On February 20th I started a gluten-free diet. I’m trying to stick with it for 2 months and see if it makes a difference in my body. I don’t think I have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, but I like to experiment with different food and health choices, and this is one that has been intriguing me for a while.

I thought going gluten-free would be overwhelming and it is in that you have to read every label of everything you buy, and you have to be very careful when you eat out. Eating in is easier and that is time consuming, but it’s also kind of fun (something I didn’t expect–my one month vegan experiment wasn’t fun at all). The difference is while being gluten-free there is a lot that I can eat. I can eat meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy, corn, potatoes, and rice.

As a pasta lover, I thought I’d never live without carbs, but nowadays there are so many gluten substitutes. I’ve been able to make gluten-free blueberry muffins. They sell gluten-free pasta and there is even a gluten-free bakery in Glastonbury. I really haven’t felt that deprived. And part of me also feels like I’m making a good choice, so when there is something I can’t have, I don’t really feel that bad about it. I’m only worried about the fried dough my mom makes for my birthday every year. I haven’t found a great pizza dough yet. To be continued…


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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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  1. Michelle March 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Hi there I just found out I’m gluten intolerance. I’m so surprise how much “stuff” is out there for us. HEHE we can eat our cake too!!!

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