Congrats big 'A', maybe it is not all inflammation and water, wouldn't that be nice. I love being free of the brain fogs and the gut ouch and the body pains. My last gluten ouch was failing to cook my chicken nuggets in Pamela's batter before cooking the wheat flour battered pieces for the family. I do not want to do this again. Some times a fully different set up of fry pan and oils is used to prevent my blunders.
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I just posted a reply on your intro post. You can definitely feel better in 4 days! Food sensitivities are diagnosed by a rotation diet that does not repeat a food family for 4 days. That is how long it takes to clear your system. Depending on the individual, some foods if eaten frequently may produce a reaction but if eaten only once in awhile may be tolerated HOWEVER this does NOT apply to gluten. It is so great to feel better after months or years of not being up to par.
Hi 'Dots!' It feels like a miracle and I have been praying for my health to improve, it feels like an answered prayer!
And YES! The brain fog is so much less than just a few days ago! I have mental energy again and feel like a new person.
Living healthier starts in the mind, making the choice to do the right thing...but I couldn't get past that 'hazy feeling' of being out of it all the time in order to stick with anything. Now that the fog has lifted, I feel renewed and can THINK again!
My brain started feeling better in two days (no fog). I appreciate what NormaMuriel said about gluten hurting worse than before going off once you're glutened. True for me. I've been glutened once in four years and I had gut pain* whereas before going gf it was not one of my symptoms.
*and subsequent steatorrhea, and what I call "melting" body-wide head-to-toe fatigue for days.
I don't know what to say about NormaMuriel's experience that you don't feel that pain the longer you're gf - and I don't want to know.
Congrats and putting your puzzle pieces together, btw! It's a miracle if you ask me. I'm glad you're talking about it. :)
Be curious! If health is wealth, I'm aiming to be stinking rich!
And thanks for the gluten warning too. I hope that doesn't happen! But I guess I kind of experienced that recently, before I realized it was gluten related!
Our church had a 10 day fast at the beginning of the year...it wasn't a no food fast, but we cut out certain foods, including wheat. After the 10 days were up, I went back to eating 'normally', ugh...Since then, I have been feeling horrible! I put two and two together and now realize, I was having gluten reactions! I have known wheat does not agree with me for a couple of years now, but never realized HOW much it affected everything, until now!
This is exactly why most doctor's don't bother to think of Celiac disease or even gluten allergy's as a reason for your illness. Can it truly be possible that cutting something out of your diet can make you feel that much better in just 2 or 3 days????????? The answer is YES! I just want to warn you that if you get gluten, and you will, you are going to feel worse then you ever did when you where eating gluten on purpose. After 6 months or more these reactions will not be as bad, but don't let it get you down. Keep on track and do your best, and you will succeed. Good Luck
This is only day four of my GF plan and I already feel SO much better, I have no food or carb cravings!
I had a stressful afternoon/evening yesterday but did not run to food! This morning I am not starving hungry like I had been before... And I've lost 3 pounds this week!
Can going GF already be making such a big difference in how I feel after just 3-4 days? What is a typical 'GF' experience?
I know that when going off dairy products for instance, it takes about 2 weeks for the dairy leave one's system completely...is there a similar time frame for gluten, or does it leave the system more quickly?
I am just amazed at how good I already feel, if this is due to the gf plan!
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