How to Ditch Gluten (and why you want to)
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I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now. I mean, I don’t eat a ton of gluten anyway, but at least once or twice a week, I’m eating a “healthy” pizza, dipping into the breadbasket at restaurant, or dipping my sushi in soy sauce (yes, soy sauce has gluten and a shit ton of sodium).
I find that I when I do indulge, the same things generally happen - I get stomach cramps almost immediately and a little bloating, but then the next day, my “#2” is not normal (I’ll leave it at that and you’re welcome) and I’m in a funk/fog for the rest of the day. It’s like I get a bread hangover and I’m just a little dumber for the next 24 hours.
The other thing about gluten is it promotes visceral fat (read Wheat Belly for the deets on this) and I for one, don’t need any more help in the belly fat department.
I’m all good there, thanks much.
So if you’re curious about whether or not you may have a sensitivity, take a look at this self-test, or just watch how you feel 2 hours and 24 hours after you eat something with gluten in it.
Not sure what has gluten? I’ll post a non-exhaustive list at the bottom of this post.
Want to ditch gluten but you’re not sure where to start? Well, you can listen to the podcast I just created. When you’ve covered that, here are a few more resources for you to explore.
Do you think you have a gluten intolerance? I pulled this from Celiac.org. You might be surprised to know things like soy sauce and lip gloss contain gluten. Read on!
Common Foods That Contain Gluten
Foods That May Contain Gluten (must be verified by reading the label or checking with the manufacturer/kitchen staff)
Other Items That Must Be Verified By Reading The Label Or Checking With The Manufacturer
It is Free