I take it based on the question that you are recently diagnosed. My first suggestion is to take a deep breath and then slowly let it out and repeat. :) Some people are thrilled to find out what is wrong with them and why they have been so sick but then they start doing a little investigating and they freak out.
I’m gonna assume you are just about there, if you are asking how do you live without gluten and I say go ahead and have your first little break down. Have yourself a good little cry for lets say fifteen minutes and then its time to move on. No pity parties here but any celiac of gluten-sensitive person can tell you, we have all been there.
Yes it’s not fair! And, yes it sucks! And, yes everything is going to have to change!
But ya know what, you no longer have to live in pain, you now know that if you stay away from foods that are toxic to you, your body can heal. So yippee! Talk about a blessing!
Yeah, I know today it may not feel like one, but once you get the hang of this and you will, life can and will be full of good things when you take care of your health.
It’s important not to focus on all the things that you cannot eat, but to focus on all the things you get to eat. Take your favorite meals and learn to cook them, so that they are healthy and safe version for you now. No one is saying you can never eat ……. (your favorite food), you just have to get creative and figure out a way to make the yummiest version of that now gluten-free. It may take some practice for you to get it just right but learn to enjoy taking care of your body.
Another tip to remember is that preparation is key. So make sure you always have something that is safe for you to eat with you. Good healthy, real yummy snacks are best.
You will get this, you will enjoy your life again without gluten. Yes you will loose a little bit of your spontaneity but that doesn’t mean that you won’t gain a whole lot of creativity and become a master at something else.
Give yourself some time, educate yourself, take care of yourself, help your body heal and you have more questions, ask away. You are not alone, there are lots of us who can help.
Hope this helps answer your question, dear reader. Feel free to share your thoughts and feelings on this below. And if you have a question of your own, click the ask a question button and I’ll do my best to answer soon.