About a month ago I started feeling really craptastic. I had increased pain in my body, stomach issues and lethargy. I knew that it had to be stress compounded with food choices. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t eating at McDonald’s or anything like that, I was just eating out too often, because I was traveling, and it was wreaking havoc on my body.
I started doing some research on food. As a general rule I don’t eat processed foods. I eat a lot of vegetables and fruit, lean protein, fish and whole grains. My one weakness is potato chips. I really, really like potato chips. I’m getting off track…
There more I read about wheat and gluten, and their effects, the more I started putting things together. I did a trial run for a couple of days. For two days I ate no wheat and, more specifically, no gluten. I felt more energetic, significantly less pain and zero stomach issues. It was a welcome change.
After the two days, I ate as I normally would. Wouldn’t you know it? The pain, stomach deal and the sleepy’s returned.
Since then I have been extremely careful to avoid gluten. This does not mean that I am eating a low-carb diet, I’m just not eating gluten.
I’m not a doctor. I am not giving advice. I’m mentioning what worked for me. I’ll do anything that will keep me from having to take daily ibuprofen.
I have been looking at a lot of recipes for this new adventure. I have found the most amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies and I will post that recipe soon. Right after I stop eating them.
Plus, potato chips are gluten-free so I’m all set.