I live in a GF household and I am the cook! My husband was diagnosised with celiac disease in the late 1990's when really did not have anything available except Betty Hagman. I reverted to cooking out of a Fannie Farmer Cookbook that was published in 1898! It was a great benefit as no one used mixes or any type of shortcuts! There is a section of what you needed as far as kitchen supplies that I found were a blessing!
I am a vegetarian who uses quite a few vegan recipes. We combine the the two diets well and both eat from the other's diet. There are some really good recipe books out there that you are going to want to get! My go to is
The Gluten Free Vegetarian Kitchen by Donna Klein. I know that you are talking vegan but once you start recipes that are vegetarian it is easy to change to the recipe so that it is vegan.
I also use Chef Meg recipes and the make-over recipe calculator to change.
When discussing weight loss it does not matter whether it is GF or veggie the same rules have to be followed...GF is a starchy diet....so you need to develop healthy eating habits. I have lost 62 lbs. So I know that it can be done. My husband has gone from about 135 lbs when he was diagnosised to 185 and holding. (he is 6'1"" and that is a great weight for him!!!
Here is the link to the coookbook that I keep on SP. Use it as an example and learn to make adjustments to your pallet so that it is beneficial.
Good luck and let me know if there are avenues you think that I might help with!
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can. (Walter D. Wintle)
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