A couple of you have noticed that I have been mentioning things being gluten-free quite a bit lately. As many of you know, I have had tummy troubles for a LONG time. This lead me to do the LEAP testing and program, which I highly recommend, and allergy testing.
After coming away from a list full of foods that were considered off-limits, it was overwhelming. Even after cutting all those things out, my tummy would still get terrible pains. The best way I can describe my pain is it feels like someone is scraping out my insides with a razor. Nice huh?
Well, after all the doctor’s visits and being poked and prodded nothing was discovered about what was causing my pain. I tested negative for celiac disease blood test, and I didn’t have an ulcer. After being super frustrated, I decided to take another approach. After much thought and counseling from medical professionals, we decided to take all the foods I was allergic to, all my red LEAP foods, and GLUTEN out of my diet. For a week now, I haven’t had any gluten, and I haven’t had any foods I’m allergic to since Tuesday.
I went to Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and Kroger and stocked up on fresh fruits and veggies. (Plus some gluten-free cereal… SHHH…)
Meals have been very basic, but guess what?? My stomach is feeling better.
I am also trying to drink lots and lots of water.
I will say though, it is HARD to eat gluten-free and soy-free PLUS cut out all the foods I’m allergic to! This weekend, I plan on adding foods back in one at a time very slowly and see how I do. Hopefully my trigger food will become apparent quickly.
I’m ready for my tummy troubles to be over.
Do any of you have foods that give you trouble?? Tomorrow I will explain more of what gluten is and my secret happy belly drink!