Gluten Free Diaries: Ch-Ch-Changes!

I have been gluten free for just over 3 months now.

In this time I have noticed several changes with my body and overall mentality.

For those who suffer from acne, sleep issues, and even wacky hormones I suggest you read on.

I do not claim to be a doctor or dietician these are just changes I have noticed with my body and I wanted to share my journey with you!

Acne

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I have suffered my entire life with acne. Here I am, at 25 and still have cystic, digestive and hormonal acne. It has caused me to miss a plethora of events in my life because I was simply embarrassed by it.

I have missed work and even lost jobs because of it. In fact, the only thing that came of it was creating this blog.

But enough of that.

I was researching for a post and read a study about adult acne and gluten. I took the leap of faith and went gluten free. I saw my skin healing with in 4 days and I was shocked.

I still get some acne but it is 95% better than what I was experiencing.

You are what you eat!

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Chronic Sleep Issues

Before I changed my diet, I would say I had chronic sleep issues. I would drink 4 coffees in a day and still would have to nap 1-2 hours or I would literally go without sleep for 24 hours simply because I had insomnia like issues.

Part of this is because of my work. I work in hospitality and therefore work on a 24 hours clock at all hours of the day. So it was impossible to get my body into a set routine.

When I went to a gluten free my energy levels went up and I felt more like a human being. I could go a full day on only 1 coffee and I don’t need to nap ever. I have had only one insomnia episode in the past three months and that was the night before my driving test (don’t tell my instructor).

Bloating and Weight Loss

I have been on a weight loss journey over the last two years. Although, I was comfortable with my weight loss success I hit a plateau at the beginning of this year.

It seemed like no matter the intensity or variations of exercise I was doing I just couldn’t past this plateau. I was almost at a point of defeat.

Then I changed my diet and realized that gluten was bloating my body, preventing me from getting the results I wanted.

Since cutting out gluten my body has become leaner yet more defined. Without all that extra bloat on my body, I feel better overall not carrying that extra weight around.

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Periods?

I don’t know if this is just a coincidence or I’m experiencing a change in hormones but I have noticed over the past three months a litter period.

Remember I’m not a doctor.

I have noticed that my menstrual cycle has lightened and even shortened up. Overall, I have experienced less pain from menstrual cramps (thank god).

Generally, I am a very heavy bleeder (can soak through a super plus tampon in 3 hours) over 5 days. Now I don’t experience that heavy bleeding like before and my period has shortened by .5-1 day.

All in all, I have barely experience hormonal acne before my period, and there have been no instances of cystic acne.

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16 thoughts on “Gluten Free Diaries: Ch-Ch-Changes!

  1. Parvathy Sarat says:

    Hey, congratulations on the progress you’re making. I’m glad you found the culprit that was gluten. I suffered from cystic acne as well and what saved me was apple vinegar, my triggers were chocolate and couple of other stuff (that took almost a decade to figure out) so I avoid those much as I can, so I understand your situation.
    Good luck and keep up the rest of your journey 🙂

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  2. earthfaeriesjewellery says:

    Hi, well done on going gluten free. My daughter experienced the bloating and once she had become gluten free she doesn’t have it anymore. I am gluten free and notice it does make a big difference as my tummy feels more comfortable too. Thanks for your informative blog.

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    • amt07 says:

      I find the experience is different for everyone. Some people immediately have more energy, or whereas others struggle.

      I immediately saw my face clear up but I was paranoid as what I was eating. The first month “felt” pretty drastic then I got into cooking and meal prepping a lot more.

      It took a while to notice the bloat come off. When I did, the most obvious place was my stomach.

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  3. sannaessentialoils says:

    My celiac desease started acting up in my early twenties with a horrible skin 😦 I had trouble sleeping ( I also was very stressed out) and my stomack was upset all the time. It’s sad that medical proffessional know so little about diet and problems with skin 😦 I’m happy that you are feeling better!

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  4. Yossel Velásquez Ferrufino says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy that you found a way to fight your acne. Our skin reacts differently and treatments are not “one size fits all” like you already know. What triggers my back acne is stress and anxiety. I was fortunate to find a good dermatologist who put me on a strict regime. I have seen improvement, but still need to let the hyperpigmentation pass.

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