Gluten Free February


It's been almost two years since my normal way of living was pretty dramatically changed by a lactose intolerant diagnosis. While this may not seem like a huge deal to some, going from the 'care free eat whatever you want' spirit I was to a restrictive diet that took much more thought and commitment hit me hard.

I quickly had to adapt being that my summer at camp was dependent upon it and sure enough learned the tricks of living with a food allergy. Even though there are frustrating moments like living 20 minutes from the ice cream capital of the world and residing in Pizza Ranch's hometown, I am thankful that this allergy has helped me in respecting my body and diet more.

Through several conversations and the encouragement of my lovely RD Alyssum, we have decided to take on a Gluten Free February diet. There have been several times throughout my journey in which I have been tested for this intolerance, with a three time result of negative.

While there is lots of hubub surrounding this latest fad, we are going to give it a try and see what happens. Knowing that our bodies are definitely not supposed to take on as much processed wheat and related ingredients that we give them, it should be interesting to see the response.

More energy? Less fatigue? Increased positive attitude? We shall see. If nothing else it will be a good bonding experience and a chance to get creative in the caf. I'll keep you posted on how it goes!

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