Up next in Healthy Eating (73 videos)
Get more nutrients into your diet with the crash course in nutrition provided by these videos.
You Will Need
- Family cooperation
- A positive focus
- Advance planning
- A support group
- A food delivery service (optional)
Go slowly when switching to a GFCF diet and give yourself two months to completely convert. Going cold turkey from all your favorite foods at once might hamper future success.
Enlist your family
Enlist the whole family in the GFCF diet for your greatest chance of success. If everyone is eating the same thing, there’s less chance of temptation.
Clean your cupboards
Clean out your cupboards and rid your house of anything that contains gluten or casein. Read food labels carefully. Don’t forget to check toiletries and other products for gluten and casein.
Shop at a natural foods market
Shop at natural foods markets. Ask if they have a list of GFCF foods. Doing your own shopping and cooking ensures that you will avoid eating any wheat or dairy.
Focus on the positive
Focus on the healthy, new food choices you have instead of constantly reminding yourself what you can’t eat. Turning the negative into a positive might inspire others to follow your lead or at least admire your attitude.
Plan ahead when eating out
Locate restaurants in your area that offer gluten-free choices. Be clear about your needs when ordering. Mexican and Thai restaurants are a good bet.
Join a support group
Join a support group for extra help. Some provide mentors to help you shop.