My Top 3 Tips For Going Gluten-Free

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I realized I never really shared what happened with the 30 Day Gluten-Free Challenge so I figured I’d share more details about that, where things are now and my top tips for anyone wanting to try going gluten-free.

 

As you may remember, I went to Boston for work back in November. I talked about the accidental gluten I ate after ordering a dish with a non-gf sauce and then deciding to grab a beer with my boss the following night (my last night in Boston). It was a little slip off my 30 day plan but I didn’t really mind. I felt like I was already noticing a difference from eating gluten-free, mostly in terms of improved digestion, so I didn’t feel like I needed to continue with a dedicated 30 days without. I had already learned in 15 days what I anticipated may take 30: eating a mostly gluten-free diet is beneficial for me and my body.

IMG_2888So where does this leave me now? I’m eating 95% gluten-free. I’ve had a beer (or two) since, I bought some veggie sausages and realized after I’d been eating them for a couple days they contain wheat, and I’m not going to restrict myself if I want something that contains gluten from time to time.

 

I’m lucky that eating gluten-free isn’t a medical necessity for me but I’ve lived both ways and I see the benefits so I’m going to do my best to follow it when I can.

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Anyway, I wanted to share my top 3 tips for going gluten-free. Now, I’m no doctor and as I’ve mentioned, I don’t have to eat this way out of necessity, but if you do – consult with your doctor or a nutritionist for more specifics. As for my experience, these are my top 3 tips on trying a gluten-free diet:

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On a side note: My good friend and Blend, Brittany, is gluten-free and shares some amazing recipes on her blog. She was a HUGE resource for me before (and during) the challenge. If you don’t know her, check her out – she’s also the biggest sweetheart you’ll ever meet! Here’s a text she sent me with a few other sources of gluten:

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Have you tried going gluten-free? What  was your experience?


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12 thoughts on “My Top 3 Tips For Going Gluten-Free

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks, girl! I’ve really been trying and seeing the benefit. I’ll have to fill you in on the days I threw some oyster crackers on my soup…oh vey!

  1. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut

    I try to eat the GF bread at work with the breakfast sandwiches because I have a feeling some of my skin issues are due to gluten (of course I fear getting checked out and being told I’m allergic to everything like poor Calee!). I mostly notice that GF bread makes me uber thirsty and has a goofy texture. I am playing around with baking gluten free…so that’s fun! 🙂 Come visit me and I will bake your some almond cookies!! <3

    1. admin Post author

      Honestly, I’d rather not see a doctor and figure these sorts of things out myself if I can. 😉 YES I WANT TO COME VISIT!

      1. admin Post author

        (You made 3 comments, so I’m responding to all 3!) 😉 But I think it’s about finding a GF bread you like because I’ve come to really like the Udis brand. Trader Joe’s brand is pretty good but I do really like Udis. I also toast it which I think is key! 😉

    1. admin Post author

      The bread is definitely the hardest for me but I’ve found that I really like Udi’s brand so it’s more about finding a brand that you like…OR making your own! 😉

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