The Savvy Celiac asked her facebook followers what their one tip for a newly diagnosed Celiac would be.
This is mine:
Don’t run right out and try to replace all the things you can’t eat anymore with a gluten free substitute; you will probably be even more overwhelmed/discouraged/frustrated if you do, because most of the subs don’t taste that great, or like the real thing.
Instead, eat foods that are naturally gluten free, like more fruits, nuts, veggies, rice, quinoa, tofu, meat if you’re a meat-eater, etc. Slowly try substitutes (or learn make your own!) for things you can’t live without (bread, for instance).
It’s not so bad, and you’ll feel loads better. Your whole life will be different after this, but mostly in positive ways. :