Friday, November 16, 2012
So, I'm on day 3 of gluten free eating. I know that it's a little too early to tell how things are truly going to be, but so far I am liking it! Eating gluten free isn't hard at all like I'd originally thought (and what kept me away from taking the plunge for so long). Everything I read says to stay away from gluten free breads and pastas in the beginning because your taste buds won't like them, but so far I'm in love with rice noodles! Granted, I was eating Amy's organic meals that are gluten free for a while. Regardless, I am in so much love with this diet!
Prior to going gluten free, I'd eat breakfast and 2 hours later feel like I was going to starve to death. It was a miserable feeling and I would consume way more calories in the day than I should have been consuming. All because I'd have a lovely bowl of cereal with whole grains (which are supposed to be healthy, but for someone who is gluten sensitive, not so much). Let me say that I love breads and pasta, literally they are all I eat. I gravitate towards the healthier options (whole wheat, fiber enriched, etc) but it still isn't good for me. So I felt like I was constantly starving. After runs I'd binge eat because my body was lacking nutrients. In the past 3 days, I've felt hunger pains next to never. I've been for runs, and the only thing that I eat afterwards is a banana. I eat my breakfast and feel full. It's a great feeling. I wish that I would have gone gluten free sooner. I have a gigantic bag of candy sitting on my dining room table (I'm sending it to my partner's squadron) and I haven't been tempted to sneak a piece. I can't wait to see what the next month brings me (and I cannot wait until I step on the scale December 1st and see what my body weight is)!