I'm back at SP because I recently decided to go gluten free and I love the trackers here for keeping tabs on diet and nutrition.
I am self-diagnosed gluten intolerant. (When I mentioned the idea to my doctor, she just rolled her eyes.) I have had GERD for the past 4 years or so, and have been on PPIs for most of that time. Eating was becoming an awful experience. Every time I tried to eat pizza or a sandwich my throat would close up and I'd have to down lots of water just to swallow.
When I read The Wheat Belly Diet, I realized that wheat might be causing a lot of my troubles. Actually for a long time I've KNOWN that I feel better without wheat, but realizing a lot of the medical problems I was developing might get better after eliminating it was the final spur I needed for change.
I haven't (knowingly) had any gluten since Jan 2. And awesomely enough I haven't had any choking while eating!!! Still dealing with going off the PPIs though, but getting better all the time.
Looking forward to making some friends who are on the same journey,
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
| Pounds lost: 18.2