The things I said at the beginning of 2012 are still very true; if you choose to eat Gluten Free, that is great–See how your body reacts and move from there– If you can’t eat gluten, then don’t.
I do want to put forward a short list of my own resolutions to help me continue on the road to improved health.
- Be conscious of what I put in my body – It isn’t just gluten that is causing my issues.
- Read the label! If I am unsure, put it back on the shelf.
- Stop apologizing. If I hear myself say, “I am sorry, but I have to eat GLUTEN FREE and …” one more time, I will scream. Also, I have to stop saying gluten free like it is all caps!
- Stop judging others food choices. I don’t like hearing that I am stupid for eating gluten free and I am sure that vegans hate me saying how delicious bacon is and how they are missing out.
- Don’t succumb to social pressure at restaurants. Eating out is a necessary social and work activity, but being pressured to eat something I am not 100% sure of is not right. I have taken to going along and just having water and it has worked just fine.
- Stop feeling sorry for myself and complaining. A lot of us do this, just check out the blog list on the right side of this page. “I didn’t choose this”, “GF – not by choice”, etc. Yes, having to think about every little thing I eat is difficult much of the time. But I do feel a hell of a lot better and when I feel bad, I usually know why. This is a huge improvement over the prior years of “Why do I feel like crap all the time?” Now this doesn’t mean I should say “Yeah, I didn’t want that cookie/cake/bread/cereal/whatever made from wheat anyway. Wheat based food tastes bad!” because that would be a horrible lie! It does mean that I can say that I am glad I know some of what is causing me problems and I don’t have to take some toxic medication to fix it.
I hope your 2013 sees you progressing on your journey to better health.
Happy New Year!