I'm joking with the title, haha... So I'm wondering if anyone on here cut it out, and then reintroduced it, and if you noticed anything? I've actually had it out of my diet for about a year. I still eat gluten free imitation things when I want them- like gf pizza and bread, but gosh I am really wanting some NY pizza and real sandwiches. Plus, I feel like the GF stuff is almost worse from a blood sugar perspective- full of extra sugar and stuff. I'm really scared to eat it though- my digestion is great, and part of me feels like that has to do with it.... I just really haven't touched it for the year. I look at it like medical thing, rather than from a deprivation standpoint. My mom has celiac so seeing the way she approaches it mentally, I think influenced that. I just really have a strong feeling its not something I need to do, and I don't have celiac. I'm wondering if any of you have had experience with this?
Yes, I was gluten free for about 2 or 3 years (the whole time I had hypothalamic amenorrhea actually).
Personally, I didn't notice any difference with my digestion (for better or for worse) when I stopped eating it or after reintroducing it.
I did 30 days of strict paleo once after reading too much Robb Wolf. It only made me daydream of robbing bakeries. I experience zero physical/energy/mood/weight difference between eating gluten and not eating it. Since that little experiment, I just go with the gluten in all its yummy forms.
Thanks guys! It's funny... Last night I ordered a PB and J French toast sandwich with GF bread. However, last week I ordered the same thing from the same place, and they definitely gave me real bread last time, compared to what I had last time. I remember being really exhausted that day after the sandwich. I honestly don't know if it was the gluten, or something else. I'm sure it would take some time for my body to get used to it, and I'm sure it would add more carbs to my diet in general. I do eat many more carbs than I once did, but I still like less during the day. I find a big fatty/protein lunch keeps me calm, full, and with less cravings, for the day.-- It is good to know that I didn't have a monstrous attack with the gluten, though, and I could always go back and forth, and experiment.