Gluten and dairy free lifestyle made simple
It may not be easy but it is definitely simple!
Gluten and dairy free lifestyle made simple, is a very achievable goal. I have an methodical system which I follow to help me keep my gluten and dairy free lifestyle simple.
If you are thinking to change your eating habits or must change your diet but struggling to stay on the path, take a moment and ask yourself this question:
Do I BELIEVE in the goals I’m setting for myself?
Believing in the goals is already half achieving it.
I believe better health is of utmost importance and should always be your #1 priority. I know it is for me.
When my health is compromised, I’m not able to do the things I LIKE to do or the things I WANT to do.
Don’t do it because you have to. Do it because your body will thank you for a gluten and dairy free lifestyle made simple, don’t over complicate things. Plus, your life will be so much more rewarding and enjoyable with a pain free body.
While exercising, sleep and eating the right foods are all elements to a healthy lifestyle, adding a gluten and dairy free diet has been a huge bonus for me.
More and more doctors are speaking out about foods and the importance of avoiding gluten and dairy foods.
Who would you take guidance from especially if you want a gluten and dairy free lifestyle made simple?
If you were looking to become financially independent, would you take advice and guidance from someone who is broke? Likely not. You want to model someone who has done it. You want to learn and model what they did to get the results they got with their gluten and dairy free lifestyle made simple. It does not need to be complicated.
What is the result you ask?
- Better more restful sleep
- High energy level
- No more lethargic afternoons
- No more fuzzy brain
- A healthy happy tummy
- A pain free body to do the things I like to do
It’s been 12 years that I have been on this path of a gluten and dairy free lifestyle. I’ve learned a few things along the way. Especially what NOT to do. The gluten and dairy free lifestyle may not be easy but it is simple.
For the person just starting out, it’s overwhelming from every aspect. Giving up your favourite desserts, no longer grabbing some fast food take-outs and certainly no more trying new foods at social gatherings.
Where do I begin?
Well, it really does not have to be the cardboard diet – nothing that awful. Like anything else you really have to treat it as a goal you’re striving for. It’s not a sprint but a marathon. The goal is better health so you can do the things you like to do and the things you want to do with a pain free body.
Having said that, the first thing to do it write it down. In a world of electronics and online – it is still more impactful to use pen and paper and write it down. Then create a plan of action: Each month/week, plan out theses areas:
1. What new food will I introduce to my diet to add variety?
2. Which activity will I implement so that I’m exercising regularly?
3. How can I plan ahead so that daily meal preparation is efficiently done in a short amount of time?
How I got started on a gluten and dairy free lifestyle
A marvelous vacation turned into a horror story, that’s how it all began. Not only did I return with amazing memories but the H-pylori bacteria in my stomach unbeknownst to me. This bacteria lived and flourished in my stomach for six months before it was finally found, all the while I’m feeling like I’m on death’s row. The treatment to get rid of it, was needless to say just as violent and invasive to my body.
An immediate severe dairy allergy is the result. Slowly over time my body started to reject gluten laced foods. Once again my energy level was waning and I was constantly tired, stressed, lack the mental focus and the drive to get through the day. This went on for more than eight years.
Finally I had a crazy experience where (without any obvious injury) I could not walk, stand or sit without excruciating pain in one knee and hip. Several x-rays, ultra-sounds, MRI’s and no diagnosis of the cause of my pain. Nothing fractured, nothing broken, no falls, no physical injury yet unbelievable pain and zero mobility.
The helplessness of not being able to dress myself or take a shower without help or sleep in my own bed caused me to look for answers in unconventional places.
Knowing that I’m usually eating healthier meals, my darling friend Isabelle brought me a book which talked about eliminating gluten to heal wounds and manage inflammation.
At this point I had nothing to lose, I decided to give the gluten and dairy free lifestyle a try. Mind you, it’s now six week of being confined to a couch, waiting for someone to make me a cup of tea – unable to do anything for myself other than feed my brain with mediations and read.
While I wasn’t regularly having a lot of gluten foods I decided to give it all up, one hundred percent. A brilliant decision!
Victory At Last
Within three weeks of giving up gluten I laid the crutches up again the wall and was able to use my own two feet with the help of the kitchen island to get to the kettle to make a cup of tea for myself.
The exhilaration I felt knowing that I can have the freedom of movement again was beyond belief. I’ve never looked back.
My gluten and dairy free lifestyle made simple, has become part of my very being. A lifestyle that embodies my love for clean ingredients, wholesome foods and the joy of experimenting to create all my favourite foods completely gluten and dairy free.
Additionally, I do not consume night shades, soy, corn, yeast and refined sugar.
Life is good! It’s a priviledge waking up full of energy and ready to tackle my day.
Gluten and dairy free lifestyle made simple is the key, do not over complicate things. Today there’s such a wide variety of options available, it’s easy to find selections to eat, a little more difficult if you’re like me and prefer clean options.
Here’s to better healthy!
I’d love to be a part of your journey, a you transition and embrace a gluten and dairy free lifestyle made simple without the frustration and exorbitant cost.
Connect in this group and get all the resources I’ll be sharing. https://www.facebook.com/groups/glutenanddairyfreemadesimple
Ingredient list: Flour Blend (Teff flour, Gluten Free Oat flour, Arrowroot flour, Brown Rice flour, Buckwheat flour, Coconut flour), Raisins, Gluten Free Oat Flakes, Chia seeds, Teff Whole Grain, Ground Flax Seeds, Chocolate Flavour, Vanilla, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt.
Ingredient list: Flour Blend (Teff flour, Gluten Free Oat flour, Arrowroot flour, Brown Rice flour, Buckwheat flour, Coconut flour), Gluten Free Oat Flakes, Apricot, Crystallized Ginger, Chia Seeds, Teff Whole Grain, Ground Flax Seeds, Vanilla, Ginger Powder, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt.
Ingredient list: Flour Blend (Teff flour, Gluten Free Oat flour, Arrowroot flour, Brown Rice flour, Buckwheat flour, Coconut flour), Gluten Free Oat Flakes, Glazed Citrus, Tigernut Slices, Raisins, Chia Seeds, Teff Whole Grain, Ground Flax Seeds, Vanilla, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Citric Acid.