The first thing I usually hear when I tell someone I’m allergic to gluten and dairy is,
“Wow, that must be really difficult.”
Does this look like I’m living the rough life to you?
On the contrary, although I would say going gluten and dairy free makes things a bit more challenging, it is not difficult.
They just simply cannot contain dairy or gluten.
There are more than 100 different types of gluten free grains and flours and there are numerous alternatives to dairy.
Eating at home is a breeze, of course. Just take a tour through my blog and you’ll be assured that we eat like “normal” people. Eating out can prove to be a challenge, but I’m always up for a good challenge. I would say only maybe 2 times out of 100 have we had to leave a restaurant because I couldn’t find something on the menu I could eat.
So if you are new to this life or even contemplating it, I will promise you, it is not as difficult as you may think.
Facing a challenge and doing something truly difficult are two different things. Don’t allow fear of what your family members and friends may think or say, or overwhelming feelings of how you’re going to completely re-vamp your food life keep you from making the leap from your “I feel like crap all the time” life, to “I feel fantasic!” life.
Waking up every morning pain free, free of swelling, intestinal issues, free of shingles, migraines, and all of the other hundreds of issues food allergies cause, make the destination well worth the journey.
If you are contemplating going gluten free, you can go here for quick tips and help in getting that healthier life you want:
For the sandwich I used:
Udi’s Gluten Free Multi Grain Bread
Earth Balance Soy Free Butter Spread
Organic Spinach Leaves
Olive Oil Mayonnaise