292.gluten and dairy free Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 2

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Hannah on 2006-11-30

I am a coeliac and I have had it since I was four. I am now 14! I think is fine being on a coeliac diet. Good Look to everybody who is or who's a Coeliac! love Hannah

Re: gluten and dairy free: from claire Hitch on 2007-07-03

Please help me. I am a type 1 diabetic and also have told to follow a gluten and diary free diet. I am finding it very hard. I have been given a list of foods i cant eat but i am struggling . Please please help

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Peter on 2007-07-06

Foods that are gluten-free and don't produce a rapid surge of sugar when digested.
Fresh meat, fish, eggs
Leafy vegetables and salads, use olive oil and wine vinegar as a dressing.
Raw carrot grated.
Brown rice
Small amounts of fresh fruit. No added sugar.

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Joanne Bonham on 2007-07-17

My 23 month old son has just been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. What spread (Butter) can I use on his GF bead?

Thank you

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Peter on 2007-07-17

Unless there is a specific problem with milk fats or milk sugars (lactose) then ordinary butter is one of the healthiest options on gluten-free bread.

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Andrew Peake on 2007-11-30


I had been ill all year with sickness & diahrear. My consultant diagnosed IBS and told me to learn to live with it. However, my GP was more helpful and diagnosed gluton and dairy intolerance. I lost approx 2 stone in weight and am having difficulty maintaing my current weight let alone putting any back on. Any ideas would be appreciated as I lack energy and fel tired all the time

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Peter on 2007-11-30

To increase your energy intake:

It takes time for the damage caused by gluten to heal, and the digestive system starts absorbing food properly again.

Many people get a lot of their energy from dairy fats, cheese, spreads etc, and from cakes, biscuits and pastry. As soon as you cut these out of the diet you need to think about the energy content of your food. I add olive oil to rice or vegetables to increase the energy content, and eat larger portions of meat, potato, rice and vegetables. You also need to ensure that you get three good meals a day.
Start with a cooked breakfast and a proper meal at lunch time as well as in the evening

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Andrew Peake on 2007-12-05

Thank you for your help. I realise now that I have not really changed my eating habits sufficiently and will do as you suggest. I do not have a cooked breakfast nor a proper meal at lunch time. I will start to have a cooked breakfast and a proper meal at lunchtime

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Lauren on 2008-02-21

Hey all, I've just been diagnosed with a gluten and dairy intolerance, and i'm just confused about a few things, at the moment(only been on the diet for a few days) i feel very bloated! im hoping this will go away, did anyone else get this when cutting things like dairy and gluten out of their diets? im trying my best to compromise and find things that i can eat and trying to eat as much fruit and veg as i can. I'm terrified of putting on weight? is this common when you cut gluten and dairy out of your diet? does anyone have any nice easy recepies? im also veggie, so my diet seems to be very limitied at the moment! is it bad to eat too much potato? if anyone could get back to me i'd be so grateful :)

Thanks all, Lauren

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Peter on 2008-02-21

You are unlikely to put on weight on a vegetarian gluten-free and dairy-free diet unless you are adding spreads or oil to your potato. The extra fat tends to come from the spreads, not from the potato.

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