Four weeks of gluten later and I am still not up to the required gluten for this test. I am not going to be able to get the results they want from said test. Even with the little about of gluten (one serving a day or less) that I have been able to consume I have had strong results externally.
Weight Change: + 15lbs
Skin change: Dry, itchy, patchy, small rash, breakouts
Energy change: Fatigue, trouble sleeping
Mood Changes: irritable, slight depression, (may be lack of sleep)
Body Changes: Joint pain in neck, hips, and knees. Bloating, Headaches, Ulcers, acid reflux, excess gas
Hair Changes: Nothing Noted
No other noted changes
I have learned much from the very painful experience. One that I really don't want nor need gluten in my life if I can avoid it.
I have started craving fruits and vegetables due to the fact that I am not keeping enough nutrients. As I write this I am snacking on grape tomatoes. Last night for dinner I had Salad and fruit salad. I didn't want anything else. I should be making the most of this time of an unrestricted diet. However, I find that I cannot enjoy it.
I really can't wait until this diet is over and I can get back to normal. I am bothered by my body right now. I can't wait until I am back to "my normal diet".