Thursday, February 21, 2013

How to Go Gluten Free.

I decided to write about this pertinent topic because of history in my own journey to being raw.
The major obstacle standing in my way of reaching that LUSH number of 70, 80, or even 90% raw was my addiction to wheat. [These are personal tips, take what applies to you]

Here are my biggest tips on going gluten free:

1) Analyze your eating habits mentally. Do you eat late at night after work, or do you have regular meals that include wheat. For me, I would eat healthy all day (that means raw and vegan) then at night I would make myself a few pb+j sandwiches on toast. Once you find out where it's sneaking in. . . ISOLATE and ANNIHILATE.

2) You have to be drastic. There's no phasing this out, baby. It's black or white. You're either glutenfree or you're an addict. Create a list of reasons why. It might be longer than you thought. Post it somewhere.

3) Find alternatives. In the beginning, the smallest step might be switching from pasta to quinoa, or from couscous to black or red rice. Yes, it's cooked, but who cares! You are on your way to raw at your own pace, and the more you do it without shaking your mental

4) BE PREPARED. Scenario #1: You go to a sushi restaurant...everything looks yummo, but you want soy sauce. . . bring your own. Scenario #2: All your friends want to go to a bakery. Source out the gluten free ones, and direct them there. Scenario #3: You really want a snack with your hummus that isn't veggies, and it isn't pita. . . STOCK UP on rice crackers.

5) Get a buddy. This is so crucial. I might be making it sound like life or death, but for me it is. When I look at gluten, my brain is trained to say, "CANCER. POISON." and that is because of what it does to my body. Having a friend or two that avoids wheat/gluten as well helps me when I want to get tips or remember why I removed gluten to begin with.

Comment below with your tips!


  1. SO good. My biggest challenge so far (with going gluten-free) has been the weeks of effort, and then regressing completely with just the slightest bit of gluten. It's as though all of a sudden you're back at square one. Like you said, in cases like that you're better off having a buddy so you can support each other along the way. Luckily I've got you! :)