Hypothyroidism. It isn't such a big deal as long as I manage my symptoms. Oh, and the symptoms from the medicine I take, Synthroid. My biggest symptoms are my weight (which is currently being worked on), fatigue(like crazy waves of fatigue out of no where), insomnia (from synthroid), bruising, and being cold ALL THE TIME. Sometimes I get a bout of depression, but when I take my synthroid I can manage it.
Anyway, my doctor recommended that I try a gluten free diet. I'm not sure of the correlation, but I am now trying to study up on it. After doing some research, I've found out that most everyone who tries to go gluten free end up feeling amazing when they get it all out of their system. I have found that people with some forms of autism, Celiac Disease, and other autoimmune diseases are gluten free...or at least it is recommended. So, I figured if it would help me with my symptoms, and maybe even feel better, why not give it a shot.
So I have decided to try a 7 day trial to see how my body feels AND to see if I can actually do this and not pull all my hair out.
I will have to stay away from
- Cookies, cakes, and everything yummy
Yeah, my heart sank too when I read this. Well, I went to the store today and bought some gluten free stuff to help me cope with my withdrawals. I don't drink beer right now and don't really eat a lot of pasta, pizza, or bagels. The real challenge for me is bread and the baked yummies. I bought some gluten free brownie mix that I'll try later on in the week. During my work week I normally have my Visalus shakes for at least lunch. Now I'll probably do them for breakfast and lunch since they are gluten free. I normally mix in a banana, almond milk, and spinach. I need to see if my favorite greek yogurt is gluten free. If so, I'm good during the day. My problem is at night when I cook dinner.
So starting Monday I will put myself on a 7 day trial. Everyday I will keep a journal on what I've eaten and how I feel (emotionally and physically). After day 7 I will decide if my symptoms have improved and if I want to stay gluten free. I will share this journal with you once I've completed my 7 days.
If you know of any good blogs or websites that can help me in my journey, please share.
As always, thanks for reading!