How am I so positive this is true? Well, those who’ve been in the game longer than me say so, for one. Here’s Chuck Wendig and Kristen Lamb on how diet affects writing. Plus, as of last Tuesday, I went completely gluten-free (here’s a post about why).
That was three days of gluten-withdrawal / migraine-filled horror. Thank God I write fast and had a post or two waiting in the wings. It was me and the ice pack from Tuesday night until about Friday at noon. Good times!
Ah, but now I’ve got new crackers, bread, snacks and tortillas in the house. I’ve scoured the internet for gluten-free ways of living. I’ve checked out out Kait Nolan’s Gluten-free recipes at Pots and Plots (I’m kind of excited about her Red Velvet Pancakes!) and I’ve discovered what my fave restaurants have on the menu for me.
It’s been a busy week for me and you know what I found out?
- I’m 100% sure I’m at least “gluten-sensitive.”
- Because I’m a long-term migraine sufferer, I can’t eat a ton of junk food – this means the gluten-free thing isn’t going to be as hard as I thought, once the detox is over.
- Except for the turkey burger buns, morning toast, crackers, cereal, tortillas and pasta I was gluten-free anyway. There are gluten-free alternatives to every one of these.
- I’m really going to miss my two favorite beers (Pacifico and Stella Artois). Kristen Lamb swears there is a fantastic gluten-free beer, but I’m a bit nervous about them.
- I kept up on blogging (barely) and work (just barely)
- Exercise – about 1/3 of normal
- Writing – 4 pages ALL week
- Social Media – I’m behind on all of it, but I did do a Triberr/GoToMeeting webinar that was tons of fun.
- My eating was stellar but my head still aches almost daily – I’ve heard gluten-withdrawal symptoms last 2-6 weeks so I’ve bought extra ice packs.
What’s going on in your world? How has your weekly progress been? (To encourage your ROW80 teammates, go here.) Do you have an gluten-free tips to share with me? Enquiring minds love to know these things here at More Cowbell!