Well, I have good news, bad news, and worse news. The good news is I lost 2.6 pounds over the past week! Woohoo! The bad news is I’ve had stomach issues for months, and this past week and a half have been only able to eat once or twice a day. The worst news is that I have to eat the gluten equivalent of one to four slices of bread daily until at least Monday to get tested for celiac disease. Pausing Atkins now.
Some people on the all-knowing interwebs have suggested I go gluten-, lactose-, and fructose(!)-free and see what happens to determine whether or not I have problems with those things. That’s all well and good, except I don’t have the patience or willpower to so drastically change my diet without solid evidence.
Low carbing may be drastic to some, but in the past it’s helped me to feel great–I had more energy, no weird blood sugar crashing, and sustained weight loss. This time around, I started off really sick and I’m getting sicker. I don’t think it’s due to low carbing, as I’ve started eating bread and pizza this week for the celiac test and feel much worse. But I’m willing to consider anything, any type of diet, if I have medical proof of what’s wrong with me.
So it should be interesting! I have a feeling I’ll end up having to go everything-free AND get my stupid gallbladder removed (that’s a short but extraordinarily painful story for another day), but I’m a bit of a pessimist. On the brighter side, I think I’m going to cook a gluten-, lactose-, and fructose-full Easter dinner for my family, so they’ll be excited!