Day 8 of 30 Day Wheat Free Diet Week One Recap
30 Day Wheat Free Diet Day 8
Well I made it week, and it really wasn’t so bad. There was some anxiety, some headaches and some hunger but nothing unbearable.
I don’t know if it’s the fact that today is a very small milestone in my wheat free diet or not, but I’m pretty bummed out. I feel better, both in my body and my mind, but I guess I was expecting more. The customers who had told me that going gluten free would change my life and that I would feel amazing almost instantly had built my hopes up. Don’t get me wrong I feel much better, my energy and mental clarity is better; my muscle aches are much better. I FEEL MUCH BETTER, but I was expecting more.
So is it worth it?
This is the question I’ve been wrestling with all day… to be honest I don’t know. I don’t want to go back to feeling the way I did, but is it worth all the things I’ve given up? I guess we’ll see.
AT the end of each week I’ve decided to go back to the original list I created and report all the changes that have taken place in one week.
Achilles/Calf’s – It took almost the full week but finally there is some relief. The morning stiffness goes away much quicker, and I think thanks to massaging the ropey knots out of my calf’s they feel pretty normal.
Knees – This feels about the same. The week I started this diet my knees did not ache as badly as they usually do so I have to say they feel about the same. Before the diet I was getting a sharp pain on the front shin bone below the knee, and I still am.
Digestive Tract – No real change here, if anything I’d say I’m gassier. This is probably due to eating more vegetables. I never really felt too bloated, but I certainly feel less bloated now.
Back/Spine – I was hoping for more improvement here, but this is probably the area of my body that I’ve felt the least improvement. The stiffness and arthritis like feeling has not changed at all. This was a busy week at work and I was moving a lot of boxes so maybe that’s the reason why.
Rosacea – The red blotches on the right side of my face seem exactly the same as before the diet. I find this very surprising, because for some reason I thought this would be one of the first things to improve.
Dry Eye – From day one of this diet this is the one thing I felt cleared up immediately. I never felt the sting or burning in my left eye for a whole week that is until today. This morning after seven days the sting and burn is back.
Dermatitis – Again nothing new to report here.
Brain Fog – Alright lets end this list on a positive note. I do feel less foggy in the brain, nothing earth shattering, but better. The feeling is like a cleansing, a little clearer thinking.
Energy – The almost nervous energy I felt on the first two days of this diet is gone, but it has been replaced by a new lightness. I feel as if everything I do is easier, like a weight has been lifted from my body.
Speaking about weight
Up until now I haven’t mentioned weight at all, but without even trying I lost about 4 pounds. I think all of this was water weight, I can notice it in my face. Although I feel my belly is smaller I believe this is due to feeling less bloated not losing any fat.
So one week down, three to go.