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