One of the big problems people encounter on a gluten-free diet is getting enough grains and fiber. Many store-bought products are starch-heavy and don’t include whole grains. Another problem is the increased amount of fat and calories in processed gluten-free snacks when compared to their wheat based counterparts. Though this helps improve the flavor and texture, it isn’t always good for the waistline.
I’m a big believer in moderation. Don’t get the wrong idea – my life isn’t usually balanced. Instead, balance is something I practice on a daily basis. It’s a long way from the perfection I used to think was so important.
Moderation plays into my daily diet as well. Instead of striving for perfectly healthy, which I did for years and failed, I strive for progress. If you’re not an avid green smoothie drinker, a lover of raw veggies, and happier with fruit than you are with ice cream you might think I’m extreme. It didn’t happen overnight. I’ve been at this almost a decade and I still have a long way to go.