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What started as an experiment is now a lifestyle.

Monday, February 25, 2013

My husband & I started a gluten free diet on January 1st of this year. We thought we'd do it as an experiment for 6 months. Hubby has elevated liver enzymes and told his doctor he would like to see if a gf diet would help with those levels before going on medication. He agreed that it would be worth it. I chose to do it for general health reasons and to lose weight.

Here we are about 8 weeks later. Hubby has lost 10 lbs. and feels so much more energetic. I've lost about 2 lbs., have more energy and my joints aren't achy like they were before. But I've learned that I probably am gluten intolerant. For the first time in years I ate pancakes (gluten free) and didn't get sick. I love pancakes but hated the way they made me feel afterwards. Same goes with cereal. I never ate much of it before because of the way it made me feel. I tried gluten free chex this weekend and am happy to report no side effects!

But I made a really bad decision this weekend. We went to dinner for my daughters 15th birthday. Italian food. Hubby & I decided it would be our "cheat" meal. Day 2 - I'm still paying for it. I haven't been this sick from food in a long, long time. And I don't want to feel this way again!

Hubby kind of chuckled last night. We started this diet as an experiment for his liver enzymes and general health and here it appears that I do have a gluten sensitivity. Years before I would complain about stomach issues. Never once connecting them to gluten or wheat.

There's no going back now. I don't want to feel sick. I'm going to use food as medicine. Not a way to poison myself.
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    Glad it is working for you both!
    1490 days ago
    I am on gf for 3 months from my naturopath apointment along with dairy free, sugar free. Amazing day 3 and no real cravings. I have more energy but she also upped my vit d to 4,000 Iu a day I was taking 2. So not sure what all is going on for me, as I haven't been on long and taking supplements too. She will take some supplements away, after she figures my gut is cleaner and then we will start the eliminations.
    Glad you have found out and are feeling better. At least you know now.
    1490 days ago
    Glad that you are both having success with the new way of eating. I suspect more ppl are gluten intolerant than are aware of it.

    Sorry about the Italian food--sometimes you live and learn, right? Hope you feel better!

    Have a great week!
    1490 days ago
    Very interesting! Gluten free sounds like the way to be for you and your hubby!

    Have a great week!
    1490 days ago
    Wishing you much luck towards your goals...all is worth experimenting! emoticon
    1490 days ago
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