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Break Up With Gluten
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I broke up with gluten.
Hands down, it was one of the most profound shifts of my life. Giving up gluten was my first step in really exploring how food affects me. I spent my life up until then being detached from the sensations I experienced, with no recognition that how I was eating was directly impacting every aspect of my being. Until I started to be able to feel the difference in myself, I wasn’t able to access some pretty deep things I’d not realized I was missing.
What my own ‘break up’ allowed me to access was a deeper understanding of the crucial role food plays in our lives, and a foundation for more learning and self-discovery.
Being without a food that caused me so much discomfort – and to be honest, one I was truly addicted to – opened up a door to find someone I had never expected to find. She was more fun, more fit, more vibrant: truly, the happiest version of myself I’d ever known, and one whom I have discovered has a lot more potential that I’d given her credit for.
Break Up with Gluten is a practical guide to explore how your relationship with food - in this case, gluten specifically - impacts your world. It includes step-by-step guides, a meal planning tool, a shopping list, and personal narrative, all with the hope of empowering you to uncover your happiest, healthiest self. If you’re caught in a cycle of addiction and oppression in your current food relationship, Break Up With Gluten will help you get gluten-single the smart way.

Published: Amy Height on
ISBN: 9781311891839
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Chapter A - My Break-up Story

I was not always a gluten-single gal. In fact, for much of my life, wheat, refined carbohydrates, and their other gluten-filled buddies were my date of choice. I could find a way to justify spending time with them or work them into my day as often as possible. If I could sandwich something between bread (or put it on top of bread or near bread or just eat bread on its own), I did. Pasta was its own food group. No meal was complete without a side of refined carbohydrate. Crackers? My go-to. Muffins? Cookies? Pastry? Gluten and I were happy as could be, frolicking our way from Subway sandwich to box of Wheat Thins and back, and things were good.

Or so I thought.

When I was 18, I had the first big health scare of my life. Suddenly, my 40 extra pounds had caught up to me and my organs were not happy. Although I thought I’d been eating fairly healthfully (albeit, definitely in all the wrong amounts), a big part of my food relationship was causing some serious damage.

After a doctor at the hospital suggested I try an elimination diet to see what could be at the root of my digestive issues (not to mention lack of energy, weight retention, strange rashes, and moodiness), I discovered that I was incredibly sensitive to gluten and in fact, it was the culprit behind many of my issues.

I was initially devastated to consider that my love affair with bread and pasta might be at an end, but as I began to see my symptoms disappear, I knew that this was one relationship I was better off without.

So I broke up with gluten.

Hands down, one of the most profound shifts of my life – and I say that without the tiniest bit of irony. Giving up gluten was my first step in really exploring how food affects me. I spent 18 years being detached from the sensations I experienced, with no recognition that how I was eating was directly impacting every aspect of my life. Until I started to be able to feel the difference in myself, I wasn’t able to access some pretty deep things I’d not realized I was missing.

I know. Such huge realizations coming from giving up bread. But what it allowed me to access was a deeper understanding of the crucial role food plays in our lives, and a foundation for more learning and self-discovery.

Being without a food that caused me so much discomfort – and to be honest, one I was truly addicted to – opened up a door to find someone I had never expected to find. She was more fun, more fit, more vibrant: