How? How did you do it?
I get this question in an e-mail at least once a day. Interestingly enough the editor at Simple Organic, humble and down-to-earth Katie Fox, sent me a similar e-mail only she wanted me to share my story with her readers.
Here’s what I had to say:
Living without gluten or white sugar. Trendy? Absolutely. Necessary? It is for me.
I don’t have Celiac Disease. My journey to a gluten-free, refined sugar-free life was a little different.
The question I get most often is this: “What’s gluten?” Simply defined, it’s the protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten is what gives baked goods a great texture consistency. The question that follows is, “How did you quit eating sugar and wheat?” Before we talk about how, let’s talk about why.
I gave up wheat and white sugar because I was just fat.
Well, maybe not just fat. You can add in depressed, moody, irritable, and frequently in bed with a migraine. By 5th grade I was officially obese. I stayed that way for the next 14 years. I got to be a world class yo-yo dieter. I was either eating large quantities of food or trying to lose the weight I gained from binging. [Read more at Simple Organic...]
What About You?
I’d love to know how you made the transition to gluten-free living.
What was your motivation? Celiac disease? A family member? Or where you like me with one hand constantly in the cookie jar?
A Gluten Free Holiday
In case you missed yesterday’s post, we’re having one heck of a celebration this year – and we want you to join in. This year is going to be huge – with an abundance of give-aways. Read all the details, get your recipe box out, then get into the kitchen and cook up your best holiday food gluten-free!
Thought I’d share a few of my recent favorites.
- A Gluten-Free Ambassador at The Market District from Celiacs in the House
- Gluten-Free Fall Finds from Gluten-Free Easily
- A book review: Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? from The Dallas Mom’s Blog
- October’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free hosted by Diane at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang – there’s still time!!
- Brown Rice & Green Garbanzo Salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen