Even though I don’t believe in resolutions, I am going to try and stop eating gluten in the New Year. My sister and niece have celiac disease, so chances are, I may have some predisposition to the condition myself. There’s only one problem: I love all things flour. Some of my favorite gluten-filled treats are: homemade breads, and pasta… maybe cookies, too… and cake. Besides eradicating this toxin from my body, I’m also excited at the prospect of losing a few holiday pounds.
Apparently there are a few downsides to eliminating certain foods from your diet entirely. First, you can’t indulge in delicious, flour-filled foods anymore. Secondly, you have to endure the physical symptoms of the withdrawal. A few things one can look forward to are: dizziness, headache, frequent urination, and strange food cravings (all of which I seem to be enjoying recently).
After a few weeks of detoxing I’m hoping to be energized, and euphoric- I’m also hoping to become healthier in the process.
There you have it- an interesting food experiment that will hopefully yield some interesting data, all of which I will share.
I’m also toying with the idea of giving up sugar.
Maybe I do believe in resolutions.
Chef Chuck Kerber