Woohoo, another week down!
If I had a dollar for every strange look I get when I tell people eating gluten free is not as difficult as I thought it was going to be...I'd be rich! I spent a lot of time this week wondering why this was so "easy" for me. I made excuses like "my diet is already mostly GF", "grocery stores carry a variety of GF products today", "I'm prepared with snacks at all times", etc. I came to the realization this experiment would be a lot more difficult if I had an actual allergy to gluten- known as celiac disease. I know how lucky I am to not have to worry about food contamination and getting sick if I eat gluten accidentally. I imagine my stress level would be much greater if my immediate gut health depended on it. If I (or someone else) makes a mistake, I won't be paying for it for the rest of the day. To my knowledge, nothing I've eaten has been contaminated and I've been feeling great!
Another reason why I believe this diet has been "easy" for me is because I started it when I was ready to. I was motivated, determined, and prepared from the start. In my opinion, this is why a lot of New Year's resolutions fail (one of the reasons). People are make a lifestyle change based off of a holiday and not when they themselves are totally ready to make a change.
For this reason, I choose to health coach people who are already committed and open to making positive changes. I can't want this for you, you have to want it for yourself (and your family).
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Jalaluddin Rumi
Any failed New Year's Resolutions? Why did they fail? Leave them in the comments below.
Welcome to Moms in Harmony, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Meg and I'm a healthy lifestyle enthusiast, holistic advocate, wannabe blogger, Wife, and Mom trying to get the hang of it all. Kick off your flip flops and stay awhile!
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