Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Gluten Free Experiment

Good morning!  

Time for a new challenge.  In April I followed Weight Watcher's Simply Filling, loved it, and continued to follow it.  

I have been reading some interesting articles about gluten and have decided to try going gluten free for a month to determine how it impacts my health and weight. 

It doesn't seem like it will be that hard - I rarely eat things with gluten in them.  I predict the most difficult things to give up will be cereal, pasta, and beer.  

On September 1st I will let you know how it goes.  

Guess what are gluten free?  Corn tortillas.

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(Yes, we took Ina out to eat in her PJs.  Don't judge.)

Abby went home for the week (we miss her!) so we had a little family date at Mi Publitos for dinner last night.  

Dan's parents watched Ina yesterday, which was completely out of her routine.  She protested by not eating or drinking anything, so by the time we went to dinner she was super hungry.  After we fed her her pureed broccoli and cauliflower she slurped up salsa and refried beans until we were done with our dinner.  

This girl is an eating machine.  

Run

Ina and I busted out 3 miles yesterday.  It is crazy how much resistance that stroller causes!  

Question for the day

Do you know anyone who follows a gluten free diet?  What is your impression?  Any advice?

10 comments:

  1. I have read your blog for awhile now and have learned so much from you but this is the first time commenting! When i worked at a school many children with special needs or behavior issues were put on gluten free diets. The changes in behavior were amazing. My boyfriends' mother, who has had cancer twice, swears by eating gluten free and organic to stay healthy. There is really something to it! -Kelsie

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    1. Hi Kelsie - thanks for commenting! Wow, that is really interesting. There is so much we still need to learn about the human body. :/

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  2. I think it's a lot harder than people realize. I have tried to do it off and on, but have not been consistent enough. I hope to try again in September. I definitely feel better when I'm eating gluten free.

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    1. It is getting harder as the days go by. The hardest so far is deciding what to eat at a restaurant. I am turning into that annoying person asking 30 questions before I order anything off the menu! <3

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  3. I am trying this too this month!

    When I was looking into what you can/can't eat... I noticed that some condiments have it, too... which was surprising. I am excited to try it though! Beer and cereal will be the hardest to give up, for sure.

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    1. The condiments are killing me. Who knew there was gluten in soy sauce and ketchup!?! Let me know how you are doing! <3

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  4. I have never tried it but I have wanted to. I have read articles about how glutes can effect our temperament, and so I think it would probably help my anxiety problems to cut them out. But I just haven't been brave enough. I'm excited to hear how it goes for you!

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    1. I will let you know! If you try it I can't wait to hear how it goes! <3

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  5. I'm interested to see what you think and how you feel at the end of your experiment!

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    1. Thanks Kim - I keep on thinking of you during this time. I wanted to try Whole30, but time and energy are in short supply right now! Maybe someday! Welcome back to the blogging world! <3

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