Posts made in October, 2013

Wheat Free Diet-Day 16-21 of the 30 day Wheat Free Diet

Wheat Free Diet-Day 16-21 of the 30 day Wheat Free Diet

Wheat Free Diet-Day 15-21, the Whole Week in One Post Week three of my diet was truly a continuation of week two. This week was a standard week of going to work, with a few days of in between. Each day brought slight relief to my wheat sensitivity symptoms. I could easily create seven daily posts talking about the slight changes I’ve noticed in my body, and filled each with fluff, but this blog is to help others who are considering going wheat free, so I don’t want to waste your time or mine. I am Seeing Improvements in all My Wheat Sensitivity Symptoms. Just because I’m not writing individual posts about the daily improvements I’m feeling doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been any, in fact by the end of the week I am the more optimistic about the diet than I have been so far. I’ll tell you all about them in the next post, the third week recap. Falling into a gluten free routine This week was just another average work week. Go to work, come home, pack a bag for tomorrow, wake up and repeat. On my days off I make enough food for my next few days at work. Although I have to make sure I plan my meals for each day, a life without wheat is just like my normal old life. I definitely recommend creating a meal planner before starting this diet. I will be creating one and I will create a post explaining how I did it. Cravings and Longing The cravings have lessened, I’m not sure if this is because of a physical change in my body or that my brain realized that I wasn’t going to give in and feed it a big Carlo’s lobster tail. Although the cravings are going away I still find myself longing for foods. Thinking of a great brick oven pizza or some other fantastic dish loaded with gluten leaves me with a sad feeling like I’ve lost something. I wonder if this will ever go away completely. Next Week Brings Another First This week was all about routine, a week with no “firsts”. But next week brings something new; I’m going on a short vacation, it’s only for three days but it’s been on my mind for...

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Day 15 of Wheat Free Diet, Week Two Recap

Day 15 of Wheat Free Diet, Week Two Recap

30 Day Wheat Free Diet Day 15 Two weeks in and I’m half way home. The second week was easier, with much less anxiety. Over the first seven days I had gone through almost every possible situation that can come up during a normal week. So week two felt more like falling into a new routine, now I just have to streamline the routine. By the end of week one I felt very down. I felt that the improvements I was feeling in my body might not be worth the effort that it took to live without wheat or gluten, but after seven days of very slight improvement I feel the opposite. I would say I am leaning more towards staying on the diet after the thirty days. So again I ask myself, is it worth it? Yeah I’m beginning to think so; it is a lot of work, planning everything you need to eat throughout the day, each and every day, then preparing it, which takes time. Before my wheat free diet I used to prepare many of my meals to bring to work, but I would always skip many meals knowing I would grab a slice of pizza or a burger. The Full List of Wheat Intolerance Symptoms Once again I’m going to go back to the original list I created and report all the changes that have taken place in week two. Achilles/Calf’s – This week saw just about the same improvement as I saw in the first week. The morning stiffness goes away a little quicker and over all the pain stays away most of the day. Even after seven days this improvement is very subtle; and my right calf with the pulled Achilles still hurts most of the time. Knees – Again they feel about the same as they did when I started my diet, since they felt pretty good at the start of the diet I’m happy that they haven’t reverted to the way they’ve felt in the past. Also the sharp I felt under my knee has gone away. Digestive Tract – The one change I’ve noticed is a lessening of bowl movements, I thought the diet was making me constipated, but I have none of the associated discomforts. So I believe it’s just putting less garbage into your body means less garbage exits. Back/Spine – There has been a very slight...

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