Results of my Gluten-Free Experiment, presented as a bulleted list:
- It is very expensive. Rice noodles, alternative flours, alternative crackers and so on.
- It can often be very taste-free too. (Rice crackers, I’m looking at you.)
- Bob’s Red Mill is your friend. (Seriously, look at this selection.) And they’re all super tasty.
- It is frustrating to eat on the road. Burger King, McDonald’s, wherever — you’re getting a salad. And that’s pretty hard to eat while you’re driving.
- Potlucks at church are kind of hit and miss.
- Breakfast time means eggs. (And oatmeal, for those of us not worrying about being 100% safe on avoiding gluten.)
- Makes it really easy to overeat, thinking that gluten-free == calorie-free.
- Didn’t really work for me in the end, either in terms of helping clear up acne or helping in recovery from cardio workouts.
I wanted it to work. I really did. I would easily give up gluten-filled products to not take a daily antibiotic. But I spent pretty much all of December and January fighting my exploding forehead. I’ll just go back to eating as healthy as I can and enjoying all the sweet recipes in the Feed Zone Cookbook (a Christmas gift from my wife).