I don’t really understand how all this happened.
I mentioned to a few people that I really needed to have more energy. When I hit the afternoon, I bottomed out – big time. Not cat nap time, this was more like a bear’s hibernation. And, the coffee wasn’t working anymore.
“Oh, you’ve got three kids, you home school, you work from home, remodeling, own your own business… yada yada yada… You’re just going to be tired.”
But then, someone said “Have you tried cutting out the gluten in your diet?”
Ummm… my diet that consists of homemade biscuits and gravy? My diet that includes chips and salsa? My diet of chicken fried chicken and mashed potatoes?
Gluten free? Heresy!
“Try it. You just have to buy a few different groceries, no supplements or anything. See if you feel any better,” the heretic said.
So, Ezekiel bread (much better than I anticipated), feta cheese, walnuts, lean beef, chicken, salads, almonds, pinto beans, asparagus and I have gotten much better acquainted.
It’s been one week.
I even tried tofu – not a fan. But, I tried it.
I’m learning a lot about my food addictions and cravings.
Most importantly – more energy, LOTS more energy, no slumps in the afternoons, and no tummy aches after eating meals.
Foods coated in flour and deep fried make up a lot of my memories, but I think it is time to make some new ones 🙂