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Monday, December 09, 2013

So it's only been a few days since I hit the latest wall and decided I should really try and bounce off as best I can.

I'm turning food around slowly. I'm nearly off corn altogether. Corn causes me to be moody. I get headaches more often when I have it, and I think it contributed to the amount of body aches I had (though of course being so heavy of late wasn't, and isn't, helping.)

I'm off most dairy, again. I still believe whey is the biggest culprit for me. I am still having some cheddar and harder cheese. I may still have cream also, when coconut cream won't work. Dairy makes me break out. It also contributes to gastric issues that I need not go into.

Wheat, oh wheat. I have cut out the big stuff (bowls of pasta, pizzas), but I'm still having sandwiches for lunch due to ease of planning. I will probably still have Flatout flatbreads for my sandwiches for work. The figure-8 version is pretty minimal when it comes to volume of wheat/gluten if that's all I have in a day. I may try soup for some lunches, but sandwiches still win for planning and portability.

The lack of wheat has made the biggest change, no more acid reflux is the biggest thing. I've known for years that wheat is what causes acid reflux. It just took me a few months to get that back into practice.

Another, somewhat surprising, thing is that I haven't been really needing so much caffeine. Rather, I have just been having 40oz of somewhat weak green tea and that's it. No headaches. Not that I was drinking loads of coffee, but it's not even appealing right now. I'm not a caff addict, but I still expected my change in daily 'dose' would result in headaches. Glad to say that's not the case!

This is a pretty boring blog, but it's mostly that I need to document what has improved even with just minimal changes. I know it's just water weight coming off right now, but it's making a difference.
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    I'm in the process of cutting out wheat. And lunch has been the most difficult for me because sandwiches *are* so much easier and portable. I didn't know that wheat can cause acid reflux, but it makes sense. I have killer acid reflux all the time. Good for you for making these changes. I know it isn't easy!
    1506 days ago
    Holy cow, this was not a boring post by any means. You have accomplished a lot, I believe. To be able to cut those things out because you figured out the affect it has on your body and moods. I have been so reluctant to remove things because i depend on them, but I know in the long run it would be better to let them go. Thank you for this inspiration and keep up the great work!!!
    1506 days ago
  • MALLY89
    Have you read any research on GMOs? Corn is the number one genetically modified foods, and reeks havoc on people. You are smart to monitor your body and how it feels without all of those things. Thanks for sharing, it isn't boring to make changes! Thanks!
    1506 days ago
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