So the Gluten free thing is done. I did a full 30 days pretty strict with only a few minor mishaps that were almost impossible to avoid. The findings? Well I am not intolerant to gluten. That is for sure. There was no energy increase, no weight loss, no noticeable difference. In fact, what I did notice were quite negative factors.
1. Without those carbs, I found I was more grumpy than normal and I thought about food all the time. I couldn't focus on work because I was daydreaming of bread and cookies.
2. Also, without the "full" feeling that gluten filled carbs normally provide, I found myself eating twice as much non gluten foods. Even though the foods were more natural and better for me, I would need to eat so much more to get the same energy levels that smaller portions of gluten foods provided. Thus no weight loss at all. If I had stuck to the same portions, I would have been starving all the time.
3. Eating out, which I do regularly is almost impossible when you are gluten free. Unless you order salads everytime. But what is the fun in that?
So next on the life trials will be a sugar free month. Now this is going to be a true test for me. I can't remember a single day, in years, that I have not had chocolate or a sweet of some sort. I am not sure how I am going to approach this but am looking forward to seeing what happens.