2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Lots of people told me how sorry they were to hear it. Others said “that’s the end of eating normal foods.” What I have discovered is that after only 2 weeks or so of changing my diet, I feel much better. I’ve stopped eating any wheat, rye, barley or oat products. I carefully read labels on items before buying them, and I make my own bread. I have found that most processed gluten free foods don’t taste very good. Gluten free breads are dry and dense; as opposed to my freshly baked gluten free bread which is moist, but still dense. I eat more fresh fruits and veggies and well as grass fed hamburger. My Celiac nutritionist has educated me on how to eat out at restaurants safely, and where to shop for a wide variety of gluten free foods. I don’t feel like I’ve lost out on anything other than feeling horrible after I’ve eaten something containing wheat. I’m learning to live with my new lifestyle and I’m educating my family so they understand why I have to eat a certain way now. As a bonus I’ve lost 3 pounds and I feel 100% better than I have in a long time.