I'm not certain just how to begin this without just diving in, so here it goes.
Well, first let me give you some background vignettes. I began this Crossfitting stuff a few years ago and I love it. Frequently accompanying CF'ing is a Paleo or Primal diet. They are similar, but different. It's 'clean eating' basically and depending on which one you choose, you will give up dairy, grains and sugar in all forms.
I've given a number of challenges a try and had wonderful results, but I'm such a foodie that I dump it as soon as the challenge is over. I love bread and cheese and cookies Cheetos and I don't want to give them up!
My little sister began dating this wonderful boy named Chuck. I adore him and I want them to get married and have a whole bunch of hippie babies. Anyways, Chuck has Celiac disease and thus their diet is a gluten free one. Since they met and I've talked to them about a gluten free lifestyle, it's on my mind more and more. When I'm grocery shopping, I'm thinking about ways of making everything gluten free in case Tess and Chuck come over.
A few years ago over the course of about a year, I began noticing that I was getting what is commonly known as eye 'floaters'. They are protein deposits in the gelatinous covering of the eye and they float around when you more your eye. Can you say annoying? I've tried drops and other things, and one thing that did noticeably reduce these floaters is when I'm calm and exercising frequently. Interesting. This and some other subtle health things have brought about questions, and a repeat suggestions among docs is that gluten free diets have worked for reducing both the 'other' health symptoms, as well as reducing these floaters.
As we launch ourselves into the Holiday Season, this seems like a reasonably good time to begin making some diet changes. No, I'm not giving up cookies. Or bread. But I would like to begin experimenting with gluten free options.
If this works, I'll add a GF page! If it doesn't... well, I'll still add the page so you know what NOT to do!
Do you have any gluten free blogs or recipes that have been helpful for you??? Share them!