I’m probably crazy. Wait… Scratch that. I know I’m crazy.
A lot of my friends have gone gluten free for various reasons, all health related. And I want to jump the band wagon.
You may be asking why. Why would anyone willingly deprive themselves of yummy delicious bread and cookies and McDonald’s French Fries? And the reason is, well… kinda simple. I’m a migraine sufferer. I get them a lot. At least once a month. Last month i had 2, one lasting several days, and that doesn’t normally happen. I may get one in the morning and it’ll be gone by evening or i’ll get it in the evening and by lunch the next day it’ll be gone. But I missed 2 days of work due to migraines last month. I don’t want to do that again. So I’m doing the easiest thing i know to do…. Cut out gluten.
Yeah, I’m probably crazy.
The great thing about this though is one friend has a blog in which she posts gluten free recipes. Another friend is from the area and can tell me how to go gluten free. One of my favorite discoveries though is a gluten free pizza i stumbled onto by mistake… At BJ’s by the mall. They even have gluten free beer! (i still don’t like beer).
The hardest thing will be getting away from all my favorite sweets. Sadly most of them contain gluten because, well, they’re cookies, brownies, cakes… and oh so yummy! And even some deli meats i’ll have to be wary around because they use gluten fillers. One of the best parts? I can still eat Five Guys french fries!
So goal start date? Feb 22. Ash Wednesday. When multitudes of people give up random stuff anyway. I guess that means I must eat my final sleeve of Thin Mints now. Here’s hoping I actually have enough gumption to follow through.