Hello and Happy May to all of you~!
I'm semi-new to the board and I've been on SP for about a month now. I've been trying to be Gluten free for almost a year now. So far I manage to avoid it in my day to day life, but going out and a good amount of peer pressure has made it nigh-impossible to avoid 100%. I have never been tested for anything--I just base it on how I feel after I've eaten gluten.
What does it feel like?
Almost instantly I have a headache (especially if malted barely flour is an ingredient), I'm exhausted the next few days as it kills my metabolism, and it makes my joints hurt and ache. I'm 25 and almost 26--this is not just getting old to me. It also causes intestinal track issues...but only in large quantities.
So. I've gotten on SP and it's really helped to read a few of these messages and know I'm not alone (and that I'm not crazy). I still feel very much like a hindrance to my friends at times, and I have a hard time explaining it in other social situations...But! I want to stay feeling good--and I'm aiming to do so this time around! I just have one little problem.
After a few weeks it has occurred to me that I'm not getting nearly enough protein.
I Love all beans, quinoa, nuts and most meats...The problem is 1: expense and 2: keeping fats from overriding the diet.
Anyone have handy tricks of the trade or some clues that I haven't thought of yet? :) Thanks for all the support!
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