Questions and Answers about Living Gluten Free

Living gluten free can be challenging at times and it can also be confusing. Here are some of the questions people ask the most about living gluten free and my answers.

1. Does living gluten free mean that I just need to avoid wheat?

Actually living gluten free is much more than that. Wheat is one of the main grains that has gluten in it, but gluten is also in barley and some other grains as well as in some cosmetics and other places where you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find it.

2. Who can benefit from living gluten free?

Most people can gain some benefit from it, although it’s not wise to just start living gluten free for no reason. If your body can handle wheat and gluten then you should probably still eat some in moderation.

3. Why should anyone consider living gluten free?

First, some people are what is called celliacs and they have to or they could die young or suffer serious health consequences. Second, it can help people with allergies as many have allergies and or intolerances to wheat and gluten. (This is me.) Third, it can help people lose weight if they are struggling with this.

4. Is it hard to live gluten free?

It can be. It depends on your habits and tastes. If you love bread then you will need to buy gluten free bread or learn to make it and it costs more than regular bread and is not as readily available. However, if you can learn to live without bread, cookies, pastries etc, then you will adjust easier.

5. Do you need to live gluten free forever?

It depends on the person. Some people can benefit by living gluten free for a few months or even a year and then they can have some gluten from time to time after that.

6. Will living gluten free solve all of my health problems?

no. In most cases you will still need supplements, essential oils, and other changes to your diet or lifestyle in order to really have the best health you can have.

Other questions? Comments?

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25 Resources for Gluten Free Food

Finding gluten free food can be a real pain. Especially when you want to find gluten free food that tastes good and that is easy and quick to eat when on the go. Here are 25 great resources or places to get gluten free food.

1. Health food store. Nowadays many grocery stores have gluten free food but often health food stores have even more.

2. Enjoy Life. This brand has created a whole line of delicious gluten free cookies.

3. Blue Diamond- a brand of great tasting gluten free crackers, and other gluten free products.

4. Quinoa- this great gluten free grain is similar to rice

5. Google gluten free restaurants and your city and you will be amazed at what you will find.

6. Dish Freely- an iphone app to help you find gluten free dishes nearby.

7. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables- they are gluten free. Yes I know but I couldn’t resist including it.

8. Ask your favorite restaurant when you order if they have a gluten free version. You will be surprised how many places can do this for you.

9. Udis bread. This company makes great tasting gluten free bread.

10. Find a gluten free bakery. Use Google to search for them in your local area. They are starting to appear everywhere and many of these bakeries also have their food in grocery stores as well.

11. Nutrition and supplement stores.

12. Read specialty magazines. Living Without is a great example.

13. Go to youtube and search for gluten free food and see what ideas appear.

14. Ask your friends on facebook for ideas.

15. Ask twitter for ideas about gluten free food.

16. Ask your friends and family.

17. Check amazon.com This may seem crazy but amazon has a large selection of food including gluten free food.

18. Check out any organic or natural food based cafes or restaurants. These are growing in popularity and most have at least a selection of gluten free food.

19. Search meetup.com for gluten free meetups then attend and ask the attendees for ideas.

20. Find support groups for celliacs and get great ideas.

21. Check out the gluten free expo that comes to most major convention centers about once a year.

22. Attend other health and wellness expos and ask.

23. Do an online search for gluten free recipes.

24. Experiment with making your own gluten free food.

25. Look in the food isles at the store for gluten free versions of other foods. Usually they are right next to each other and easily viewable.

What other ideas do you have about finding gluten free food?

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How to Eat Gluten Free Without Going Broke

Many people find that they get a lot of relief from their allergy symptoms and other health problems by going gluten free. However, actually doing it is easier said than done. Not only that but if you price the cost of the gluten free products you find at the grocery story you will usually notice that they are at least double if not triple the cost. So how do you eat gluten free without going broke?

Here are some ways that I have found to eat gluten free and still have money left for your other expenses.

1. Eat only fresh vegetables, fruits and meats. While this is not the most practical, it is the most obvious way to eat only gluten free.

2. Read the labels of everything that is not listen in number one and avoid eating anything that says it has gluten in it.

3. Many of the companies who make gluten free food offer coupons and discounted offers on their website. Check these out before purchasing any gluten free food.

4. Attend the gluten free expo that is held in many large cities in the U.S. each year. There you can find recipe books and get a lot of ideas and sample gluten free food for free.

5. Consider raw cooking. Raw cooking is naturally gluten free and there are cooks, cookbooks and other places where you can learn about it.

6. Explore gluten free blogs and magazines. One really great one is the magazine Living Without.

What other ideas do you have about how to eat gluten free without going broke?

A Guide to the Gluten Free Lifestyle

If you’re curious to know my personal strategies that have already helped thousands of people improve their health and live a gluten free lifestyle easily and at a lower cost, click here to learn more.