Jan 14, 2015

Why do it if I don't have to?

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.

X-glutton for gluten,



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TIMBER! My 3 and 1/2 week old Christmas tree is just now beginning to stiffen. As I began to take it down, I had to snap this photo. These ornaments remind me of tender-hearted son, Bryce, when he was young. I especially love the one where he is holding my heart.

I hope your 2015 is off to a glorious beginning,