{Going Gluten-Free}

 

Why I decided to make the change

glutenfree2So while this website is mostly about interior design and DIY projects, I also want to share other parts of my life too (family life, recipes, fashion etc.) One part of my life that I am dealing with is my Hashimoto’s Disease.  Hashimoto’s Disease is an auto-immune disease that attacks the thyroid gland.  I was diagnosed with low thyroid when I was 18 but it wasn’t until recently that I realized what was causing it.  Hashimoto’s is not something that can be cured.  It’s just something that I will have to deal with the rest of my life and try to control through diet, exercise and medicine.

I had been feeling pretty tired and run down (a common symptom) and so I decided to make a change.  I studied up on Hashimoto’s and learned that a lot of people change their diet and they can feel tons better.  So I decided through all my reading that I wanted to try going gluten-free.  It’s been a month now and I can definitely tell a difference.  My energy levels are getting better everyday.  I don’t feel so tired and run-down all the time.  I’ve also lost 9 lbs!  (A huge plus!) I have also been exercising every morning and it really gives me a boost of energy.  Don’t get me wrong…it’s definitely not easy!  Some days I just want to give up.  Some days I crave a piece of bread or a bowl of pasta…but I have to keep in mind the goal I have to feel better and just stay strong and stay positive!

There are tons of products on the market now that are gluten-free.  You can even find them at Walmart- pasta, bread, chips, crackers, cereal- lots of things.  Lots of restaurants now even offer gluten-free dishes or even have separate gluten-free menus.

If gluten-free is something that you have thought about doing then you should definitely look into it and give it a try.  If I can do it, then anyone can do it!

MarKaySig

2 thoughts on “{Going Gluten-Free}

  1. I’m glad you’re feeling better! I’ve been GF for about 2.5 months now and can definitely feel a difference, too. Sometimes it’s a total pain in the rear, but I love having energy again, so it’s worth it. Hashimotos is such a tough disease. Even without my thyroid now, my antibodies are still sky high. It just never goes away.

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