It has been nearly a week since my last gluten...
Monday, June 01, 2015
A couple of years ago I purchased the PCOS Diva Jump start plan to reduce symptoms of Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. She is a dietitian who also suffers from PCOS, and I was excited to try her program. Unfortunately, I found it very difficult to adhere to her suggestions as I was dependent upon gluten and dairy and very resistant to many vegetables.
Over the years, I have managed to increase the number of vegetables I enjoy and eat on a regular basis. I have also begun to have more tolerance for my weaknesses. I know I am not perfect, but God loves me and I should too. As my acceptance grows, I become more willing and able to care for myself in appropriate ways, and I have decided it is now time to improve my care of my body.
As I attempt to live intentionally, I have decided to rid my life of gluten as an experiment to see if I feel better. I have been gluten free for six days now, and I am experiencing less carbohydrate cravings, less fatigue, and I have more energy. It is not all roses though. I had a few days of headaches, light sensitivity, and physical sensations of sadness.
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