So, for the better part of 3 weeks, I've cut out grains - especially wheat.
I haven't lost a ton of weight, but I lost about 2 inches off my belly and over an inch on my hips!
After reading Wheat Belly, I was reminded of all the reasons I should again try to cut bread, pasta, etc and I did it.
I was feeling good, arthritis symptoms greatly diminished, my constant raging hunger was diminished, etc. Then, this weekend happened.
Due to a snafu, an electronic deposit was rejected and I had to scramble hard to get enough money to pay the rent - you know, rent is always the priority! Must have a place to live! The electronic deposit will be re-issued, but is unlikely to hit my bank before Tues or Wednesday. So this weekend there was little cash left over for food, so we've been eating what was here, and let me tell you it wasn't much. So this weekend I've dined on sandwiches, shredded wheat, and toast. The result?
By last night, my abdomen was bloated up like a balloon! Stomach cramps that had me rolling around in misery! And last but not least, gas.
I know, you needed to hear that didn't you? The point is...MISERY.This a.m. after 48 hours of wheat being the mainstay of every meal, I got up feeling about 100 years old. My joints are stiff and swollen. I am exhausted.
I believed when I cut grains and I started to feel better, had much more energy, and my stomach lost the bloat. Today, after a painful unhappy night, I REALLY, REALLY believe!
This few days of dire straights will pass, and I will again cut wheat and feel better. I CAN'T WAIT!
| Pounds lost: 4.0