A Breakup Letter

Dear Ooey-Gooey, Cheesy Pizza, 

I’m sorry it has to end this way. I loved you. I really did. You were always so good to me. So satisfying. So filling. So delicious. 

From Friday night deliveries to drunken 4 a.m. slices, you were always there for me. I will certainly miss dining together at Paulie Gee’s  and stopping by Triangolo, but will always cherish the memories. I know you will make someone else very, very happy. 

Love always, 

The newly gluten-free Jana

Yep, that’s right, folks. I’m starting to adopt a gluten-free diet. Man, is it hard! You might remember the juice cleanse I did a couple of months ago. Well, ever since then, I’ve maintained a pretty healthy diet. I also mostly gave up bread.

The biggest difference that I’ve noticed since the cleanse has been clearer, softer, smoother skin. Trial and error has revealed that gluten and my skin don’t really get along, thus I’ve started to eliminate it from my diet.

That means I have to give up pizza. UGH.love pizza! When I was home for the holidays, I ate like crap and my skin broke out like crazy. NOT cool.

I’ve struggled for a few years to determine what the heck was making my skin look like a middle schooler going through puberty and think I have finally cracked the case. In fact, right before Christmas I went to see my lovely esthetician, Mandy, and she, for the first time since I’ve been seeing her, said my skin looked really good. Small victory!

If you’re gluten-free, I’d love it if you shared some of your favorite recipes or foods in the comments. I’m also on the hunt for GF pizza places in NYC, so if you know of any, please share the wealth.

*Photo courtesy darioalvarez via Flickr
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6 thoughts on “A Breakup Letter

  1. All I can say is that I respect the discipline it takes. It is rad that you are finding better ways to take care of yourself, but if it is at the extent of the extreme where you would deny yourself the best pizza in the world… Then that is on you boo.

    Point can be chosen and not taken; The moderation is the battle. It gets easy to be so busy one neglects oneself. I agree though that taking the time to cook something healthy for yourself is a much more gratifying accomplishment.

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    1. Not creepy at all! Glad you were reading. Thanks for sharing! As a newb to the office ‘hood, I’m accepting any and all restaurant recommendations, especially if they’re of the GF variety. Aaron disapproves of my gluten-free-inspired diet. He thinks I’m going to have a meltdown, go crazy and start throwing bread across the table.

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