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Celiac Disease

How to Start a Gluten-Free Diet?

Gluten-free diets are gaining recognition these days, even with people who are not clinically diagnosed with celiac disease. Going gluten-free is a major lifestyle decision that involves some extreme emotional and physical adjustments. A gluten-free diet means that certain foods are no longer safe to ingest.  Not all oats, wheat, barley or rye, should be eaten which may seem to complicate your life since gluten is usually embedded in many different forms of food products.     

For people challenged with celiac disease, following a strict gluten and dairy free diet helps to control signs and symptoms of the condition, as well as prevent health complications. Subjecting yourself to gluten-free diet can be frustrating. It requires time, patience and creativity.

Soon you will realize that there are a lot of foods which are actually gluten-free such as, Toosum's healthy snack bars. Their bars are a perfect alternative to gluten-rich foods that you previously enjoyed before being diagnosed with celiac disease.

Eventually, you will learn to enjoy and appreciate gluten-free foods.  Once educated on the subject you will no longer feel deprived  or restricted from your gluten free diet, yet you will begin to feel empowered, healthier and motivated!  

Three Steps to Your Healthy Gluten-Free Diet


If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, it is essential to make an effort to learn more about this clinical condition and know what specific food products may trigger your unwanted symptoms. Read about all products that contain gluten and do not forget to take good notes of the foods with ‘hidden’ gluten's. They are no longer your friend and not worth the outcome.

Plan your diet

Planning is crucial in order to create an effective diet. You must begin planning your meals so that you do not accidentally consume foods that will trigger these unruly side effects.  Read about the various gluten-free ingredients in cookbooks and gluten-free recipes as you plan your meals for the weeks to follow.

If you are always on the go, you may consider checking out the fast food chains that also offer gluten free options on their menu, as well as, keeping an ample supply of our Toosum gluten free snack bars.  We all know what happens when we have cravings and there are no safe healthy treats in the house. The tasty snacks come in a variety of fabulous flavors:  Acai and Cranberries, Cherries and Plums, Coconut and Chamomile and Greek Yogurt and Blueberries.  Many of our clients keep a monthly supply of the variety packs on hand. They keep you adequately satisfied between meals or in times of cravings.

Connect with others living with celiac disease

Networking with other celiacs will allow you to increase your knowledge and learn quickly about other great options . Other people with celiac disease are happy to share tips and recipes that will provide you with many benefits while learning to navigate your way to a healthy gluten-free lifestyle.

To discover delicious, gluten free breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes; as well as, fast foods and nice eat-in restaurants worldwide, check out our Pinterest boards.   

Please let us know if you found this article helpful and especially if you have names, locations or ideas to share with our other valued viewers! 


After all, it’s all about sharing our knowledge and resources to make each person’s experience easier and more enjoyable!


To your continued health and happiness!


We know you’re careful about what you eat at meal times—lots of veggies, healthy protein, complex carbs. But snack time can be tricky because many “healthy” snack bars out there are loaded with sugar and calories or packed with preservatives and other ingredients concocted in a lab, not a kitchen.

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