I’m going to miss bread. There’s nothing like the smell and taste of freshly baked bread. Truth is, I could go on eating it. I just wouldn’t feel energized and on top of 5 kids, a husband, and the life that is mine.
I don’t want to wake up feeling foggy, aching in my joints, wondering if a truck ran me over in the night.
I want and need the good health that is mine when I eat clean and green with protein.
I’m done with wheat.
I’m committing myself to buying lots of produce each week. I’m not going to look at fruit anymore and think,”The kids can have that.” I can eat it, too.
I’m committing myself to cooking vegetables every day. There are so many ways to prepare veggies in bulk, not to mention short cuts in my pantry like frozen veggies.
I’m looking at food through the lens of what I can eat. Because I can eat anything that doesn’t have wheat in it, and that’s a whole lot of whole, real foods.
How did I finally commit? I ate wheat on Wednesday because I thought I could – a lot of wheat. I woke up feeling terrible. My hip hurt. My head was in a fog. I couldn’t get myself out the door for a run when I’d been enjoying my runs all week. On Thursday, I ate no wheat. Friday morning I woke up feeling AWESOME and ready for anything, even after going to bed at 10:30 the night before. I’m tired of playing the wheat game.
Which means you’ll see more gluten-free cooking and tips over at my cooking blog, Frugal Local Kitchen.