Hello and Happy What I Ate Wednesday to you, brought to you by the always fab Jenn at Peas & Crayons, this is my first gluten-free edition!
Okay, I need some help from you guys, if you will. You’ve probably heard me complaining about ht extreme bloating I get (all the time) that makes me look pregnant. I tried probiotics, which definitely helped for a few months, but over the past 4-6 weeks I feel like they don’t work anymore and I’m bummed.
I spoke with my doctor and he thinks it due to some sort of food allergy or sensitivity. I’ve been doing some research and have decided to try going gluten free. While I really don’t think this is the source of my problem, I just want to be able to rule it out. I don’t have a lot of the issues that someone with a gluten intolerance has and I know I do not have an allergy to gluten, but my thoughts are maybe I just have a very slight intolerance just enough to give me this bloating but no more severe symptoms. I know a lot of you lead gluten free lifestyles and I was hoping you could take a minute and give me your opinion. For all I know, I could be way off base here. My main point is why not just give it a shot then I know for sure. I already probably eat gluten free a lot since I started eating clean because I cut so much of that stuff out. I’m commiting to eating gluten free for 30 days and hoping that’s long enough to give me a definitive answer. I’m going to make some mistakes since there is a lot I do not know about the lifestyle so any tips or advice would be much appreciated!
M1 – So, I have put my Ezekiel bread in the freezer and will try to get some gluten free bread this week. In the meantime I will not be having any cinnamon toast. Tear. But, I did make some super yum chocolate protein oats this morning with my GNC chocolate egg protein!
M2 – 2 Cinnamon swirl protein muffins (modified from Jamie Eason’s recipe) and 1/2 cup of Fage greek yogurt with True Raspberry Lemonade in it. I also had a tbsp on almond butter.
M3 – We went out to lunch at work and had I had a great salad and the most fabulous artichoke soup!!
M4 - I had a doctor’s appt today and it totally screwed up my eating. M3 was really late today and stayed pretty full from lunch so M4 never really happened. Gasp!!
M5 – Salad with salsa chicken and 1/2 an avocado and a few black beans. Yes, again.
M6 – 1/2 c. nonfat cottage cheese with cherries, my new fav!
Cross your fingers for me please that I’m able to stick to this commitment that I made and if gluten is not the culprit then I guess I’ll just have to continue to try and cut things out of my diet until I’m able to figure out what is!!