Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Since February 9 I have been without wheat or other grains. (I remember the date because I had just come home from a girls' getaway!) I did South Beach phase 1 for 2 weeks. During those 2 weeks I felt so good I started reading and researching some other ways of eating. I read about Paleo, and read "Wheat Belly." I decided that in phase 2 I would add oatmeal, then maybe brown rice and see what happened. I also decided to give up wheat as long as I could.
Sunday, we ate "whatever" lunches from the freezer. I found a small container of Moroccan chicken (turned out to be chickpeas) with spinach. After I reheated it I saw that there was about 1/2 cup or so of whole wheat pasta. I was hungry so I decided to eat it and see what happened.
At first, nothing happened. I ate lunch. Once late afternoon hit I was ravenously hungry so I ate a snack of almonds and some baby cucumbers as I fixed dinner. I wanted SWEETS, not nuts! I fought this urge to eat some skinny cow ice cream cones we have for DH and DD. Then I was in the pantry looking for chocolate we don't have. I finally realized it must be the wheat, because I haven't had a single craving since February 9. I have eaten beans/legumes in that period quite frequently and they do not trigger cravings for me. By sheer will I made it through the day without giving in to any cravings
I felt awful the next day. Headache, tummy issues that I won't go into. So, my conclusion is that wheat is not my friend.
I feel "normal" now, whatever that means for me! I have no intentions of testing that out again any time soon!