There are some who say that my daily struggles may or may not be related to wheat, which has been genetically modified over the years to become something inedible. ( www.theatlantic.com/heal
Let's dive into my own personal evidence, shall we?
Exhibit A: Binge Eating Disorder
I did not eat *ALL* of these cupcakes and cookies. But I could have…
Cookie Monster has nothing on me. Pastries and donuts are a problem, sure, but I can even down whole loaves of whole wheat bread or whole wheat pasta without really thinking about it. I certainly don’t have a binge eating problem with carrots. Or chicken.
Exhibit B: Weight Plateaus
That’s me about 9 years ago and 15 pounds heavier.
I know what you’re thinking. Obviously – without the issue mentioned in Exhibit A, Exhibit B would not be a problem. But it is a bit frustrating that I’ve been trying to lose these last 15 pounds for seven years now, even though I’ve mostly cut out all-you-can-eat restaurants, fast food, and run 5+ miles most days of the week (with strength training in between).
Exhibit C: Anxiety
I’ve been doing the caution-tape limbo for as long as I can remember.
There are days that I have arrived at my place of employment, only to struggle to get out of the car and go in. I have held four different jobs now in the span of two years – I keep leaving in the hopes that the next role won’t scare me as much. It was my most recent job change that prompted me to start talking to a therapist- about this AND binge eating. She’s the one who got me thinking about carb addiction.
Exhibit D: Rosacea
Everyday I wake up red and blotchy.
If you had asked me when I was 16, I would have said I can’t wait to be old so that I can finally have clear skin. Why am I in my 30′s still facing “face” problems?
Exhibit E: Hair Loss
There’s kind of a long story behind why I have no hair here. It isn’t the waffles.
I can’t tell you if I lose more hair than anybody else does on a daily basis, but I do feel like it’s a lot, and seems to be more than I remember. Or maybe it’s just my anxiety kicking in over nothing. We’ll see if eliminating wheat causes any changes here…