gluten is the enemy
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I have been missing in action for a while. A lot of changes have been happening for me. First of all I am homeschooling all 5 of my children. So that is taking up a ton of my time. I also have been gluten free since the beginning of summer. I started because my baby was getting a rash with his first foods and I realized it was passing thru the breastmilk as well. So I did it for him, but I was amazed at how much better I felt when I eat, not a bloated, stuffy feeling. So I would cheat every once in a while, but lately, It is not worth it to cheat because I think my body has healed itself, now I just avoid it. The benefits are wonderful. My stomach has shrunk, my clothes actually fit like they are supposed to and I lost weight too. My stomach has always been an issue and I know diet was a lot of it. I was trying so hard to eat right but we are all weak when it comes to favorite foods. I am still eating 6 times a day, so my metabolism is high. And my weakness is desserts, especially gluten free desserts. I have been doing a lot of baking lately which can get me in trouble. Other than that, yes, I do miss bread, but I also love mexican and rice, soo. I do not feel like I am missing too much. It can be a challenge when eating out, but I try to bring snacks on the road or fruit. If I take my kids to mcdonalds, I eat nothing. It takes strong will power, but even if I eat french fries, it is still not as yummy as a fresh picked apple I can sneak in my bag. I would encourage anyone to try gluten free. It is getting more awareness and not as hard to do. I am considering switching my whole family over. There is a lot of gas and tummy issues from everyone but me.