Four Tips on Surviving a Glutening
|Not my kind of reunion...|
After a week of walking around as a zombified, foggy-brained, heavy-limbed version of my usual self, this celiac is back in business. In particular, in the business of sharing the top four tricks I've learned about how to bounce back from a glutening.
First, know your medicines. Besides keeping up my usual probiotics and vitamins (particularly calcium and zinc, as prescribed by my doctor), two extra medicines join my regiment post-glutening. First, activated charcoal. These tablets don't look or sound like much, but when taken, they bind to toxins in the body. Although not exactly a "gluten-be-gone," many other gluten free bloggers take charcoal after a suspected glutening.
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Next, keep it simple in the kitchen - in terms of needed prep and ingredients. When my stomach feels upset and I don't have much energy, the last thing I want to do is cook. So, this last week I stuck to the basics with meals. My favorites? A baked potato stuffed with whatever leftovers I had on hand. Crock pot stews that do all the cookin' while I'm busy in class. And Earth balance's new GF and vegan Mac and cheese, which cooked in a snap.
|Spinach in granola? Trust me, it's delicious!|
|Not this kind of yoga...|