So for the past 6 to 8 months I have been feeling very unlike myself. My get up and go seems to have gotten up and went……
I’ve tried everything: going to bed earlier, drinking more water, vitamins, longer work outs, B12 capsules, more red meat (I have iron issues), less carbs in the evening, no carbs, no dairy blah blah blah blah
I mean I workout 3 to 5 days a week depending on the week, I eat good not as clean and pristine as I should but I watch what I’m taking in and I feel since I work out and work hard I should get to have some indulging on the weekend….enjoy a beer or 2 go out to eat you know the good stuff that you look forward to. I dropped about 15 pounds from March thru July which is great don’t get me wrong but it took FOREVER, the weight kept creeping back on, and I was still feeling H-U-G-E most of the time. Not to mention I was getting headaches more frequently, feelings of incoherence and a sense of confusion and lethargy too. All very scary stuff!!
So I did the one thing you aren’t supposed to do when you have a bunch of scary symptoms…..I consulted the Internet!
The minute I started searching my symptoms the same words began appearing “gluten” “intolerance” “celiac” “poison”…..sounds intriguing right? WRONG! As I kept reading I discovered Gluten was in EVERYTHING I was eating and people who had in-tolerances to Gluten were feeling exactly as I was and they had began experiencing the symptoms rather suddenly.
I have been eating virtually the same way for years but apparently the intolerance can just come to a head and make its self known out of the blue. It all made sense as I started to journal and recall business lunches filled with gluten laden foods it made absolute 100% total sense….I had a Gluten Intolerance.
So what now? EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! What now?! This is all super new and I feel like I did when I began my weight loss journey: lost, scared, hungry, and alone. Turns out not to many doctors want to send you to get tested and don’t really have any real answers other than go vegetarian. Ummmm no thank you I happen to love a good steak…..and baking….and BEER…..and cake oh sweet baby Jesus I love cake! And all the GF food I have found is so expensive seriously my wallet shriveled at the prices!!
So as I’m scrolling and crying and freaking out because my house is one gigantic mass of Gluten and it’s going to poison me I realize that I have something other newly Gluten diagnosed peeps don’t……YOU GUYS!!!!
Yes my wonderful Girl Gone Healthy readers!!! Surely some of you out there must have Gluten issues and challenges, yes?! So I’m asking for your help—-TEACH ME—– and if you feel like you’re feeling some of the same symptoms I’ve been experiencing then I invite you to learn along with me. I’ve already been realizing that I have certain trigger foods and other gluten things don’t bother me in the slightest unless mixed with said Gluten triggers.
So friends if you can be of any assistance please comment below and help Girl Gone Healthy become Girl Gave up Gluten 😉 (except beer because I feel just fine after beer 😉 )
Healthy Wishes, T