Newly diagnosed with celiac disease....

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Kaycommander
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Date Joined Sep 2015
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   Posted 9/15/2015 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone! I'm a 25 year old woman from Colorado and I'm newly diagnosed with celiac disease. Anyone who has encountered this disease understands this is a huge lifestyle change (especially for a junk food addict!). I'm still learning and adapting. I would love to talk to people in similar situations and get any first-hand advice on this challenge

cyclinglady
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   Posted 9/19/2015 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the club! Research all that you can about going gluten free. Look for hidden sources of gluten including: lipstick, boyfriends who just ate bread and did NOT brush their teeth, medications and supplements, etc. I would recommend eating whole natural foods prepared by you for a while. Eating out should be postponed until you have healed a bit as it is always Russion Rouélette unless you are at a 100% GF restaurant (think there are some in CO).

There is a huge learning curve, but you can do it!

BoJonJovi
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   Posted 10/5/2015 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I am from Pueblo. Yes, it is a bit of a lifestyle change isn't it. I do not know where abouts in Colorado you are but if you are close I would be happy to get together with you and chat.
You will need to read "every" label for a while until you settle into a new pantry so to speak.

It is pretty darn hard to eat out. If you start questioning restaurants about ingredients used you will be well on your way to finding the few restaurants you can trust. In Pueblo, there is only a three or four I trust. All are small owner operated and they take care of me. Do not eat anything deep fried as the fryers are shared and cross contaminated. If it is grilled find out if they lay their hamburger buns on the same grill they make their steaks on or home fried potatoes etc. I find Vietnamese food to be pretty friendly, as well as India cuisine. If I am unsure, I eat a lot of steak with vegetables and baked potato. Pho is generally pretty clean as is Pad Thai and Vietnamese salad (yum guy).

Labeling has changed recently so if the product has wheat in it, it should be listed under allergens.

Real beer is out but I like New Planet and it is made in Colorado. I like their pale ale the best. It almost tastes like real beer. It is the best out there. I also like Angry Orchard cider and more places including bars/restaurants are carrying it. I tend toward wine now.

If your stomach is really jacked up I have found colostrum, knox gelatin, and carnosine/zinc go a long way toward healing up.

Good luck. If you really take it serious (which it is) you will be eating healthier than you ever have before.

Kaycommander
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Date Joined Sep 2015
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   Posted 10/6/2015 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the helpful tips! I've been doing tons of research and I've limited my food options to things i know are 100% GF. I've been diagnosed 7 weeks and I'm recovering but the process is slow! I've wondered if everyone gets as sick as I've been? I had two trips to the ER this summer before i was diagnosed.
I'm living and working in the Arvada and Westminster area. I really appreciate the offer and it's so nice to meet a fellow Colorado celiac! I love going out to eat but i know the struggle is real and I'm not willing to risk it. I'm so glad to hear that steak and potatoes are a safe choice! Any other chain restaurants that are GF friendly?
I'm a big fan of Angry Orchard so that's a plus! I've accepted that i must say goodbye to beer and hello to wine.
If you would like to add me on FB and keep in touch, I'm always open to new, very knowledgeable friends! Thanks again for everything!!!!!
*Kayli Rowe*
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