It’s been 2 weeks since going wheat-free and I’ve already been noticing a difference. Now, when I’m hungry, I’m just hungry. I haven’t gotten shaky once since going off wheat! In addition, I have more energy, which is great for keeping up with 3 energetic boys. And I really haven’t craved breads, pastries, or sugar. I mean, I’ve wanted to eat bread, but it was more of an in-my-head-craving than an actual craving. And, with the exception of a bit of gravy at a wedding (I didn’t think about it!), I have not slipped up.
I’ve made it through some out-of-normal events including a wedding and a trip up to Cleveland. I’ll admit that it was harder to stay off the sugar when at Mom’s house, simply because things were available. But the wheat has not really been an issue. I am very thankful and know that it is not in my own power, but God’s. As far as the reason for going wheat-free, it’s internal so I have no idea if there’s any difference yet or not.
Probably the biggest difference for me is having to think about what I’m going to eat on a daily basis. I’m cooking more often and my fridge has more food in it than it ever has! My old style of cooking Hamburger Helper and freezing it won’t work anymore and I’d love suggestions for wheat-free meals I can pre-cook and freeze for when I’m in a hurry. Can you freeze mashed potatoes? Just wondering.