I’ve recently started going gluten-free! I have pretty severe eczema and I’m trying to see if going gluten-free will help with that. I don’t remember when I took the plunge exactly, but it’s been over a week now. It’s going very well! I don’t have any crazy cravings, I still full and satisfied. I don’t even feel the need to eat grains most days? Anyways, I’m doing great so far. I don’t know what the effects on my skin are yet, but if I can hold the month, I think I’ll be able to tell :)
I was afraid to tell my parents at first (especially my dad who thinks any of my healthy efforts are just New Age BS), but my mom is EXTREMELY supportive. I had a breakdown about how bad my eczema was yesterday and once I told her what I was doing to help my skin (no gluten, more anti-inflammatory foods, an attempt to eat a more alkaline diet), she was 100% behind me. She asked me to make lists, she immediately bought more broccoli when I told her it was good for my skin. She’s talking about going to Whole Foods (which we rarely shop at, because it’s a bit much for our budget on the regular) and buying different kinds of rice, coconut/rice/chickpea flour and all that stuff.
tl:dr: I feel extremely lucky right now, to be supported by such an awesome mom who’d do anything to see me get better, both mentally and physically. Life gluten-free is going very well <3
Decide if you actually want to do it. I realize this is a very peculiar point to place in travel tips, but part of me thinks this is the most crucial. Everyone and their mother adds “travel” to their list of things they love, but I feel it’s so easy to get caught up in…