I’ve stopped eating gluten to see if it has an effect on my mood and physical well-being. It’s not a huge deal to cut out gluten. I don’t eat a lot of pasta and gluten-free bread is actually pretty nice. There’s a lot of gluten in things like sauces, dressings and even my beloved Vegemite so I have to be careful of what I am eating. I’m also in one of my vegetarian phases so I am pretty much just eating salad and rice.
I’ve been gluten-free for about a week now and my mood is no different. Gluten stays in the body for ages though so I don’t know. I guess I am hoping for some sort of miracle or for things to get better for me. I still have no energy but maybe I haven’t been as nauseous as usual. My anxiety seems no better and my depression hasn’t changed. Yesterday I had the weirdest impulse to WAIT THIS IS REALLY GROSS SO DON’T READ IT IF YOU GET GROSSED OUT! I had an impulse to cut off a piece of my flesh and to eat it. Ugh, I told you it was gross! I didn’t do it but the thought is still there. Don’t get freaked out. I wouldn’t really do it. It’s like an intrusive thought.
I think the best thing about going gluten-free is that I have a good excuse not to eat with other people. I know there are places that provide gluten-free meals but I happen to be a really picky eater so I have that excuse too.