June 28, 2016

Why do it if I don't have to?



[NOTE: This post first appeared on my blog, eye-dyllic, in January of 2015. It was an important step toward embracing my low-carb lifestyle.]

I am fortunate to not be celiac or gluten intolerant. Some friends — suffering from celiac disease — have legitimately questioned why I would eat gluten free when I don't have to. Well, having lost weight by cutting out gluten, I reintroduced small amounts of wheat products during Christmas of 2014. I gained weight faster than a chicken lays eggs! I immediately experienced major bloating, discomfort, and sluggishness. My body put me on alert. 

I am definitely gluten sensitive. As long as I don't replace gluten with unnecessary carbs, I enjoy greater health, energy, and sharpness. Plus, eating whole, organic, and locally sourced food is quite satisfying.

I have ridden the diet roller coaster. It had its ups and downs and when I got off, my weight mostly went up! I want to eat real food. I just need to listen to what my body is telling me.

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