Apparently feeling like your insides are being ripped apart after eating is NOT normal.
So an endoscopy was performed and gluten sensitivity testing done, and wouldn't you know it. I was told I have a gluten intolerance.
And of course, I ignored the doctor. I mean, I didn't have Celiac's Disease so really this all came down to me being extremely uncomfortable anytime I ate bread or pasta or cake. No biggie right?
Yea... it kinda was a big deal.
So it's been nearly a month of no cookies for breakfast.
I've been living on a lot of smoothies, veggies and fish.
I have more energy. My digestive system feels healthier. I've been migraine-free too.
Am I strict proponent of a gluten free lifestyle? Absolutely not! But eliminating a lot of the foods with gluten from my diet has me feeling spectacular. I already feel the difference.
And I'm six pounds down. Not too shabby.
I'm lucky. I don't have to worry about cross-contamination. If I slip and have a roll with dinner, I'll be ok.
But I'm also lucky because the doctors identified what was wrong with me. And with a diagnosis, I can choose to live a better life.
Are you on a restricted diet? What are some of your favorite recipes? Favorite Cleveland restaurants? I'd love to know!