Part 2: Guess what? You have to WANT to go gluten free.
I know. It sounds so obvious, doesn’t it? I mean, of course you want to go gluten-free. You have celiac disease. You want to feel better. You want to stop taking 3 naps a day. You want to stop forgetting people’s names. You want to stop spending way too much quality time with your best friend John.
But when you start to go gluten-free, you realize that “damn…this is hard. Nobody told me it would be this tough to give up gluten. It will be so much easier if I sort of give up gluten.”
And that my friends is the beginning of the end for you. You will always cave to temptation. You will always be sick. And you’ll always receive the scorn of the Gluten Dude.
Going gluten free is all about embracing your new lifestyle.
You’ve been dealt a pretty shitty hand. Accept it. Embrace it. Take all the negative emotions associated with the many crappy things that come with celiac disease and turn them into positives.
I can’t have pasta? I want to try corn or rice pasta.
I can’t have bread? I want to avoid the empty calories it provides anyway.
I can’t drink beer? I want to start dabbling in red wine.
I can’t have pizza? I want to try to make my own healthier alternative. (I recommend Udi’s pizza crust loaded with veggies.)
I can’t have Chinese food? I want to start eating sushi.
I can’t believe Rebecca Black’s Friday video has gotten over 14 million views on You Tube. I want rip my eye balls out.
Your new life will be better.
Face it. You’ve most likely been living the same life, making the same decisions and eating the same foods for your entire life. If you think about it, it’s kinda boring. You’ve got an opportunity to completely change how you live. I think that’s pretty cool.
Want it. Accept it. Embrace it.
And pretty soon, you’ll love it.