My name is Samantha, and I have just recently discovered that I am sensitive to gluten. Since middle school, I've always had issues with bloating, headaches, gas, lack of energy, and mood swings. (I also have the bumps on my arms and legs that are associated with a gluten intolerance.) For the longest time, I thought it was just how my body worked; I had no idea that food may be the cause of it. A few weeks ago with the help of a holistic nutrition, I went on an alkaline cleanse for 10 days. Once those 10 days were over, I reintroduced gluten, dairy, corn, eggs, soy, etc.
After a couple of days with gluten, I began to see the signs. I'd become exhausted even though I had not exercised since starting the cleanse. My mood swings reappeared; I was getting irritated at the smallest of things. I had an ongoing headache for a few days. I also had a tingling sensation all over my body after eating wheat. So, I've decided to stay away from gluten as much as I can.
I'm here because I need help with taking gluten out of my diet. It's been a tough change, and honestly, I've given up. It's tough when your boyfriend and family don't really understand that gluten does not make you feel well. My boyfriend and I eat out a lot which is something I'd like to change, but I would like to know tips for eating out too. Any tips are greatly appreciated.
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