What are the psychological effects of strict gluten free diet? We have to constantly pay detailed attention to our diet and that takes an emotional toll. Nowadays we can find gluten free food everywhere, but this does not mean it gets any easier.
In some situations we have to explain our health condition to extended family, strangers, colleagues and wait staff.
Honestly even to this day unfortunately some people are still unaware of the bad affects of food allergies. You feel the need to explain everybody about your allergies in order for them to understand. You already had to change your eating habits and dealing with explanations to people daily basis is just draining and nerve wrecking.
The mind-body connection plays an important role on our health.
What do we do?
– A daily practice of your choice (meditation, prayer or stretching) can actually lower your stress levels.
– Adequate sleep (7-9 hrs.)
– Exercise (Endorphins released during exercise trigger positivity 🙂 )
– Support network
As you keep your body healthy don’t ignore your emotional health. Healthy body + healthy mind = happy life 🙂