Gluten Free Alcohol

Hi All!

 

So this post is a bit out of the ordinary.  However, I thought it would be something people need to know or want to know for maybe a friend that is gluten-free!

I’ve been allergic to gluten now since 2007 ( EIGHT YEARS! HOLY CRAP!) — at least that’s when I stopped eating gluten because it helped all of my health symptoms.

gluten free

Since in 2007 I was still in college, I did a lot of research on what the hell I could drink if I couldn’t consume beer! Ah! So, wine is made from grapes so therefore I was good to go on that. However, sometimes I don’t want a darn headache in the morning just from 2 glasses of wine! Next would be… hard alcohol. Which ones are gluten free?

Research articles said that even though many of the liquors are made of grains (wheat, barley and rye) they are distilled so many times that it takes the grain protein out that creates the allergic reaction. I’m sure some brands are different than others though.

I’ve never had any problems with Vodka made of grains…. until NOW!

I’m not sure if I’m becoming more sensitive or that I just never noticed the effects but I bought an off-brand of vodka and drank 2 drinks of it. The next morning my face was as round as a PUMPKIN!!! SO SWOLLEN and my stomach was burning!!!!!!!  SO MUCH PAIN!

This link is a list of vodka brands that are made of potatoes, corn, and grapes.  I believe everyone has their own sensitivity with gluten.  So, just please be careful.  No one wants too look like a swollen balloon in the morning.

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/GlutenFreeAlcohol/a/Gluten-Free-Vodka-List.htm 

Thanks for stopping by!

Do you have any reactions to alcohol and which ones in particular?

Any tips on finding a cure to Celiacs!?! PLEASE! haha

Valentine’s Day Recap and a Workout

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend celebrating LOVE with either your loved one or girlfriends!

Friday, I went to A’s and we watched Breaking Bad (last season) and it is getting good!!! I’ve started to dislike all the characters except for 1– A tells me this is the point of the show and the progression.

Saturday was V day!  We decided that we would get ready at our separate homes and then meet back up later in the day to wine and dine ourselves.

Here is my V day outfit while I bee-bopped around town.

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I told A do not get me anything for V day because I wanted us to save money for trips in the summa!

He didn’t listen…. 2 dozen roses and Lily’s!!!! He knows how to make a girl feel special!

vday rosesHe also got me BACON chocolate !!! LOVE ! And caramel chocolate (fave!).

We made flounder stuffed with crab, herb roasted potatoes, and asparagus! YUM

vday dinn

Sunday we were being lazyyyy so we made turkey bacon and eggs and lounged in bed til about 12pm and finished Breaking Bad!!!! Wow! That was a great show!

Now it’s time for a workout!

Full Body Circuit Workout

3 sets- 15 reps

  • Dumbbell Chest Press
  • Standing Dumbbell Bent Over Row
  • Seated Stability Military Press
  • Single-Leg Dumbbell Curl
  • Dumbbell Tricep Extensions
  • Ball Squat
  • Leg Raises with Stability Ball
  • Mountain Climbers

Happy Monday! What body part are you working out today? Legs? Full body? Abs?

Much love!

-Meag