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majones

Member Since 20 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active May 10 2011 08:40 AM
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The Good Of Being Gluten-Free

08 April 2011 - 08:18 AM

Not being able to eat gluten kinda sucks. Having to take a lactate pill every time I want dairy sucks too. But doing all this has benefits. What are yours? Let's take a look at this from a "glass if half full" perspective... because it can't be all that bad.
I'll start.

First off, I'm eating all natural foods. Just doing this has made me "cleaner". I use to eat healthy anyway but now I'm more healthy and it's honestly a lot of fun to make all the food I eat. I always know what's going in me.
Second thing.... I FEEL BETTER. No more depression, anxiety, stomach pains, intestinal issues... nothing. I feel NORMAL for the first time in my life. I can remember things and my mind feels like my own. No more fogginess!
Third, I'm trying new things. I'd never shopped at places like Whole Foods or Hyvee frequently before but now I do and there are a lot of new foods out there I never thought of trying. Plus, who knew so many varieties of rice existed?!
Fourth of all, because I can't have gluten, when people offer me food, I have to decline. This plus the lack of being able to eat cookies and desserts at work adds to a much healthier and slimmer me.

So what about you? What are your benefits to the gluten-free (or other allergen-free) diet??

Just Curious

21 March 2011 - 09:02 AM

So here's the deal.
I've been gluten-free for about a month now. I haven't been tested but see no point in being tested because if this works, it will save my family some much needed money. Within days of starting, I noticed an immediate change. I felt happier (depression was a huge issue) and after a few weeks, I noticed that things just seemed....clearer. The intestinal problems I was experiencing went away (after I realized lactose intolerance was also an issue) and honestly, life has never been better since I know the rest of the issues will so disappear for good.
Problem?
Spring break I went on a trip with my family. My safe quarters for making and eating food disappeared and I was forced to eat out—a lot. Twice I ended up sick and am still feeling it even after the trip. I randomly keep getting stomach pains but hardly anything comes from it and it is just miserable.
Also, I LOVE to cook/bake. It's basically my life.

To make a long story short, I just wanted to hear other people's stories and tips. Common things maybe I should be aware of, foods to avoid, restaurants that are awesome, information that can be helpful, RECIPES?!
I'm new to this and really just want to know I'm not alone. I need help and so far this site has been my saving grace.
I love you all already and appreciate anything you can give me!

Sincerely,
Your fellow anti-gluten friend.
<3

Just Curious

20 March 2011 - 11:06 PM

So here's the deal.
I've been gluten-free for about a month now. I haven't been tested but see no point in being tested because if this works, it will save my family some much needed money. Within days of starting, I noticed an immediate change. I felt happier (depression was a huge issue) and after a few weeks, I noticed that things just seemed....clearer. The intestinal problems I was experiencing went away (after I realized lactose intolerance was also an issue) and honestly, life has never been better since I know the rest of the issues will so disappear for good.
Problem?
Spring break I went on a trip with my family. My safe quarters for making and eating food disappeared and I was forced to eat out—a lot. Twice I ended up sick and am still feeling it even after the trip. I randomly keep getting stomach pains but hardly anything comes from it and it is just miserable.
Also, I LOVE to cook/bake. It's basically my life.

To make a long story short, I just wanted to hear other people's stories and tips. Common things maybe I should be aware of, foods to avoid, restaurants that are awesome, information that can be helpful, RECIPES?!
I'm new to this and really just want to know I'm not alone. I need help and so far this site has been my saving grace.
I love you all already and appreciate anything you can give me!

Sincerely,
Your fellow anti-gluten friend.
<3