A while ago I noticed two things: firstly I was feeling a bit off when I had days that had a significant amount of wheat, such as toast for breakfast and pasta for dinner and secondly, even if my calories were lower and I was exercising I was not losing weight if I had wheat in my diet. Now, I’m not usually an all or nothing kind of person when it comes to healthy living, I eat a very balanced diet, exercise daily and enjoy life without feeling that you need to have a long list of “must not eat”. I do choose organic, fair trade and whole wheat and eat a low GI diet!
I decided on Friday that I would have a month of no wheat, which would bring me to Christmas! This was not about losing weight more that I was tired of feeling the effects of a something which was making me have regular tummy upsets and feelings of being bloated! Today is day 7 since I began and I have to say I already have noticed a difference! I am not weighing myself, although will at the end of the month, but I’m definitely feeling less full and eating a wider range of foods in order to get in the calories.
I’ll let you know the results at the end of the month. This isn’t something I plan to stick to forever, but I may begin trying to have two or three wheat free days a week once this month is up! And it has to be said, at the end of the month I will probably sit down and have macaroni & cheese!!
Have any of you given up wheat? Do you find limiting wheat has positive health effects?