Going Gluten-Free? Don’t Make This Mistake!

PackagesDo you know what most people do, once they receive a diagnosis for Celiac Disease – or it’s better known cousin, Non-Celiac-Gluten-Sensitivity?

They go shopping, of course.

And that’s perfectly understandable.

For most of us, the first inclination is to purchase suitable replacements for everything we’re used to eating.

Things that include:

  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Cereal

 After all, a girls gotta eat, right?

Then again, a number of people have been known to go into a sort of hibernation – dreading that first trip to the market.

Instead, they focus on foods that are naturally gluten-free – things like nuts and seeds, all manner of fruits and vegetables, dairy (if permitted), eggs (again, if permitted), meat and poultry, legumes and a few safe grains.

And you know what?

They’re actually being smart!

And here’s why – drumroll, please.

The biggest mistake that people make when they first go gluten-free (or even dairy-free) is this:

They embark on a shopping spree where the focus is on gluten-free foods of every kind – but even though it’s gluten-free, much of it is unfortunately junk food.

Which is not a great trade-off. (I explain why, here).

Of course, it’s fine to have a treat now and then – but it should be just that, an occasional treat.

‘Cause here’s the thing.

Just because something is gluten-free, doesn’t mean it’s good for you!

That’s it, pure and simple.

That yummy-looking cookie on the buffet table?

Sure, it could be free of gluten and dairy – and everything else you’re allergic to – but is it good for you?

Is that cookie going to heal your leaky gut?

Is it going to put out the fire in your body?

Hint:  If you don’t think there’s a fire of sorts going on, you’re wrong.

The very fact you’ve been experiencing symptoms – which likely led you to a doctor – means your body has been screaming for you to pay attention.

So please, do yourself a favor.

Listen up!

Pay attention to everything your body is trying to tell you.

Trust me, when you do start to listen to your inner GPS – and you begin to hear what your body is saying – it’s actually pretty cool.

In fact, I think that alone is something to celebrate!



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