Happy New Year 2017 again. We often make new year resolutions in January. We think about all the changes we want to make for the new year. One of my resolutions this year is to continue my gluten free diet entering 2017.
In case you do not know, I have been gluten free since December last year. Inspired by Kourtney Kardashian, I thought you only live once so we might as well try our best to live the best life possible. Instead of replacing bread and pasta with gluten free bread and pasta, I have eliminated bread and pasta from diet completely. I do not believe in gluten free bread and pasta. Research shows that the manufacturing process to produce gluten free bread and pasta uses a lot of substitute such as sugar which is not beneficial to us. If I do crave for Italian, I will go for gnocchi which is naturally gluten free. Hence, I decide to replace them with naturally gluten free food such as brown rice and couscous.
Going gluten free makes me more selective of what I put into my body. In a way it does limit my choice but it has also helped me to avoid all the carbs such as bread and pasta. I am still able to enjoy a filling meal, say a steak with side salads and mashed potatoes. In fact I still do indulge in bad carbs occasionally but by being gluten free, it prevents you from having that much choice of bad carbs.
Whenever I go out for dinner or go on holiday, I will be very selective with what I eat. For example, I will swap a sandwich at the airport with an apple instead. Of course when I am on holiday, I will let loose and indulge in the food but I know when I come back from my holiday, I will go straight back to my gluten free diet. I do not want to be the fussy one on vacation but I will also try to reduce the amount of gluten I put into my body.
Whatever diet you wish to start in 2017, do some research and commit to it. Remember you are allowed to cheat once in a while to reward yourself. I cannot wait to share with you all more gluten free recipes and more information about going gluten free.