You might all be wondering why I went so quiet during the final week of my gluten series – where I was going to “ditch the toast”. Well, life can be very funny sometimes can’t it? To explain I thought I would write a “bonus” post about that week.
There are two key points that impacted the success of said “toast free week”.
- You know you are set to fail when your regular delivery from Aussie Farmers on Monday morning comes complete with a complimentary loaf of bread.
I’m not sure what sort of game you are playing at life, but well played. Obviously this wasn’t too alarming however as the bread wouldn’t go to waste as we still will eat gluten, just not as often – so I could freeze some slices and use later. Easy. There world, try and stop me.
- I’m the kind of person who never gets sick. I even bragged about this several times recently. So anyway, during the week when I was to ditch the toast, I came down with what we will just call a tummy bug. Consequently, for several days I was unable to eat. When I could eat, all I could handle was toast.
Again life, well played. To add to the joke this all happened the day before our first date night in 9 months (stay in fancy hotel included). Sigh.
Findings from Reducing my Gluten Intake
Let me sum up my findings from the gluten free breakfast challenge in a few points:
- Sometimes life can be quite humorous. Really, really humorous.
- Not eating for four days = weight loss. I’m a bridesmaid soon so that’s handy.
- Not eating toast for breakfast is easier than I thought.
- Not eating gluten at lunchtime is harder than I thought.
- Perhaps I need to run another gluten free breakfast challenge.
Anyway I let everybody down with very few inspiring breakfast pics, as breakfast was not consumed many times that week. But I didn’t eat toast at breakfast!
In all seriousness, I have been reducing my gluten intake since I started writing about it. We have cut down on our consumption a huge amount actually. And it’s been easier than I thought. Granted I have to be super organised and make sure we have lots of snacks and options for lunch (which seems to be the hardest meal to avoid it when you have a toddler), but I cook heaps anyway so that’s no issue (thank you Thermie!).
I ate a couple of slices of bread today and noticed I was really bloated, so I think I will stick to my “new “approach.
Has anyone reduced their gluten intake due to reading my series? Anyone?! Did anyone wait patiently for my breakfast pictures and missed them?