February 3, 2015
I was thinking since I’m currently on a lifestyle change not a diet I’m going to have to modify a few things. I was also thinking I’m going to have to do some more in-depth research to figure out what meal plan would be best suited for me.
Currently I’m leaning towards a more paleo approach to tackling the Battle of the Bulge of my self inflicted obesity issue. I was looking for a diet that would allow me to eat and not starve and be hungry all day.
I need a reallistic solution to my problem that allows me to eat but still would effectively help me to lose the necessary weight for me to be healthy. I have purchased a couple of books recently to help me on my journey. Let me start by telling you that these books are literally blowing my mind! I’m now finally learning the truth about diet and what we are really eating on a standard American diet.
Now this time around I’m not just looking for pounds to drop on the scale but I’m looking for a healthier approach and more logical nutritional experience.
One of the books that I am stuck on right now and can’t put down is called Grain Brain by, David Perlmutter, MD and I promise you it is a fascinating read so far!
I’m learning about how gluten effects us and what foods and products contain it. I personally don’t want to continue to include gluten in my diet after what I have just learned for sure. With this new information that I have learnt recently I will be making some modifications on my meal plan that I have posted earlier right here.
I am also learning that there are many people like you and I who are gluten intolerant and suffer with many life threatening issues as a result of consuming it. So as I proceed through out my weight loss journey you will see that I will absolutely be eliminating and staying clear from gluten.
I have also learned that some of the signs that might point to gluten issues are but not limited to chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances such as PMS for women, mood swings & depression.
I have to be completely honest that what really resonated with me was the reported cases of inflammation of the joints, chronic fatigue and a whole list of others and trust me I haven’t even scratched the surface yet!
Worst of all the most obvious side effect from having issues with gluten would be me being overweight which is such an easy fix but at the same time an extremely challenging uphill battle but I never ran from a fight and not starting now! So for right now I will just have to say gluten grains go away!