Thursday, April 07, 2011
I am struggling with the wheat issue. Almost three weeks ago I swore off it yet again because I've got an intolerance/sensitivity to it. Does all sorts of nasty things and I feel about 600% better when it doesn't get into my mouth.
But oh my gosh do I crave it! It's my trigger food.
I am eating protein, fruits and veggies. Adding a little more fat to my diet. I am focusing on eating when I'm hungry and stopping when I'm full. I've lost a couple pounds, so it's all good. I am not suffering AT ALL. When I feel the need for carb fuel, I eat a couple rice cakes or some corn and it's all good.
There's always candy in the house because my lean and fit husband likes a bit of chocolate after dinner. I know just where the bag is stashed. On the rare occasions I indulge, it's one fun-size bar and I'm happy. Every so often I get the idea that some ice cream would taste just dandy...then the idea fades when I get distracted. I can get a delicious gluten-free cookie or brownie right up the street at the local coffee shop. Do I ever stop? No...the thought comes and goes.
But wheat...the thought of toast with cinnamon sugar...or garlic bread...or cookies....or cake...a bowl of healthy wheat flakes with dried fruit...it just about brings me to my knees. I can feel a buzzing in my head and my eyes get all twitchy. I want it. It's like I physically NEED it to survive even though it makes me so ill. The combination of wheat + sugar is like some sort of bad street drug.