A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gluten Detox?

Since Little Bird has been Gluten Free for 3 1/2 years, I know how healthy a gluten free diet can be, and how bad gluten can be on the human body. I finally decided to try it.

I'm on day 13. I feel terrible. This sucks. I am exhausted, fatigued, depressed, irritable, and my head is super foggy. Of course I've googled the shit out of this and it turns out that these are all pretty common symptoms of a gluten detox (probably the same symptoms of a ton of other things, too). I feel pretty run down on the whole.

I'm used to eating breads and pastas. My body might be in a bit of shock from not getting the sugars that pastas become, although I'm still eating a fair share of sugars in fruits and GF baked goods. Still, weird. I just want to get in bed and sleep all day, but that's something that single moms can't ever really do- although, when I was a married mom I couldn't ever do that either!

Yes, stress makes everything worse. And yes, I've had a good strong dose of stress lately (ugh), but this is different.

So, who out there has gone GF? Did you feel this way, too? How long did it last? Did you start to feel better? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Do unicorns really exist?

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