Clean Eating Day 2 Flop

I was happily surprised when this plan I am following allowed store bought items like yogurt, cottage cheese and regular cheese.  However, my body is not responding well.  I know I react to the dyes in foods, but apparently there is something else.  I am swelling up and itchy again.  Part of me wonders if it is dairy, as I avoided it for awhile, but I have never had dairy issues in the past.  So, again, back to the drawing board.  I am going back to all natural and just wrote up my own plan.  Hoping I can stick to it.  The only unnatural food I am allowing is my whey protein.  Will keep you posted!  🙂

Newbie

So I am pretty sure that gluten presents a problem to my body.  But I am still in the stage of determining to what extent.  I did get a celiac test a year or 2 ago and was cleared.  So…for all of you who suffer from gluten issues, please lend your advice.  The internet offers a lot of information and a lot of contradictory information.  I will be making an appointment with my dr, but in the meantime…help…please.  🙂

* Differences in wheat allergies, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, etc?

* lunchmeat ok or no?

* greek yogurt ok or no?

* should I assume everything is not safe if it doesn’t specify that it is gluten free?

* do itchy ears, throat, eyes etc line up with internal belly issues?…I seem to have both…

* is it possibly I have nothing wrong with me per se…it is just that gluten is not healthy for anyone and I am noticing it more since I have avoided it for some time?

* is there a non-fancy, very basic, mostly whole food diet plan I can follow day to day for awhile…?

Any advice is appreciated,

 

Thanks!!!!

A few interesting things…

* If you eat a sweet potato with a little bit of greek yogurt it almost tastes like baked potato with sour cream.

* Cottage cheese and flaxseed are supposed to be quite healthy…I tried it today and it made a pretty good snack.

* OUCH!  After being at the beach and working my arms more than my legs…wow…my legs are killing me from the leg routine yesterday.