Living and Learning!
I have found that at different times during my journey following a certain diet or keeping up with a regular exercise routine can be the best thing for me. I don’t always consider myself a very disciplined person and I tend to be a little whiny if I don’t get what I want. With that being said, let’s move on ha! I love pizza. And pasta. And a good ol’ hoagie. But it has come to my attention, once again, that I generally feel better with no gluten. I have thoroughly tested eating both ways 😉 I will not pretend I understand exactly what is going on medically inside, I will only speak to what my experience has been. Eating gluten-free has helped me feel less fatigued and foggy, especially after I eat. And it also helps with the bloated, super fun look my body takes on after a meal full of gluten. So, if I am going to reach for that slice I am fully aware of the consequence.
I had a doctor that once told me “eat like the cavemen used to”. What he meant was stick to meat and potatoes. That same doctor also told me to make sure I keep moving! He recommended Pilates to stretch out my limbs while keeping my core engaged. It is so important to keep a strong core and strong legs, especially when you are living with MS. I am now trying to stay gluten free most of the time (again) and staying active! I realize this is no easy task for some, it definitely has not been easy for me….sometimes eating right and exercise is just too much work. But the payoff is so worth it.