Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gluten-free .... me?

I'm signing up ... to go gluten-free that is. I need you to realize how big of a deal this is for me. This girl LOVES her pasta. And her bread. But sometimes in life you have to sacrifice. Let me explain.

I have recently been reading info about gluten sensitivities affecting fertility. I have IBS and eczema. Both are thought to be influenced by gluten. I actually went gluten and dairy free for a summer when I was 23. What a difference. So now I'm wondering if my body needs me to do it again. If my body is in a constant state of inflammation secondary to a gluten sensitivity - then this is not the most welcoming place for a pregnancy to begin and thrive. So to give my body it's best shot - I've decided to try it.

It's going to be tough. I usually start my day off with toast and PB, followed by a granola bar for a 10am snack. I need to completely change my habits. But I'm willing to do anything if it means I will be able to have a baby. Keeping my eye on the prize ;0).

Wish me luck!!! And throw your suggestions my way!