It has to get easier. The cravings have to stop. The need for bread needs to disappear. The yearning for the pasta, and cookies, and cakes seriously should just cease to exist. In a world where all of the those things are part of a daily diet, a gluten free thriver is living with the understanding that all of those are poisons to them.
There are days where the cravings won’t exist. You will love the salad and fruits, and the nut mix that has replaced your pretzels, or cakes, or any other snack you used to have mid-morning. Having a protein packed diet will seem normal at some point and you will come to feel good about ordering from a separate menu at restaurants, or quizzing the waitress or waiter about what you can and cannot eat at their establishment.
And those holiday dinners, like Thanksgiving, where the turkey is stuffed with delicious bread stuffing, and the basket is filled with rolls and sliced bread, and the green bean casserole has extra crunchy onions on the top. And you sit there with steamed green beans, turkey without gravy (because we all know you put flour in it when making a rue to thicken it up), a baked potato and sweet potato pie, while everyone is carb loading. You feel good about how you will not be crashing from over-eating like everyone else.
Real life is going to happen. Being a gluten free thriver is not going to stop everything. Being gluten free is a choice you made. A health choice that improves your health, increases your energy, and provides the lifestyle that you really should be living and enjoying. A lifestyle that should need no justification to anyone around you, or anyone that shares your life with you. It needs no excuses, and you should feel satisfied knowing that you are doing it for you. Nobody else.
Mindset is a real thing that keeps you moving in the direction that you need to move in. Whether it’s sticking to an exercise regimen, following your special dietary lifestyle, or living a clean life. It’s your choice.