Saturday, April 13, 2013

GFDF Week 1

For a number of years I have battled stomach issues. Last year at this time it started ramping up and I was vomiting on a weekly basis. My gallbladder was eventually removed, which helped me keep food down, but I was continuing to have stomach and digestive issues. After a ton of guessing, my doctor helped me to narrow it down. She suggested going gluten-free and dairy-free to see if that helped.  Apparently gluten and lactose sensitivities are common these days, but I might be a bit more sensitive than average.

This has been my first GFDF week. I feel SO MUCH BETTER! I can't even tell you the difference my diet has made. I have energy. My stomach isn't upset. My body is digesting food properly. It is amazing.

I am going to go another two or three weeks of GFDF in order to get it out of my system and then I will attempt to reintroduce dairy in small increments. I want to do it slowly in order to see what my tolerance level is.

Some things I have learned this week:
  • Not all GFDF granola bars are good
  • I can still dine at Chipotle
  • Coconut milk is a little too thick to be a drink, but works well in a smoothie
  • GF diets are expensive
Do any of you live a GF or DF life? Any tried and true recipes or tips for me?  Please leave a comment and share. This journey is going to be a long one for me and I would love encouragement along the way.


Priscilla Craddock said...

When you add dairy back in, use organic only, you may have more luck than regular.

Elyse Rinehart said...

Thanks, Priscilla! I will.