A couple of years ago I made a decision that changed my life, I decided to become gluten free. Now this wasn’t a spur of the moment decision, it was something I’d been thinking about for a few months prior but couldn’t stick to eating non-gluten containing foods for more than a couple of weeks. I was struggling to find balance between enjoying my meals and them still being gluten free. After a few weeks trying different approaches I can now say that I live a completely gluten free lifestyle and I feel great because if it.
How I found out I was gluten intolerant?
So, I used to suffer from eczema, especially during my teens and it never seemed to go away no matter what I did. I tried steroid creams, antibiotics and all the other doctor’s recommendations. It would become inflamed for no reason and spread like wildfire but nothing I put on it seemed to have any effect.
Then I decided to take my diet into consideration, was I allergic to something? I started by taking dairy out of my diet because as a baby I was allergic to it but that didn’t do anything. I kept going through the common allergens and even cut out sugar for a short period but nothing helped. I was stuck.
Eventually I decided to take gluten out of my diet, this was a suggestion form my Mum and after only a couple of weeks of cutting all gluten containing foods out of my diet my skin cleared up completely. I couldn’t believe it.
How I made sure?
As they say curiosity killed the cat and that’s exactly what happened to me. After quitting gluten for a month and my skin completely clearing up, I thought to myself can I still eat some stuff just not day in day out?
This was a big no, no. As soon as id finished my first meal, admittedly it was a pizza but I noticed straight away. My face was flushed and hot, my skin was itching all over and my stomach felt awful. Not only did it affect me physically but I also found it effected my energy levels and positivity.
It was decided then; I was destined to be gluten free. This was hard at first to accept but after seeing the difference it made in myself, that made it easier. So, I got started, googling away at all the foods I couldn’t eat and making a mental not to check packaging before I bought food. Soon enough I had my new GF diet in motion.
What did it change?
Like I mentioned earlier, not only did it clear up my skin, which made me feel way more confident. It also made me feel much more energetic, motivated and positive. I suddenly had energy in the morning. I also noticed I was rarely getting ill and my insides felt clean, which is a weird thing to say but I felt much healthier than I had in the past.
It’s now been a couple of years since I have eaten gluten and I still feel great. Now I understand that this may not have such a noticeable effect on everyone but if you were like me and on your last resort then just give it a try and you never know what will happen. So, good luck guys I hope this post helped, Peace.