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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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    I completely love this! It is so awesome that you're learning to accept yourself as you are, both good and bad. Way to go! It's not easy to do.

    It's inspiring that you want to live intentionally.

    I have been gluten free for about seven months. I tried an elimination diet and found out that gluten actually makes me really sick. I've lost 19lbs without really changing anything else, I still binge some days and I'm not as active as I "should" be, but I do feel better. My gluten withdrawals were intense for the first week then they went away. I've never looked back bc I feel so much better now.

    Congratulations on experimenting with ways to take care of yourself-you deserve it! I hope you find what works fir you, whether it's being gluten free or not. I'm sorry to hear that you have PCOS, but I hope that as you focus on taking care of your body your symptoms ease.
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