Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The gluten story.

Hello lovelies. I decided to post about this because it's something a lot of people are dealing with right now. You can say it's because having a gluten problem is popular or you just don't want to admit you have an allergy to it.

When I first started having issues with gluten I thought my life was ending. Not literally. Carbs and starches were my life. However when something is making you nauseous 24/7 you quickly discover that your ability to overcome the temptation for a chocolate donut becomes very simple. I lost 23 pounds in two months from not eating due to nausea. 

Note: Once you start having major trouble with gluten (And it effects everyone very differently) It takes at least 6 weeks to cleanse your body of it. 

How to survive on a gluten free diet if your a carboholic: Don't think about it. The brand Udi has amazing  gluten free bread. The brand Pamela has incredible gluten free cake mixes, pancake mixes etc.  

I would caution you completely trusting everything that says "gluten free". If you are hyper sensitive mosts foods are all manufactured in the same facilities as other products containing gluten.

How have I made it? By living off of Chicken, broccoli and fruit. The short and sweet of it is. If God didn't make it chances are it's not good for you. That's a hard thing to live by though. Which is why God has blessed us with brands like Udi and Pamela.

You may want to consider typing "gluten free" in on your Pinterest home page. One word: Amazing. 

If your looking for quick and easy delicious snacks, here ya go: 

3/4 cups smooth organic peanut butter
3/4 cups liquid honey
1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Cocoa Camino which is organic and fair trade)
1 1/2 cups organic quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
1 1/4 cups rice crispies (I use brown rice cereal)
1 cups dried cranberries
1 cup sliced almonds

- In a med/large saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey & cocoa and cook over low heat until smooth.
- Remove from heat & stir into the saucepan the oatmeal, cereal, cranberries & almonds. You can use your hands.
- Into a well-buttered 8x8 pan, firmly press the mixture, cover & chill in fridge an hour or two.

I would suggest specifically gluten free oats. While oats are gluten free most are manufactured with other gluten products.

I hope some of this was helpful.

Peace out homies.