In This Chapter
Avoiding dietary disasters
Remembering the finer points of food labelling
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.
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.