I am sure most of you have seen, read, or heard the buzz about going gluten free. I have spent a decent amount of time pondering and researching why I should consider going gluten free; trying to determine if it is a marketing tactic or is there some legitimacy to this. I mean, gluten has been around forever, right?
Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. Throughout different articles that I read, there was one common theme that spoke to me - the typical symptoms that your body is one of the 18 million that does not process gluten well.
Typical symptoms include:
I can testify that after a good dose of pizza or pasta, I will have GI issues for the next 3 days and my joints will feel as if I aged 10 years overnight when I wake up in the morning. I cannot be certain if my sleeping troubles come from gluten or my mind never wanting to shut down. However, even on my most restful nights, I do have spells of tiredness or lack of energy the following day.
So, I have decided that giving gluten free a try can only help me. I have been working on limiting my carbs over the last month, so in my mind, I am half way there.
I am challenging myself to be gluten free for the month of September to see what changes happen to my body. I expect that that I will lose weight/ belly fat, have a good functioning GI track, feel energized, and get some blissful sleeps. I will report my changes weekly.
Join the challenge with me! I would love to know how going GF helps or doesn't help you.
I have listed some common questions you may have at the end of this post.
PS - I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. I am just a woman who is constantly looking for ways to improve her body:)
Q: What can I eat with a GF lifestyle?
A: Gluten can be found in wheat, rye and barley. Click here for a great list of foods that are gluten free
Q: Does going gluten free mean carb free?
A: No, there are foods, such as rice and potatoes that are high on carb but gluten free.
Q: What can I do to help me not crave gluten laden carbs?
A: I use a product from Total Life Changes - Resolution. This product is truly amazing for killing my craving for carbs, sugar, and my food fixations. Click here to learn more about Resolution.
who am i?
Khyrunnessa Rabbani -Interested in health and fitness, lacking the bod and six pack to match. Perfectly imperfect! Love your body the way it is and focus on better choices that keep the inside working smoothly.