Recently, we decided to try a gluten-free diet after hearing about its health benefits. We got to know that it is not a new fad but a very ancient way of healthy eating quite prevalent in India. We are noticing a lot of positive health benefits and have made this a part of our lives.
Whenever we go out to eat with friends , the moment we declare that we eat gluten-free, we get bombarded with a volley of questions from all corners. Sometimes questions are followed by smirks, a discouraging talk, a chirpy talk on “live to eat” and some inexplicable expressions. What really upsets me is when people get judgmental about you and your life based on a life choice. Why? Just because I am trying something different.
I never thought a simple decision to try something new in diet will teach a valuable lesson to me. Being different is imperative. It gives you the courage to chase a better you. People will judge you, ridicule you and attack you but your decision to be who you are will give you immense courage to keep walking.
So a loud and clear message to everyone who find that we paint, make art pieces from scrap , eat gluten-free, write poems, work on our dreams, help strangers on online platforms, contribute positively to relations, a little WEIRD, I will keep adding many more such weird things to my life. I believe change is important. I believe in moving forward and trying new things. Either match my pace or prepare to be left because I am not going to wait for your approval or acceptance.
Happy evolving people! It is a fabulous way to live. 🙂