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!