I recently decided to go gluten free, gasp! I know what am I thinking.
For YEARS I have experience really bad stomach aches. Ones in which my stomach gets so bloated its extremely uncomfortable, I am ALWAYS tired and I have chicken skin (I forget the medical term for this but its when you have raised bumps on the back of your arms).
I found this article about 10 signs you might be gluten intolerant. Most of these rang true to me so I figured I should give it a go. I really had nothing to lose.
I have tried a dairy free diet, didn’t change much and I stay away from soy products as much as possible.
So a gluten free diet seemed like something worth trying.
I found a list ofwhat you can and can’t eat and hung it on the refrigerator.
It has been a little over 4 weeks since I decided to go gluten free and I feel soo much better! I have more energy and I don’t have those awful stomach aches I used to get (I actually have one now because I ate gluten last night)
Trader Joe’s makes it super easy to be gluten free. They have plenty of gluten free pastas, breads, sauces and snacks to choose from.
I have tried several gluten free products such as brown rice tortillas, while they are good they break super easy, I found out the hard way when attempting to make enchiladas.
I have had brown rice pasta which I enjoy and think it taste just like whole wheat pasta.
I have had gluten free pizza from out beloved fire engine pizza co. it was good.
I am now a huge fan of buckwheat pancakes.
Udi’s gluten free bread is pretty darn good. (its expensive so this is a special occasion thing)
Barbaras puffins multigrain cereal is my favorite.
Lindsay had an excellent posted yesterday on the basics of gluten free living.
I will continue to follow a gluten free diet because it makes me feel so much better, however I will most likely have days when I slip. I have been given the privileged of experiencing some great restaurants and would hate to miss out on the experience. I just go in with the mind set that my stomach may revolt against me the next day, but it was worth it!
Are you gluten free?
Have you ever tried being gluten free or dairy free?
Do you think you could go gluten free?