The Gluten Free Process
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Deciding to go gluten free is not a process to be taken lightly. It is, in fact, a hard process. There are many foods that I love that I can no longer eat. I made the mistake of eating something that I loved on Friday night. (It had gluten in it and I just wasn't thinking.). About two hours later, my stomach started feeling queasy and I couldn't figure it out. This food had never bothered me before, so why now? Yikes! Could I really be that gluten sensitive? Maybe so!
The other thing about going gluten free is that the gluten free foods don't taste the same. You really have to be careful because many of the gluten free foods have added fats and probably sugar too. They tend to taste rather gritty because of the rice or almond flower. If you are potato sensitive, please read labels as many gluten free foods use potato flour as a thickening agent. My daughter has to be very careful with potatoes. If she eats a lot of them (say a serving two days in a row) she breaks out. Thank goodness Slenderella61 told me about the use of potato flour! Now my daughter reads all the labels more carefully. She said that knowing about potato flour in gluten free food has been really helpful!
A big shout out to Slenderella61!!! Marsha, you are a real life saver!