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Gluten-free diets are on the rise. While some of these diets are by choice, there are many of us who don’t have a choice in this massive diet change. Gluten is a tricky little bastard that is in EVERYTHING! Spice blends? Yup! Salad dressings? You betcha! Drink mixes? Unfortunately, yes. RIP my love for certain flavors of Crystal Light. There is gluten in so many products that it’s easy to accidentally get some. And trust me, it’s a bitch when you get it. Extreme gas, pain, heart burn, pain, diarrhea, pain, constipation, pain, fatigue, pain, and headaches are just a few of the symptoms. Ok, so why is this crazy LuLa-Lady talking about Celiac disease? Because I truly believe that LuLaRoe is the perfect clothing choice for anyone suffering from Celiac disease.
So, Why is LuLaRoe The Perfect Clothing Choice?
Two of the symptoms that I have to deal with the most are bloating and diarrhea. If you’re not familiar with what it’s like having Celiac disease, click HERE. I’ll tell you all about the struggles I face and what I wish you knew. I have days where jeans literally become an unusual form of torture. That zipper in the front is a cruel little bitch that’s incredibly unforgiving. She doesn’t care if you’re really trying, but somehow that sneaky bastard gluten got into your food. Raise your hand if you’ve had your jeans leave you a tattoo on your lower stomach. I’m right there with you, friend! Well, let me introduce you to your new best friend! LuLaRoe’s buttery-soft leggings are a game changer for me for two reasons. Firstly, they don’t judge you. If you’re bloating, they will give you the precious room your stomach needs. Secondly, these leggings are easy up, or down, depending on what your bowels are doing. For me, I sometimes have seconds notice that my body is going to recreate Mt Vesuvius. If I had to screw around with a button and fly, I might have a very humbling experience as an adult. Thankfully, I never have to worry about this anymore. As soon as my stomach starts letting me know that things aren’t sitting right, I change into my trusty leggings.
It’s Story time!
For 15 years, I was a ballerina. I danced a lot, so I ate a lot of calories. I could eat whatever the hell I wanted without really giving it a second thought. Well, I got into a skiing accident, so that ended that. Shit…. I had to learn to eat on a more restricted caloric intake, but I wasn’t super dedicated. This led to a few pounds here and a few pounds there, and suddenly we’ve fast forwarded a decade and I found 60 pounds. Ouch. This wasn’t a pretty look. There was a day that I was standing in our local Kwik Trip getting a cup of coffee and a muffin. Yup, this was pre-realizing that by body effing HATES gluten. Ok, back to the story. I’m standing at the counter grabbing my coffee. This employee comes up and gives me a big hug. Umm, ok. Thanks for violating my personal space, person I don’t really know! She then drops the four worst words you can say to a woman. “Congrats on getting PREGNANT!!” Pregnant?! PREGNANT?!?!?! I’m not pregnant, nor do I have any plans on ever growing my family. I turned and looked at her with tears in my eyes and politely told her I was not. I don’t know where this sudden grace came from besides thinking that I was too stunned to be snarky, funny, or even rude. I set everything down and walked out. I called into work sick because I couldn’t deal with the fact that I now felt like a land whale.
It’s inevitable. We will all bloat at some point during our journey. But how do you deal with it? For me, I eat a diet of easy, GF foods, like chicken and veggie soup with bone broth on my bad days. But, how do I hide my bloat baby? Figure flattering clothes. LuLaRoe’s styles such as the Perfect and Carly are essentials for bad bloat days. They are fitted through the chest and then graciously flow away from the tummy. I’ve had customers hide a 4 month legit baby bump under a Perfect Tee, so I figure I can use this style to hide my bloat baby. The Carly dress is perfect for the days when I can’t handle anything touching my stomach. Warning: I may or may not be wearing underwear under a Carly on my bad days. Sometimes even underwear are too much pressure on my stomach. This flowy dress is a staple in my closet.
If you’ve ever experienced these symptoms, please reach out to your doctor. Celiac disease isn’t something to mess around with. If you would like help finding clothes that would make your GF life a little easier, please join me HERE. I know your pain and am more than willing to help you in any way that I can. If you want to chat about having Celiac disease, feel free to message me.