I have been totally gluten free since November and I ate very limited gluten for about a year before that. It has totally changed my life for the better. I replaced gluten containing grains 80/20 with vegetables/gluten free grains.
A few chronic conditions have cleared up including my lifelong constipation, keratosis pilaris, joint swelling and sinus problems. My body composition has improved as well which is an added bonus.
I haven't been tested for celiac although my Dr has offered the test. We talked about it and both agreed that to make myself ill by eating massive amounts of gluten in order to take the test would be silly. I obviously have at the very least an intolerance and if I feel better not eating it then I just shouldn't eat it.
A funny story...
This spring I was walking down the street listening to my I pod when a woman stopped me and asked the most bizarre question.
"This is going to sound strange," she said. "Do you eat gluten?"
"No I don't." I said perplexed.
"I knew it! She exclaimed. "You just look so healthy!"
I was blown away! I mean I feel great, but to actually have a stranger be able to look at me and see health is just astounding!
JERF - Just Eat Real Food
I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.
I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!
Goal weight 125lbs
36 years old
Keeping my blood sugar levels low on my high fat/ low carb/ moderate protein diet.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi
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