Sometimes — or perhaps all of the time — bad habits are difficult to break.
Smoking, drinking, drugs — but what about gluten? Yes, that gluten: The protein found mostly in wheat products.
Gluten-free people can indulge in moderation
One might assume that when you find out you need to go gluten free, it’s as easy to quit as that super hard G.E. Unfortunately, it’s hard to give up things that used to give you comfort, things that make you feel good, things that you ardently enjoy.
This past weekend I suffered a relapse. And not just “Oh, let me eat an Oreo or two.” I suffered the kind of relapse that gluten-free people have when they snap. Although being gluten free has helped my health in ways that I couldn’t even fathom, I still missed my McDonald’s, my pasta, my Oreos.
Too bad I don’t believe in the saying “moderation is key.”
Instead I had several plates of leftover pasta: cheese tortellini, penne primavera, chicken Parmesan. I had several pieces of garlic bread. I had several cups of Oreos sucked in milk (also known as goop), as well as McDonald’s after a night at the 9-0.
What’s that you ask? Did I feel guilty the next day? Negative, my body was in too much pain from the amount of glutenous junk food trying to decompose in my body. Safe to say, I’m not going to go down that road again for a long time.
So if you ever feel like you just can’t take it anymore — and it won’t kill you — then have that piece of bread. Have some cookies. Have a little bit of pasta. Just try not to go overboard.
Remember what life was like before going gluten-free? Probably tiring, with stomach aches and a genuine lack of health. You do not want to go back to being that person.
Everything in moderation, you guys. Unless it’s a 20-piece McNuggets from Mickey D’s. That you have my permission for.