A few months ago I wrote a “Mama Improvement” post about my health goals. I want to eat healthier, exercise more, and drink a lot more water. Unfortunately, I have been failing miserably on all fronts. I’ll occasionally have a good day, but for the most part, not much has changed. In fact, I’ve actually gained two pounds. It is becoming really frustrating and I know I need a major change.
The other day, my husband came to me with an idea. Why don’t we try going gluten-free for a little while? I had considered trying it in the past because I had heard good things about it. And for the past several months or even years, I haven’t been feeling completely great. I’ve never felt bad enough to get checked out, I just feel a bit off. But when I considered cutting gluten, I knew I would be on my own, so I never mentioned it.
Then my husband brought it up to me! I was so surprised!
The idea was put in his head while he was watching commentary on an episode of South Park. The episode was about people overreacting about the effects gluten has on us. Matt Stone and Trey Parker were saying they always made fun of one of their colleagues for being GF-which is what sparked the idea for the episode. Since they were writing about it, they felt they should at least do some research. They were both gluten-free for only 3 days when they started feeling better. To this day, they are both GF. I watched the episode and during the credits, it had a little “GF” next to everyone involved in the show that is gluten-free.
So has begun our Gluten-free experiment…because of South Park.
Nobody in my family, to my knowledge, has a gluten allergy so we are strictly doing this to see if we notice a change in how we feel.
We aren’t going to be super strict with the kids either. We have about three birthday parties coming up this month with cupcakes and pizza. They will get to partake.
But while we’re home, we will all be gluten-free. It has been three days since we made the decision, but it is going to be a slow transition. We still have a lot of gluten-laden food in our pantry that we can’t justify throwing out.
I will be keeping track here with any changes that occur during this experiment, if there are any. And don’t worry, whichever way this goes, I promise I won’t try to convince you one way or the other.
Are you GF? Have you ever tried it? Or do you think we’re nuts? Also, if you have any great recipes, feel free send them my way!!