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Finally, a diagnosis!!!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

For the past 20ish years I have been dealing with terrible stomach issues. I have seen many doctors but finally hooked up with the right one. 3 months ago I was finally diagnosed with Celiac Disease. The diagnosis has changed my life and I do not say this lightly. Since cutting out gluten from my diet I've lost 17lbs, my skin has cleared up, my stomach upset is gone and I feel well. This has finally given me the motivation I need to finally get healthy and lose weight.

I thought that cutting out gluten would be hard and I would crave certain foods. I've been very successful in finding alternatives (and I have a gluten free bakery 2 blocks from my house). The problem with a lot of gluten free processed foods is they lack fibre and seem high in sugar. This is forcing me to finally spend time cooking and preparing meals.

Who would have thought an autoimmune disorder would be such a blessing!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKINNYPOWELL1 7/10/2013 9:02AM

    Lots of healthy eating in store for you, we feel so much better without the gluren. Lots of great gluten free at Whole Foods and lots of cook books available. Enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. What a great positive attitude you have, there is always a silver lining.

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PJMOMMATO3 7/4/2013 8:00AM

    That is great that you finally got an answer after so long.

Congrats on your weight loss and good luck with your journey.

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PICKIE98 7/4/2013 7:46AM

    What a wonderful gift!! I am very happy for you. Twenty years ago, I do not think anybody outside the medical field ever heard of celiac disease and never paid much attention to it..

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