Our expert says:
Thank you for your kind words. It is good to hear from you again, but I am so sorry that you definitely suffer from Celiac disease. This is such a tricky situation because you will need to avoid all foods that contain even traces of wheat, rye, oats, barley, spelt, kamut, titricale, because they all contain gluten. You can use full-cream milk, yoghurt, and cheese, meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, sugar, maize meal and sorghum (Maltabella), rice, and maize grits, plus margarine and oils. So eat large portions of maize meal or Maltabella for breakfast with full-cream milk and sugar, plus a boiled egg with bacon and grilled tomatoes. Eat fruit, dried fruit or fruit dainties and nuts for snacks. For lunch you can have potatoes or potato salad with mayonnaise, or rice or boiled corn on the cob with margarine, grilled meat or fish, salad or cooked veg, plus a full-cream yoghurt for dessert. In the evening have meat, fish or egg with rice or cooked maize grits, a salad with a homemade dressing (use olive oil, vinegar, chopped fresh herbs, sugar and black pepper), cooked vegetables and fresh fruit with full-cream yoghurt for dessert. If you eat hearty portions of these foods and snack in between on dried fruit and nuts you WILL gain weight. But PLEASE CHECK EVERY LABEL OF EVERY FOOD YOU BUY SO THAT YOU CAN AVOID THE GRAINS THAT CONTAIN GLUTEN. Please do see the dietitian so that she can help you adjust to this type of eating.
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