Saturday, October 2, 2010


Is it taunting you too?

Thought I'd change it up a bit and succumb to the dark side; just in time for Halloween. Thank you Millstream Cottage for providing these super cool scrap page elements! You're so talented.

What's new with you? I hope you're peachy keen. What's new with me? Well, in my quest for becoming the much hotter, thinner version of myself, I've recently turned to a Naturopath for help. I wouldn't consider myself "granola" by any stretch of the imagination, but I definitely lean more towards a natural way of doing things rather than pharmacuticals. After all, I have a feeling some of them might be to blame for my current woes. So, I figured it was worth a shot.

After meeting with my Naturopath, and ordering up some bloodwork, she informed me that she wanted me to cut out milk and gluten. Cold turkey for the gluten. Yikes! What would I ever do without my beloved carbs?!! We suspect that I may have a gluten allergy (I've had a hunch for a long time), and we'll see if bloodwork confirms that, but for now, no wheat products for this chica. I have to admit that after being gluten free for a couple of weeks, I do notice a difference. On the one hand, my cravings and gluteny goodies, hope that it's all in my head, but we're resigned to the fact that this may be where we part ways.

Have you gone gluten free? Please feel free to share your tips and tricks and any gluten free brands you love. I've tried a couple of gluten free bread products and haven't been impressed yet. I had no idea those evil little gluten bits were in so many things! I now know that there is such a thing as gluten free fries at Red Robin. You have to order them without their "special seasoning," which contains gluten. Who knew? I think this may all be a weight loss trick because there aren't as many edible food options out there now, so I'm definitely eating less. :oP

I'm going back Monday for a follow-up appointment and to go over my test results. Hopefully we can get a routine going and be on the fast track to the more fabulous me! Wish me luck.

Have a great weekend!


Marisa Hopkins said...

Oh man, you are one brave girl. We've started going lactose free... Um, yeah, it sucks, and even the lactose intolerant kids of mine prefer pizza to going pizza-free, stomach cramps and all!

But giving up gluten? Like I said, you are one brave girl!! Me and my gluten are BFFs.

Anonymous said...

Winklepots said...

Thank you, Anon! :o)

Anonymous said...

You're welcome. My sister in law has lots of allergies in her family and they have recently gone to a naturopathist. She has been getting migraines since she was little and found out soy, among a couple other things, caused them. They have gotten some enzymes/extracts to help get rid of their allergies. The person who told them about it had a sever allergy to dogs and now they don't have a problem. Just something you might want to look into.


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