I got a wonderful surprise this morning.
I won this cooler from the lovely Alissa @ A Journey to Thin. It is a great size to use as a lunch bag and it is so darn cute. I don't think we have the Yoplait Greek Yogurt in Canada yet, but I am looking forward to trying it when we do (when I reintroduce dairy, of course :)
Before I get on to the main event, I just have to show you what I have been drinking this week.
Tea! We have never really got along, as much as I have tried over the years. Now with the detox, coffee is off limits and I can remember having chai tea a few years back and not hating it.
Well, I actually like it. With a little vanilla soy milk, it really satisfies my need for something hot in the morning. Could I actually be a tea convert? Time will tell. :)
Many of you know I have gone gluten-free for the detox to help me with some of my health issues and I thought I would share with you some of the things I have learned for those of you thinking about giving it a go for your digestive health.
Always talk to your Doc before you make any changes to your diet.
There are lots of fantastic products out there. And they taste great! I picked all of these up at my local grocery store and got most of the products on sale so it didn't cost me any more than my gluten filled goods. I have also had a fun time experimenting with new flavours and recipes.
You CAN eat out. Many restaurants have a gluten-free menu or are able to modify your order to meet your needs. I dined at La Veranda last weekend and got a fantastic lemon chicken and vegetable dish that was delish! (It was a tad pricey, but the meeting with a few good friends made it all worth it :)
Ease into it. In my experience in making dietary changes, slower is better. I gradually reduced my wheat and gluten intake over a few weeks to allow my body to adjust. I find that if I make any drastic changes (like I did when I went vegan) my body comes back at me with a vengeance.
Did you go gluten-free? How did you make the changes in your diet and why?