Can I just say how deliciously tropical everything tastes when you cook with coconut oil?

'Cause it does.

Made scrambled eggs this morning and instead of using PAM spray, I used a little bit of my coconut oil to grease the pan. OH MY DELICIOUSNESS.
So. Good.


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If you have never tried coconut oil, you really should! It has a lot of uses and a lot of benefits.
It’s good for hair care, skin, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, dental care, bone strength, and the list goes on! 


I dare you to try it! :)
Gluten Free.

Yup.
I decided to become:
GLUTEN FREE.

I tried a small experiment last week were I didn’t eat very much if not anything made from grains.
i.e.
If I got a burger - no bun.
If I got a salad -  no croutons, no bread sticks

Basically all week (especially at work) I ate fresh salads with bits of tuna or bits of a grilled chicken breast. I’ve noticed a change in energy (having more) and with my stomach (internally and externally).
Now since it’s the weekend and that’s usually my time to relax, so i didn’t really carry on my new “no grains/gluten free” fab i just started, and well, my stomach has acted up this whole weekend. It’s been making super weird sounds and rumbling all over the place (gross, i know).
But during the week when I was not eating the grains, my stomach has been very flat (plus plus plus plus plus plus!).


Have you given up gluten/grains?
Have any tips? I’d love to hear them :) 


EDIT: My sister & brother-in-law gave up grains for lent and said it was hard, but awesome.
My sister who recently gave birth to their first baby gained probably about 15-20lbs which wasn’t too terribly noticeable. But after lent started she is back to her normal weight before she was pregnant, all thanks to a little working out and not eating grains! She said too that she was full of energy where as before she’d be so tired, especially with taking care of a 6 month baby.  

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