On the FIRST Day of Gluten-Free Christmas
my Health Coach gave to me . . .
. . .the gift of patience.
You will need patience to align your gluten-free life.
Patience is a must while trying to understand your gluten-free lifestyle and creating your best possible health. You need to give yourself this break.
Everything won’t come overnight or possibly right away. THAT’S OK. Real accomplishments take time, energy and patience. You’ll get there. Just remember to stop and breathe along the way.
Going grocery shopping will take longer at the beginning of your journey.
Patience will be needed.
Allow yourself the extra time you need to read labels, and find whole foods. Try to shop by yourself if possible to have this time to explore.
My first experiences with gluten-free shopping didn’t turn out so well. I became so frustrated, both in finding the right foods, and just finding the gluten-free food in the stores. When I started living gluten-free, these foods weren’t as plentiful or even shelved together. At times I ended up leaving the store, too overwhelmed.
As I look back, I realize that didn’t help. It actually caused more stress on top of worrying about what I was eating in the first place. Therefore, I was most likely causing my body to experience more inflammation instead of trying to calm it. Not very helpful!
Once I learned to slow down and have patience in understanding my new gluten-free lifestyle – I was on my way!
Thankfully today, shopping for gluten-free foods is both more plentiful and a bit easier. Now many stores have their own gluten-free section and almost weekly, you can find new products.. Still, be patient and take the time to look around to learn about new foods you can incorporate onto your plate.
You may be overwhelmed. You may be frustrated just knowing what to eat! I know I sure was! Take the time you need to learn about living gluten-free.
Be patient with yourself and those around you. They may be trying to figure out your new life also.
If you need help finding patience – try meditation or deep breathing exercises.
You will get there!
use your gift of patience
and it will all come together!
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