Warning: this post includes TMI.
Last week I began an attempt at wheat-free living. I was going to give it a month and then introduce a small amount of wheat into a meal and judge how I felt afterward. Throughout the week I noticed my nose was running like a faucet and I sneezed constantly. I know it was not a cold because the discharge was clear (TMI). I chalked it up to detox symptoms as I believe wheat and white flour affect my sinuses. I was willing to tough it out in hopes of feeling fantastic once the detoxification period was over.
On Saturday night hubs and I ate at a restaurant. I thoughtlessly ordered chicken that was breaded. Within the hour my eyelids got really puffy and my eyes started secreting sticky tears (more TMI). I felt miserable the rest of the night. I awoke Sunday morning looking like I’d spent the night watching sad movies. I no longer believe I need to experiment for a month. I believe I’m allergic to wheat.
A friend of mine read my last post and emailed me a website that offers gluten-free products. I’m going to check it out; I’m on the hunt for wheat-free alternatives.
I still owe you a one-month report on February 9. Hopefully, one day at at time I’ll remain wheat-free and that report will not contain TMI.
Wish me luck.