The Gluten-Free Manifesto
I will not blame my body for my intolerances.
I cannot eat like everybody else, nor will I try to.
I will honour my body with whole foods and physical activity.
I will only be truly beautiful if I am healthy, mentally and physically.
I will never disrespect my body.
Gluten does not like me. It took a few painful years of misdiagnoses, a couple thousand bottles of Tums and one good friend to help me figure that out. After my tears over my breakup with Tim Horton’s bagels, I realized I had not lost anything. I had in fact gained something incredibly valuable, an opportunity. An opportunity to change my life, to feel good about myself and to finally be healthy.
It became my wake up call. My body was angry with me, I had abused it. I cut wheat from my diet cold turkey and began exercising regularly. It wasn’t long before I started to notice a change in myself. Weight began to melt off, I was more focused and for the first time in my life I wasn’t angry at something. Sixty pounds were gone, I wasn’t in pain anymore and I had colour in my face. I finally realized the impact diet can have on not only a person’s health, but to their state of mind. Then I entered the kitchen, and began to craft healthy recipes that I could share and would inspire everyone around me to eat a little better.
My goal is to promote health and happiness through the joys of cooking and to prove gluten-free can be easy. I believe my recipes will be so delicious, you won’t even miss the gluten… and better yet, won’t even be able to tell the difference. I welcome you to the Gluten-Free Manifesto and would like to thank you for taking the time to read the musings of this quirky Canadian lass. Come and hang out as often as you like, I promise I’ll bring delicious and (deceptively) gluten-free foodstuffs! You are what you eat, so eat clean and be healthy.
Questions? Tweet @gfreemanifesto or feel free to comment here or send me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.