Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wheat Free T-minus 1 day....

and counting.  Or maybe not really counting but thinking about how my life needs to change.  My eating habits to be more specific.  I have known that I need to eat better for quite awhile and these last few months since I started a job in March have been those kind of months where I didn't care what I put in my mouth.

Wrong.  Decision.

Recently, a family friend told my mom about a book called Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.  Dr. Davis is a cardiologist whose basic message is wheat has gone through quite a few molecular changes in the past 50 years by humans.  We have made it easier to grow, harvest etc.  As a result, it has become unhealthy for us to eat.  Wheat has become addictive and only makes us want more.

How many times have I finished dinner to start looking around the kitchen for something else to eat about 2 hours later?  Dr. Davis contends that wheat and wheat based products make us want to eat more and more.  Why can't I stop at just one cupcake?  Wheat.

Starting tomorrow I am going completely off of wheat and see what kinds of effects it might have on my body.  Dr. Davis presents several case studies about people who have lost weight and generally have better health all because they don't eat wheat.

It should be an interesting experiment and I am going to try to blog about it as much as possible but mostly for me.  I am going to be seeing how not eating wheat is helping my intestinal issues, weight and some other things.

I can do this.  I am a woman of action!

Today's stats:
Weight: 187.2
GI issues: still occurring
Feeling hungry: After lunch I didn't feel hungry two hours after.  GREAT!
General mood:  Great!


thepainterfamily said...

so cool katherine!

i've read similar things, although I've not actually read that book.

I few nights ago I spent the evening watching "Sugar: the bitter truth"

you might be interested too:

it was pretty interesting.

also, a blog I've really been liking lately is

I was telling Margaret about it. :)

Can't wait to hear more about your journey!


K2 said...

Sweet Tara! Thanks for your advice and for the links! And more importantly thanks so much for your encouragement! :) Love you!