Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I just read Wheat Belly
I was on a Target shopping trip when I wandered through the book section, I normally don't buy books on my grocery shopping trips but this caught my eye and I flipped through it real quick and I knew I had to get it.
It is quite shocking really. Wheat is the one thing I have never experimented with. Because everyone, Dr.s, etc... say whole grains, wheat are good for you. After all I only buy organic. But this book says otherwise and it is written by a cardiologist.
I have been wheat free for a couple weeks and it really has not been that hard! If I want a tuna sandwich I put the tuna in a cabbage leaf. I will admit I am having a hard time with giving up croutons for my salads, so I still put them on but I find I can eat the salad and only have a couple and when I'm done, I have a bowl of croutons left. Must be an emotional tie to croutons!
The real shocker is reading labels as you are grocery shopping, seeing everything that has wheat! Even tomato soup has wheat!
Anyway my husband is doing this with me also, and I've sort of put my girls on it, you know I don't make them because they have to have lunches for school and sometimes they just need to bring fishy crackers. One of my girls has Tourettes and I have noticed the less wheat she has the less tic's she has. Now that is amazing! Cutting out sugar didn't even do that for her!
Let me know what you think! Have a great week!