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May 16, 2016
Gluten Free Week 1 Brekky

It’s official. I have to break up with gluten on a full time basis. After doing one full week of eating gluten free, I had a slice of rye toast on Sunday to see if I’d notice a difference. I really wasn’t expecting any reaction after only a week, but within 5 mins of eating that slice of toast, I knew.

Instant grumbling in my stomach, bloating and very loud digestion noises were arising from my stomach as well as just general discomfort. I am amazed at our bodies and what they will tolerate over long periods of time (28 years for me!). I’m even more impressed by how quickly they will recover when listened to.

I won’t lie, I will deeply, deeply miss the convenience of eating gluten, but it truly is worth it to cut it out completely. Even after just one week, I can’t remember the last time I felt this great! 

Out of all of the meals, breakfast has been the hardest for me to get on board with. Growing up, I was a cereal or toast with a tea kinda gal. After high school when I gave up dairy, that cut down my already expansive selection to just toast with tea (sans milk, of course). Here I am now, looking at a toastless future, and I keep reminding myself that it’s going to be okay. Last week I made heaps of smoothies which to be honest, are amazing, and I even made an omelet one morning (just that one though, cause tbh I’ve got other things to do than make it and wash up after it! Ha!).

This Friday I will do a roundup of all the meals I’ve made for the past 2 weeks, and tell you about some of the ways I got creative with some classic comfort foods!

I’d love some brekky ideas! Please share in the comment section below your favourite brekky, or any gluten free bread suggestions in the UK!!!! Momma’s gonna need a gluten free swap ASAP!




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  • Reply Anna Desogus May 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Amanda, I have been experimenting a bit with gluten free diet in the past few weeks. It was inspired by Novak Djokovic 🙂 My husband read his recent book and wanted to go gluten free straight away! Like you, I used to always have nice toast for breakfast and cutting this out was difficult. Right now I am not strictly gluten free but generally try to reduce wheat products in my diet. My recent discovery is quinoa flakes porridge. You should try it! It’s not as heavy and filling as normal porridge and is of course gluten free! I eat it with banana slices, or blueberries, or strawberries, all apple slices or all these together + some maple syrup + some almond flakes. Really tasty! The brands of the quinoa flakes which I am able to get are: Amisa & BioFair.

    • Reply Amanda May 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Hey Anna, thanks for the quinoa porridge tip! I will give it a try!

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