So I've been gluten free for about 4 years now. The most common question I get when I tell people that I don't eat wheat is "what can you eat?" "Easy!" I say, "Potatoes, rice, and everything nice". I actually feel quite satiated in my restricted diet and compared to what I used to feel like, I feel amazing. Back in the day, I used to suffer from severe IBS, aching muscles, fatigue, and compulsive food addiction. I still really really love food, don't get me wrong but I am now able to enjoy my life and eat at the same time. What a freedom it is to be able to go to work and not have to worry about visiting the bathroom a million times to relieve my stomach cramps. Most people that are sensitive to wheat don't even know they are, which was ME. I never thought my symptoms were a result from an allergy to something I was pumping into my body on a daily basis. When I think back on all the times my stomach felt horrible and I thought I was doing myself a favor by eating something bland like Saltine crackers or bread, I cringe. Do I miss the baked goods? Well sometimes, but all I have to do is remember the time when my insides contracted from the ground up and it makes me feel quite ok with my current status.
WHY I'M GLUTEN FREE!
I can stay up past 6pm
My food digests
My stomach doesn't "back talk" me
I can actually eat more food
Everything is normal again
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