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Up for a challenge? Go gluten-free for a week

We all dream of being the ultimate version of ourselves -- smarter, thinner, funnier, more punctual, better driver, and so on.  With that can-do, team spirit in mind, Globe Life is embarking on a grand self-improvement project. Each week, we'll set a small, bite-sized task. Try it out and let us know how you fare. Plus, tell us what tips made it easier or if you have suggestions to help others.

This week:

Gluten-free is the food industry's buzzword du jour. Celebrities like Miley Cyrus say going gluten-free prompted weight loss, while others credit the wheat-free diet with curing everything from abdominal pain to migraines. Try it for a week. Do you feel better or worse and how much do you miss the food you can't have?

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Previous challenges: (Click on the links to see how I fared)

Week One: Positive thinking Refrain from saying anything negative. No sarcastic remarks, withering put-downs or self-deprecating comments.

Week Two: Put down the smartphone. This week, limit yourself to checking your e-mail only twice a day.

Week Three: Try not buying any groceries and use up those dried chick peas, frozen strawberries, soup mix and whatever else is lurking in your cupboards and freezer.

Week Four: Improve your memory. Learn a poem - or if you still have nightmares about Grade 10 English, learn lyrics to a song.

Week Five: Go without makeup for the week. That's right: no foundation, no mascara, no lipstick - we'll give you a pass on lip balm.

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Week Six: No lies for a week. Nope, not even white ones.

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