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My Gluten-Free Challenge

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“Let your food be your medicine.” Hippocrates

I’m sure you have been hearing the term “gluten-free” more than ever lately. You may or may not know that gluten is wheat, an ingredient that is in more of our foods that you can imagine.

After a recent bout with feeling extra tired, extra hungry and unusually bloated, I decided to take a look at my diet and determine what may be causing it. After some research, especially reading excerpts from Dr. Davis’s best seller “Wheat Belly,” I decided to challenge myself with a gluten-free diet for 3 weeks. Yes, this girl who grew up eating Cuban bread daily was going to give up wheat…luckily I learned that didn’t mean giving up bread altogether.

According to Dr. Davis, wheat’s effects range from increase appetite and belly bloat to celiac disease and neurological disorders. And two different clients (man and woman) mentioned that they were gluten-free and had lost a considerable amount of weight, had gained a lot of energy and were sleeping better. That was enough for me to give it a try.

So, here we are 3 weeks later. Going out to eat was definitely a challenge since most places don’t offer gluten-free bread or wraps. And did you know soy sauce has gluten…? Luckily, you can still eat rice, potatoes and corn products. Plus, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have a lot of gluten-free products that happen to taste really great, too. Many of which are also dairy-free.

As for the results, my belly bloat is gone. I’m less tired and definitely feel less hungry throughout the day. I also lost 2 pounds. That’s enough benefit for me to maintain the change in my everyday diet.

You may or may not want to try it, but I wanted to give you some food for thought 😉


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