Monday, February 17, 2014

#Mamavation Monday: Detox from Wheat

I totally missed my post last week due to being in New Orleans for the SERA conference.  It was a requirement for my doctorate.  While there I eat several things not on my gluten free diet and I'm paying for it!

I started with a mini meat pie on the way and only got worse from there including two trips to Cafe Du Monde for beignets.  I was stupid and I didn't think it would hurt me too much since I went wheat free for Ravebaby and not personal health reasons.  I was so wrong.

After four years wheat free, I started paying for the bites almost instantly.  So much gas and a headache.  Since arriving at home I feel like I've been fighting the flu.  Body aches and fatigue and a thirst I can't seem to drink enough water to quench.  I was already scheduled for my annual checkup for tomorrow and I think DH would have demanded a doctor visit anyway since I'm totally not myself at this point.

I don't remember struggling like this for years ago.  I think it is because before I had a baseline of normal that might included all of this achynessand fatigue but I don't remember.  My new normal was painfree and usually with plenty of energy so maybe that is why this seems so bad.  I don't like it.  No way I'm going back to wheat.  Anyone else ever try to go back to wheat only to discover it hurts?


  1. hope you're back to your normal self soon!!!

  2. Take a good detox bath, up the probiotics and feel better!

  3. oh no, that sounds terrible. I went grain free for 2 weeks. I didn't notice much of a difference. Maybe it was too short. However, wheat's never bothered me (that I know of). I can't imagine not having the foods I love. I did try to eat alternatives to wheat - like rice and other gluten free foods. They just don't taste as good to me.

    I hope you're feeling better

  4. Oh, no! Isn't amazing how various foods affect our bodies? I hope that you're feeling better soon.

  5. I hope you are are doing better as it has been a few days since you posted. Although yucky-sometimes we need reminders why we avoid certain foods

  6. I hope you are feeling better. Sometimes we have to find things out the hard way. Amazing that you have avoided it completely for 4 years. Very impressive.