I'm not a trendy kind of gal. I don't do or say or wear something because it's the latest fad. As a matter of fact, some might say that I am the kind of person who will purposely go against the popular trends in every category. A follower I am not (well, except for blogs that is). A conformist I am not.
A health nut I am becoming.
And THAT'S the main reason I decided to try going gluten free.
I first thought I'd try gluten free just to see if there was any truth to the rumors of increased energy and focus. And then there was that book WHEAT BELLY.
Anyway, we tried it. And we haven't looked back!
Hubs is ADHD and removing gluten from our diet has really helped him with this. His level of frustration has decreased. His ability to focus and stay focused has improved greatly. As for myself, I noticed right away that my moods improved. Both of us have experienced increased energy and stamina--we don't feel completely exhausted at 3:00 in the afternoon. Now it's 4:00. Haha! Actually, we make it all the way to bedtime without needing that cup of tea or coffee.
Gone is that bloated, overfilled feeling after eating a gluten meal. AND gone are those cravings for moremoremore bread/pasta that we got when eating gluten filled foods.
And that, my friends, is why we have chosen to remain gluten free.
Are the results be the same for everyone? I have no idea. I can only speak for what has happened to our family. But we're quite happy. We don't miss it. We won't be going back. My suggestion, as always, is to researchresearchresearch and readreadread everything you can and make an informed decision for your personal health.
This is the seventh day of the A-Z April Challenge. I thought I might try a theme this year and focus on my personal journey to health and fitness, including weight loss.
Today's letter is G and my word for the day is GLUTEN FREE.