Know someone who needed to be convinced to get tested and have some advice you gave them that helped?
Sure, we all know that getting a Celiac diagnosis, or even suspecting one, can be scary and frustrating. But there are good things too. Please share how your diagnosis has made you a happier person!
(Please keep this specifically to Celiac; you can start another thread about intolerances if you like but I'd really like this to be something that we can show to people to help give them motivation to get tested for celiac disease).
Thanks! I'll start:
> I have discovered that being hungry isn't supposed to hurt.
(I had always just assumed that pain was hunger.)
> I am feeling more motivated to do things, which in turn makes me feel better about myself.
> I've discovered that it's much easier to eat healthy than I ever imagined.
When you're forced to think about everything that goes into your mouth, it's easier not to eat those potato chips. Similarly, when you are forced to plan each meal in advance or risk not having anything in the house you can eat, it's easier to keep the house stocked with veggies and all that good stuff. I am starting to actually have a positive relationship with food.
> As a combination of all of the above, I have lost 5 pounds in less than a week.