So I am pretty sure that gluten presents a problem to my body. But I am still in the stage of determining to what extent. I did get a celiac test a year or 2 ago and was cleared. So…for all of you who suffer from gluten issues, please lend your advice. The internet offers a lot of information and a lot of contradictory information. I will be making an appointment with my dr, but in the meantime…help…please. 🙂
* Differences in wheat allergies, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, etc?
* lunchmeat ok or no?
* greek yogurt ok or no?
* should I assume everything is not safe if it doesn’t specify that it is gluten free?
* do itchy ears, throat, eyes etc line up with internal belly issues?…I seem to have both…
* is it possibly I have nothing wrong with me per se…it is just that gluten is not healthy for anyone and I am noticing it more since I have avoided it for some time?
* is there a non-fancy, very basic, mostly whole food diet plan I can follow day to day for awhile…?
Any advice is appreciated,
So…a lot has happened this week…general life (sick kids, hubby out of town, etc) has prevented intense workouts. I still have been exercising, but not quite to the same degree…at least for cardio. Lifting has been great!
I have a feeling that I may have a gluten sensitivity. I have been tested for celiac before and that has come back negative. However, on my off days (of eating healthy) I often eat a lot of gluten. I miss it the other days. And I ALWAYS feel horrible the next day. I thought it was just the extra calories, but I think it is the extra gluten. I have noticed sore throats, itchy ears, gastro issues, acne, stuffy nose, dry skin, distended belly, moodiness, tiredness, etc. I had been avoiding bread for awhile just to be healthy and had it in the house the past 2 weeks…I don’t know if it is the amount I have eaten or the consistency, but the sore throats and heartburn are to be noted.
All this to say, I may have the clue to why my off days throw my weight into crazy numbers…gluten sensitivity can do that. And when I was younger those numbers dropped right down…they no longer do that.
And so…the update…scale no progress. 😦 Measurements no progress either, but I am ok with that one, because I was super happy with them last week.
I am currently looking up low calorie gluten free diets to test my theory. Although with the knowledge that I will be avoiding it soon, I ate some bread today and am experiencing the results. I could be completely okay with gluten…but some funny things have been happening since I have been eating more of it and I would like to know what is going on with me.