It really is a life changing diet and is quite depressing that I can't enjoy food quite like what I used to.
I've seen a lot on the internet of what I can't eat but not a whole lot about what I can eat.
Can someone advise me on what's good?
Most Helpful Guy
Basically, you just have to avoid baked goods. Sauces that are thickened with flour are not gluten free, but a sauce that's thickened with something like corn starch would be gluten free. This probably means you have to make your own because classic American/European sauces are going to have flour as a thickener.
Anyway, it's pretty easy to live this gluten-free life if you cook for yourself. For carbohydrates, you give up your normal baked goods and exchange them with things like rice, corn (corn bread for example), and potatoes. Virtually all Asian food is gluten-free simply because wheat isn't a big thing in Asia so you get access to things like rice cakes, rice noodles, and so on. It's really not that restrictive in the end as opposed to say, someone who is going on a strict weight-loss kick and is going carb-free. Now THAT is tough.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't know how it's like where you live but here most things have a gluten-free option. It's most likely more expensive and not exactly the same but you can still eat pretty much all of the things you enjoyed eating before. You just need to be more careful about what you eat.