It’s not just you
If you stop for a moment and consider all the items in your pantry – how many of them are still those same products that your mother or grandmother used?
I bet your answer is something that is quite low.
It is also one of the most significant contributing factors to the difficult first six months of providing gluten free food.
A diagnosis of Coeliac disease dictates that you have to totally disregard all the years of product research and selection that your own family has invested and passed on to you.
To follow a gluten free diet, you have to start from scratch.
Finding a product you are happy with involves trying lots of different brands, often discovering that results are substandard and cooking from scratch really is the best solution.
You have to be brave because throwing partially used packets of various gluten free products into the rubbish really hurts your wallet. Lets face it, gluten free products are expensive and hard to just discard as a result.
Through persistence, tears and a lot of time you begin achieve some success.
Remember, you are trying to replace years of research and product knowledge into a few short months.
It’s intense, it’s emotional and it costs a bomb, but if you take another look in your pantry, feel proud of how many products you have already found and are using to successfully and safely feed yourself and your family.
This is a massive achievement often overlooked by most people.
When you are feeling particularly down or hard done by, take a passing glance at your pantry to remind yourself just how far you have come and that you do have it in you to stay the course.