Where does everyone shop and what do you buy?

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Where does everyone shop and what do you buy? I drove an hour 1 way today to go to Wholefoods ( where no one working in the store would help with questions) then to trader joes where I finally left the store bawling and so over it all. Doctor said eleminating gluten, dairy, and sugar will help wheb dealing with this cancer but at this point having nothen to eat I might as well just give up all together. I can’t eat a lot of veggies and fruits to begin with due to my crohns and most processed foods make me sick also. So ready to throw in the towel…

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Heather 2 years 0 Answers 1138 views 0

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  1. I feel you with the Crohns..

  2. that's so tough!! I'm on the same diet recommendation BUT I can eat veggies. Can you eat nuts, eggs, meats? And what veggies don't upset your Crohns?

  3. Kroger has good selection. Simple truth is their organic brand. Walmart is getting better. I am trying out coconut milk yogurt today that you can add unsweetened organic fruit. Walmart has frozen organic fruit. Get on Pinterest! Use search bar to find any type of diet recipe. Input in autoimmune protocol recipes ( the strictest diet on earth) and got lots of recipes.
    Make grocery list from recipes! Lots of recipes are from blogs so they talk about where to buy ingredients sometimes! Don't give up!

  4. I just entered crowns disease diet recipes on Pinterest and saw all kinds of meals to prepare!

  5. Pinterest will save you

  6. Whole Foods can be pricy. Mostly main stream grocery stores like kroger. I make a Trader Joe's run about once a month. They have a printed out list of the gluten free items available.
    I get lots of produce, meats (turkey bacon, chicken sausage, meats for bigger meals), and fish (avocados, various fruits and veggies, sweet potatoes) beans, lentils, quinoa, brown rice, raw cashews, chia seeds, coconut milk, peanut butter, brown rice pasta, steel cut oats, dairy free cheese, canned tomato sauce and canned diced tomatoes, liquid aminos, almond flour, compliant mayo, dried fruit, almond milk, maple syrup, eggs, coconut and olive oil, frozen fruit for smoothies, nutritional yeast, kombucha, Franks red hot sauce for chicken, hummus.

  7. I don't mind the price but nothing at wholefoods is marked. People were pushing to get by couldn't even read labels. Trader Joes I got the list also but aisles so crowded could not move. Some guy yelled because I was in front of the oil he needed as I tried to read a label and that was just the end for me. I left everything sitting and cried all the way home.

  8. Do you have an Aldi's near you? They have their own gluten free brand

  9. I think all stores are better in the organicGluten free etc. it's a money maker right?

  10. Lowesfoods at least had all their gf foods marked with tickets on the shelf. I found some items I am trying from there. Seeing those tags for a beginner is so helpful! Thank goodness for lowesfoods.

  11. I too spent alot of time frustrated and crying and hardly eating. Until I went to the good old book stores health n wellness and cook book isle. So much easier then overwhelming internet. I bought a cook book and cooked/shopped via the recipe ingredients lists. Altered/omitted ingredients as needed. Book gave me a base. And I only cook for my condition or else if hubby doesnt like he can go out.

  12. First of all, thank you for sharing your challenges with finding the right foods for you. I remember this feeling very well. It takes time and patience with yourself. It's not a matter of just going to Whole Foods and finding exactly what you need. What does your schedule look like? When is the best time for you to MAKE time for planning what you will eat for the week? Everybody's life dynamic is different and what works for one, doesn't work for another. I see that you have 4 kids and it seems that makes it challenging for you, as well. Please keep in mind through this process, you don't have to be a short order cook and the stress of changing your diet can be just as bad as eating the foods that are inflammatory to you. How are you feeling about the change?

  13. I shop online on brandless and vitacost. In store Costco, Super Target, Aldi, Trader Joe's, Winco. The key for me is a different store each week on a rotation to always have what I need

  14. Also there are some gluten free scanners in app stores that make it easier

  15. Amazon Fresh (though it does not deliver in some places)

  16. Try Trader Joe's on a week day when it's quieter. I have found if you find the right person and not on a weekend they can be very helpful.

  17. Mariano's has a big freezer section

  18. Nooo. Please don't give up

  19. I found that vegan foods are often a good base then I add in my chicken, fish, red meat etc. It an easy way to start changing your diet and there are often things on the menu, supermarkets that fit. I'm from New Zealand and we say Kia Kaha – stay strong

  20. Trader Joes has a gluten free list you can print online. They have a laminated copy in the stores.

  21. Here's the list. They also have a vegan list. Some items are regional though.
    https://www.traderjoes.com/dietary-lists/gluten-free

  22. I'm sorry the happened to you. We are here to support you. I would also recommend doing research online first. Maybe pick up a few single-serve frozen entrées that can help take the stress off you while you learn. I can't eat nightshades either.

  23. I shop at Walmart. I do grocery pick up and can read all the labels from my phone so I don't have to stand in the store and read labels. Then they bring it to my car. Super easy

  24. Thrive Market (online)

  25. I'm loving all of the choices at Costco!

  26. Please don't give up. You are worth it. Here to help you if I can. Vegan baking gluten free is do able. In your diet try coconut oil coconut milk good source for diet options. When I get home I will send you some receipe book names I have. Are u able to have spelt flour or strictly brown rice flour..

  27. Walmart has decent selection, I discovered the brand Amy's has a great variety of frozen foods, the burritos are great!

  28. Sounds like you are on the AIP diet heather. Autoimmune protocol. No gluten dairy or sugar. You can get AIP cookbooks or look up google AIP recipes

  29. We also have Natural Grocers in Colorado ( love them! ) – perhaps you have something similar? https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations/

  30. It's so frustrating and isolating to not be able to eat anything and then get sick half the time when you do eat. There are good gluten and dairy free options but you have to take forever in the store reading labels. At a lot of health food stores you will see signs that say gluten free where the price tags are, below the products under the shelves, then just read the box for dairy free. At the end of the ingredient list it sometimes has an allergy warning. This is a quicker way to see what's in it. I wish I could help you and guide you through the store of what I buy. Now I know where to go and what is good. It doesn't take so long. Hang in there, it does get better!

  31. First of all, don't buy processed foods that require you to read labels. Stick to meat, fish, chicken, vegetables and fruit, (the ones you can eat). Don't go shopping without a plan! Sit down and make a meal plan for the next week or so. Then make a shopping list based on your meal plan. Clean out your kitchen and pantry of unhealthy foods. Batch cook and freeze half of the meals in individual servings. Done. Also, as you're dealing with cancer and 80% of cancers feed on glucose, I would not eat any fruit or grains at all, or even any starchy veggies that turn to sugar in the body. Your goal should be to keep your blood sugar way down low. Finally, the doctor who won the nobel prize for medicine in 2016 was awarded the prize for his work on autophagy which is what happens when your body starts to repair its damaged cells. The most effective way to achieve a state of autophagy is fasting. Check out Dr Jason Fungs book The Complete Guide to Fasting if this is something you are interested in trying. Giving your digestive system a break so your body can use its energy for healing can be incredibly effective. You can start by just limiting your eating window to 6 hours a day and go from there. Good luck.

  32. Amazon, Jet, and Thrive market.

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