My pains were becoming less frequent my energy level was through the roof. But I wasn’t 100% committed to a gluten-free diet — I did mention my family’s big Italian, gluten-packed feasts right?? It was no surprise that each night I indulged in heaping portions of gluten breads and pastas it was followed by three days of hell. The word “regular” was not even close to being a part of my digestion vocabulary! I was fed up. It was time to jump in head first and commit to a fully gluten-free lifestyle. I did my research, took extra time on my weekly grocery shopping trips and made sure I was careful about eating out at any restaurants.