I first went gluten-free for lent, part of it was because of my fibromyalgia another part wanting to give up something that I knew I really liked, like cake and cookies.
It was a lot of suffering and much harder than I ever imagened.
I have had a huge addiction to Zero Coke for years and before that Diet Coke.
I decided to leave it for lent also, and I didn't even notice it.
All I could feel was the insane crawing for something with gluten.
It was one of the hardest thing I have done and I know I failed few times.
But finally I made it, and during that journey I found a lot of things without gluten that I enjoy even more than the ones with gluten.
And it really helped with my fibromyalgia and well-being.
With the time I have noticed that my body does digest small amounts of gluten when eaten few days apart.
For me the important thing about one’s diet is listening to your body.
And this is hard for many people because they (and I'm guilty of this many times too) tend to listen just their stomach.
We tend to just hear the voice that says “I'm hungry”.
Or the one that says “I want to indulge myself”.
But when the voice says “this causes bad things to my body” we shut our ears and do the best we can to become deaf.
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It might be a fad for some, or seem like a passing fashion.
But for me the important "fad" is to eat wholesome, local and healthy food, that is why I'm not totally gluten-free.
I try to listen to my body and learn from it, and even more, I try to listen to my conscience.
If eating gluten free means taking the buns off your Big Mac it doesn't really make any sense.
You are still filling yourself with chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics.
At the same time you are giving your money to big corporations to continue their global conquest.
And you are helping to maintain the status quo, and sadly, to continue the treating of animals as factory products with no inherent rights.
|Coke has been with me for more years I can remember. Well, not that many but you get the picture.|
But if it means doing the food yourself, taking time to really know what you eat, what the food you eat has eaten (literally in case in case of meat and more figuratively in case of vegetables, etc.) and how it has been treated.
For me the ultimate “fad” is eating with your conscience.
Being conscious of what you put in your mouth.
Of how it affect your body.
And of how it affect the world around you.
And accepting the responsibility of your choices.
It’s our choices that fuel the food industry.