My Gluten Free Story

There’s so much talk these days about going gluten-free. Seems like everyone is getting on the GF bandwagon. I personally don’t  believe it’s a fad. I think most people can benefit from eating a gluten-free diet, especially with all the highly processed grains out there now. On the other hand, eating a gluten-free cupcake isn’t necessarily healthy either. Just because something is GF doesn’t mean it’s healthy. You can still easily gain weight on a GF diet. Simply swapping out a normal piece of brand for a GF piece of bread isn’t going to get you any health gains. At the beginning of my GF journey, I thought this was the case though. I said, ” It’s GF! I can eat as much as I want! Who cares if it’s sugar filled because it’s GF!” I quickly learned that was not the right approach and since then I’ve made major diet changes. (Hello Whole30!) Now I incorporate more veggies in place of the GF substitutes. Don’t get me wrong, I still like to have cookies, ice cream, and birthday cake every now and then, but now I can make it GF and not feel terrible after eating it! 

I hope after hearing my story about going GF and all the benefits I’ve reaped from it, that you’ll consider eliminating gluten from your diet for a period of time and see how you feel. 

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I’d love to hear your stories and comments about going GF!

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Operation: Get fit!


I have finally summoned the courage to start writing this blog. I created it about 6 months ago and then it sat there…a blank canvas. It can be a bit intimidating to put yourself out there but if I can help someone else then mission accomplished! You’re probably thinking, “The Fit Baker sounds like an oxymoron!” And yes I’d have to agree with you but I want to change that. i say you can have your cake and eat it too. I don’t want to give up baking, even if it is gluten-free. I mean how depressing would life be if you can’t have a warm, fresh from the oven, ooey gooey, chewy chocolate chip cookie every now and then? Can you tell I have a thing for chocolate chip cookies? They’re kinda my favorite. Anyways, I realized I don’t want to live an all or nothing lifestyle anymore. I want to live a balanced life style. I want to have a cookie every now and then and truly enjoy it instead of eat five at one sitting and feeling like I need to change into my stretchy pants. You know the ones, with the elastic waistband? Yes those ones. I’m done with starting over on a new eating plan. This is it, I’m all in. I’m not going on some strict lettuce diet or popping diet pills. No, I’m finally going to lose weight the right way. Slow and steady wins the race, right? So come along for the ride! I hope I can inspire you on your journey! Maybe the struggles, temptations and trials I go through can help someone else. And secretly I’m hoping this blog can help keep me accountable!

About me: My name is Rhoda. I’m a 26 year old girl who just wants to be the best version of herself. I want to live life to the fullest and my weight has been holding me back, I look at myself and think, “This is not me. Who is this girl?”. I know I am better than this and I am determined to make a change. The only catch is that I have a GLUTEN-FREE baking business with two of my sisters. It’s called Mama’s Mixin’ Bowl. As you can imagine, a lot of taste testing goes on with our business. Starting our baking business brought me to a crossroads. I quickly realized that I needed to develop some self-discipline or else I would be packing on the pounds! Having so many treats around the house constantly, wasn’t going to help me out in the weight-loss department but I wasn’t about to quit on my business either. And that’s when I realized that it is possible to have the best of both worlds. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy but possible? Yes.