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Gluten, Gluten Everywhere, and Not a Bite to Eat

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When we were celiac veterans of two months, Taft wrote about our short experience living gluten free on his blog, McCTaft.com. We’ve posted his original comments below, along with some updates. His purpose in writing this, to help gluten-free “newbies” like Heidi, is a big part of what Red Checkered Tablecloth is all about.

A couple [now seven] months ago, my wife was diagnosed with celiac disease. When she eats gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) her body reacts to it by attacking her digestive system. Yeah, not pretty.

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Facing the Grocery Store Gluten Free

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There are a lot of hard things about growing up. Getting a real job. Paying taxes. Budgeting. Moving. Paying bills. Being the one who has to figure out what to eat for dinner every. single. night.
 
But then there are a lot of amazing perks. Like being married to your best friend!
 
And going grocery shopping together!
 
Yes, that’s a little weird: we love going grocery shopping together. For us, it’s an adventure! Hunting for great deals is always an interesting challenge, and stocking up on staples at the best sales is totally thrilling.
 
When I (Heidi) found out that I needed to completely overhaul my diet, though, grocery shopping became a total nightmare.

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Our Almost Whole30 Experience: Q&A

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Our Almost Whole30 Diet is complete! So far, we’ve started eating corn and rice again, and we’ll continue to introduce other foods as we feel ready.
 
We’ve had a lot of questions from friends and family about our Whole30 experience, and our answers to most of them are below.

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