Howdie folks, just a little while back I started my first attempt of the year to go gluten free and failed miserably! It only lasted a couple of days and I wasn’t able to pull it off with all the travels, eating in hotels and so on. It was a little surprising as I had so much success with it last year – which should have been incentive enough.
Just recently now I started writing up a nutrition plan for a friend who’s training for a long distance triathlon – the Challenge Copenhagen – next year and he urgently has to drop some serious weight. Sitting there and writing it all up about gluten reduced nutrition, avoiding cow protein, industrial sugars, grains wherever you can and adding lots and lots of base / alkaline foods is all I needed to get it into my head for myself again.
Let me tell you – a little over 2 weeks into it (I only had gluten twice) it is working wonders again. The pounds are dropping, the mental and physical fitness is sky rocketing, skin is feeling way better, digestive tract is fully functional and I am feeling ready to rock again.
Something people are underestimating is the change in mental strength and focus the right nutrition can produce. Reducing your gluten intake drastically and adding more base food might just be what you need when you’re feeling sluggish, have problems focusing, feeling tense, lacking stress resistance and so on.
If you want any tips on how to get started and stick with it drop me a note.I will also keep you informed in detail on how the nutrition is affecting me over the next 2-3 months.
Enjoy the off season – and rock on!