Eating Gluten Free

This post is a bit different and requires a lot longer words than I would usually use (You won’t see me winning any speling bees.) But I’ll go ahead and get into it.  I was diagnosed with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) about a year and a half ago and its a constant learning process. I thought I’d wright a blog post about my experience.

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What is it like? At first it’s very hard to resist the temptations but after a while you slowly get better and eventually you don’t think about it. You start noticing how much people actually eat. Just think about it. Was your day breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. Or was it more breakfast, snack, snack, snack, snack, and then lunch? You definitely  notice your eating healthier too, but not only are you eating healthier, personally I have found I’m more interested in a healthier diet and life style . (there’s definitely a difference between doing and interested in doing!)

What is Gluten?  A lot of people ask me what Gluten actually is. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. Gluten is obviously in things like bread, cookies, and cake but you’d be surprised at what else has gluten.You know how when your really bored and you start reading the ingredients on what your eating? Then there’s just a bunch of acids and gums and your just like “what the heck is this stuff!” A lot of those things contain gluten as well as many other gross things like red seaweed. So know whats in it before you eat it!

IMG_0877 vsIMG_0878IMG_0845 (2)Nature box I thought I’d do a quick little paragraph on Nature box. Nature Box is a great service that sends healthy delicious snacks  to your doorstep. If you have a food tolerance then they have you covered because they have an option where you can look at only Gluten-Free products or only Dairy-Free products ect. Its only 20$ a month (5$ a snack) THIS IS NOT SPONSORED AND  ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE

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Tips for people starting on a Gluten-Free diet. This is what I have learned over the time I’ve been Gluten-free.

#1 Plan ahead! If your going to spend a day out know where your going to eat and what your eating

#2 Use the Shop Well app! This is tip is great for anyone who is on any type of diet or just wants to be healthier in general. What you do is once you get the (free) app just enter your age group and if your trying to not eat something (or less of something ex. Calories) Then while your shopping you can scan the bar code on the item you want to buy and it will tell you if it’s recommended  or not.

#3 Cook all the time. Whether you like it or not it’s always just easier to make it yourself. There’s tons of delicious gluten free recipes out there.IMG_0839 IMG_0844Being on a diet is hard and no matter what anyone says they have “cheated” before.

IMG_0868 (2)That was gluten free cookie. Not much of a rebel

Love Always, Lucy

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