So today marks 60 days that I’ve been (mostly) gluten free and truth be told it’s been great. It’s not overly difficult still and the only thing I really miss is Rye Bread.
I’ve had some questions from family, friends, and random people so I thought I’d take a moment to answer them.
Do you have to do this or are you just doing it?
No, technically, I don’t have to do this, but let me tell you how much better I feel. My joints feel better, I don’t feel as “puffy”, I have more energy, more focus, am drinking less coffee, and other than 3 very specific instances, I haven’t had more than a tinge of a headache since the week after I stopped eating gluten. I was up to migraines every other week, I consider this to be worth it alone. I have had one border line migraine from a particularly stressful evening and a few small headaches that were within a few hours of eating gluten (soy sauce one day, cake another, and a bagel another). I still have light sensitivity that I have a feeling will always be with me, but lights haven’t triggered a full out migraine yet. It’s not much easier to get in front of it. (KNOCK ON WOOD)
Is it hard?
It’s not all that hard. It takes a little more work prepping some meals and eating out, but there are a lot of options. I do have to take my own soy sauce to get sushi, but otherwise it’s not bad. Although I wish I had done this sooner, I’m glad it wasn’t 5 or 10 years ago. There are some terrific product lines out there that while a little more expensive, taste pretty good. There are some discount stores locally that often have options to try.
Does Frank mind?Frank is a trooper and agreeable to most things. He’s awesome at reading labels for me and has mostly happily. His diet hasn’t changed all that much. We just have to be careful and creative when it comes to his nights to cook.
Those are the three most common. Do you have any questions you’d like to ask about this? I’m happy to discuss.(I specifically did not mention Veteran’s Day today. I think we all know how I feel about our troops past present and those who are considering service in the future.)