So I bought gluten free bread, went without any bites of my kids fishies, and munched lettuce over pasta. Here are a few of my observations:
- Going gluten free was incredibly easy for me. I don't really eat bread anymore except for my morning toast, which was a simple switch.
- As far as grains go, I cook quinoa more than anything, and even if I needed pasta, there are tons of gluten free options.
- I don't really snack on things that would contain gluten. My normal snack foods are nuts, popcorn, and hummus/veggies.
- I didn't feel any different. There wasn't an increase in energy for me or anything.
I think it's my favorite. I wish I could eat it everyday.
Some Gluten Free eats:
|Ethiopian... it's sooooooooo GOOD!!!!|
|Salad: Romaine + Chedder + Turkey + Egg Whites + Balsamic|
|Broiled Salmon + Quinoa + Veggies|
|Granola = Gluten Free oats + Flax + PB + Almonds + Cinnamon|
One thing I can say about avoiding gluten, is it made me a much more mindful eater. I didn't just take a bite of my kids food those bites of chicken nuggets and gold fish add up! When thinking about snacks I went for hard boiled eggs, string cheese, nuts, hummus, and yogurt, instead of a sandwich or crackers.
On a totally different topic I ran 12 miles on Saturday. My hip was really sore after, it was sore yesterday too. I'm not sure how it will feel on my run today. Hopefully it will be ok. I need to be 100% without injuries.
Are you gluten free? Why? How has it helped?
Happy Monday! Can't wait for the Olympics to start!!!!