The last two to three weeks have been very crazy. I’ve been going in and out doctor’s offices and running tests. Finally after all that, the results are in… I tested positive for Celiac disease.
According to Celiac Central, Celiac Disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean? Essentially the body is attacking itself every time a person with celiac consumes gluten.
What does that means? Well, among other things…
I CAN’T EAT GLUTEN!
I remember telling one of my friends “I hope I’m not gluten intolerance, I don’t know what I would do.” And with those words I received the diagnosis and soon I had to start changing my eating habits.
The leading weeks to the results I was tired, bloated, with constant headaches and joint pain and inflammation. Change in my mood and anxiety among other symptoms. Soon after I received the results I started to tweak what I ate and I started to notice the improvement. I was told by my doctor that within weeks of stop eating gluten I was going to feel better. I was skeptical about that statement but she was right.
My mood has improved. I’m not having headaches; I’m not feeling bloated and the eczema it’s not acting out!
I had to say goodbye to many tasty things I had in my pantry and fridge and of course, to my favorite dessert, CUPCAKES!
I’m switching to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, less process foods. Being gluten free it’s not easy but fortunately the foods choices are in the direction that I wanted to go more fruits and vegetables. Granted this doesn’t mean that weight loss is going to be easier now I have to learn what to eat and see what works for me and my weight loss efforts.
This is a new lifestyle that I have to learn from scratch and live with it. I’ve been reading a lot online and learning from other gluten intolerance people what to eat and what not to eat. I’m also noting when I have reaction after I eat I try to think what I ate that could have caused that that way next time I stay away from it.
It will take a lot of tries to get in tune with my new lifestyle. In the meantime, if you have any ideas or tips as to what to eat, what to buy please share it, I’ll appreciate it very much!
Talk to you next time!