My Eating Experiment Begins Today – Gluten-Free February

February 1, 2015 Leave your thoughts

If you recall, my 2015 New Year’s resolution is to experiment with different eating regimens. I didn’t know what that meant when I announced it in early January so I gave myself a few weeks to make it a SMART goal (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely).

First I discussed this challenge with my husband, Tim, to determine his level of participation, which is somewhat important since he prepares many of our dinners these days! Fortunately he agreed to join me on the eating journey. We will be guinea pigs together.

Next we set up a few parameters that would allow us to do the following:

  1. Experiment with multiple concepts over the course of 2015 without jumping immediately from one to the next which will give us time to gauge how we feel before, during and after
  2. Be realistic to implement with a 3 year old in the house and a busy life that includes frequent travel
  3. Not cost a fortune

Here’s where we landed. We will identify six different eating philosophies that we are interested in pursuing for various reasons. We will undertake a new program every other month starting in February with GLUTEN-FREE FEBRUARY. We’re intrigued by the GF trend, not because we think we have a major gluten issue or allergy, but because of the major benefits many of our friends and acquaintances have experienced. Specifically, I have a colleague who suffered from horrible eczema on her hands. Within a week of going GF, her hands were as smooth as a baby’s! We also haven’t spent a ton of time researching yet, and we think GF will be somewhat easy to implement (though we could be wrong) on short notice. I’m also happy to lean on GF friends like Kim & Jake fromKim & Jake’s Gluten Free Bakery. The only problem is that I may replace all my gluten products with Kim & Jake’s GF cakes and cookies!

The remaining months have not yet been determined. What do you want to see us try? April, June, August, October, and December are all open months. You’re welcome to join me, send input, encouragement, or simply watch what happens!

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