Anyways, I have decided to give up the diet until after Christmas. The holidays can make it a little more difficult. I absolutely plan to pick it back up once the holidays are over. But considering I don't have any specific allergy to gluten, I have the option to make that choice. Thank ya, Jesus.
+ I learned a lot about myself. For example, I learned that I actually have more self-control than I thought I would have. You wouldn't believe how many times I was tempted. I stayed true to my goal and passed with flying colors. I also learned that I am literally addicted to beans and rice. I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but I ate beans & rice twice per day (lunch and dinner). Here's an example of my typical food week.
+ Apparently the Advil Liquid Gels have gluten in them. I accidentally took two of these pills during my 30 day period. I do NOT consider this cheating since I didn't know. Nor did it affect me - I felt totes normal.
+ There are a ton of good food options. You don't have to eat boring when going Gluten Free.
+ Corn tortillas were my saving grace. Because of this experience, I've officially converted to the corn side. I actually PREFER corn tortillas and corn products over flour/wheat products now. Whoda thunk it???
+ Before I did my own research about eating Gluten Free, I thought it was a "trend" like most of you probably think too. I will be the first to admit that I was wrong in assuming that, and I think you are too (if you feel that way). I haven't decided to pick this habit up "just because." I am doing it for personal health reasons that I find beneficial. It may or may not be for you, but I am happy about my decision.
+ I noticed that headaches were virtually non-existent during my Gluten Free diet. This is huge for me considering I typically get headaches daily.
+ Like most, I also assumed I would automatically lose weight from the diet. That's not completely accurate. I did feel healthier, but I didn't actually lose weight. I guess you gotta work out for that. And I don't work out. I know... I'm bad and I know it. I feel guilty. Truly, I do.
Any questions? I'm no expert, but I'm happy to tell you more about my experience if you're curious! Just comment below or email me directly at texasmrsblog(at)gmail(dot)com.