Let’s get a little personal today. I was diagnosed with IBS in middle school (irritable bowel syndrome). These days, I do pretty well – I take fiber every day, try to be careful with what I eat, or I at least understand why I’m having pains if I don’t eat well. However, for the past few weeks, my symptoms have come back pretty strong. A lot of abdominal pain and that tends to make me feel nauseous.Gluten Free Me: what can and can't you eat? Help me out #ontheblog Click To Tweet
I reached out to my doctor and she had a few suggestions. One was to get rid of dairy for 2 weeks and see if that helps, and if not, try getting rid of gluten for 2-3 weeks. I don’t really eat or drink much dairy, so I figured I would try the gluten-free method first. It’s only been a few days, and so far it’s going okay, but I’m still slightly confused about what I can and cannot eat.
So, for anyone that eats gluten-free or just knows a lot about it, can you help me out here? If this does cause me to feel a lot better, then gluten-free (or mostly gluten-free) is probably how I’ll have to star living, so I figure I should definitely learn what I can.
Do you have any recipe ideas? Anything I should definitely not ever eat? What about restaurants? Favorite gluten-free options?
Let me know, and I will be so appreciative, and hopefully your comments will help some others too!