Hello! My name is Guro Rambjoer. I’m born and raised in a small town outside of Oslo, Norway, but I currently live in Orlando with my fiancé Enzo, living on a gluten-free diet.
I’ve always been a very active girl, and growing up I played handball and golf, as well as skiing with my family during the wintertime. I loved my active lifestyle, but between the ages of 6 and 10, I was struggling with stomach pain, fatigue, headaches, and nausea.
I was so young during this period of my life that I don’t remember too well how we found out, but around the age of 10, I was finally diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
In the first few months, and maybe even years, I mostly lived on very clean, whole foods such as meat, chicken, rice, and veggies, very little sauces and dressings. If I ever visited a restaurant, I would eat a dressing-free salad. Gluten-free products were still pretty bad, and most bread tasted like cardboard, and gluten-free pasta was virtually non-existing. I have to admit, the first few years were pretty sad. I could still remember the taste of non-gluten-free products, and I would get sad when I didn’t get to eat my favorite foods from my “previous life” (lol, dramatic, I know).
But my mom was very determined on giving me yummy, gluten-free food, and she eventually perfected the gluten-free pizza crust, and life was suddenly okay again for 12-year old Guro
Gluten-free, but not symptom-free
Fast forward about 10 years. I’m now 25 years young, living my best life. Or at least so I thought! Some of my symptoms ARE BACK!
The gluten-free market has exploded, and nearly every restaurant and grocery store have a wide variety of gluten-free options. I can eat pasta, bread (though still cardboard at times, I will get back to this in a later blog post), pizza, dressings, you name it, almost everything can be made gluten-free nowadays.
So, with all these improvements in the gluten-free world, why am I still feeling the symptoms?
One may lead to another
I recently learned that the later the age of the celiac diagnosis, the greater the risk of developing another autoimmune disorder. After I started feeling some of the symptoms again, mostly fatigued and stomach pain, I eliminated dairy from my diet. And to my huge disappointment, it seemed to work! You see, I LOVE cheese, and I’m just not sure how I can give up such love. Follow your heart right? Well, my heart says try all the cheese in the world.
So, with my celiac disease, potential lactose intolerance, and love for fitness I’m sharing delicious gluten-free (and sometimes lactose-free, insert eye-roll here) recipes and my fitness journey. I’ll be listing some of my favorite gluten- and lactose-free products under the products tab. I hope you enjoy reading my blog, and let me know in the comment section if you have any questions! I also have an Instagram, follow me here