I think we can be honest here...we are, afterall doing this whole healthy together. I've gained six pounds since the holidays and am just kicking myself for it. Was it the pumpkin pie, the stuffing or the mulled red wine that put me over the top? I'll never know...but it sure was more fun putting on than trying to take it back off. My jeans that started to fit pretty darn well if I do say so myself, just don't fit like they did pre-Turkey day. But we'll get back there. With exercise and watching what I'm eating...it's time to get ready for swimsuit weather! Or maybe...capri weather. That' seems less daunting. So if you've got a few or a bunch of pounds to lose, one of the main things that guarantees success...is having someone to hold you accountable. I'm gonna be that person for you, if you'll be that person for me. Let me know your tips and goals and I'll do the same. Enjoy the ride!
Q: What does 'gluten free' mean and am I eating healthy if I choose to eat 'gluten free'?
A: Gluten is a protein in things processed from wheat and other grains like rye and barley. I always envision it like the glue that holds it all together and what makes the dough elastic-like. Gluten gets a bad rap and cutting it out of your diet doesn't necessarily mean weight-loss. You very well could see the pounds come off though because gluten is in high-carbohydrate foods...when you take them out of your diet poof, you have weight-loss. But gluten itself is not bad. If you're gluten intolerant, you experience bloating, abdominal pain, joint pain and some other things as well. And there are many people who don't realize that they're gluten sensitive. So by cutting gluten out of your diet, you could easily feel better as well. We have an amazing local store called Silly Yak Bakery and they're a great resource for your gluten free questions.
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