I don’t have Celiac disease, and I haven’t been diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity. However, I am always concerned about my diet, and am always looking for ways to eat better for my body. When I was at BlogHer in NYC this past summer, I decided I’d try eating gluten free for a bit, and signed up for the Udi’s 14-Day gluten free challenge. Since I didn’t want to push my dietary changes on my husband, I started the 14-day challenge while he was away on a long business trip.
Eating Gluten Free
Just like when I had to go vegan a few months ago, making a gluten free diet change gets easier once you get started. Udi’s provided me with a box full of goodies to try like bagels, muffins, and tortillas. They also offer some great tips, recipes, and a shopping list on their website. After a review of the shopping list, I was ready to try out the diet. Since we have meat and vegetable CSAs, we have lots of fresh vegetables and meat in the house. So, I primarily just needed the bagels and breads (plus the muffins and cookies for a snack) for when I ate at home. Eating out is a bit more of a challenge, although many restaurants are now offering gluten-free menus and options.
So, how did I feel? Well, I don’t believe that I have Celiac or a major gluten sensitivity, but I do feel better when I avoid gluten. Eating gluten free makes me have more energy and I don’t have that tired feeling after eating. Although I don’t plan to stick to a 100% gluten-free diet, I do plan to limit gluten wherever possible. The Udi’s products definitely made this easier – I still need to have bread and treats!
To learn more about Udi’s and see all of their gluten-free resources, visit their website.
Disclosure: I received complimentary samples of Udi’s products at no cost for review.