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Friday, May 28, 2010

SLEEP
Wow, my quaility of sleep has been so good since we have gone gluten free on the 10th of May. I had no idea what I was missing out on!!! True rest!!! And truly I have a lot of it to catch up on . I have no idea why going gluten free has increased my quaility of sleep, but it is so good, I feel like having a party over it!!! emoticon

Jim & I chatted today & he had some new health points he has noticed since going 'mostly' gluten free, no more IBS symptoms, unless he gets glutened, better sleep and his heartburn (which used to be constant) is nearly gone!!! Only one episode this past week! That IS amazing! And, we both have noticed, a more slender, less puffy look around our his face and mine. It is nice.

RESTURANTES: emoticon
Wondering if I have to give up all except baked taters while at resturantes? The oil the potatos are cooked in, if vegitable may have gluten in it, so baked would be safest. Chicken,
though, I ordered grilled and it was cooked in oil, and not sure what kind. It is a local resturante that we have frequented for years and are on a first name basis with the owner, so maybe I will call her and see what oils they are using. Chili's, by the way goes out of their way to make sure you don't get any gluten in / on/ or around your food, they are outstanding!

HANDS: emoticon
My hands had been puffy, swollen and sore for sometime, and they reminded me of my great grandmother's hands~ I thought I was destined to have those painful hands the rest of my life. Guess what? The puffiness is down I'd say more than 60%! :) Things just keep getting better!!!!

EMPATHY emoticon

More so than thinking back to what my life would have been like all these 39 years without gluten, I find myself wondering what my grandmothers, aunts, uncles and my mom. How can eleminating one ingrident cause such a drastic change? Simply amazing to me. emoticon
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  • CHRISTINALOVES
    PamelaSue,
    Thanks for the encouragement and I believe I will have to take your advice and phone ahead.j
    Truly do feel like a forensic eater! :) You are so right about the belly, did you notice any about the liver area? I had been reading the book, "Love Your Liver" and know that the way we are eating know is promoting a healthy liver vs. a fatty liver, and it has taken about 2 and a half weeks to see the liver area come down, comes down much slower than the belly (on me).

    Keep going strong and stop by again (I need all the encouragement I too!) emoticon
    3690 days ago
  • PAMELASUE60
    Amongst other things I have notice about being gluten free is how much my "belly" has shrunk. It's not a matter of losing weight, still have to do that, but my tummy is no longer distended or tender to touch. Lovely by product of trying to go low carb and healthy!!

    Be sure to call ahead to restaurants and see if they have a gluten free menu. The better establishments (meaning more responsible, not pricey) will have a menu of all offerings that are gluten free.

    Be prepared to be a forensic eater. If the bad symptoms come back you'll have to figure out where the culprit was hiding so you can get it back out of your diet. Can be challenging, but so worth it!
    3690 days ago
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