I don't want to be gluten free!!!
I used to be a pusher! I was a whole-wheat bread pushin' Mama.
I gave piping hot loaves of delicious bread to hundreds of people.
I equated homemade bread with love.
My family enjoyed and expected a warm loaf of bread with nearly every meal.
My children became bread snobs who scoffed at 2-day old, cold bread!
Then one day, in the blink of an eye, everything changed.
I read a book that challenged me to wonder if eating wheat was contributing to/causing some of the odd health issues that I had.
Wheat Belly (affiliate link) challenged me to stop eating wheat for a while to see if I felt better.
Within 3 days, I had the answer.
My brain fog lifted. I had energy and could think clearly all day. I stopped needing naps and large amounts of caffeine just to get through the day.
I've been off wheat for a year now.
I'll admit that giving up all those yummy bread-foods has left a little hole in my life.
I would love to wolf down a loaf of homemade bread (or pancakes, crackers, cinnamon rolls, bagels....) right now! Unfortunately, this just isn't possible. I've tested the waters.
When I eat wheat/gluten, I experience profound brain fog within an hour (usually much sooner).
What does this brain fog look like for me?
I can't keep my eyes open or focus on people that are talking to me. (rude, huh?!)
I fight and struggle, but simply can't stay awake. My body insists that I sleep.
Before giving up the wheat, I stayed at a low-mid level of brain fog all afternoon.
I am so thankful to have clear thinking again, but truly I don't want to walk the gluten-free path! I'm lazy. I prefer to fit in and eat what everyone else is eating. I don't want to be an oddball that requires special foods.
Bottom Line: I MISS MY BREAD!!!
I'll be sharing more about my gluten-free journey on facebook. Join me there!
Have you experienced brain fog or other symptoms of gluten sensitivity?
many blessings to you,
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