While thinking of a new post to write, I was enjoying a delicious Vegan and gluten-free double chocolate muffin from Thrive Organic Kitchen and Cafe here in Toronto…
And then it hit me.
How did I get to this point?
Long story short, I’ve always been a sick child. From the ages of 6 to 12 and 14 to 17, I was in and out of the hospital for inexplicable stomach pains, with intense dehydration and non-stop vomiting. I am fairly certain I took every test possible and stayed in every room on the children’s floor… but more of that in another post.
I officially changed my diet to a gluten free diet about three years ago, after a recommendation from my doctors, when they discovered an intolerance. It worked for a bit but I still had stomach pains and that is when I voluntarily eliminated dairy as well. And now, I am also a vegetarian who is open to becoming Vegan!
QUICK DIET SUMMARY:
– Gluten-free (approx. 3 years)
– Dairy-free (approx. 2 years)
– Vegetarian (1 year coming up!)
It honestly changed my life. I used to wake up every morning with a heavy stomach and I was always grumpy. Now I feel more energized, and I am happier because my stomach is happy!
Does anyone have a similar story? If so, please share it with me and I will repost it to my blog as I believe that real life stories can help make a difference in other people’s lives.
Also stay tuned for a delicious and easy no bake recipe next week!
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