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After a six-month battle with acid reflux, bloating and other not-so-pleasant stomach issues, for which Prilosec has not cured, I've decided to undergo a two-week experiment cutting gluten out of my diet to see if that is what ails me.

Believe me, this is no easy task. After taking stock of ALL the groceries I bought last weekend, I realized that more than 90 percent of them have some kind of wheat, therefore having gluten, including my fiance's favorites: pizza, pasta and beer.

The literature online is also very overwhelming. It looks like salad will be the only thing I can safely eat ever again. OK, so maybe that's an exaggeration, but you get the point. For someone that eats some kind of fast food daily, this is detrimental news.

Am I doomed to cooking for one for the rest of my life? I guess we'll see in a couple of weeks.

Here's a partial listing of what I can and can't eat. (Any feedback about where to buy ingredients or just general words of encouragement will be greatly appreciated.)

CAN'T EAT wheat, barley, rye, malted drinks, breaded meats, meatloaf, pastas, pizza, oats, breads, buns, rolls, biscuits, muffins, cereal, crackers, waffles, pancakes, gravy, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, pastries, ice cream, pretzels, bread pudding, beer, ale, some soups, flour. *Note: These are just a few of the things I like and must stop eating. The list goes far beyond this.

IFFY sour cream, chocolate milk, non-dairy creamers, cheese, yogurt, hamburger meat, fondue, cornbread, some salad dressings, mayonnaise, pie fillings, canned baked beans, pickles, chewing gum, potato chips, popcorn, cocoa mixes, root beer, chocolate drinks, tomato sauces, meat sauces, mustard, taco sauce, soy sauce, some medications.

CAN EAT onions, garlic, asparagus, dandelion, banana, agave (Tequilla is still in), jellies, honey, jams, milk, Velveeta, American cheese, aged cheeses, 100% meat, chicken, peanut butter, eggs, pork, corn, rice, tapioca, corn tortillas, butter, margarine, vegetable oil, all fruits, most vegetables, WINE, some soups, ketchup, and anything that says GLUTEN FREE.

This is going to take a lot of will power.