I made a diet change when I read the book Wheat Belly back in July. It seemed a little hoakie, but I decided to try giving up wheat, not just gluten free. It’s been 4 months. I’ve lost 10lbs, my pre-menopausal symptoms have disappeared, I have new insides, no more digestive problems, my body does not crave food anymore. I continue to follow a 5 day meal plan with 3 main meals and 1 or 2 healthy snacks.
I also started using my fitness pal a few weeks ago! It’s a calorie counter app. Several of my friends are using it to track their calories. It works on my iPad and iPhone. It’s a quick update, syncs immediately with multiple devices, and has every food imaginable in the database!!! You can even scan food packages. It keeps track of your water intake, exercise and deletes the burned calories. You can even add friends to encourage and keep each other accountable (no private info is seen by friends).
I’m actually losing more weight with this app. It really keeps you aware of what you’re eating, and when you need to watch overeating. It’s a good tool to help change your eating habits.
Wheat elimination continues to yield explosive and continued health benefits for me.
1. No more digestive issues ( bloated/gassy, stomach aches, sickness from eating. 100% gone!)
2. Pre-menopausal symptoms reduced by 90% (very few hot flashes)
3. Lost 9lbs.
4. Dark circles under eyes diminishing
5. Not hungry between meals
6. More energy
7. No more indigestion at night
8. Aggressively eliminating the risk of cancers, Diabetes,and Alzheimer’s
9. Teaching my children the benefits
10. Lost tummy bulge
I must admit that quite often I have “wheat fantasies”. Fantasies about going to the deli late at night and ordering a Ham and Cheese sub, getting a late night pizza, sopping up that Mussel and Clam broth with some sourdough bread ……… but I slap myself out of it quickly when I realize how pain-free I am!