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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.
Kathy
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ASMARTERWAY 9/3/2013 2:53AM

    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.

Jonathan

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/14/2013 12:10PM

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IMOJANE 4/18/2013 5:28AM

    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 :)

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LITTLESIS21 4/10/2013 9:20PM

    Leave the oatmeal behind a little longer- emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/10/2013 6:51PM

    Keep trying new things and write down what changes. You may be surprised.

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