Did I Cheat?
No! I was worried that going into Grill Time Labor Day Weekend that I would be very tempted to have a bun, bread, cake, brownie, or some other deliciousness. I know, I am surprised too, but it was actually very easy to find foods that I already eat to make up a Gluten Free week. I feel like the first week is always the hardest and then you prove to yourself just how strong you really are, the rest is cake!
What Did I Eat?
Because I have been doing low carb for a while, I decided to relax on that a bit if I am going to do GF. Eventually, I would like to find a happy place and do both. My morning meals were things such as eggs, quinoa with almond milk and fruit smoothies. Snacks where generally nuts, greek yogurt, and apples. Dinner was mostly chicken and veggies. I did make and enjoy some GF black bean brownies for the Holiday. I like to make meals that will supply me for 3-4 days to free up evenings to spend with my daughter.
Did I Lose Weight?
I have not stepped on a scale in months! Because I do prefer building muscle to any kind of cardio, I realize the scale could be the mean girl; making me feel like I am not good enough. I focus on how my clothes fit and how I fill. I cannot tell any dramatic difference in how my pants and dresses fit, but I can say that I do feel good! I can tell that my love affair with food is coming to an end. It is a great feeling to eat only what I need versus everything that is available to me. I have read over and over that certain foods may cause a person to want more food even when they are no longer hungry. I know this all too well, but it is becoming a distant memory.
Am I Dying of Hunger?
Not at all! It's actually quite the opposite. I sit behind a desk most of the day, and all around me, I see people frequently snacking. I used to do the same - it was something that helped me focus. But I have seen the light! At times, I now need to make sure I sit myself down for a meal before it is too late since my appetite is a fraction of what I am used to. I can see GF is definitely helping me feel great!
Did you try going GF? How did it go? What were your hurdles? What did you love or hate about it?
Khyrunnessa Rabbani - I am perfectly imperfect! Passionate believer if you love your body and yourself and the rest will fall into place.