sweat after when you enter a restaurant: worried about explaining the gluten-free diet to the server, then the manager, then the cook — thus, holding up the entire ordering process.
If a restaurant can’t prepare your meal, then you’re confident enough to leave.
4. You always come prepared to the potluck with gluten-free brownies!
(They’re always the ones that go first by they way!)
3. Upon reading labels you can explain that Whey isn’t Wheat and Monosodium Glutamate isn’t Gluten!
(Whey: “the watery liquid that separates from the curd when the milk is clotted, as in making cheese” – The Free Dictionary Monosodium Glutamate: “a white crystalline substance, the sodium salt of glutamic acid” The Free Dictionary
2. Your celiac symptoms are subsiding!
Fewer, or an end to, headaches, frequent trips to the bathroom, brain fog, anemia, naps, irritability and more! Yay to a healthier life!
1. You can whip up your good old favorite recipe, with gluten free ingredients in no time — and everyone loves it!
I know there are more! So many great things eventually come out of going gluten free for celiac disease or gluten sensitivities! Please add yours below in our comment field!