I’m Jess, the GFF (gluten-free friendly) Girl!
I’m a 26-year-old living with Hashimoto’s. Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s aged 18 I’ve been on a quest ever since to find ways of lessening my everyday symptoms. Once a gluten eating fiend (pasta & bread where BIG staples in my diet), I never considered that a gluten-free life was for me until I really started to suffer from an underactive thyroid. The more I read about ‘Hashi’s’ the more I realised going gluten-free could help me feel better. Since going GF a year ago I’ve noticed big changes, including my energy levels improving and my ‘brain fog’ lifting – some of the most debilitating symptoms I was experiencing.
This blog is my first ever, my aim to share my GFF adventures! From restaurant reviews, to supermarket shopping, trying GF products/ recipes and even holidaying GF – I want to share my GF life in a way that’s helpful for others living gluten-free!
A bit more about me…
- I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about six months ago (a whole different kind of ‘adventure’) – I’m still at the beginnings of learning about it but might bring it into blog posts in the future!
- I live & work in London – a sometimes confusing but also fantastic place to be GF.
- My hobbies include climbing walls rope free following routes set out by colour holds – otherwise known as BOULDERING! http://www.archclimbingwall.com/#intro.
- I’m obsessed with dogs – big & small they are all amazing. My chihuahua Ella is the cutest.
- I got engaged in March whilst chasing the Northern Lights in Norway – the best moment. Ever.
*Disclaimer about this blog: I’m not a qualified professional or expert – this blog is based on my opinions, experiences and things I read and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Always consult your doctor before cutting gluten from your diet.