16 August 2015

Going Wheat Free | Lifestyle

Bit of a random picture, I know but I wanted something that would make sense to this post because I am giving up wheat. 

Bold statement I know, but let me give you a bit of background. If you have been following my blog this year you'll know that I have really focused on my health which has meant I have changed my eating habits altogether and have a great fitness routine. For the first 6 months I was very strict and I've come to realise that my diet had the most minimal amount of wheat in it. Over time recently I have started eating more things that have had wheat in them and it seems that I have randomly developed an intolerance. I have heard that people can develop intolerance to things they have previous cut out of their diet but it's just weird isn't it? I've spent my entire life eating wheat, cut it out for a mere 6 months and now I can't eat it. I didn't intentionally give wheat up specifically but I did give up all white breads, pastas and treats.

At first I couldn't work out why I was getting these stomach cramps or felt sick after eating, when I first realised it could be an intolerance was when I had some cheesecake with a work pal and felt sick very shortly after. I had a look at the packet and wheatflour was highlighted in bold, it made sense. I was eating pizza bases, burger buns, white bread and each time I'd be in pain with my stomach. I monitored it over a couple of weeks and it became very apparent to me that it was wheat. 

It means that this month I am going to go entirely without any wheat to see what kinda of impact that's going to have on my body and just see how hard it actually is. Wheat is in everything, all my favourite naughty treats, but the fun thing is now I have to really have a look at each product and make my snack a considered snack. I already know that there are some fantastic brands out there that make whet free foods which I love but it'll be a great challenge to see how I actually get on. 

I'm going to write another post after I have done it for a month tp let you guys know how I got on. 

Do you have any tips for going wheat free?


  1. I didn't realise our bodies could build an intolerance that quickly! I'm having a similar problem with dairy at the mo. I used to always have milk yogurts butter etc, didn't really have any of them, and now having green milk makes me feel so sick and gives me a dizzy spell! xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

    1. Same here, it's it crazy! This is why I want to stay away from wheat for a month and then try to reintroduce it again and then I will know for definite!xx

  2. wow so interesting i had no idea that was possible! Good luck :) x

    Lori Hearts Blog

    1. Me neither, but apparently it is!! Thank you!!xx