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Saturday, May 29, 2010

What a wonderful way to wake up, feeling good! So different than what I am used to!
Another great development is those food cravings for pasta etc have disappeared, I think it is in part due to realization that it is what was making me sick. And overall my appetite & attitiude has changed so dramatically. Here is a link referencing how if you are eating a wheat and are celiac/gluten intolerant that you may acctually be over eating due to not getting enough nutrients from your food. I found this to be so true.

I have been losing my hair since my mid twenties and it has been extremely noticable for over a decade. I couldn't even cut it because it simply hasn't grown in years!!! I quit gluten on May 10th, right after Mother's Day and my hair has stopped falling out & it is GROWING. WOW, you have no idea how grateful I am! I can already see a difference and am very hopeful I will have a full head of hair again, AMAZING!!! No wonder my hair wouldn't grow, was dry and falling out!!! Even though I took vitamins, my body couldn't absorb them!!!

Really think that many people like me tried working out, taking vitamins, eating well and just couldn't make lasting progress, may have a problem with gluten. We have also seen a big difference in our children's moods and attitudes, willingness to help out and to learn, they are also overall healthier and now craving more and more healthful foods! We are all feeling healthier, happier, more playful, less grumpuses amongus;) Giving up gluten is free (though requires research, it is hidden in odd places!!) and I'd challenge anyone to try it for 2 weeks and see what happens!! If nothing, then go back to it!

My daughter and I had a great time preparing the veggies for roasting, it is something that I missed out on by often using prepared, processed foods. Since I cannot have wheat, that has eliminated much (not all) of the processed, prepared foods. Just a thought, but when we are saving time, are we really losing out on some memories and bonding too? I'm not talking about churning my own butter, or that I will never again purchase premade foods, it was just a moment I had today. While chopping peppers with her, we found ourselves looking at the tiny structures of the peppers, carrots and potatos, and talking about how much water God put into those veggies...it opened up a whole conversation. It was so good:) And since I'm gluten free, I'm feeling happy enough to enjoy those moments!

Before I list that link I had another analogy today about how it felt to be eating gluten vs. not:
it is like the difference between going on a hike in spring wearing winter clothes, boots and pushing a lawn mower vs. going in your comfy hiking clothes;)and not pushing a mower!! emoticon
Sorry to go on and on about the gluten thing; though it is nothing short of miraculous in my life
and I am so elated, feel like I'm finally fully alive and awake!!!

Here's that link;

www.celiac.com/articles/
1034/1/Food-Cravings-Obesi
ty-and-Gluten-Consumption-
by-Dr-Ron-Hoggan-EdD/Page1.html



Oh, and one more thing, heat used to just kill me, really, I've suffered from heat exhaustion etc, and like never sweated (sorry to bring that one up again:(it is true:) and now I did a 50 mile endurance ride in mid 80 degree weather and had no problems at all!! I had no idea that is what it is like to be 'normal' in hot weather! It's not so bad! I can actually still do tough stuff in the heat! Nice benefit of going gluten free!!!




Just so to remind myself of the yummy food I can *still* have I like to put a few on here I can think of, that way when I think I can't have any of my old favorites (that I really don't desire any longer, though just in case:) I have a reference for when I run out of ideas ♥

TASTEY GLUTEN FREE FOOD:

Jello with fruit:) (Just made some;)

Country roasted veggies (just made some:)
(red bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc. yumm) emoticon

Kabobs

cornshell tacos (some taco seasoning has wheat, McComicks doesn't)
& served with ground turkey instead of beef

Roast cooked with many vegitables & to add extra flavor pre-slow roast your favorite veggies

Maraschino Cherries. (1 cherry has 10 calories & are a sweet treat)

Fruit smoothies emoticon
(I dont add yogurt, because I have a slight lactose intoleranceI just add fresh, fozen or canned fruit, maybe some unsweetened peach or pineapple juice) Occassionally added honey

Salt and vinegar Lays Stax

Sliced apples dipped in sugar & peanut butter:) Yumm, our kids love this!

Tapioca Pudding

Hershey Kisses

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Blessings to you ♥
& Stay STRONG~
Christina~ emoticon
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  • KEDLYNN
    so glad you are feeling better! I loved reading your entry. Thank you for sharing. emoticon
    3693 days ago
  • ANGHICKS
    Great blog. Glad you are feeling well!
    3694 days ago
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