Gluten-Free Journey Part 3

By Leslie

Day 28

I’ve been gluten-free for nearly a month now. I do feel better, physically. But it’s hard to stick with in an absolute sense when it’s not medically necessary. Crises come up in daily life (work deadlines, sick kids, volunteering at local events starting at 6am) and the foods that are readily available are not always gluten-free. The few times I’ve eaten gluten in these last four months I could tell the difference.

As a co-owner of Triumph Dining, I want to make it easier for people to live a gluten-free lifestyle, be it by choice or medical necessity. And part of that is talking to people about the benefits of living gluten-free and helping gluten-free products gain traction in the market.

As long as I see, and feel, the clear benefits I will stick with this.

Thanks for sharing in my journey.

4 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Journey Part 3”

  1. You don’t sound at all sympathetic or concerned about those of us who MUST be GF. If you do not honestly NEED to be GF then you can always cheat. WE cannot cheat or we get very sick. If you wish to mirror required GF—you learn to take food with you at all times–always eat before you go—it does work for us–as we have all learned the hard way.

  2. I don’t have to wonder, Egaeus, because all my “IBS” went away when I eliminated gluten from my diet. If you are sick to your stomach every night and are bloated, crampy, tired all the time, feel like you have some sort of unknown disease and now you feel totally better, you really become a believer that it is THAT SIMPLE. If you have no issues, great.

  3. I was really disappointed to see this article on Triumph Dining. I have been subscribing to your blog for a few months now and appreciate the information about different GF products.

    Obviously you are not participating in a GF diet for the supposed health benefits but, instead, to better understand the GF lifestyle. I honestly appreciate the effort but to complain about how hard it is to follow when you’re busy? You’re preaching to the choir. If we all had unlimited time in the day and unlimited funds, GF would be easy. Its those moments with a time-crunch or extreme temptation that are most difficult for someone who suffers from Celiac disease. And when you encountered such moments, you chose to cheat.

    Please don’t belittle this ailment with a half-hearted attempt. I would never encourage someone to go GF without the necessity; it is just too difficult. And, not to be too forward, I would recommend you stop before you further encourage skeptics of celiac disease to believe that GF is just a trend and people can cheat as they choose.

    I hope I did not come off too harsh; I just want Celiac to have a good name and continue proper awareness!

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