Evening all ❤️
I hope you’re all well I can’t believe it’s wendsday already.
I’m so excited I’ve hit 2,500 views…. Since I started my blog in April I’ve had so many lovely messages and lots of support I’m so grateful.
My blog reaches worldwide and its so nice to know that I’ve made a difference to people’s life’s.
My other exciting news is that I’ve been asked to be brand ambassador for a weightloss company and also a make up company.
So I’m super happy at the moment.
My parents have always said I should blog and little old me didn’t think anything of it but i took a leap of faith and it worked for me.
Anyone who struggles to express emotions and express themselves i would say a journal or a blog is the best therapy ever.
You will probably find people will definitely relate to your posts but maybe to shy to come forward and say so.
I’m just happy knowing that I make a difference to other people however small it maybe I still make a difference.
So I will get on with it and tell you abit about the issue I have at the moment and living with celiac disease.
And how i now i have to think about everything I consume and how I’m adjusting to a gluten free diet.
So what is gluten
Gluten is the name given to a family of proteins found in all forms of wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. These proteins help bind foods together, maintaining their shape
Many everyday food products have gluten, such as pasta, bread, and beer. However, gluten is also an ingredient in a variety of less obvious foods.
A significant number of people experience an adverse reaction to gluten on consumption, meaning that they must stick to a gluten-free diet to avoid negative effects.
What is Celiac disease
This is an autoimmune disorder in which an intolerance to gluten can damage the small intestine, leading to intestinal damage, poor nutrient absorption, and physical pain.
A person with celiac disease should consume a completely gluten-free diet.
Symptoms of celiac disease
- fatigue (extreme tiredness), which may be a sign of iron deficiency anaemia or vitamin B12 folate deficiency anaemia
- unexpected weight loss
- tingling and numbness in your hands and feet.
- disorders that affect co-ordination, balance and speech.
- Anxiety and depression
- Sleep issues
I first noticed I had symptoms a six months back it was mainly fatigue I would sleep for eight hours sometimes nine hours still feel exhausted.
I constantly felt drained making me irritated and snappy all the time.
I decided enough was enough after battling trying to rule out other illnesses with my doctor I was finally diagnosed with celiac.
Trying to adjust to my new diet was horrendous at first everything I liked to eat I couldn’t so I found it pretty hard and if I’m honest with you gluten free food is so expensive and finding alternative products of your favourite food is so time consuming and sometimes its just so depressing because it doesn’t even resemble the actual food you like.
And even when i to go out and eat it is a pain at times but I still go out as life doesn’t stop.
I just have to be much more aware now of what I eat when I’m out.
How does gluten affect our bodies.
Something so small can cause so much impact On our heath we don’t realise everything we put into our bodies can trigger other issues.
Since I’ve been gluten free I feel so much better in myself and my health as improved dramatically.
I don’t feel so tired all the time and I’ve actually lost quite abit weight to which I’m happy about and my moods seem alot better too
Of course I also do a lot of exercise mostly walking alot and using my exercise bike three times a week.
But I find exercise helps.
I now have lot more energy to enjoy life.
I actually feel happy I’m in control of my life again after so long of feeling rubbish.
If your experiencing any of the symptoms above don’t ignore them there has to be an underlying issue.
I just wished I would of sorted mine out sooner but I suppose its easier to ignore but honstly DON’T IGNORE.
Love to you all 😊 and thank you again for all your love and support.
Stacie 🐚💋💄 xx