Being newly diagnosed with celiac disease can be super overwhelming. You’ve lived your entire life up until this point not thinking twice about gluten and now suddenly you’re supposed to completely remove it from your life?!
And your doctor gave you a handout or just told you to go gluten-free but you’re quickly finding out it’s not that easy…
You start googling what to do when diagnosed with celiac and you don’t even know where to start with all of the info.
You’re frustrated because despite your best efforts, you’re still getting exposed to gluten or you’re not feeling any better.
It’s hard. I get it and that’s why I’m writing this post. If you’re newly diagnosed with celiac disease, know that it is going to be okay. It’s a lot to take in right now and there’s a lot to process, take your time as you adjust to gluten-free living for celiac.
While there’s a lot to a gluten-free diet for celiac, I have some tips to keep you on the right track.
It can be so easy to feel overwhelmed and like it’s not worth it when newly diagnosed with celiac. Remember that you aren’t going to perfect a gluten-free lifestyle overnight.
Keep trying your best and learning from your mistakes and things will slowly start to become routine.
Don’t give up, your body needs you to stick with it!
It’s hard and overwhelming right now, I get it. Know that with every day you try and stay gluten-free, the more routine it gets.
I won’t say easy because I think it’s not fair to put celiac disease and easy in the same sentence, but it does become more routine.
It’s okay to feel overwhelmed, angry, upset, sad, anxious, and whatever else you feel.
Celiac disease and grief is real. It is natural to grieve a life without celiac disease and don’t get stuck here. If you feel stuck reach out for help.
Check out my Celiac Crash Course which I designed to walk you through the basics of staying safe with celiac.
From dining out, reading a food label, to educating others, this course walks you through all of the things you need to know when you’re first starting off living gluten-free.
Don’t fall down the rabbit hole of google and facebook groups, there’s a lot of misinformation and fear-mongering out there. I keep it simple in my course so you know exactly what you have to do to stay safe with out being afraid of everything.