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Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 2nd Australian Edition by Danna Korn, Margaret Clough

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Chapter 21

Ten Tips and Traps for New Players

In This Chapter

arrow Avoiding dietary disasters

arrow Remembering the finer points of food labelling

arrow Taking precautions

S tarting out on a gluten-free diet isn’t exactly a piece of cake (ouch — that’s a very bad joke and we’re sorry). But little traps are lying in wait, and it’s almost inevitable that you will get caught by one or two. Take comfort — you’re not the first. This chapter hands you a few of the beliefs you may have when starting out and why they may trip you up.

I Can Easily Work Out This Diet by Myself

Well, that’s possible, but food labelling isn’t completely straightforward, and someone ‘in the know’ can quickly show you some of the finer points and prevent you from avoiding foods that are actually gluten-free. You may also need to avoid lactose (in dairy food) for a while, or need other dietary advice, particularly if you have been unwell for a long time.

tip_4c.eps Seeking out a dietitian is a great idea because she can advise you about these things. Coeliac Australia also provides all the information you need to avoid the traps and tuck ...

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