Today marks 2 years since I began Gluten Free Advocate. It’s pretty incredible, looking back at what has been accomplished and what I have left to learn.
My first post explained my gluten intolerance due to mono in college, which led me to eating gluten-free. However, “gluten-free” didn’t mean healthy. I would grab two chicken Lean Cuisines (yes, one kind was gluten-free), microwave them and combine them together. Voila! A healthy lunch?
Not so much.
I started, two years ago, with no idea how to eat healthy. But I thought, “everyone has to start learning somewhere.” So I started to try new things:
-I would eat quinoa flakes instead of cereal.
-Nuts were a pretty good snack on their own.
-Where have chickpeas been all of my life?
-Pre-made, microwavable foods really aren’t that good for you, huh….
-Fruits are delicious.
-Shakeology is THE bomb.
-What is this newfound energy that I have?….
-I guess that 5k wasn’t so bad!
-So if I stop eating so much candy, I don’t get a drop of sugar levels throughout my day….interesting.
-Kale chips are pretty great.
-I guess that 10k wasn’t so bad!
-The amount of brown rice I eat is insane. I suppose I should start to monitor how much I eat….
-The 21 Day Fix taught me so much about eating healthy. America needs to do this program.
-I eat how many vegetables per day?!
-I fit into my fall clothes. Victory.
-I get to help other people learn all of these things too?!
…and much more. It’s been an enlightening 2 years of learning. I cannot wait to see how the fit family grows and changes their health for good! It’s all about lengthening and strengthening lives, people. 🙂
In peace and health- xo