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Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox – Day One 10/26/16

Thursday, October 27, 2016

I decided to de-grain myself to see if that gets my head back into place in regards to weight loss. Pasta, bread, muffins...the root of all evil for me. emoticon Need to eliminate them for now. So I am doing the Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox to get back on track. No grains, single ingredient foods, and managing carbs for 10 days. I can do it for 10 days right?

On Tuesday I had prepared things for my first day yesterday. I already had made the WB Broccoli Soup a few months ago (tried this before but ended because of illness in the family) and that was in the freezer. I also made the focaccia bread recipe that is in the WB 10 Day Detox book so I could have it for dinner. DH wanted BLTs so I needed a bread replacement. I had nuts and veggies so I was pretty much set for the day.

What I ate:

B: WB Apricot Ginger Granola with homemade almond milk (yup made it myself!)
L: WB Cream of Broccoli Soup; one hard boiled egg
D: BLT on WB focaccia bread, with Miracle Whip***
Snacks: Coffee with heavy cream; Coconut Chia smoothie; cheddar cheese; almonds

I made it through the first day but not without difficulties. I just wanted to snack all day. Looking at what I ate, I didn't eat enough veggies. It also wasn't a lot. After getting home from a meeting last night, I just pulled out the cheddar cheese and almonds and started gulping them down. emoticon I need to plan better for snacks and increasing the veggies. emoticon

For dinner I needed mayo for my BLT and was going to make a Paleo friendly one but didn't have time. I grabbed the Miracle Whip which is not WB or Paleo so fail there. I also popped a piece of gum in my mouth on the way to the meeting...another fail. Just didn't think about gum not being on plan. Sigh. emoticon

Overall...not a bad day but it is a culture shock.
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    In response to the poster below (and for anyone else similarly misled) : Carbs (all plant-based nutrients) are completely unnecessary to one's diet. You can get everything your body needs, or provide the raw material for your body to produce what it needs, from non-plant sources of food. "The lower limit of dietary carbohydrate compatible with life apparently is zero, provided that adequate amounts of protein and fat are consumed.... In the absence of dietary carbohydrate, de novo synthesis of glucose requires amino acids derived from the hydrolysis of endogenous or dietary protein or glycerol derived from fat.... In other words, when you aren't consuming a ton of dietary carbohydrate, your liver makes whatever glucose your system needs from dietary fats and protein."

    There's no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.

    Transitions can be challenging. Planning is key, as you've already identified. I don't think you need more freggies, as much as you need more fat, and perhaps just more food overall. When you decrease carbs, you have to increase fat so that your body has something to burn for fuel and doesn't end up driving you to eat.

    There is a great LCHF resource thread on the Paleo team, or you can access the information in my blog: CICO Shove Off...

    1734 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2016 10:13:56 AM
    Good for you for trying something to kick start yourself. I find that if I eat less starches and sugars, I also crave them less, so this will likely get you on the right track!
    I think you did well, especially for day one! I totally agree it's culture shock and also that it's a great idea to use your veggies as bulk to fill you up. The veggies and fruit also give you some good carbs. I've been trying so hard to get the hubby on board with eliminating white pastas, breads etc. from his diet but he is so stuck in his ways! I'll be cheering you on along the way! emoticon
    1734 days ago
    I've understand that both registered dietitians, Association of dietics and nutrition and National Institute of health all say carbs are necessary for the body to receive balanced nutrients as are omega 3s, fiber, iron and vitamins. White bread bad
    1735 days ago
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