you are what you eat

I have yet to complete my gluten test, mainly because I’m a bit scared of the ramifications that may accompany reintroduction. After the few snapshots I got from my last small test, I’m a bit wary to try it again. And, yet, for the sake of science, and for that questioning mind of mine, I still plan to give it a go.

I don’t think I ever really gave my thoughts on the 21 Day Sugar Detox, so here’s my high level recap. I definitely wasn’t expecting that it would result in removing gluten from my diet. It’s a PAIN! It is in absolutely everything! Part of me wishes I could go back and not do the 21 day sugar detox… but I know that if I really am gluten sensitive, this could be the cause behind some of the other issues I’ve been dealing with over the past few years. Issues that medical professionals have scratched their heads at and thrown numerous pharmaceuticals at without reprieve. Even my holistic medical advisers have been at a bit of a loss to determine the root cause. But the symptoms seem to line up with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. So, even though the results of the detox weren’t exactly positive for me, they were very insightful. And, for that, I’d gladly hand over $21 again.

Food is such an important part of our lives. It fuels our bodies and our minds, and yet, too often we reach for something quick to sustain us. Packaged, processed foods are so readily available in our society that trying to stick to whole foods, gluten free or otherwise, is a challenge! During the sugar detox, I didn’t eat out much. When I did, I was typically disappointed of how careful I had to be when ordering and how often hidden sugars were thrown in for an extra “kick”! I’m a definite believer in food’s impact on mood, and there are more and more studies coming out to support this very topic. Here’s one discussing how sugar may be linked to depression. I love the interwebs. :)

I’m not quite sure how I stumbled across this article tonight, in the midst of searching for gluten free articles, but I did, and I liked it, so here it is for you… http://www.precisionnutrition.com/why-im-lean

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