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Living gluten free in a glutened filled world can be hard.

I want to be a voice for those of us with celiac disease.

I know, I have been gluten free since 2015 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I know that doesn’t seem like a long time considering others have had a diagnosis for much longer but I have learned a lot in those last two years and want to share that knowledge with the world. I need people to realize this is not a choice. I don’t want to be gluten free, I have to be. I want to be able to go out to eat and get an actual menu. I want restaurants to have dedicated fryers so I can have natural gluten free foods like french fries. I am not vegetarian or vegan. I want to stop being lumped into those categories.

We have moved forward a lot over the last few years but there is still a long way to go. It is still very much under construction but I hope to have the Runs on (not) Gluten section of my website to be a resource for those of us with celiac disease. Or others who have to eat gluten free for whatever reason. I want to show you are not alone and there are options available.

I also want to be a voice for healthy eating, working out and the everyday struggle we go through to fit everything in.

I love working out but I struggle to fit workouts in. I work a full-time job and am trying to get a photography business off the ground. I have anxiety and insomnia. My energy level just isn’t always there. I have tried working out before work but 4 am (or earlier) wake ups just don’t work for me. I have to force myself to workout after work and it tends to fall through the cracks.

I struggle with stress eating. When I get stressed, I eat. And it’s not always bad food. I will binge on fruit. Or sweets. Or salty. It really just depends on what I want at the time. I know this is my issue and I am working on it. I am trying to surround myself with healthy choices and really ask myself, am I hungry?

I want to help others be and eat healthier.