Since committing to a Gluten Free diet during the month of September, I've continued to notice the positive changes in my skin and inflammation (less bloating). I've been keeping up with the recommendations given in Week 1 which continues to help me stay focused. I did, however, forget to mention 1 major factor in helping me stay on track and it played a noticeable role in week 2- my support system.
A few weeks before the start of September I had my mind made up that this is what I was going to do. This left me plenty of time to plan ahead and get my mind in the game. During this time, I also made my friends, family, and co-workers aware of what I had planned to do. I mentioned it in casual conversation, not expecting anything from them. Wouldn't you know that week 2 brought some heavy temptation...get togethers with friends and family and a staff meeting (need I say more?). At each of these gatherings, everyone made accommodations for me without hesitation and without me asking. I never felt deprived of yummy food thanks to my support system. More importantly, no one ever made me feel like I was a burden or rolled their eyes thinking they were also going to have to jump on the band-wagon with me. It was fun sharing my GF treats with everyone and seeing their reaction to the "surprisingly good taste".
I realize how fortunate I am to have this wonderful support system and I'm writing this not to brag, but to emphasize how important it is to let your surrounding social circle know about dietary changes such as this one. Their support gave me the confidence and the extra push to follow through with my goal. Also, you never know who is cheering you on :)
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