Though her posts are usually upbeat and positive, Mandy Moore took to Instagram to share with fans a not-so-glamorous side of her life.
Celiac disease is an incurable immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It also prevents some important nutrients from being absorbed into the body. If exposed to gluten, a person with this chronic condition may experience diarrhea, bloating and fatigue.
Though it can’t be cured, Celiac disease can be treated with a gluten-free diet and dietary supplements and vitamins.
In Moore’s case, the star already ate fairly healthy, but this transition to mainly plant-based foods can be overwhelming.
“I’m not obsessive about dieting,” Moore told PEOPLE last year. “If I want to have a burger and fries like I did [the other] night in the park, then I’m going to do that because that’s okay."
The actress recently when on a detox retreat, and while her new normal won’t be quite as intense, those traditional burger and fries nights will need to be substituted.
"I did the four-day version [of the detox retreat] instead of the full week, but it’s just as intense!" Moore told Refinery29. "You wake up at 5 a.m., it’s all vegetarian food, and you go on four-hour hikes every day, followed by yoga classes. I really wanted to challenge myself. It was more of a spur-of-the-moment decision; a year of yes sort of thing."