Well done! I'm glad you found the cause of your IBS. It must be hard to follow a gluten free vegetarian diet, though.
I've just seen a couple of other questions you've had in this thread that remain unanswered so I'll give a shot at them.
Aims21 wrote:Thanks for that. can you explain to me about what comlex carbs are? Is muesli and yoghurt or wholemeal bread with vegemite/cottage cheese ok?
Complex carbs are ones that are difficult for the body to break down into sugars. Wholegrains are a good example. Muesli is a complex carb, but it's best to avoid the toasted varieties because they tend to have added fats. Wholegrain bread would be better than just wholemeal bread since you have entire grains for the body to break down. Complex carbs keep you fuller longer and don't give the same sugar spike that simple carbs do.
Aims21 wrote:Also, as I am vegetarian I am unsure as to where I should be getting protein from. Any suggestions?
I'm vegan so this question is right up my alley! You can get protein from soy products (tofu, soy milk, processed soy products), from beans and legumes (lentils, for example), from nuts (though don't have too many because they have a high proportion of fat!) and since you eat dairy you can also get it from dairy products like cheese, eggs, milk and yoghurt. There is also protein in wholegrains.
There is a huge amount of information about protein in the vegetarian diet here
. It also lists sample vegetarian foods and how much protein they contain. Considering how many healthy foods contain a good amount of protein it's actually hard not to get enough protein in your diet as a vegetarian provided you eat a healthy range of foods in the day! And by eating a variety of plant-based foods you get all the amino acids you need to form complete proteins. You don't need to eat them all in one meal, as long as you have them throughout the day you will do fine.