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And on the twelfth day of wheat and sugar free…..

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I haven’t blogged for a few days, well, because, frankly it was getting a little boring!!! But I thought I better write down a few thoughts on this process in case I want to look back. For the multitudes that may be reading this, I have been following (more or less) Dr. Davis’ book, “Lose the Wheat, Lose the Belly.” I have had no wheat and extremely minimal sugar, and although I have lost a couple of pounds and do feel some better, I certainly can’t say that it is as remarkable as promised by the “book.” My chronic cough was no better. Now the one thing I had not done was to give up more morning cooked oatmeal/Red River/oat bran cereal (he says there is cross-contamination between oatmeal and wheat). Reading more on oatmeal sensitivity, there can be respiratory and digestive symptoms and I realized that over the years, I have been using it daily, either as cereal, topping for crisps, filler for meatloaf, etc. etc. Could I possibly have sensitivity to my beloved oatmeal? (I do have peanut and tree nut allergies).
So I thought, I have come this far, let’s give it a whirl….may as well give up one more thing!! Off to the health food store on Monday and I have been eating a lovely (and I use that term with slight sarcasm) cooked mixture of quinoa flakes, flax and hemp seeds with cinnamon and blueberries. Not bad, rather mushy, but palatable. Now I am not sure, but today (48 hours later), I do think the cough has lessened and I almost feel the way I have in the past when I gave up coffee (that did not last…I am holding onto that one with clenched fists). I am drinking lots of water with lemon juice and will persevere with this.
Otherwise, the sugar/wheat cravings are minimal, so I will carry on with my experiment for another 3 weeks. I will be glad when the weather improves so I can get out and concentrate on some other activity other than food preparation! I do get moments of "what's the use", but then I think, I will never know if these dietary changes will make a difference unless I give it a fair trial. And the longer I keep at it, the easier it gets.
Hope everyone is having a good week….we are to get freezing rain and snow tomorrow here in southern Ontario.
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    It's more than a few days since you blogged now and we miss you! I do agree that it can get boring reading other peoples' blogs if they are just a random diary of 'Well, I didn't do much but had cereal for breakfast'! I tend to keep a running note of thoughts I want to share, but never really comment on what I've done because even I wouldn't want to read it afterwards!

    I hope you're well, anyway, and managing to keep track of your own goals and programme. It's always wonderful to hear from you.

    1658 days ago
    1708 days ago
    Awesome!! Good luck with it. I felt challenged by my carb free month but I swear it really helped me to get perspective and not feel so drawn and obsessive with it. It encouraged me then to do a sugar-free diet and that was also very enlightening. I understand about coffee and it has taken me a long time to get rid of that addiction! It's black tea all the way for me!!
    Take cre and have a sunny day :)
    1796 days ago
    Leave the oatmeal behind a little longer- emoticon
    1803 days ago
    Keep trying new things and write down what changes. You may be surprised.
    1803 days ago
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