Just to check in to see how everyone is doing. As for me all is well, the summer heat is still at its peak in the sunshine state and had to be creative with my marathon training. Have had a few minor set-backs but nothing to where I had to stop. The biggest was when I started to have problems with my stomach and just got worse. So to the doctor I went and a bunch of tests with each visit. The good news was that they found nothing wrong, so I asked what could be causing me to have such bad issues with my stomach. I eat a clean diet I told the doctor, and yes I admit I do like a good piece of apple pie and some chocolate from time to time, so what could be causing this. "We have ruled out just about everything, so it must be in something that your eating", is what my doctor said at my last visit with him. Now it was time to look outside the box, and I remember that someone suggested that I read a book called "Wheat Belly", now I would never self diagnose, so I seeked the help from a nutritionist. So after another series of test, (these were much easier) she did suggest that cutting wheat products should fis the problem. Here's the problem, I love bread even though I only eat whole wheat or grain bread that is one of my biggest weaknesses but when I think about it I would rather not suffer to where I can't even leave my house from stomach issues. I read the book and did not relize that eating wheat products could do so much damage to a persons systems. Now I don't have an allergy or celiac disease thank goodness but I have cut wheat products from my diet and have notice that my issues are becoming less and less. Bread is still a problem, but I have discovered that there are many wheat and gluten free bread out ther that are pretty tasty, plus I have played around with a few recipies of my own by using ground and whole flax seed with some brown rice flour. They are more dence than the regular grain breads but they are still tasty. So with all that said I hope everyones summer is going well.
I've cut out wheat too, Frances. It makes me feel awful, gives me stomach issues too, and I can NOT lose weight while eating it.
That is great!!! I have been following Wheat Belly and the word is spreading fast. So many people have seen remarkable changes. I was excited to see someone on Jari Loves' page following Wheat Belly. I highly recommend everyone read the book, it could change your life, even if you think your in great shape.
I looked back on my past post and I just realized I'm the one who recommended Wheat Belly to you. That is awesome!!! I'm so glad to spread the word. But, I also wanted to mention that you need to watch out for rice flour. The doctor doesn't recommend any gluten free product, it's the only thing that is a little worse than wheat as far as blood sugar spikes. My mother in law started using these products to replace wheat, and she went into diabetic state. Now that she has cut them back out, she reversed the diabetes. We need to really watch the carbohydrates. The gluten free products are full of starches. For example, rice starch, potato starch, modified corn starch, anything that has the word starch in it, stay away from it. You will cause other problems. Wheat Belly has a facebook page that is so helpful and well as a recipe central page, check it out and spread the word.
Thanks so much for sharing, Kim. What about oats? I eat oats often, just picked up a gluten free variety. I mix it with peanut butter to lower it's glycemic index.
Oats are too high in carbs. He doesn't recommend any grains of any kind.
oufda! I see the point. Right now though, as a momma of three little ones, I just can't be super strict. I already don't eat any wheat. I eat oats to help with my milk supply(nursing). In the future I will probably try to cut out all grains. I see the logic! It is just hard to apply...