I posted a few days ago that I started a gluten free way of eating. I have been experiencing some acid reflux, indigestion and fatigue for a few months. After some research I found that gluten intolerance is an autoimmune disease often connected to a thyroid issue that I have been diagnosed with.
I am not one to rush to the Doctor asking for tests and medication to solve my issues. I often just fight through the symptoms and eventually they go away. I may be one of few people who hasn’t taken any form of antibiotics for over 10 years. Eventually I will be sick enough to actually need them, and at that time I will know that my body has not built up a tolerance to them.
Until this afternoon things were going well with my new way of eating. I was aware of all of the food I was eating and was making good choices. I hadn’t experienced any symptoms in the last 7 days. I even started to feel like I had more energy. And then it was lunch time at work and it all fell apart.
I know that I should always choose Real Food over packaged meals. But, I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say that there are times that my evenings get away from me and I don’t have time to put a lunch together for the next day. I also wake up at 5am most days. I usually have just enough time to shower, get the dogs out and fed and get dressed. Leaving me no time to pack lunches. So, I figured I would get a few frozen meals labeled gluten free to have in the freezer for those days I just run out of time.
Today was definitely a lesson learned! If I am going to eat a frozen meal I may as well not eat. Shortly after eating it I experienced another bout of horrible acid reflux. As you can see from the picture below it doesn’t even look appetizing.
So, I will suffer through the rest of the evening and start fresh tomorrow. I will continue to repeat to myself “Real Food Doesn’t Hurt!” Maybe even a sign on the freezer for those days I am looking for an easy way out.