I struggled with horribly painful bouts of illness that seem to strike out of the blue for my whole life. Finally, after a very embarrassing situation at work, I spent thousands of dollars and months of my time to diagnose the problem. I learned I am lactose and gluten intolerant.
That should be the end of the story right? Wrong! It’s been two years since I got the diagnosis and I am still ill. Why? Not only is it difficult to find tasty foods that don’t have either ingredient, but I also battle the misconception that I am just a picky eater out to annoy all who try to cook and/or eat with me. In fact trying to order at restaurants or going to dinner parties is very awkward and often embarrassing. Especially when there is nothing there for me to eat!
Another misconception that drives me nuts is that if someone gives up gluten and dairy they automatically lose weight! Not so! I gained 15 pounds since I started the “new” diet. Now, I plan to stand up for myself and do what is right for my body…. I intend to feel better and lose those pesky pounds!
I would love any ideas, feedback or conversations about the best ways to embark on this journey. It’s a very tough one at times!