However, it was not necessarily the healthiest way to live, as being gluten free does not necessarily mean you are being nourished from the food you eat. In fact the longer I was gluten free the more I became a sugar addict. This was compounded by my belief that low fat diets were healthy. I was a registered practice nurse and would regularly talk to patients about their diet, following guidelines set up by the various ‘regulatory bodies’. So my diet became based around a lot of fruit, soya milk coffees (sometimes decaf), low-fat yoghurt, salads with minimal carbohydrates, and some meat. While in it-self there was a lot of healthy food I was eating, I certainly wasn’t being nourished completely and was lacking some important nutrients/fats. An extra large soya coffee with a sweet chocolate gluten-free cheesecake brownie for lunch left me feeling full, but did not nourish me, particularly when at 3pm that afternoon I would crave something to eat so have fruit, and then puzzle over why only 30 minutes later I was hungry again and have such a bloated stomach.