I'm experimenting with bringing the family to gluten free lives. My #2 daughter has been on Miralax for four years and now my #1 son is on Miralax too. I'm nervous to potty train him because I know constipation complicates potty training; it certainly did with #2 daughter! I won't go into detail here, but it was a traumatic experience. Seriously, poop everywhere. And add to that, #2 son has an ongoing rash which I can not really get rid of, not to mention frequent excrement. I know this is a lot of information. Gross.
So, I'm hoping that gluten is the culprit.
I'm also hoping that gluten is a reason that my body has rejected my weight loss attempts. I'm really frustrated on that end. But then again, I think I haven't been taking it seriously enough. It's like everything in life, a quick fix won't last. Therefore, I'm willing to try gluten-free, in fact, grain-free (more akin to Paleo) to see if that helps move things along. At all.
I stumbled upon this by reading The Blood Type Diet back in December. Among other things, type O's should avoid gluten as it clogs up the pipes, if you know what I mean. But I didn't really commit to the eating lifestyle. It seemed so drastic.
Then I started reading about gluten intolerance and Celiac disease. Reading about those things, putting together my kids' issues and my own issue, I thought it was worth a shot. Thankfully, the wonderful Erik is willing to give it a shot. At the very least, we'll all be eating less bread and way more meat and veggies.
Well, it was interesting the first week. The kids were always hungry and it was hard to get them to not crave bread snacks. This is difficult on all of us. But I am really hoping worth it.
I decided for myself to go basically Paleo. I have some weight to lose and it's not going anywhere with my "everything in moderation" lifestyle. Moderation has done nothing for me physically. My BFF encouraged me to be radical, her point being that mediocre diet changes yield mediocre results.
All this leads me to my new favorite waffle. Weekend meals are pretty tricky to come up with since going GF. We usually have bagels or pancakes or the like. So, finding this recipe is wonderful. However, I don't really eat them because I'm trying to lay low on carbs, but if I eat one of these in the morning, and then no other carb during the day, then maybe, just maybe that will be okay. (Still can't quite give up my moderate ways!) These GF waffles seriously rock. Erik, Of The Discerning Palate, even loved them. The kids loved them. We are all happy.
Give them a try. You might like it!
- 1Mix all ingredients together with a whisk, and pour into waffle iron, in batches.
- 2Add a bit more milk if too thick or a bit of rice flour if too runny.
- 3Can be made without eggs, if necessary; just add a little more liquid to make up for them.
Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/gluten-free-waffles-54529#ixzz1wx5uIeLh